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Following yesterday's accidental and brief reveal, Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the all-new C63 AMG which will premiere next week at the Paris Motor Show.
Both the sedan and estate will be offered in C63 AMG and C63 AMG S flavors with power coming from a newly developed V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine. In the C63 AMG it develops 476 HP (350 kW) between 5,500 rpm and 6,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) available in the 1,750 rpm and 4,500 rpm range. Upgrade to the C63 AMG S and you get 510 HP (375 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) in the same rpm ranges.
In terms of performance, the C63 AMG Sedan needs 4.1 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) whereas the Estate is 0.1s slower. The C63 AMG S Sedan covers the run in 4 seconds compared to its wagon sibling which does it in 4.1 seconds. A 155 mph (250 km/h) electronic limiter will be installed in all four versions.
Power is channeled to the wheels through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission which promises to be faster than before, especially in manual and Sport+ modes where it brings an improved response via hardware and software optimization. Mercedes-Benz says that even the aluminum shift paddles on the steering wheel are quicker than before.
The C63 AMG comes with a rear mechanical locking differential whereas the C63 AMG S is equipped with an electronic rear locking differential while an optional performance exhaust system will be available for both versions. The C63 AMG S also has dynamic engine mounts sourced from the AMG GT that can adapt their stiffness in fractions of a second depending on the driving conditions and style.
18-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels with a titanium grey finish are installed on the C63 AMG whereas the C63 AMG S has larger 19-inch rims featuring a five twin-spoke design and a titanium grey polished look. The C63 AMG S can also be had with optional ceramic composite brakes and sport tires.
Mercedes-Benz will be offering an "Edition 1" of both variants that will be available with the following exterior paints: polar white, palladium silver metallic, iridium silver metallic, designo diamond white bright, obsidian black metallic and the AMG-only designo iridium silver magno. The Edition 1 gets 19-inch cross-spoke alloys and a night package bringing several elements in high-gloss black.
The C63 AMG / C63 AMG S Edition 1 will also be distinguished by red accents on the wing mirrors and radiator grille, black chromed exhaust pipes, matte graphite grey sport stripes above the sill cladding along with other similar enhancements on the inside.
All four flavors of the C63 AMG will be shown starting October 2 at the Paris Motor Show where Mercedes-Benz will also bring the AMG GT.