Mercedes-Benz has released the first photos and info for the 2015 C63 AMG and C63 AMG S, which are going to debut next month in Paris.
Mercedes-Benz has released the first photos and info for the 2015 C63 AMG and C63 AMG S, which are going to debut next month in Paris. Both models are powered by a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine with up to 503 horsepower.
The C63 AMG is aimed squarely at the BMW M3 and to take on the M3, the C63 AMG borrows its V8 from the equally new AMG-GT coupe. In the top spec C63 AMG S it will generate 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque, which is more powerful than the old 6.2L V8 in the previous C63 AMG. The standard C63 AMG will have slightly less power at 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. of torque, but will still reach 0-62mph in 4.2sec with a limited top speed of 155mph.
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Both versions will come standard with a seven-speed AMG Speedshift transmission that will send all that power to the rear wheels.
On the outside the C63 AMG sports a more aggressive body kit that adds sportier bumpers, side skirts and a rear diffuser. Four tailpipes will let everyone know that this isn’t a standard C-Class. The C63 AMG S adds high gloss black accents, composite brakes, dynamic engine mounts and 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
Inside the C63 AMG gets sport seats that are wrapped in leather and Alcantara, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and an AMG specific instrument cluster.
Mercedes-Benz will unveil the C63 AMG sedan and wagon next month in Paris.