After yesterday’s photos, it was obvious that Daimler will officially unveil its 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG today ahead of the world debut that will take place next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. We will start with the most important thing: the vehicle is powered by the all-new 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine that made its debut on the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT, which delivers 476 hp (350 kW) as well as 650 Nm of torque on the C63 AMG and 510 hp (375 kW) as well as 700 Nm of torque on the C63 S.
According to the official press release, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds (4.1 seconds for the Estate). The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 needs 4.1 seconds (4.2 seconds for the Estate). Both models offer a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Despite the performances, fuel consumption is 8.2 l/100 km for the Sedan and 8.4 l/100 km for the Estate, with CO2 emissions of 192 g/km and 196 g/km.
As standard, the vehicles are offered with a sports exhaust system with exhaust flap located in the front third, at the interface between the two pipes. As an option, a Performance exhaust system is available, featuring three switchable exhaust flaps.
The M178 engine, built in the Affalterbach engine shop in accordance with the “one man, one engine” principle, is bolted to the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sport transmission which offers a more responsive “Sport +” and manual modes.
The C63 S also gets the exclusive “Race” mode. When it comes to comfort, the AMG Ride Control sport suspension offers a 3-stage adjustable damping and the driver is able to choose between sporting performance and long-distance comfort.
As standard, the C63 sits on titanium grey painted and polished 18-inch alloy wheels, while the C63 S gets 19-inch wheels in 5-twin-spoke design, painted in titanium grey and polished. As an option, the C63 S is available with ceramic-composite brakes.
When it comes to design, the new C63 and C63 S models arrive with new front and rear bumpers, the twin blade radiator grille with AMG lettering, “V8 Biturbo” lettering on the aluminum front wings, a rear air diffuser with three fins, chrome-plated twin end pipes and a boot lid for the sedan, while the estate gets a roof spoiler. Inside, we find a 3-spoke Performance steering wheel, carbon-look dials, performance seats available as an option as an alternative to the standard sports seats as well as plenty of options.