The AMG version of the all-new C-Class made its debut yesterday, and now we have the first video footage of the sledgehammer sedan. The video gives us a sense of the car’s sound and presence both on the road and at the track, priming us even more for the eventual sales launch slated for next March.

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The new car is no longer called a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG but rather a Mercedes-AMG C63, a change made to signify its development by Mercedes-AMG the tuning house rather than Mercedes-Benz the automaker.

"We are marking the beginning of a new era with the new nomenclature,” Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers says of the switch. “The successor to the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, which has been incredibly successful worldwide, will now be called the Mercedes-AMG C63."

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Despite changing the name, we’re glad Mercedes-AMG has seen fit to keep the C63 formula largely unchanged. A powerful V-8 is still shoehorned into an already capable sedan, but this time around a pair of turbochargers is also added. There are also two levels of potency to choose from: regular and spicier S. The latter is good for 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, enabling the car to sprint to 62 mph from rest in just 3.9 seconds.

Full details on the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S can be found here.


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