Mercedes-AMG has revealed the new C63 which now features a 4.0-liter V8
biturbo engine closely related to the power unit in the Mercedes-AMG GT.
The power spectrum ranges from 470 hp in the C63 to 503 hp in the C63 S.
The V8 top model in the C-Class is available in a choice of four variants - the saloon and the estate/wagon are both offered as the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and C63, with the C63 S set up for even more dynamic handling and performance. The Mercedes-AMG C63 celebrates its world premiere on October 2nd together with the show premiere of the Mercedes-AMG GT at the Salon de l'Automobile in Paris. Market introduction begins in February 2015 with the more powerful C63 S Saloon. The C63 with 470 hp and the C63 S Estate will follow in April 2015.
"We are also marking the beginning of a new era with the new nomenclature. The successor to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, which has been incredibly successful worldwide, will now be called the Mercedes-AMG C63," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "At 40,000 units, the 204 C63 AMG was the bestselling AMG model. We will now add to this success with the new Mercedes-AMG C63. Be it in drive, handling or equipment, the Mercedes-AMG C63 sets new benchmarks and will further strengthen our brand promise 'Driving Performance'. AMG customers can look forward to an exceptionally dynamic driving experience."
2015 Mercedes-AMG C63's Exterior Design
The design of the powerful V8 top model is influenced by motorsport and reflects its fascinating technology. From a visual standpoint, the Saloon and Estate are both clearly members of the Mercedes-AMG family. The exteriors of the C63 and C63 S are differentiated by specific design elements.
The emotional, sensual surface design of the new C-Class, with its reduced, minimalist forms, now has an added, positive tension that gives it a truly dynamic character. The wider track and powerful eight-cylinder call for a completely standalone front end. The Mercedes-AMG C63 has aluminum front wings, widened on each side by 14 millimeters and bearing "V8 BITURBO" lettering. The entire front end has also been lengthened by 54 millimeters. In addition, the structure of the body-in-white has been reinforced in specific areas in order to compensate for the extreme longitudinal and transverse forces generated and transmitted by the drivetrain and running gear.
Mercedes-AMG sets clear accents in sporting character, expressed succinctly at the front end - gracing the long aluminum bonnet are two distinctive power domes. Together with the wider wings, they guarantee a particularly muscular look. Positioned low down and with a characteristic arrow form, the "twin blade" radiator grille with AMG lettering lowers the vehicle's visual center of gravity.
The "A-wing" takes a three-dimensional form and also serves as an airflow guide for the three cooling air intakes. Flics ensure optimum airflow to the cooling module. Along the lower edge of the front skirt, a front splitter helps to reduce lift.
At the rear end, the diffuser insert with three fins is a feature carried over from motorsport, as are the visual air outlets positioned on either side. They generate defined air separation edges and improve the cd figure. The two chrome-plated twin end pipes of the AMG sport exhaust system are perfectly integrated into the diffuser. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Saloon has a separation edge on the boot lid, while the estate has a roof spoiler - each of which ensure even better grip at the rear axle.