Mercedes-AMG C63 Sounds Brutal With Akrapovic Exhaust System

In the relentless quest for better performance, automakers and tuning shops alike resort to every trick in the book. From an ECU remapping to replacing most of the engine’s internals with go-faster parts, everything goes. One of the most simple mechanical mods, however, is replacing the exhaust system.
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A case in point is what Akrapovic does with the Mercedes-AMG C63. Made from ultra-lightweight titanium alloy and finished with carbon fiber tailpipes, the Akrapovic Evolution Line exhaust system is a great piece of equipment. Not only is it 13 kilograms (28 pounds) lighter than the standard exhaust system, but it also helps the engine breathe out more freely.

The Akrapovic Evolution Line adds 8 horsepower at 2,000 rpm and 27.9 Nm (20.5 lb-ft) of torque at 1,850 rpm. As per the Slovenian tuning shop, “the system replaces both the base and performance exhausts fitted to the Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S.” More than that, this aftermarket exhaust system also sounds as if a swarm of hornets is throwing a party in the mufflers.

Also available is the so-called Akrapovic Sound Kit. This allows the driver of the Mercedes-AMG C63 to adjust the intensity and ferocity of the exhaust sound. The Akrapovic Sound Kit works in tandem with the car’s standard electronics. To change the sound from ‘quiet’ to ‘eat-my-twin-turbo-v8-dust-you-mortal’ mode, the press of a button alters the active X connection and opens the exhaust valves located behind the rear mufflers. Simple as that!

In the United States of America, the only distributor of Akrapovic performance exhaust systems is HRE Performance Wheels in Vista, California. In the Old Continent, on the other hand, Akrapovic products can be bought from countless locations. On an ending note, owners of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, C63 T-Modell, S63 Coupe, and SLS AMG can also update their exhaust system with titanium units from Akrapovic.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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