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 |  Jul 05 2010, 12:26 PM

If there’s one thing the world doesn’t need, its more matte colored cars. We suppose its somewhat more palatable when it comes in the form of the limited edition Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DR520.

DR520 stands for “Dyno Rated 520 horsepower” – and the 4.1 second 0-60 time seems to confirm that the power upgrades give the car an advantage over the standard C63. We do like the upgraded brakes and the other features available on the AMG Performance Pack, but the matte black or white vinyl wrap is less than desirable if you’re over the age of 25.

Fortunately, the 20 examples of this car will be available only in the UK, meaning that regular C63 owners won’t feel inadequate should they ever run into a DR520 and realize that they no longer have the latest and greatest Merc.

Hit the jump to read the official press release

EXCLUSIVE NEW C-CLASS DR 520 COMBINES POTENT PERFORMANCE AND STEALTH

Mercedes-Benz UK has launched an exclusive new model, the C-Class DR 520 with more power and performance than any other C-Class. Only 20 units of this car will be available, and it is sold exclusively through the company’s Specialist Products division at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, Surrey.

Based on the high-performance C 63 AMG, the DR 520 has a performance upgrade and boasts 520 hp and 650 Nm of torque, a 60 hp and 50 Nm advantage over than the standard C 63 AMG. The DR 520 Saloon can reach 0-62 mph in just 4.1 seconds with the Estate achieving the same in 4.2 seconds, and both are electronically limited to a top speed of 187 mph.

The AMG Performance Pack Plus is fitted to the DR 520 as standard and features AMG’s high-performance braking system with red calipers, with the addition of engine upgrades in the form of forged pistons, newly-developed connecting rods and a revised crankshaft, as well as an AMG Carbon Fibre rear spoiler for the Saloon.

Available with a black or white matt wrap and complimented by Titanium finish alloy wheels, grille and discreet DR 520 badging on the wing and the boot lid, the DR 520 combines stealthy looks with potent performance.

Inside, the sports seats are upholstered in leather and exclusive Alcantara finished with red or white contrast stitching, as is the dashboard and upper door panels. The multi-function AMG Performance steering wheel is clad in Nappa leather and Alcantara.

Nigel Unsworth, Specialist Products Division Manager commented: “We wanted to launch the Specialist Products Division with something unique – and the DR 520 fits the bill perfectly. Mercedes-Benz World is located at Brooklands, and there’s a proud history of ‘Brooklands Specials’ being sold here over the years. The DR 520 – which is dyno-rated at 520 hp – is our chance to create an exclusive model in the UK. It’s a great opportunity for us to offer our customers who enjoy sports and supercars a bespoke car with even more performance than the already very successful C 63 AMG. And as well as the increased performance, it looks incredible, too.”

The DR 520 costs £9,995 above the standard C 63 AMG price, making the DR 520 Saloon £62,430 OTR and the Estate £63,680 OTR. The cars are also backed by a three-year, 60,000 mileage warranty.