Performmaster is celebrating Mercedes-AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with the launch of its new C63 V8 Final Edition.
Mercedes-Benz’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, produced in M176, M177, and M178 guises, has been in production since 2015 and powered a multitude of Mercedes models. These include non-AMG badged models such as the S 650 Coupe and Cabriolet, GLE 580, G 500, and Mercedes-Maybach S 580 4Matic but it is most famous for its presence in the C 63, E 63, S 63, GT 63, G 63, GLC 63, GLE 63, GLS 63, and all AMG GT models. It’s even used by the Aston Martin Vantage and DBX.
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Unfortunately, the curtain is closing on this engine and the next-generation C 63 will ditch it in favor of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an electric motor. To celebrate the V8, Performmaster has unveiled its final variant of the W205-generation C63.
The tuner immediately turned its attention to the powertrain of the Mercedes, tweaking the V8 so it now pumps out 612 hp and 620 lb-ft (840 Nm) of torque, a significant gain of 102 hp and 103 lb-ft (140 Nm) of the standard C 63 S. This added grunt helps the car hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds or 0.2 seconds quicker than the standard car. It will also top out at an impressive 192 mph (310 km/h).
A handful of exterior changes have also been made to the sedan. For example, the car now rocks an extended front splitter with aerodynamic flics, a tweaked front grille, distinctive side skirts, a pronounced diffuser, and a lip spoiler. All of these parts are made from lightweight carbon fiber.
Mercedes-AMG has not yet provided a date for when it will completely ditch its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 but it likely won’t stick around for more than a few more years.