WIMMER Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG wagon gets huge power boost

Are you after a powerful shaggin’ wagon? The standard Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Estate is already a serious bit of kit, however, tuning company WIMMER Rennsporttechnik has other ideas.

In standard form the C 63 comes with a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 336kW of power, or 358kW with the optional Performance Pack. It’s able to smash 0-100km/h in around 4.6 seconds while offering all the latest luxuries and equipment you’d expect in a top-line Mercedes-Benz.

WIMMER has a package that involves ripping the engine out and stripping it down to extract lots more horsepower. With new cylinder heads, intake manifold, and a new throttle body, the NA V8 produces a massive 495kW of power – or 615hp to the old-fashioned types.

It’s unknown what sort of acceleration numbers can be achieved with the kit, although it would be reasonable to assume 0-100km/h would come up in the 3.0-seconds range.

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To (try) keep it all under control WIMMER Rennsporttechnik also fits a KW Club Sport suspension kit, lowering the C 63 down over a set of new lightweight 19-inch BBS alloy wheels.

We love wagons here at PD, especially brute performance wagons like this. We’re just not so sure about the off-yellow colour scheme. What do you think?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.