Torque is not cheap for Mercedes’ new edi­tion

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - FRONT PAGE - Carmel Ste­wart

THE new C 63 AMG Edi­tion 507 from Mercedes will be avail­able in the UK from July in all three body styles – saloon, es­tate and coupé.

Not to be con­fused with a limited or spe­cial edi­tion, this will run along­side the stan­dard C 63 AMG un­til the new model comes in some time next year.

On the road prices start from £66,960 for the saloon, £68,160 for the es­tate and £68,160 for the coupe. What sets this car apart is the ex­tra 50hp and 10 Nm of torque – bring­ing the po­ten­tial power up to 507bhp – hence the name.

That ad­di­tional oomph al­lows the Edi­tion 507 to reach 62 mph in 4.2 sec­onds (4.3 sec­onds for the es­tate) and on to a top speed of 174mph.

More of­ten than not, high per­for­mance cars are limited to 155mph but Mercedes says the AMG Edi­tion 507 has the power – and the tyres – to cope with the ex­tra speed.

Col­lec­tively en­ti­tled the AMG Driv­ers Pack­age, pur­chase of the de-limited ve­hi­cle in­cludes at­ten­dance at an AMG train­ing event in Ger­many at the Bil­ster Berg Race Re­sort, Nur­bur­gring GP, Hock­en­heim­ring, Sach­sen­ring or Lausitzring.

Cus­tomers not want­ing to burn up their £67,000 car on the race track can hire a car from AMG – for a fee.

POWER DRIVE: The C63 AMG Edi­tion 507 from Mercedes.

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