Tired of your oh so boring 367-bhp C 55 AMG? Here’s hope: Mercedes’ new-generation C class will be available in C 63 AMG guise with the firm’s sophisticated 6.3-litre V8, capable of pumping a massive 520 bhp but likely to be tamed to around 400 to 420 bhp for the compact saloon.

That’s still in line with BMW’s new M3 and a plus in power of around 10 per cent over today’s model. We expect the new C 63 AMG break out just after the standard C’s launch in Frankfurt next year, so maybe at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.

Gallery: Spy Photos: Mercedes C63 AMG

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