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    • Mercedes-Benz admits they made a mistake in not producing a C207 E63 AMG coupe with the M157 motor

      Looking at the AMG lineup there is a bit of a hole. The W212 E63 AMG sedan exists with the M157 V8. The C-Class in both coupe and sedan forms has the M156 V8 to make for a C63 AMG model. If one wants a 63 AMG coupe above the C63 with an M157 V8 they have to jump all the way to the SL or CL despite the fact the E-Class already comes in an E63 AMG model with this motor. Quite perplexing that the E-Coupe is skipped over for an AMG model when practically ever other model short of the GLK gets one.

      It was nice to see Mercedes-Benz admit not producing an E63 AMG coupe was a mistake. Gerd Junginger who is a Mercedes product manager stated, "Seen from now, yes it was a mistake. At that time, AMG had a different strategy. Now they offer an AMG version in almost all the range.”

      When the car was being planned Mercedes did not think an AMG model was a good idea. Which is odd considering the preceding CLK coupe had an AMG variant and even an awesome Black Series AMG variant. This could still be fixed but unfortunately Gerd believes it is too late in the model cycle. The CLK63 Black Series came right at the end as did the C63 Black Series so why not give it a go?

      Gerd stated, "It’s the perfect car to be an AMG. It almost looks like an AMG version as it is now. Next time we won’t make the same mistake.” At least the successor will definitely be getting an AMG version. Ah what a could have been...



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        Jacob502 -
        A C63 coupe fitted with A Weistec SC will smoke all of emClick here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        A C63 coupe fitted with A Weistec SC will smoke all of emClick here to enlarge
        Well it's like saying an E63 coupe with upgraded turbos will then smoke _________ fill in the blank

        It would be awesome to have this car. With all wheel drive too!
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        Jacob502 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well it's like saying an E63 coupe with upgraded turbos will then smoke _________ fill in the blank

        It would be awesome to have this car. With all wheel drive too!

        I was talking about a base stage1 SC

        For the case above, I would bring out the stage 3 3.0L and smoke itClick here to enlarge.

        You witnessd what a stage 3 SC does to an upgraded turbo M157
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        You witnessd what a stage 3 SC does to an upgraded turbo M157
        I prefer the M156 but the E63 is heavier and a sedan. A E63 coupe would based on the C207 would be lighter.

        I mean really it's whomever spends more money wins with both those motors. For now the M156 has the advantage due to development time.
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        Jacob502 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I prefer the M156 but the E63 is heavier and a sedan. A E63 coupe would based on the C207 would be lighter.

        I mean really it's whomever spends more money wins with both those motors. For now the M156 has the advantage due to development time.

        true. Hows your beemer. any plans to take it to the drag?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        true. Hows your beemer. any plans to take it to the drag?
        As soon as my transmission is repaired of course. Should set some nice new records.

        I'm going to try to ship it to the UAE as well for our event.
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        Jacob502 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        As soon as my transmission is repaired of course. Should set some nice new records.

        I'm going to try to ship it to the UAE as well for our event.
        Thats good. You use E85 purple?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        Thats good. You use E85 purple?
        No no FTW Purple yet, that's when I go for the big numbers Click here to enlarge Just MS109 and 18.5 psi for now. We'll see what she puts down on that and then crank it up. Should be 8XX at 18.5.
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        Jacob502 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No no FTW Purple yet, that's when I go for the big numbers Click here to enlarge Just MS109 and 18.5 psi for now. We'll see what she puts down on that and then crank it up. Should be 8XX at 18.5.
        Thats good, because both fuels are available in the Middle East and available specifivcally in Abu-Dhabi