The Mercedes-AMG C 63 by Manhart is the super-powerful C that Mercedes will probably never build. This family estate doesn’t bear the Manhart CR 700 designation for nothing.
Manhart worked on the outgoing W205 generation with a V8 engine. It’s something we won’t get to see in the C-Class range anymore. The tuner now calls the car Manhart CR 700 Wagon and it does that for a reason. As its name implies, it sports 700 horsepower. That’s quite a boost from the standard 510. The torque has gone north as well, from 700 Nm to 920 Nm.
These are the parameters that make the sports estate thunder from 100 km/h to 200 km/h in 5.5 seconds.
How much do you need to pay to drive your family around in a Mercedes-AMG C 63 by Manhart
Manhart carried out an ECU remapping, upgraded the turbochargers, fitted a carbon intake and a new fuel pump. The tuning experts interfered on the nine-speed automatic AMG Speedshift transmission as well, to make it capable to channel the extra oomph. The exhaust system now sports downpipes with 200-cell catalytic converters or optional race downpipes. The mods go as far as 17,999 euros ($20,363).
And there are looks to match all that power. Manhart’s signature gold detailing contrasts the new black radiator grille. 20-inch Concave One alloy wheels with performance tires measuring 255/30R20 on the front axle and 275/30ZR20 on the rear one get all the attention when you look at the car from the side. The wheels would need a 2,796 euros bank transfer, about $3,163 at the current exchange rate.
H&R-sourced adjustable coil springs reduce ground clearance, putting the Mercedes-AMG C 63 closer to the tarmac.
The entire performance upgrade would cost you almost 18,000 euros or a little above $20,000.
The cabin though remained the same with its standard carbon-fiber trim. But Manhart offers customization options for those willing to pay. A sky roof starlight headliner, the type you would see in a Rolls-Royce, for example, is on the menu.