Inspired by the SL63 AMG, the 2012 C63 AMG features aggressive styling and a redesigned interior.
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