MBWorld – Toronto | C63 AMG Meet
Markham, Ontario, Canada
April 14th, 2013
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon when the MBWorld Toronto (C63 AMG) chapter gathered for a meet just north of the city. The meet was one of a loosely organized nature bringing cars from all over the Greater Toronto Area and ranging from the usual Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sedan to coupes.
A little background information on the iconic Mercedes-Benz brand tells a story of not only the first petrol-powered car back in 1886, but of over a century of automotive engineering feats above and beyond all other car manufacturers. The iconic brand name didn’t appear until three decades later known at the time as Daimler-Benz and hails from the motorsport-enfused city of Stuttgart, Germany. Mercedes-Benz and its star emblem have always been synonymous with comfort and luxury in way of the automobile, but as of recent the push for high performance products have become ever so apparent case in point, the C63 AMG. Set to rival BMW’s popular M3 and Audi’s S4, the C63 AMG makes minced meat of its Bavarian rivals.
There were a total of 16 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGs at the meet resulting in a combined power out put of nearly 10,000 horsepower! Adding to the great turn out is the variation of C63s that ranged not only in terms of year-generation, but also levels of modifications. The king of the hill that day was without question the white BlackSeries coupe (middle of photo) not only for its hefty $115,000 (CAD) price tag and rarity of only 30 units within Canada, but more so for the massive 510 horsepower from the massaged 6.2-liter V-8 under the bonnet.
Each C63 AMG packs a 6.2-liter V8 that produces a limited 451 horsepower capable of launching the German sedan / coupe from 0 – 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. There is a option to get the Performance Plus package from Mercedes-Benz when ordering the German panzer, which bumps power up to 481 horsepower with the addition of a limited-slip differentials, red brake calipers, carbon fiber trim, top speed raised to 280 km/h, and more for an additional $6,000 (CAD).
Like any true German creation, much dedication and fine tuning has gone into each and every AMG. For the added assurance Mercedes-Benz has an engraved plate on each engine with the builder’s signature, a nice touch that pays homage to its racing roots while injecting that extra bit of specialty element.
One of the many modified C63 AMG sedans at the meet looking very inconspicuous with its perfectly fitted wheels and carbon fiber vented hood.
For a little more in-your-face appearance, this gunmetal C63 had tinted the headlights, blacked out the grill, and is sporting a carbon fiber front lip spoiler. How about that slammed look? Yup, something was definitely done to the suspension as well because that is surely not stock ride height.
The face-lifted (newer) C63 AMG is less aggressive in way of styling and more sleek, some love it others don’t. In the case of this one which has been wrapped in a matte grey vinyl and sporting some mean ADV.1 wheels. Clean is the method to this madness and I simply love it!
For the sport-minded drivers, there was one lucky gent who rolled up in a matte black coupe and rolling on some black wheels with polished lip. A little more carbon fiber aero bits and I think the traditional Euro turners would approve.
Part of the beauty of any AMG are the massive brakes found all around, in this case (due to the red calipers) this is the performance plus package on this C63. Who needs brake upgrades when they look and perform amazing from factory? This is why you buy an AMG… among other reasons.
In true German V8 fashion, the meet concluded with a little “clutch slip” (by accident Mr. Police Officer) even though all AMGs are automatic. How else can one show the raw tire-melting pleasure of owning a sub-500 horsepower German bruiser than by a celebratory send off? If Mercedes-Benz plans on selling more of these incredible sedans / coupes, maybe they should consider making all their ads look like this; food for thought.
It was a pleasure meeting the MBWorld Toronto members and checking out their beautiful machines. Hopefully this summer will bring an even bigger meet gathering all AMGs from across the city (or even province) if possible. Regardless, the weather was ideal, the cars were a dream, and no one could ever say that a V8 sounds bad – WIN, WIN, WIN! Hopefully the M3 and S4 clubs don’t get too intimidated by this piece or not…
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Words & Photos: Giancarlo Pawelec