The Mercedes C63 507 edition was built as a swansong end of an era special of the W204 C63. It had more power, a revised ECU, new conrods, a lightweight crankshaft and forged pistons adopted from the SLS AMG. This led to a higher 176-mph top speed and improved stopping power courtesy of composite brake discs and lightweight calipers. Other styling additions included a vented aluminium bonnet from the C63 Black Series, a multicolored leather interior and forged 19-inch wheels. The car also features special 507 Edition graphics. It as in essence, a Black Series lite.
Headquartered in Affalterbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Mercedes-AMG GmbH (commonly known as AMG), is the high performance division of Mercedes-Benz. AMG independently engineers and re-manufactures Mercedes Benz vehicles into higher performance derivatives.
All AMG engines are hand built, using a “one man, one engine” philosophy at the Affalterbach plant. Each AMG engine builder stamps the engines they produce with an engraved plaque depicting their signature. According to Mercedes-Benz, there are only about 50 AMG engine builders.
AMG developed its own V8 engine (dubbed M156 in development) for the DTM series which was then carried over for use in their road car. Most of the M156-engined models used the 7G-Tronic automatic transmission, however the more recent 2009 SL63, 2010 E63, and 2012 C63 use the 7-speed MCT transmission. The MCT is an evolution of the 7G-Tronic ‘box but with a wet-clutch instead of a torque converter. Main benefits include faster, smoother changes and a claimed 10 per cent improvement in fuel consumption.
Edition 507 (Raised speed limiter (176mph), Black Series aluminium bonnet, 19″ Forged Alloy wheels, Red brake calipers, Composite brakes, Dash plaque, Alcantara wheel / gearknob / handbrake gaiter, 507 Edition graphics), Harmon Kardon Surround Sound system, AMG Driver Package, Electric Tilting/Sliding Glass Sunroof, COMAND Online With Media Interface, Cruise Control with Variable Speed Limiter, Automatic Climate Control, Bi-Xenon Light system, Heated Front Seats, Electric Tailgate, DAB Radio, Adaptive High Beam Assist, Privacy Glass, High Gloss Black Trim, Memory package, Single Tone Black Designo Leather, Polar White, Electrically Folding mirrors.
The 507 Edition at first appears a gentle styling exercise but on closer inspection the upgrades contribute to both function and form. The bonnet is lighter thanks to borrowing the aluminium unit from the C63 Black Series, whilst the forged wheels are bolted over composite discs. The graphics are the only real giveaway to suggest a focused and more powerful V8 engined variant.
The Polar White paintwork presents superbly with a high shine – free from swirls or marks. The large air vents and grill to the front are finished in contrasting black with a contrasting Mercedes Benz three pointed star in polished metal, giving a menacing look to the front of the car. AMG have added various sporting touches to the car, including a mean rear splitter with four exhaust tips protruding through. Discreet badging on the front wings denote the 6.3 litre engine capacity.
This 507 edition cabin is as comfortable and assuring as it’s predecessors although there are subtle touches aplenty with generous alcantara to wheel, gear knob and gaiter. The alcantara theme continues to the seat centres, offering up plenty of comfort and grip. A single subtle plaque on the dash marks this variant out against a piano black dash insert. The interior presents well with very little wear to report.
The rear bench and boot space appear as new, with tight leather and unmarked carpets throughout.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
AMG have always made a fantastic engine and the uprated M156 unit is no exception. With a wholesome displacement of 6.3 litres it starts with a gratuitous growl and under load, sounds like the show stopping naturally aspirated V8 that it is.
On test drive this 507 Estate feels very fit indeed the V8 neutralising the weight of this C Class estate with ease. The MCT seven-speed transmission provides easy access to the power making for a relaxing yet keen performance estate.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 19 inch forged wheels look fantastic and yield both a weight saving and increase in strength beyond the standard offering. There are no scuff marks to any of the alloys.
The tyres are a premium set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4s. Sized 235/35/19 on the front axle and 255/30/19 on the rear, all of the tyres show good tread.
This rare estate version of the C63 507 Edition was first registered on the 31/01/2014. It has benefited from being serviced at the following dates and mileages:
18/11/2014 – 11,774 miles
27/01/2016 – 22,953 miles
16/01/2017 – 26,204 miles
10/01/2018 – 30,132 miles – Major service/Spark plugs/Gearbox oil
All owners books and leather pack are present along with MOTs and servicing invoicing. This vehicle also comes supplied with 2 keys and presents in immaculate condition.
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