Mercedes hasn’t even rolled out a new AMG C 63 with a 2.0-liter inline-four unit and a hybrid powertrain and people are already turning nostalgic when it comes to the last V8-powered C. Performmaster has just made a farewell tuning.
The tuning house revealed the Mercedes-AMG C 63 V8 Final Edition. It is probably the last V8-powered C-Class that they worked on. Next empty sheet will be the generation that is the victim of downsizing. Only the large SUVs and sedans, plus the AMG GT siblings will be keeping the V8. For a while, the Aston Martin Vantage and the DBX SUV. For how long, it remains to be seen. But the Mercedes took the pledge to go electric even before the European Commission’s regulations come into force. So the V8 is probably living its final years of glory.
So now the V8 goes as far as 612 PS (604) and 840 Nm of torque (620 lb-ft) of torque. That’s 102 PS and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) more than the C 63 S gets when rolling off the assembly line in Affalterbach.
The extra power of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 by Performmaster comes with extra performance. So it can now hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 3.8 seconds in 3.8 seconds. That makes it 0.2 seconds quicker than the stock version. Top speed goes all the way to 310 km/h (192 mph) instead of the standard 250 km/h (155 mph).
And the Mercedes-AMG C 63 got looks to match the new figures. It now sports an extended front splitter with flics that optimize the airflow and new side skirts. There is a radiator grille with new a concave design, a prominent air diffuser at the opposite end, and carbon fiber as much as Performmaster could fit on the car.