The much wider front track compared with the non-AMG model gave everyone hope about the car's handling characteristics, but the photo above is trying to do the exact opposite.
The image is a screenshot made by an MB World member going by the name of benyl, who is from Canada and allegedly got ahold of the Dealer Ordering Guide for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205, including the C 63 AMG and C 63 AMG S-Model variants.
As you can see, the screenshot shows that the stock wheels for both the C 63 AMG and the S-Model version will receive 235/35 R19 tires on the front and 255/30 R190 on the rear, which would make them as narrow as the ones on the W204 generation of the C 63 AMG.
Despite the good intentions of benyl, we respectfully disagree with the authenticity of the image above, for two separate reasons:
- the pictures for the C 300 4Matic and C 400 4Matic wheels look just like in any official Mercedes-Benz pdf, while those for the C 63 AMG and C 63 AMG S-Model have a much lower quality, don't include the tires and also appear to be superimposed over the original image.
- earlier spy photos depicting pre-production C 63 AMG W205 photos clearly show 245/35 R19 tires on the front, which makes us speculate that the rear ones will be at least 265/30 R19 – one centimeter wider and an inch higher than the tires on the C 63 AMG W204.
Whatever the truth turns out to be, the hooning potential of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG W205 will remain at a high level, thanks to much better horsepower and torque numbers corroborated with a lower weight.