Our spy photographers have managed to catch the first images of the facelifted 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG. See the pictures inside

Our spy photographers have managed to catch the first images of the facelifted 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Estate.

Undergoing testing on a rainy day, the car features redesigned bumpers, slimmer headlights and revised mirrors. Furthermore, the grille is more prominent and wedge-shaped with one horizontal bar instead of two (a cue from the SLS AMG).

Like the regular C-Class, the C63 will benefit from a vastly improved interior which has a new instrument cluster, a revised center stack, and an integrated COMAND display.

Under the hood, power will likely be provided by a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine with 451 hp (336 kW / 457 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. The C63 AMG Coupe will offer an optional performance package which increases output to approximately 480 hp (358 kW / 487 PS), so it we wouldn't be suspired if it is available on the Estate as well.

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