Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon & Estate revealed {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

6 Mar 2015

Following on from the launch of the AMG GT, Mercedes has revealed the all-new C-Class based AMG model, now taking on the GT’s new nomenclature, called the Mercedes-AMG C63. With the BMW M3 directly in its sights, the C63 comes to the party with more power, more technology and a two-tier model range available as a saloon and estate.

Using the engine from the GT, the C63 range starts with the ‘downsized’ 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 model that produces 469 bhp and 479 lb/ft of torque – increases of 18 bhp and 37 lb/ft over the old 6.2 litre C63 and 44 bhp more than the M3. But there is now also the C63S, with increased boost pressure meaning power of 503 bhp and 516 lb/ft of torque, massively outdoing the BMW and Audi rivals. Even with the relatively high weight of 1655 kg (the same as the old model), it still means the C63S manages the 0 – 62 mph dash in 4.0 seconds with the lower powered C63 taking 4.2 seconds.

Visually the C63 takes the look seen on the C-Class AMG Sport models are adds more aggression. At the front there is the now familiar AMG front end as seen on the E-Class, CLS, S-Class and AMG GT, with two large air intakes flanking a blade spoiler in satin aluminium or optional carbon fibre.  At the rear there is a subtle lip spoiler and a diffuser with quad exhausts. Alloy wheels are 18-inch as standard with optional 19-inch items available.

Inside the C63 the outstanding cabin of the new C-Class is given a bit of AMG loving, with AMG sports seats, steering wheel, graphics and trims. Overall the new C63 is certainly a lot more restrained than the M3, but that works into the AMGs hands especially in the estate model as people want a seriously powerful yet subtle performance car.

The Mercedes-AMG C63 goes on sale early next year and will start at just under £60,000 for the C63 saloon, with the estate £1000 more and the S variants of each adding another £6000.