2012 Mercedes C63 AMG officially unveiled

Following Friday's leak, Mercedes has officially unveiled the 2012 C63 AMG.

Inspired by the SL63 AMG, the C63 features an aggressive front fascia, an aluminum hood, a single-bar grille, and new headlights with LED indicators. Other highlights include a modified rear bumper (with a black diffuser insert), revised tail lights, and restyled 18-inch alloy wheels.

To dress up the interior, designers added a new dashboard, an upgraded instrument cluster, dark aluminum trim and piano black accents.

Under the hood, power continues to be provided by a naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine with 451 hp (336 kW / 457 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed SpeedShift MCT transmission which enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (4.6 seconds for the estate), average 12.0 L/100km (12.3 L/100km for the estate), and hit a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The optional AMG Performance Package increases output to 480 hp (358 kW / 487 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. Despite this, the dash from 0-100 km/h is only reduced by one-tenth of a second.

Lastly, all C63 AMGs are outfitted with an improved suspension that features a beefier anti-roll bar and revised spring / damper rates.

On sale in July, the C63 will be priced from €71,340 in Germany.

Check out the press release for additional information

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Model Mercedes C-Class
Automaker Mercedes
Article type Facelifts
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