Posted May 19th 2012 12:00PM
If you need to haul some stuff in a big hurry, you could do a lot worse than the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate wagon. It offers all the power of its coupe and sedan siblings, only with the added cargo space that so many European customers prefer over the betrunked versions. But if the stock 457 horsepower isn't enough, the good folks over at Edo Competition are glad to help out with an upgrade of their own.
That upgrade, it turns out, is anything but negligible, pumping output up by nearly 150 horsepower to a stonking 600. Torque has also been boosted from 442 lb-ft stock to 501, where that extra single measure of twist makes all the difference.
The boost comes courtesy of new exhaust, headers, cats and filters, supplemented by 19-inch modular alloys riding on suitably low-profile Michelin rubber, with a slew of interior enhancements to make the Edo C63 feel all the more special.
The exterior, however, remains decidedly low-key – all the better for messing with the head of Porsche drivers on the Autobahn while hauling the whole family and all their gear.
Check it out in the press release below and the high-res image gallery above.
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edo competition C 63 AMG T- Model
All guns blazing
.... a true bruiser made by edo competition.
Restraint is not necessarily one of the virtues that edo competition claims for itself. That quickly becomes clear when looking at this version of the current generation AMG C-Class.
Designed specifically for the high-revving engine in the Mercedes C 63 AMG, edo competition is offering a power kit that's in a class of its own. It consists of a new high-performance exhaust system, exhaust headers, high-flow catalytic converters, new air filters, revised engine electronics and a removal of the top speed governor. The result is an enormous power increase from the stock output of 457 horsepower / 336 kW to 600 horsepower / 441 kW. At the same time the torque output growns from 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) to 680 Nm (501 lb-ft). As will all engine modications done by edo competition, a dynamometer is used to carry out the tuning work, and the actual output is documented accurately.
An impressive and awe-inspiring sounndtrack is provided by the new exhaust with butterfly valves. The high-performance exhaust system features a programmable electronic controller that monitors the level of back pressure and opens the integrated 70 mm butterfly valves when a certain threshold is exceeded. The exhaust is made entirely from stainless steel and the chromed exhaust tips that mimic the factory pieces add to the car's expressive styling.
The extreme speeds that the edo C 63 AMG T-Model is capable of require specific modifications to its wheels. 19-inch Michelin high-performance tires allow for a top speed exceeding 340 km/h (211 mph). The 235/35 ZR 19 front tires are mounted on 8.5Jx19 multi-piece wheels, while 265/30 ZR 19 tires on 9.5Jx19 multi-piece wheels are used on the rear axle.
Naturally, the interior wasn't neglected as it makes up a large part of the car's visual appeal. Throughout the cabin, carbon fiber applications have been used to enhance its esthetic qualities.
On customer request the interior can be individualized using leather, cloth, fine woods or lacquer, high-quality metal applications or carbon fiber. Steering wheels, dashboards, center consoles, pedals, seats or even the whole interior can be customized, and the possibilities are virtually limitless.
All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.
Contact: edo competition Motorsport GmbH; Ruth Holtbuer; Zeche Westfalen 1; 59229 Ahlen Phone: +49-2382/9698 - 182; Fax +49-2382/940568; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
News Source: Edo Competition