• Mar 31, 2011
2011 Wimmer Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery

Regardless of any meddling from the aftermarket, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is quite a handful in its stock form. That said, Wimmer hasn't exactly built a reputation for leaving well enough alone, and has now applied its expertise to the C63 AMG. The results are ludicrous.

Wimmer reworked the heads, added more aggressive camshafts, a bigger down pipe, high-flow catalytic converters, air intake and added a full stainless steel exhaust to the car's 6.2-liter V8. After all was said and done, the C63 pushed out 601 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Wimmer has also removed the top speed limiter, which means the car will hit 203 miles per hour.

The car gets 8.5-by-19-inch BBS CH-R wheels up front and 9.5-by-19-inchers out back, wrapped in Dunlop tires. Keeping those huge meats planted is a fully customized suspension developed in-house by Wimmer.

The mod list to the C63 is impressive, and the work doesn't come cheap. The engine work alone in the Wimmer C63 AMG rings the register at €19,900 – about $28,000 USD based on current conversion rates. Add another €3,600 ($5,000) to include the suspension in the performance package.

[Source: Wimmer]
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When it comes to progressive vehicle development, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG from Munich (or
Ingolstadt / Neckarsulm, to be more specific) could gain the victory over its competitors. Even in the serial configuration, this car allows the "chauffeur" to experience unusual feelings and makes the driver both a connoisseur and a winner. WIMMER Rennsporttechnik from Solingen has personified the driving fun once again – as it should be after the company name addition – breathing even more performance.

Modification of the V8 Motor with standard 6.3-liter engine includes above all things sports camshaft and the cylinder head reworked. Manifold, down pipe and high flow catalytic converters are the next stages. After optimization of the air intake, installation of a stainless steel exhaust system and a sport air filter adaptation by WIMMER-Motorelektronik goes without saying. The result of all these measures is powerful 601 hp and 720 Nm of torque – a by no means despised value. The total result is ultimately power to weight ratio of 2.79 kg / hp. As a result, in comparison with the approved Vmax of 306 km/h, the "unlocked" Vmax value can now reach 329 km/h. The engine conversion by WIMMER costs 19900 Euro.

The fact that the C63 AMG no longer has the original wheel/tire combination is needless to say. The choice dropped on BBS CH-R alloy wheels in dimensions of 8.5 or 9.5 x 19 inches. The car is fitted with the Dunlop tires in the dimensions of 235/35-19 at the front axle and 265/35-19 – at the rear axle.

The in-house suspension proposed at 3600 Euros was installed again.

The men from WIMMER Rennsporttechnik showcase once again present the perfect conversion of a
vehicle, in which it is very difficult to resist temptation to step into and take it to the road, right?

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      • 3 Years Ago
      It has four doors and a back seat, but I would posit that the C63 is not a "family sedan" as the term is traditionally understood.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh the paint job... it burns.

      They really need to refresh the M3. The convertible is on the pudgy side (4000 lbs! In a sports car!), and while the 4.0 is revvin' awesomeness, 295 ft/lb doesn't cut it.

      Audi, bring the RS4/5!!!! AWD is exactly what your competitors' cars are missing! I would've gotten an RS4 if it weren't pulled out for the B8. Now I have a torqueless (but great nevertheless) E90 M3.

      C63: 481hp M3: 414 RS4:420
      I'm seeing a winning Benz, I'll just never buy one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      203 mph in a family sedan? Now you can stand still in traffic even faster!
      • 3 Years Ago
      The paint job reminds me of an egg that was rear ended and is leaking its yoke, or trying very hard to shed it. Happy Easter everyone!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Charlie Sheen - "Wimming!"
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would spring for the suspension bits before the engine work. The AMG option for suspension on the C63 AMG just makes it stiffer, but the improvement in actual handling seems less apparent. And $5K isn't too bad for a whole package of wheels, tires and suspension, but I suspect that price doesn't include wheels/tires.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy lord, a 600HP C63? I'd kill to hear what this thing sounds like.

      This has kick ass written all over it.

      • 3 Years Ago
      um why is there a pic of some loser in the driver's seat? please tell me Wimmer isn't some white trash, low budget, tuner...