Paris: 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing [Live Photos]

Article by Christian A., on October 3, 2014

2014 Paris Motor Show not only saw the brand new Mercedes-AMG GT but also the recently unveiled 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63. The top model in the C-Class lineup is powered by the all-new M178 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine found on the Mercedes-AMG GT that provides breathtaking propulsion. As expected, four versions of the brand new model will be available: saloon and estate, offered as C63 and C63 S.

The Mercedes-AMG C63 gets 476 hp (350 kW) and 650 Nm of torque, which enables it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds as a saloon and in 4.2 seconds when offered as an estate.

The C63 S gets 510 hp (375 kW) as well as 700 Nm of torque and a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds as a saloon and in 4.1 seconds as an estate. With a total weight of 1,640 kg for the saloon and 1,715 kg as an estate, the C63 has a power-to-weight ratio of 3.6 kg/hp.

Meanwhile, the C63 S has a weight of 1,655 kg in saloon shape and 1,730 as an estate, while power-to-weight ratio is 3.4 kg. Moreover, fuel consumption improved by 32 percent over the predecessor, which used a 6.3-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine.

The design of the new C63 models follows the same recipe with muscular lines, ‘V8 Biturbo’ lettering on the aluminum front wings, a long aluminum bonnet with two distinctive power domes, twin blade radiator grille with AMG lettering, chrome-plated twin end pipes and a boot lid for the saloon as well as a roof spoiler for the estate.

The interior gets a flat-bottomed steering wheel, sport bucket seats, an AMG Dynamic Select switch as well as a number of AMG-specific controls.

Reflecting its captivating technology, the design of the V8-powered AMG C63 takes inspiration from motorsport, in which form follows performance. The fascinating form of the new C63 is essentially a combination of sensual clarity and stylish sporting character. Visually, both the Saloon and Estate are both easily recognizable as part of the Mercedes-AMG family. However, the C63 and C63 S are differentiated from other C-Class offerings through certain design elements.

The dynamic nature of the new C63 is made possible by employing the sensual surfaces and the minimalist forms of the new C-Class while adding a positive tension. Mercedes has given the new C63 with a standalone front end to match the power of its V8 engine and its wider track.

The whole front end – now longer by 54 mm – is complemented by aluminum front wings that are wider on each side by 14 mm and bear the "V8 BITURBO" lettering. The carmaker also reinforced the structure of the body-in-white in specific areas to offset the longitudinal and transverse forces coming from drivetrain and running gear.

In addition, the front end of the AMG GT features a long aluminum bonnet with two distinctive power domes, which help accentuate the car’s sportiness while lending it a muscular appearance. The AMG GT also comes with the arrow-like "twin blade" radiator grille -- with AMG lettering – that is positioned further down to lower the car’s visual center of gravity.

On the other hand, the three-dimensional "A-wing" channels air to the three cooling air intakes, while flics ensure optimal airflow to the cooling module. Aerodynamic lift is reduced by a front splitter located along the lower edge of the front skirt.

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