2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 4 July 2007 , 10:07:16 byAlina

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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG announces motor racing at the highest level with its impressive output delivered by the 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 451 HP and 443 lb.-ft. of unrivalled torque. This high output also benefits the power-to-weight ratio, which is a very advantageous 3.6 kg/hp.
Providing an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, the C63 AMG covers the 0-100 km/h sprint in only 4.5 seconds. Exemplary handling dynamics and outstanding driving enjoyment are provided by the AMG sports suspension which works in conjunction with an all-new front axle and speed sensitive AMG sports steering. Another benefit makes itself felt when braking, as the new wheel location ensures an immediate response even under high dynamic stresses. Its wide and road-hugging stance announces an exclusive appearance, while the improved hood featuring a prominent power, covers the independently developed AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. The high-tech features of the engine include a rigid aluminum crankcase of closed-deck design, four-valve technology with bucket-type tappets and variable camshaft adjustment. The enormous pulling power and outstanding responsiveness of the AMG V8 engine bring high performance in its class, while the controlled fuel delivery ensures outstanding agility. The efficient water cooling system and large engine and transmission oil coolers, were developed in the interest of optimal reliability, ensuring non-critical operating temperatures at all times. Allowing the driver of the C63 AMG to benefit from significantly higher cornering speeds, the new wheel location also gives improved lateral dynamics as it works in conjunction with completely newly configured elasto-kinematics. Great sensitivity and high fade-resistance characterize the AMG high-performance braking system.
The creed of the specialists at AMG was test, analyze and optimise, thus achieving the objectives laid down in the book of specifications.