2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, S models unofficially revealed

Article by Christian A., on September 23, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (W205), the latest high-performance sedan from the German company that will make its official debut next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As expected, the vehicle gets the all-new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found also on the Mercedes-AMG GT codenamed M178 and capable to deliver 470 hp (350 kW) and 650 Nm of torque.

The engine is bolted to the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission and power is delivered to the rear wheels. What’s more interesting is that the 2016MY C63 AMG also arrives with an S-model that gets a 502 hp (375 kW).

The standard C63 AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds, while the C63 AMG S-model is 0.1 seconds quicker. However, both models have a top speed limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

When it comes to design, the new C63 AMG gets a new front apron, a new AMG radiator grille, a new bonnet with power domes, side skirts, an AMG sports exhaust system and LED hgh performance headlamps.

The C63 AMG S model receives a rear apron with three diffuser fins, high-performance composite brakes, a front apron with a high-gloss black A-wing, larger air inlets, an AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes and LED high performance headlamps.

Inside, there is a three-spoke steering wheel, AMG floor mats, sport pedals, sport seats with improved lateral support, and aluminum trim.

Exterior Design

The design of new Mercedes-AMG C63 adheres to the mantra, “form follows performance” with influences from motorsports and new technological elements. Fusing sensual clarity with stylish sporting nature, the AMG C63 is a spectacular sight to behold even at a glance. Needless to say, both its Saloon and Estate versions are easily recognizable as part of the Mercedes-AMG family, although the exteriors of the C63 and C63 S are differentiated by certain design details.

Basically, the new AMG C63 is derived from the new C-Class, especially its emotional, sensual surfaces, and its reduced, minimalist forms. However, the new C63 offers a wider track, a powerful V8 engine as well as entirely standalone front section.

In addition, the new C63 sports aluminum front wings -- bearing "V8 BITURBO" lettering -- that are wider on each side by 14 mm. Its whole front end is also longer by 54 mm. Furthermore, specific areas of the body-in-white structure have been reinforced to make up for the longitudinal and transverse forces generated by the drivetrain and running gear.

Meanwhile, the sportiness of the new AMG C63 has been emphasized by clear accents on the front end, especially the two characteristic power domes on the long aluminum bonnet. Along with the wider wings, these power domes endow the C63 with a muscular look. Complementing this appearance is the C63’s low visual center of gravity, which is made possible by the low-positioned arrow-like "twin blade" radiator grille with AMG lettering.

For the AMG C63, the "A-wing" takes a 3D form while channeling airflow guide to the three cooling air intakes, with flics ensuring optimal airflow to the cooling module. Designed to reduce aerodynamic lift, a front splitter is located along the lower edge of the front skirt.

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