Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mercedes Benz C63 AMG 2008

Mercedes Benz C63 AMG 2008

We have our first C63 dyno report to come in. With just 100 miles on the odometer, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG put down a solid 380.67 horsepower and 364.30 pounds of torque to the rear wheels on a DynoJet dynamometer. Using an 18% driveline loss, this puts the C63 at around 464 HP and 443 pounds of torque, just a bit higher than the 451 HP and 443 lb-ft torque rating from Mercedes.

The C63 AMG has the same hand-built 6.3L 32-valve V-8 AMG engine that appears throughout the AMG lineup where it outputs as much as 518 HP. We have an E63 dyno run that put shows 408 RWHP and 363.05 RWTQ. Not too far off from the C63’s horsepower numbers while the torque is just about the same.

By looking at the C63’s dyno graph, it’s pretty clear where the de-tuning from AMG occurs to keep the lowest priced AMG from leaving it’s more expensive cousins in the dust. It’s only a matter of time before the tuners start unleashing the true potential of this motor to 500+ HP, allowing the C63 AMG to really tear up the roads.

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