The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has always been that little car with the heart of a beast. The C63 started its life with a 6.2L V8 that produced 451 horsepower. The sound of that naturally aspirated V8 was something that was always special with the older C63s, but now with their new 4.0L Biturbo V8, that epic sound will surely be missed. Today most car companies opt for smaller engines and turbochargers for better efficiency and gas mileage. Personally I would rather a bigger engine with a better sound than a smaller turbocharged engine regardless if the smaller engines create more power.
Without a doubt we know that turbocharging is the way of the future. It is more efficient, generates more power, but sacrifices sound. From Ferrari to Porsche to Mercedes and BMW, the companies that once praised the engines such as the naturally aspirated monster V8s from Mercedes and Ferrari and Porsche’s legendary flat six and BMWs V10s of the past, all have fallen victim to the turbocharging era. So does this mean that the intoxicating sounds of these engines will never be heard again? That’s not what the guys at Akrapovic seem to think.
Because Mercedes’s 4.0L Biturbo V8 on the new C63 sounds rather quiet compared to the last generation, the geniuses over at Akrapovic have created a custom exhaust for the C63 with an active X connection and a new pair of exhaust valves. The new exhaust system also adds some power to the already very powerful C63. Around 8 horsepower and 21 lb-ft of torque are added to the car’s performance. Thanks to Akrapovic not only do we get more power out of the engine but we get that absolutely brutal sound that we know and love.