RE: Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DR520: Spotted

RE: Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DR520: Spotted

Saturday 9th February

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DR520: Spotted

More powerful than a new C63 S and rarer than an SLS Black - here's why a DR520 could well be worth your £30k



The W204 generation of C63 will always be remembered as hugely important in the history of AMG. Not only was this the car that finally presented a valid alternative to the M3 as a driver's car, it was also one of the last Merc models to feature the incredible M156 6.2-litre V8. The combination of the two made for a formidable package, a car that was a legend in its own lifetime and which AMG will surely never match the impact of.

Now, all of them were special, but some a little more so than others. The C63 cognoscenti will always look out for Performance Pack cars, bringing extra power and a locking rear differential, while the later 507 editions represented an epic swansong for the model: lighter internals, even more power again and a fearsome attitude. That's all before the devilishly good Black Series is even mentioned...


There's one C63, however, that stands above them all in terms of power, rarity and curio appeal: the DR520. Remember? Released in 2010, it was built by the Specialist Products division at Brooklands Mercedes Benz World; engine work that included new rods, pistons and crank meant power jumped to 520hp, accompanied by 479lb ft of torque. As a result it was the most powerful C63 of that generation, Black Series included, and more powerful in fact than any current W205 '63. Which is pretty cool.

Buyers were required to spend an extra £10k on top of a C63 for a DR; at the time it seemed nice but maybe not quite worth the extra, given what a fine base product the normal car was. Nearly a decade later, though, and the 520hp C63 deserves special attention. Why? Because of its rarity: just 20 were sold in the UK, of which just five were estates like this one. Five! As seemingly every third Mercedes on the road now features AMG branding of one description or another, to discover something of genuine rarity is more notable than ever.


When a DR520 last featured on PH - this is now 40 per cent of the estates covered off - it was a low mileage minter that had barely depreciated. This example could hardly be more different; its quintet of previous owners have deferred little to its special status (or deemed it too awesome not to drive), and piled on 74,000 miles since the start of the decade. As a result it's for sale at £27,995, broadly comparable with regular C63s of the era - see this Performance Pack estate with 60,000 miles, on offer at exactly the same money.

So that's a little bit of AMG history, well used so you can carry on using it yourself, on offer for the same money as its far more common (and slower) brethren. For some it will look like a chunky sum of cash, given it's an old C-Class wagon with iffy matt paint, but for those who care about such things, this is one of the coolest recent creations of Mercedes and AMG. That just so happens to be a C-Class wagon. You won't see another for a while, that's for certain!


SPECIFICATION - MERCEDES-BENZ C63 AMG DR520

Engine: 6,208cc V8
Transmission: 7-speed auto, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 520@6,800rpm
Torque (lb ft): 479@5,000rpm
MPG: 23.5 (standard car)
CO2: 285g/km (standard car)
First registered: 2010
Recorded mileage: 25,000
Price new: £63,680
Yours for: £27,995

See the original ad here.

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mersontheperson

Original Poster:

113 posts

103 months

Saturday 9th February
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The perfect second car for a working father I reckon. Let the missus have the hybrid suv of her choice, and I will use this for work/golf/station/trips to the continent etc

Shame the contributer couldn’t manage to get the details below to match the actual car being advertised mind you

wile7

266 posts

159 months

Saturday 9th February
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I just love these rare, sporting petrol engined estates. Mercedes do/did some of the best in AMG guise but let’s not forget the glorious estates of the past.... E34 M5 Tourings, Subaru 4cam turbo Legacy estates (late 80’s), Audi RS2’s, Volvo T5R awd, Skoda Superb 3.6 awd....to name but a few.

GTEYE

1,239 posts

148 months

Saturday 9th February
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Hmmm £30k....oh but the car actually pictured is double that at £60k.....or is it just another mistake?

  1. clickbait
Edited by GTEYE on Saturday 9th February 08:05

GTEYE

1,239 posts

148 months

Saturday 9th February
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Hmmm £30k....oh but the car actually pictured is double that at £60k

  1. clickbait

Augustus Windsock

1,592 posts

93 months

Saturday 9th February
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The thought of this or a regular C63 estate gracing my drive makes me wibble.
However, and exhibiting an irrational prejudice, I couldn’t bring myself to cross the threshold of Prindiville or Khan based on how I believe the arses that own them (and yes, Im basing it on the persona they give out on tv series rather than any personal interaction I have or haven’t had with them)
Epic motors, although me being me I’d probably swap out the badging on the tailgate and front wings for something a little bit mundane like 220cdi just for the giggle factor.
To the untrained eye it could just look like the lesser model with some bigger wheels, a meaty exhaust etc
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st4

897 posts

71 months

Saturday 9th February
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Mad price for that old C Class.

Leon R

193 posts

34 months

Saturday 9th February
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GTEYE said:
Hmmm £30k....oh but the car actually pictured is double that at £60k

  1. clickbait
st4 said:
Mad price for that old C Class.
The price quoted in the article is correct. The price in the specification is off by over 30k.

MDMA .

4,459 posts

39 months

Saturday 9th February
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Augustus Windsock said:
The thought of this or a regular C63 estate gracing my drive makes me wibble.
However, and exhibiting an irrational prejudice, I couldn’t bring myself to cross the threshold of Prindiville or Khan based on how I believe the arses that own them (and yes, Im basing it on the persona they give out on tv series rather than any personal interaction I have or haven’t had with them)
Epic motors, although me being me I’d probably swap out the badging on the tailgate and front wings for something a little bit mundane like 220cdi just for the giggle factor.
To the untrained eye it could just look like the lesser model with some bigger wheels, a meaty exhaust etc
Has one not just gone into liquidation?

st4

897 posts

71 months

Saturday 9th February
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Leon R said:
The price quoted in the article is correct. The price in the specification is off by over 30k.
Even at £30k for a nigh on 10yr old C class (despite the big engine) is just lunacy money. You'd have to be certifiable to blow £30k on that.

JerryF

83 posts

112 months

Saturday 9th February
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£27,995 is the actual from the advert. So would you think £25k in reality?

There are three links to three different cars in the final paragraph hence the confusion. Plus the final description does not relate to the car in the article. HELP!

Edited by JerryF on Saturday 9th February 09:50

Leon R

193 posts

34 months

Saturday 9th February
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st4 said:
Even at £30k for a nigh on 10yr old C class (despite the big engine) is just lunacy money. You'd have to be certifiable to blow £30k on that.
It's the best and most rare version of the C class with the 6.2 which is already regarded as an epic car.

The mileage is a bit high for the asking price but I don't think a buyer would have to be certifiable to spend the cash. There are cheaper options for sure but once you factor in the PP to get close to this car then the prices are pretty similar.

spagbogdog

662 posts

198 months

Saturday 9th February
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st4 said:
Leon R said:
The price quoted in the article is correct. The price in the specification is off by over 30k.
Even at £30k for a nigh on 10yr old C class (despite the big engine) is just lunacy money. You'd have to be certifiable to blow £30k on that.
laughlaughlaugh
mmmm..just about the same price for a (mid range) Karoq...(the Yeti's replacement)....

MDMA .

4,459 posts

39 months

Saturday 9th February
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spagbogdog said:
st4 said:
Leon R said:
The price quoted in the article is correct. The price in the specification is off by over 30k.
Even at £30k for a nigh on 10yr old C class (despite the big engine) is just lunacy money. You'd have to be certifiable to blow £30k on that.
laughlaughlaugh
mmmm..just about the same price for a (mid range) Karoq...(the Yeti's replacement)....
Can you get a 10 year old Karoq?

st4

897 posts

71 months

Saturday 9th February
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spagbogdog said:
laughlaughlaugh
mmmm..just about the same price for a (mid range) Karoq...(the Yeti's replacement)....
Different type of car and buyer but a new Skoda has a much lower risk profile and ownership cost than a 10yr old Mercedes. Old Mercedes are very unreliable and breakdown. New Skoda's don't

Or the price for an M4 for probably half the age.

Ever been or owned a C Class - I have, albiet not the fire breathing 6.2 and it's not that special a car.

Different car but a Superior Lexus RCF could be had for 5k more and would be 6yrs younger.

MrGTI6

990 posts

68 months

Saturday 9th February
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st4 said:
Ever been or owned a C Class - I have, albiet not the fire breathing 6.2 and it's not that special a car.
The thing about driving a C63 (6.2) is that the engine totally dominates the experience. Totally different to a regular C-Class.

GranCab

1,319 posts

84 months

Saturday 9th February
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Bargepole connected to another bargepole required for this one ....

https://document-api-images-prod.s3.eu-west-1.amaz...

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/lowRhC...









Edited by GranCab on Saturday 9th February 13:10

spagbogdog

662 posts

198 months

Saturday 9th February
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GranCab said:
Bargepole connected to another bargepole required for this one ....

https://document-api-images-prod.s3.eu-west-1.amaz...

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/lowRhC...

First link doesn't work..???









Edited by GranCab on Saturday 9th February 13:10

spagbogdog

662 posts

198 months

Saturday 9th February
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MrGTI6 said:
st4 said:
Ever been or owned a C Class - I have, albiet not the fire breathing 6.2 and it's not that special a car.
The thing about driving a C63 (6.2) is that the engine totally dominates the experience. Totally different to a regular C-Class.
Pretty much everything is different on the AMG.
I know which 'risk-profile' I'd rather embrace...and it ain't the Skoda's...
rolleyesrolleyesrolleyes

andy43

5,987 posts

192 months

Saturday 9th February
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spagbogdog said:
MrGTI6 said:
st4 said:
Ever been or owned a C Class - I have, albiet not the fire breathing 6.2 and it's not that special a car.
The thing about driving a C63 (6.2) is that the engine totally dominates the experience. Totally different to a regular C-Class.
Pretty much everything is different on the AMG.
I know which 'risk-profile' I'd rather embrace...and it ain't the Skoda's...
rolleyesrolleyesrolleyes
Cooorrrect! Bing! A new Skoda will indeed be more reliable than an 8 year old Merc. An M4 would be newer. A Karoq whatever that is is probably great, really spacious and practical, and has apple car play and a 2 cylinder engine that does 70mpg. And a risk profile of zero because it'll be under warranty.
I think I can work out who hasn't experienced a C63.... not special - wtf - no, not unless it has that engine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjCsJkFSCzI
Personally I'd take the black facelift estate linked to in the ad over the earlier car.

Edited by andy43 on Saturday 9th February 13:48

G13NVL

332 posts

22 months

Saturday 9th February
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MrGTI6 said:
st4 said:
Ever been or owned a C Class - I have, albiet not the fire breathing 6.2 and it's not that special a car.
The thing about driving a C63 (6.2) is that the engine totally dominates the experience. Totally different to a regular C-Class.
yesyesyes