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Mercedes-Benz C DR 520: UK only, uprated version of C63 AMG!

Mercedes-Benz C DR 520

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a special edition, available in UK only, called the Mercedes-Benz C DR 520 and it’s an uprated version of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Hot!

It effectively launches the company’s Special Products division at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, and does so with some clout. With 513bhp and 479lb ft, its 6.2-litre V8 is 62bhp and 37lb ft up on standard. The extra grunt sees acceleration times significantly sliced – 0-62mph takes 4.1sec for the saloon, 4.2sec for the estate, while the top speed is upped to a limited 187mph. Quite how much further the DR 520 will go beyond that is a question we’d like to find out the answer to…

Fittingly, the AMG Performance Pack Plus comes as standard, and sees the fitment of a big-spec brake system (note the red callipers) and engine ugrades: forged pistons, new connecting rods and a revised crankshaft. Cosmetically, the pack sees an AMG carbonfibre rear spoiler for the DR 520 saloon.