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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S tuned by CarBahn Autoworks

How far do you have to go to improve a car that's so great in stock trim? CarBahn found out.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S tuned by CarBahn Autoworks

The C63S isn't a car you'd necessarily call out for having lots of room for improvement.

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In fact, this is one of the best fast Benzes to come out of Affalterbach in ages.

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In stock form the 63's twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is one of the best sounding engines in the business.

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But that doesn't mean there isn't a little meat left on the bone for those with the knowledge, desire and money to go looking.

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The CarBahn treatment adds a big dollop of horsepower along with some handling subtlety that the stock car needs.

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One of the biggest changes -- both aesthetically and with the vehicle's handling -- comes courtesy of these bespoke Forgeline 20-inch wheels.

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In addition to being an inch larger in diameter, both the front and rear wheels are a half-inch larger than the stock units.

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Other handling tweaks include removing nearly all the rubber from the suspension with bearings.

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The stock dampers stay, but new springs are added.

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The result is a much more playful and nuanced car than the one you buy at your Benz dealer.

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