2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG replacement spy shots
The name change will reflect a move by AMG to a smaller 4.0-liter V-8 for the latest generation of its small sports sedan. A twin-turbocharging system will ensure output matches or even exceeds the 457-horsepower rating of the outgoing C63 AMG.
For performance fans, the new engine should produce much more torque lower in the rev range than the old 6.2-liter mill. The engine should also be more fuel efficient.
Other features will include an AMG SPEEDSHIFT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and AMG DRIVE UNIT, the latter allowing owners to modify many of the vehicle’s settings, from the speed of gear shifts to the suspension stiffness. Like many of AMG’s latest models, we’re expecting the C63 AMG’s replacement to feature the Affalterbach tuner’s rear-biased (33-67 front-rear) all-wheel-drive system as standard here in the U.S.
The latest prototypes are still heavily camouflaged, though we can see a few AMG traits like the square-shaped exhaust tips and part of the A-wing front lip spoiler. Expect the car’s styling to resemble the aggressive lines of the 2014 E63 AMG.
This C63 AMG replacement should join the rest of the 2015 C-Class range in showrooms late next year. Further down the track, look for coupe, wagon and possibly even convertible versions to be launched. On top of this, we’re also expecting a new Black Series model.
Stay tuned for updates as development progresses.