Edo Competition C63 AMG T Model 2012 Review
Who said wagons can't be fierce? Well, for those believing that nonsense, the German tuner Edo Competition revealed the C63 AMG T Model 2012, a tuned up C63 AMG Estate that offers the thrills of a supercar in the shell of a practical wagon.
The Edo Competition tuning package focuses mainly on boosting the performance of the already beefy AMG Estate, and it manages to boost the V8 engine at 600 horsepower and 501 lb-ft of torque. The result is a top speed of 343 km/h (214 mph) thanks to the lack of a limiter, and the acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds.
Edo Competition obtained this massive increase in power by offering new sport manifolds, Vmax abolishment, ECU recalibration, new air filters and a new high performance stainless steel exhaust system which includes a new sport catalytic converter, muffler and pipes. Furthermore, it features a butterfly valve that offers two settings, and can be controlled remotely with a push of a button.
On the exterior the tuning package offers a set of 19 inch wheels that can be custom-painted on request, with 235/35/R19 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires on the front and 265/30/R19 at the back.In addition, Edo Competition enables you to customize the exterior styling to a certain degree, by using special foil wrapping technology available in any color.
On the interior the C63 AMG T-Model gives the freedom of individualized customization using high quality metal or carbon fiber inserts, leather, fine woods and cloth. The number of customization options is quite staggering, as you can pretty much personalize the center console, seats, dashboard, steering wheel and pedals.
As far as pricing goes, Edo Competition has not revealed anything just yet, but by the looks of it the C63 AMG T-Model 2012 might worth every penny, because very rarely you get to see a full-fledged tuning company taking a wagon to the drawing board, and giving it a fresh new look and a magnificent boost in power.
Restraint is not necessarily one of the virtues that edo competition claims for itself. That quickly becomes clear when looking at this version of the current generation AMG C-Class.
Designed specifically for the high-revving engine in the Mercedes C 63 AMG, edo competition is offering a power kit that’s in a class of its own. It consists of a new high-performance exhaust system, exhaust headers, high-flow catalytic converters, new air filters, revised engine electronics and a removal of the top speed governor. The result is an enormous power increase from the stock output of 457 horsepower / 336 kW to 600 horsepower / 441 kW. At the same time the torque output growns from 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) to 680 Nm (501 lb-ft). As will all engine modications done by edo competition, a dynamometer is used to carry out the tuning work, and the actual output is documented accurately.
An impressive and awe-inspiring sounndtrack is provided by the new exhaust with butterfly valves. The high-performance exhaust system features a programmable electronic controller that monitors the level of back pressure and opens the integrated 70 mm butterfly valves when a certain threshold is exceeded. The exhaust is made entirely from stainless steel and the chromed exhaust tips that mimic the factory pieces add to the car’s expressive styling.
The extreme speeds that the edo C 63 AMG T-Model is capable of require specific modifications to its wheels. 19-inch Michelin high-performance tires allow for a top speed exceeding 340 km/h (211 mph). The 235/35 ZR 19 front tires are mounted on 8.5Jx19 multi-piece wheels, while 265/30 ZR 19 tires on 9.5Jx19 multi-piece wheels are used on the rear axle.
Naturally, the interior wasn’t neglected as it makes up a large part of the car’s visual appeal. Throughout the cabin, carbon fiber applications have been used to enhance its esthetic qualities. On customer request the interior can be individualized using leather, cloth, fine woods or lacquer, high-quality metal applications or carbon fiber. Steering wheels, dashboards, center consoles, pedals, seats or even the whole interior can be customized, and the possibilities are virtually limitless.
All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.