The new C 63 houses the sister engine of the AMG GT
Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63. The car now uses the Mercedes-AMG C 63 monicker as an allusion to the Mercedes-AMG GT and is claimed by the manufacturer to deliver more power and agility than its predecessor, the C 63 AMG.
The car is based on the new C-Class and is available as either a 4-door Saloon or a 5-door Estate, both of which use an aluminum-steel chassis. At the front, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 now features a new bumper integrated with a lower spoiler that feeds air onto the intercooler, an AMG grill and a hood with subtle power domes. Wider front fenders were used on the C 63 and are fitted with 'V8 biturbo' badges. At the rear, the bumper has been redesigned to house the new quad exhaust system while a small wing is mounted on the decklid (above the tailgate for the Estate).
Inside, the contoured front seats come as standard though AMG sports seats can be ordered as well. The centerpiece of the cabin is the Touchpad Controller that groups the AMG Ride Control, the optional Active AMG performance exhaust system and the 3-stage gearbox modes.
Under the hood is the hand-built M177 4.0-liter V8 twin turbo engine, the sister unit of the M178 that is found on the Mercedes-AMG GT car. The standard version produces 476 PS at 5500-6250 rpm with 650 Nm of torque at 1750-4500 rpm while the S version generates 510 PS at 5500-6250 rpm with 700 Nm of torque.
Both engines are mated to a AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic. The 0-100 km/h time for each are 4.1 seconds for the standard Saloon, 4.2 seconds for the standard Estate, 4.0 seconds for the S Saloon and 4.1 seconds for the S Estate. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h.