Earlier this year we reported that Mercedes-Benz will unveil the new C63 AMG in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. We also told you that the new high-performance vehicle will ditch the naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V8 engine found on the current version in favor of the all-new M178 twin-turbo V8 that made its debut on the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT.
Today, Mercedes-Benz officially confirmed that the C63 AMG successor will indeed use the new AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that powers the Mercedes-AMG GT. What’s more interesting is that the engine will deliver up to 510 hp (375 kW) and 700 Nm of torque, which means that we will see a more powerful C63 AMG, possibly an S model or the Black Series version.
The engine will be bolted to the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission with three driving modes and double-declutching function. If you don’t remember, the current V8 engine found on the C63 AMG delivers 457 hp and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.
The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds while top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h. Mercedes-Benz offers the Performance Package which increases the power by 30 hp to 487 hp, which reduces the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds.
The next-generation C63 AMG will be more powerful and faster than its predecessor. More details to be revealed soon!
The new Mercedes C63 is able to inspire that appeal even with simply one look. This powerful V8 top model was designed under the principle of prioritizing performance followed by form. It is inspired by motorsport and clearly shows the fascinating technology. Overall it offers a stylish sporting quality mixed in with sensual clarity. In terms of visuals, there is no doubt that the Estate and Saloon are part of the Mercedes-AMG range.
However it is easy to distinguish the C63 from the C63 S since their exteriors have specific design elements. The new C-Class reveals minimalist and reduced forms resulting in a surface design that is both sensual and emotional. However, there is now that added positive tension allowing for a truly dynamic quality. Having a track that is wider, plus the addition of an eight-cylinder, meant that there was a need for a completely standalone front end.
The front wings are composed of aluminum, with each side made wider by 14 mm, and now have the “V8 BITURBO” lettering. Further, the whole front section has its length increased by 54 mm. In addition, specific areas of the body-in-white’s structure were reinforced. This was to serve as balance for the extreme transverse and longitudinal forces that is generated and then transmitted not only by the drivetrain but also the running gear.
Mercedes-AMG is able to put in clear accents in the model’s sporting character and this is expressed in a concise manner to the front end. This section has aluminum long bonnet which reveal two unique power domes. Combined with the wider wings, it allows for a truly muscular appearance. The front also shows the “twin blade” radiator grille with the AMG lettering.
With its characteristic arrow form and placed in a low down position, it lowers the visual center of gravity of the new C63. Aside from having a three-dimensional shape, the “A-wing” also functions as the airflow guide for the vehicle’s three cooling air intakes. To make sure that airflow to the cooling module is optimized, flics have been added. Just along the front skirt’s lower edge is a front splitter which lowers the lift.