2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: first interior photos leaked

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2014

We already revealed you folks the fact that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Today, the first images showing the interior of the new high-performance sedan emerged on the Web.

As you can see, the all-new 2016 C63 AMG comes with a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel featuring perforated side grips and silver-painted shift paddles, a carbon fiber background for the AMG dials as well as a speedometer limited to 320 km/h or 200 mph and an rpm speedometer limited at 8,000 rpm.

In addition, the interior offers sport bucket seats wrapped in leather, a Burmester premium audio system but also the new touchpad that helps you access the head-unit functions of the vehicle using finger gestures.

Although the photos don’t show it, the interior will arrive with aluminum pedals and with a stylish gear knob. We also know that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be powered by the all-new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which will debut on the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT.

On the new coupe, the engine will deliver up to 510 hp (375 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The C63 AMG sedan is expected to receive a detuned version that will pump out around 450 hp. This doesn’t mean that the vehicle will be slower than its predecessor, because it will be lighter.

The new engine has a weight of 209 kg (460 lbs) and features optimized cylinder heads with zirconium for maximum temperature and thermal conductivity. The previous model was powered by a 6.3-liter V8 that developed 457 hp and 600 (442 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result, it was able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, while offering a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. With the Performance Package, the total output delivered by the engine increased by 30 hp at 487 hp and reduced the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) at 4.3 seconds.

Just like other recent AMG models, the C63 AMG will also receive an S version that will be more powerful and offer the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. WorldCarFans says that the new C63 AMG sedan and station wagon models will be unveiled on September 24, but there is nothing official yet.

The top model of the C-Class – the V8-backed Mercedes-AMG C63 – features a form that follows performance, as its design is inspired by motorsport and mirrors its amazing technology. It is a model that fuses sensual clarity with stylish sportiness, with both the Saloon and Estate versions easily recognizable as members of the Mercedes-AMG family. The C63 and C63 S are differentiated on their exteriors through specific design details.

By adding positive tension to the usual attributes of the C-Class -- emotional, sensual surfaces and minimalist forms, the AMG C63 delivers a dynamic character, as complemented by its distinct front end, wider track and the powerful V8 engine under its hood.

Its aluminum front wings features the "V8 BITURBO" lettering and are now wider on each side by 14 mm, with the whole front section now longer by 54 mm. To compensate for the longitudinal and transverse forces generated by the drivetrain and the transmission, the structure of the vehicle’s body-in-white has been reinforced in certain sections.

The front end of the new AMG C63 dramatically expresses its sporty nature, as evident by its long aluminum bonnet with two distinctive power domes. Along with the wider front wings, the power domes give the C63 a muscular look, as balanced by the "twin blade" radiator grille -- with AMG lettering – that is now positioned low down for a lower visual center of gravity.

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