C205 C63 Replica (Don’t Hate)

betty02

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Hi All,

New here but bought a CoPart project (C205 2017 C300) anyway it has front end damage so needs a front end replacement.

I love the look of the C63 bumper but appears it’s probably not a straight fit. I’ve been told it wouldn’t be possible as the coupe has a longer bonnet or something?

Just after clarification really would a bumper, wings and bonnet work? Or is there a hell of a lot more too it? Is there a C63 “style” bumper to fit the C205?

I just prefer the look and don’t worry zero C63 badges will be going anywhere near it!

I see plenty of W205 replicas but not any C205!

thanks in advance
 

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Welcome. I can't answer your question directly, but on a general note yes there are differences between the C63 and the standard car on certain items, the way around it is usually by buying non-genuine aftermarket parts that provide the C63 look for non-AMG cars. This option will also be cheaper than the genuine items. You can get these from eBay, AliExpress, or car tuners in the UK. And, once the project is roadworthy again, don't forget to declare to your insurer all deviations from standard spec (though potentially you may only be able to get TPFT cover, depending on the damage category).
 
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betty02

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Thanks all for those welcomes! Always appreciated! I think think of a C63 look bumper, which is fine but I couldn’t find one on my searches for the C205 they all said they were for a W205 which was annoying :( I will keep looking though, again thanks for the welcomes and the info it’s much appreciated!

can’t wait to get stuck in, my first big project and love the cars so hopefully it comes out Ok!

:)
 

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Hi All,

New here but bought a CoPart project (C205 2017 C300) anyway it has front end damage so needs a front end replacement.

I love the look of the C63 bumper but appears it’s probably not a straight fit. I’ve been told it wouldn’t be possible as the coupe has a longer bonnet or something?

Just after clarification really would a bumper, wings and bonnet work? Or is there a hell of a lot more too it? Is there a C63 “style” bumper to fit the C205?

I just prefer the look and don’t worry zero C63 badges will be going anywhere near it!

I see plenty of W205 replicas but not any C205!

thanks in advance
To save you the hassle of looking for C63 style bodywork - just so you are aware, aside from the boot lid and roof, every body panel on the W205 C63 Saloon is different to a regular W205 C class. The reason the bumper won't fit your car is as you heard, the engine bay on the C63 was extended (to accommodate the V8).
 

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To save you the hassle of looking for C63 style bodywork - just so you are aware, aside from the boot lid and roof, every body panel on the W205 C63 Saloon is different to a regular W205 C class. The reason the bumper won't fit your car is as you heard, the engine bay on the C63 was extended (to accommodate the V8).


Im not sure thats correct that "every body panel is different" - im only aware of the wings and bonnet...
 

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Im not sure thats correct that "every body panel is different" - im only aware of the wings and bonnet...
According to Chris Harris in this video......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XUTu2lzTo&t=223s
 

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According to Chris Harris in this video......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4XUTu2lzTo&t=223s
Actually scratch that - it wasn't that video. It was this video:
 

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Hello and welcome. I'm not too sure what is the model designation for your car ie

205.0 is the saloon
205.2 is the estate
205.4 the coupe??

If that's correct, then it seems that the coupe and saloon share the same bonnet. This means the 63 AMG saloon bonnet is the same as the 63 AMG coupe bonnet

What are the first 6 of your VIN?
 

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If I understand correctly, then the OP is asking if parts (front bumper) from a W205 will fit a C205.

But the point is that the OP also wants to fit parts from a C63 to a C300.

So there are two questions here, really:

Will parts from the Saloon fit the Copue?

And if so, will parts from a C63 fit a non-AMG car?

(Of course the easy option would have been to buy an after-market C63 Coupe replica kit, but the OP can't find any)
 

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