It’s a bit early, but the first official pictures and details of the all-new 2015/16 Mercedes C63 AMG have hit the web, giving us our first uninterrupted look at the high-performance family car. The new C63 AMG launches with sedan and wagon variants, and a new bi-turbo V8 engine.
This new V8 engine is the same 4.0 liter bi-turbo unit you find in the Mercedes AMG GT. In the Mercedes C63 AMG it is tuned at 475 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a 7-speed Speedshift automatic transmission. Zero to 100 km/h in this car takes a pulverizing – for a sedan at least – 4.2 seconds while the top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
Later on there will be a Mercedes C63 AMG S-Model with over 500 horsepower which should be able to do the 0-100 thing in about 3.8 seconds and reach 300 km/h.
The new C63 AMG comes as standard with the AMG Ride Control electronic chassis control system which enables the driver to alter the behavior of the car at the flick of a button. It also gets beefy brakes and an AMG exhaust system with the volume turned up to eleven.
Visually, the car gets a tailored AMG suit with sport front and rear bumper all garnished with aero kits like splitter and spoiler and skirts, as well as AMG wheels. You’d be forgiven for mistaking this car for an E63 from the front and a S63 when viewed from the back.
As uninteresting as the exterior is, the interior of Mercedes C63 AMG is fantastic. In the sedan version you get two-tone leather and Alcantara upholstery for the sport AMG seats, carbon fiber trim pieces, and a small sport steering wheel wrapped in suede and leather with a flat bottom and aluminum accents.