Since getting a high-performance family station wagon is nothing hard these days, even premium ones featuring 510 horsepower might not be enough for demanding customers.
This is apparently what German tuners at Wimmer Rennsporttechnik were thinking when they started work on their latest project – the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate. We know the Affalterbach’s biturbo V8 engine can be massaged for more grunt, and the aftermarket specialist has kept the same displacement but fitted upgraded turbochargers and modified injectors. The software was also tweaked, and there were also new versions of the fuel pump and intercooler installed, together with the addition of another water pump. For better design and also more power, the AMG machine also gained a stainless-steel exhaust system.
The end result is a spectacular 801 horsepower (589 kilowatts) and massive 900 Newton-meters (664 pound-feet) of torque – meaning the supercar station wagon can now max out at 199 mph (320 kph), which is actually electronically limited to lower the torture on the tires cladding the 20-inch BBS wheels and red brake calipers. Wimmer asks for €29,500 for all upgrades – and also includes a KW coilover suspension, sports catalysts, and a pair of high-performance air filters.