Manhart Enhancing Mercedes-AMG C63 With SCRE 700 Tuning Kit

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The latest iteration of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S (W206) has gained attention for its departure from the traditional V8 engine in favor of a plug-in hybrid 4-cylinder setup. While this configuration may boast greater power, it lacks the distinctive sound and character that defined its predecessors. Seeking to reignite some of the C63's essence, Manhart has introduced the CRE 700 tuning kit, aimed at enhancing power delivery and exhaust acoustics.

Manhart Mercedes-AMG C63

Externally, the CRE 700 exhibits subtle modifications, maintaining the AMG bodykit and 20-inch AMG wheels. The interior, as seen in the F1 Edition pictured, already features bucket seats, red seatbelts, and carbon fiber accents. Manhart's alterations are restrained, limited to a blacked-out emblem on the grille, matching door handle finish, CRE 700 badges on the doors, and a decal set sporting matte gray and red stripes.

Additionally, the customized sedan benefits from new H&R springs, lowering its ride height by 20 mm compared to stock. While the braking system remains unchanged, Manhart offers upgrades upon request.

Manhart C63

From the factory, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance delivers an impressive 671 hp and 1,020 Nm of torque. With Manhart's MHtronic module installed on the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, the tuner has augmented the combined output of the plug-in hybrid powertrain to 715 hp and 1,120 Nm of torque.

Of particular note is the introduction of a new exhaust system featuring sport downpipes and 300-cell catalytic converters. This enhancement promises a "considerably more potent sound" to alleviate concerns over the four-cylinder powertrain. Notably, these components are intended for markets outside Germany, though Manhart is open to offering TUV-approved options if demand warrants.

Manhart Mercedes-AMG

The CRE 700 may not represent the ultimate tuning package for the C63 S from the Wuppertal-based tuner. Depending on customer interest, Manhart may further develop enhancements for the PHEV model and potentially expand the range of tuning options in the future.

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