Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mercedes-AMG Sharpens Model

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Mercedes-AMG Sharpens Model

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GERMAN sports car maker Mercedes-AMG has enhanced its model arsenal with a more focused version of its compact sledgehammer. Its name: the C 63 AMG - Edition 63.

Having set the benchmark with its Australian debut in March last year at the iconic Bathurst motor racing circuit, the C 63 AMG has gone on to become both a runaway success for Mercedes-Benz and a beacon for the brand in this hotly contested segment.

Its cult-like following has been well documented and its ability to attract buyers seeking a genuine driving experience has seen the model break local sales records.

But, as with many good addictions, more was needed.

Enter the Edition 63.

This is a strictly limited masterpiece; just 63 have been built for the Australian market only, and Carlisle Motors have one of only 15 of the white model with red trim.

Handiwork from the cult firm's own performance studio sees the C 63 AMG surface hardened and machined with a sharper edge, featuring a variety of enhancements over and above the standard C 63 AMG.

Starting with the car's powertrain, its performance credentials are already firmly established.

It has a 336kW V8-powered punch.

From the first bolt to the last, its 6208cc V8 engine has been developed entirely by AMG.

It is hand-built and signed by its constructor at its German factory and its impressive 600Nm of torque ensures a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds (sedan model; 4.6 seconds for the estate).

This high-performance engine, which triumphed at this year's International Engine of the Year Awards, blends large displacement and high speed (RPM) in a lightweight package using materials, design and manufacturing techniques from the world of motor racing. …

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