SKN Gives the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Three Levels of Fun
Power, power, and more power.
What’s the best way to make your Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe even more fun to drive? Add more power, of course! That’s exactly what the team at SKN Tuning has up their sleeve for the German sports coupe. Three different flavors of fun have been engineered and can be paired up with a variety of chassis options to make this AMG a well-rounded thrill to drive.
Although it’s on its way out the door, the naturally-aspirated M156 6.2-liter V-8 that’s handcrafted by AMG engineers is not going down without a fight, especially with the help of SKN Tuning. The first stage of upgrades uses a software tune that’s individually tailored for each car to increase power to 513 horsepower and 463 lb-ft. of torque, and pushes the top speed limited back just a tad. Moving on up to Stage 2 gives you a more aggressive software tune and a new Milltek stainless steel exhaust system to boost power to 525 horses and 479 lb-ft. of torque. The final Stage 3 package offers the most aggressive software tune available from SKN Tuning and a full SKN Racing exhaust that includes headers, motorsport catalytic converters, a mixing tube, throttle valves, and mufflers. Stage 3 gives the 6.2-liter an output of 582 horsepower and 505 lb-ft. of torque, a 0-62 mph acceleration time of just 4.1 seconds, and a top speed of 199.46 mph (321 km/h).
No matter what Stage of engine tuning software the owner opts for on the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, SKN Tuning will modify the chassis to ensure all that power meets the road. The entire suspension can be equipped with a new Bilstein B16 PSS10 coilover system with single-tube/upside-down technology and ten-way parallel adjustable dampers. The new coilovers help lower the front axle by 15 mm and the rear by 25 mm for an optimum center of gravity that can be tailored for a specific racetrack. If the factory AMG wheel and tire setup doesn’t tickle your fancy, SKN Tuning can install a set of BBS CH-R forged wheels in anthracite, in a 8.5 x 19 and 9.5 x 19 front and rear setup with 235/35 ZR 19 and 265/30 ZR 19 with Continental Sport Contact 5 performance tires.
SKN Tuning will offer all three stages of tuning including the chassis modifications as an entire package or separate upgrades. Stage 1 is priced at 1,749 Euros, Stage 2 at 2,499 Euros, and Stage 3 at 11,999 Euros. All three stages come standard with a 60-month software warranty and a 60-month tuning and mobility warranty.
SKN Tuning Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Specifications
Stage 1: 377 kW (513 hp) and 628 Nm (463.13 lb-ft.)
Stage 2: 368 kW (525 hp) with 650 Nm (479.35 lb-ft.)
Stage 3: 428 kW (582 hp) with 685 Nm (505.16 lb-ft.)
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.1 seconds (Stage 3)
Top Speed: 199.46 mph/321 km/h (Stage 3)
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Forged BBS CH-R in Anthracite
Front Wheels: 8.5 x 19
Rear Wheels: 9.5 x 19
Tires: Continental Sport Contact 5
Front Tires: 235/35 ZR 19
Rear Tires: 265/30 ZR 19
Suspension: Bilstein B16 PSS10 coilovers with single-tube / upside-down – technology – 10 stage parallel damping adjustment; 15 mm front/25 mm rear lower ride height.
SKN Tuning Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Gallery
[Source: SKN Tuning]