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    • Independent W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 1/4 mile dagstrip runs - 12.5@119

      Owners of the new Mercedes-AMG W205 C63 are finally hitting the dragstrip. It is good to see real world times and numbers over magazine figures. Especially times like these which are a realistic representation of what your average driver can expect in summer heat on street tires with a stock car.

      12.5 @ 119 is not exactly quick or fast and better times for the C63 will come. What it shows is this is not easy. It also shows the C63 is easily an 11 second car with drag rubber and really even street tires as a 2.4X 60 foot time is just poor traction and a bad launch.

      With a 1.7X 60 foot which is well within reason one can expect times to drop by over a second. BenzBoost believes the stock C63 is capable of mid to high 11's at 121-122.


      More details from the owner:

      "With a full tank of fuel, pano roof, and standard seats it weighed in at 4,065 pounds. He is not skinny but he sure is fast!

      I was only able to get in 2 runs last night due to track issues. It was a cool summer night and the temp was about 80 degrees. I ran 93 Fuel & Tires were around 23-24 pounds in the rear. The biggest issue is getting the car to launch properly. There is a lot of torque this car puts out. I have room for improvement but overall it was a great night. I will be running the car again and making some changes on my end and the car's end.

      First pass - Sport + with ESP on, Suspension in Comfort 12.679 at 117.63 MPH
      Second pass - Race with ESP on, Suspension in Comfort 12.506 at 119.14 MPH.

      I let the car do all the shifting. I did not shift gears via the paddles."

      People will no doubt compare these times to M3/M4 times achieved but we would like to remind everyone such comparisons are flawed due to the cars running on different days at different tracks. All direct comparisons thus far show the C63 is the faster car and it does make more power and torque.

      It sure is heavy though.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Independent W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 1/4 mile dagstrip runs - 12.5@119 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. ekks's Avatar
        ekks -
        BenzBoost believes think the stock...
        So believe or think?

        BTW more 1/4 mile times are surely to come! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ekks Click here to enlarge
        So believe or think?

        BTW more 1/4 mile times are surely to come! Click here to enlarge
        I believe I think I made a typo. Click here to enlarge
      1. RENNtech EUROPE's Avatar
        RENNtech EUROPE -
        "BenzBoost believes the stock C63 is capable of mid to high 11's at 121-122."

        STOCK? Surely no chance IMHO to get near mid 11's... Not with the C63 and also not with the C63S.
        We did some testing over here as well... Will send you some stuff over soon...
      1. RENNtech EUROPE's Avatar
        RENNtech EUROPE -
        PS: with a stock car I also mean stock tires, stock size... ;-)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RENNtech EUROPE Click here to enlarge
        "BenzBoost believes the stock C63 is capable of mid to high 11's at 121-122."

        STOCK? Surely no chance IMHO to get near mid 11's... Not with the C63 and also not with the C63S.
        We did some testing over here as well... Will send you some stuff over soon...
        I look forward to your testing and no doubt it's accurate but I just don't think you have drag strip familiarity.

        You'll see for yourself once these get out to the strip on drag rubber in the winter. I mean it's doing mid 12's on a 2.4X 60 foot which means there's easily a second there.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RENNtech EUROPE Click here to enlarge
        PS: with a stock car I also mean stock tires, stock size... ;-)
        The stock rubber no doubt will hold it back versus drag rubber but it will still easily do 11's on the stock rubber.