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Fail Video: V8 of a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S explodes

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Burnout – how it doesn’t work!

In Australia, a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé went up in flames while attempting a burnout. Bitter: The owner won the AMG!

S.o it is not done! In Australia, the driver of a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé wanted to put down a serious burnout, but that went terribly wrong: Instead of tire smoke, it went V8 biturbo in the air. Particularly bitter: the owner had won the C 63 S Coupé just a few months earlier!

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The internet is laughing at this AMG driver! The clip of the failed C 63 burnouts spread quickly. The 43-second video shows how the driver tries with all his might to let the rear wheels of the standard 510 hp C 63 S spin. Even after several unsuccessful attempts, he does not give up and revs up the V8 biturbo again and again while stationary. You can literally hear how the entire car defends itself against it. At 40 seconds then a bang, thick white smoke comes out of the left tailpipes, the engine of the C 63 S catches fire. The video ends abruptly. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the AMG’s four-liter V8 biturbo should now be junk. The driver has to put up with ridicule and malice on social media – and rightly so: after the first failed attempt at the latest, he could have let it go. This mistake is now costing him dearly. Nevertheless, the hatred in the comments is only partially justified: It can be read several times that the driver is probably forgot to turn off traction control and so the rear wheels couldn’t spin. However, whether traction control was actually switched on or off is only one question. Because: At the end of 2018 presented the C 63 Facelift, Mercedes-AMG has the operation of the Race start called Launch Control simplified. While the race start was activated by pulling both rocker switches and a subsequent confirmation in the on-board computer on the C 63 built up to 2018, the engineers made the process simpler for the facelift model. Here it is sufficient to simply switch to the corresponding driving mode (Sport, Sport + or Race) with the traction control switched off put your left foot on the brake and your right on the accelerator – and the race start is activated.

This is how you burn out

The problem is, most drivers experience standing burnout in the same way. This works without any problems with the pre-facelift model of the C 63, but not with the 2019 model. A topic that has often been discussed in forums and among C 63 drivers. There are ways to bypass the clever technology – but they are complex and don’t always work. Since the C 63 S Coupé from the video is a facelift model, this could be one reason why the burnout didn’t work out. However, it can of course also be the case that the driver simply did not completely deactivate traction control. Either way, we don’t want to absolve the driver of his guilt here, because he could have simply stopped tormenting his AMG sooner. It is particularly bitter that the owner only won the tuned C 63 in a so-called raffle in summer 2020. The Australian platform LMCT + gives away a sports car every few months. So does this Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé. In order to be able to participate in the competition, digital tickets must be purchased. From as little as 30 Australian dollars (around 19 euros) you can get involved. A video from LMCT + shows how the C 63 S was handed over to its new owner in May 2020. Less than a year later, the AMG has a major engine failure. The Coupé was even tuned beforehand by LMCT + – with Vossen rims, KW suspension and black-foiled Panamericana grill. But that wasn’t all: thanks Sports exhaust, downpipes and software optimization should make the V8 biturbo 561 hp instead of the standard 510 hp. Now the V8 is junk.

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