The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class was unveiled back in December and made quite a buzz with its new styling that make it look like a baby S-Class. We also liked the design, but we are waiting for the high-performance version of the new sedan a.k.a. the all-new C63 AMG. As a result, we contacted our source based in Germany and had a little chat.
We found out that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will make its world debut in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. What’s more interesting is that the new C63 AMG will ditch the naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V8 in favor of a smaller 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged codenamed M178.
The same engine is used also by the new Mercedes-AMG GT, which will also have its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. In the Mercedes-AMG GT, the new biturbo V8 engine generates 510 hp (375 kW) at 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) between 1,750 rpm and 4,750 rpm.
The new engine has a weight of 209 kg (460 lbs) and features optimized cylinder heads with zirconium for maximum temperature and thermal conductivity. Still, the new 4.0-liter V8 will deliver only 450 hp on the upcoming C63 AMG.
This means that the upcoming C63 AMG will be less powerful than the current version, but don’t worry as it will also be lighter and faster. The current Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine that develops 457 hp and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque.
It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. With the optional Performance Package, the total output of the engine is increased by 30 hp at 487 hp, which reduces the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) at 4.3 seconds.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will also get an S version, just like the other high-performance models wearing the AMG badge. C63 AMG S will get a power boost as well as the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.