Paris 2014: Mercedes-AMG C 63 makes world debut

Paris 2014: Mercedes-AMG C 63 makes world debut image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Newspress UK, Mercedes-Benz | posted October 07, 2014 13:51

Powered by a 4.0L V8 twin turbo engine

The 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 made its world debut during the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Available as a 4-door sedan or a 5-door wagon, Mercedes-AMG says the 2015 C 63 combines “outstanding performance with unrestricted everyday usability and functionality.”

The 2015 C 63 has an aggressive front design that features sharp-looking headlights, prominent bumper with air intakes, an AMG grill and a hood with subtle power domes. It also has wider front fenders fitted with 'V8 biturbo' badges.

The rear of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63

At the rear, the bumper is redesigned to house the new quad exhaust pipes placed below a small wing mounted on the bootlid and above the tailgate glass on the 5-door wagon.

The interior of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63

Inside, the contoured seats comes as standard while an optional AMG sports seats are also available along with a range of different leather trim options as well as piano black, carbon and aluminum accents. The centerpiece of the cabin is the touchpad controller that handles the settings for AMG ride control, the three-stage gearbox modes and the optional AMG performance exhaust system.

It is equipped with a hand-built M177 4.0-liter V8 twin turbo engine, the sister unit of the M178 found on the Mercedes-AMG GT. The standard C63 can deliver 476 PS at 5500-6250 rpm with 650 Nm of torque at 1750-4500 rpm while the S version produces 510 PS at 5500-6250 rpm with 700 Nm of torque at 1750-4500 rpm.

Both engines are mated to a AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed automatic. From rest, the standard 4-door sedan can hit 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds while the 5-door wagon can go from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. For the S version, the sedan can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds. On the other hand, the wagon can speed from 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h.