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Mercedes-AMG GT and C63 Gain 100 HP from PP-Performance

The new 4.0-liter V8 engine from AMG is proving to be a tuner's favorite, offering wide possibilities for enhancing its power output without any physical intervention.
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The latest tuner to have its attention grabbed by the new Affalterbach unit is PP-Performance, a well-known German outfit specializing in a entire range of sporty and premium brands ranging from Skoda to Rolls-Royce or Lamborghini.

The most important part of their intervention consists of an ECU remapping that will boost the C63 S' power from 510 hp to 580 hp. Add a catless exhaust and the total number jumps to 610 hp. A sports filter is the final piece of PP-Performance's power increasing puzzle, lifting the total output to 613 hp and 769 Nm (567 lb-ft) from the standard 510 hp and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). This translates to a 3.59-second (because 3.6s would have been so non-German) 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time, down from the original 4.0 seconds flat. Top speed is also increased from the limited 250 km/h (155 mph) to a new 307 km/h (190 mph) maximum.

The sweet part is the same numbers can be achieved for the initially less powerful Mercedes-AMG C63, and the total price of the package stays the same: 5,597 euros (about $6,260).

As far as the Mercedes-AMG GT S is concerned, it can only get the chip tuning and catless exhaust, which means the maximum power available is actually lower than in the C63 - but only by 3 hp. Maximum torque is also 4 Nm (3 lb-ft) short of the sedan's 769 Nm (567 lb-ft), but you're perfectly aware this will have absolutely no bearing on how the GT S will feel.

For one thing, the PP-Performance tuned Mercedes-AMG GT S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds (down from 3.8 s) and will keep on going all the way to 324 km/h (201 mph), compared to the standard 310 km/h (193 mph).

Just like with the C63 S and C63, the package is available for both the GT and GT S delivers the same final performances, and it costs 5,398 euros (around $6,040) for any of the two models.

Now, if you feel this increase in power calls for modified brakes or suspension, you're going to have to take your business elsewhere for that, but strictly from the power output level perspective, the PP-Performance intervention seems to be worth it. Especially for the non-S models, where the gain is even more spectacular.
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