• Jul 24th 2007 at 1:54PM
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Mercedes engineers have been busy testing several new prototypes at Colorado's Mt. Evans roadway, with both the upcoming C63 wagon and the facelifted SL roadster spotted on the high-altitude pass. These shots were taken by Doug DeMuro who you may remember also sent in the pics of Ralph Lauren's all-black Bugatti Veyron driving near the designer's ranch near Ridgway in Colorado.

Mercedes took the wraps off the new C63 sedan at the start of this month, and the forthcoming wagon variant is in line to get the same performance upgrades. This means the new sports wagon will be powered by a 457hp hand-built 6.2L AMG V8 developing peak torque of 600Nm. The spy shots reveal the new C63's bonnet power bulge, pumped wheel arches and the front bumper side vents. Previous versions of the AMG prepped C-wagon were never sold in the US, but the fact that Mercedes engineers are testing it in Colorado means we might see it Stateside.

Another new model spotted on Mt. Evans that same day was the facelifted SL roadster, which is likely to feature a new SL63 variant as well. The prototype reveals a new front-end design for the SL with different shaped headlights, plus a new bumper and grille, but we'll have to wait until it's launched next year to see how it all pans out.

Big props to Doug for sending these in!

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      • 8 Years Ago
      sometimes i really don't understand why companies even bother camouflaging cars.

      doesnt that sl look almost identical to the sl65?

      all the camo does is scream 'look at me!'

      might as well paint it bright orange
      • 8 Years Ago
      I shudder at the thought of a Mercedes AMG car--not just for Mercedes's questionable durability, but for the ghastly mileage.
      • 8 Years Ago
      http://www.auto-kritik.de has nice comments about this car
      • 8 Years Ago
      If they sell this wagon in the states I will buy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A hell of a crossover, I'll take one :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice Car, but no Power :( Autos müssen schnell sein
      • 8 Years Ago
      10 years ago, the fastest Mercedes was the C43 AMG. 0-60 in 5.9 seconds. Now the fastest is in the 4.3 second neighborhood.

      This new C63 wagon looks like a real winner.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Siddharth Raja,

      While I understand this publication is read internationally, it is not published in India. Please post torque rating in foot-pounds, please.

        • 8 Years Ago
        I'll say that a little nicer: could we please have any torque stats in pound feet too? Thanks.
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