C 63 AMG W204 vs C 220 BlueTec W205 Exhaust Battle

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With the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG W205 still a few months away from its unveil, the now-old C 63 AMG W204 is still the AMG to own if you want to drive a C-Class on steroids.
Powered by an epic 6.2-liter V8 that still uses natural aspiration to bring avalanches of eargasms to both its passengers and bystanders whenever it's being revved, the C 63 AMG W204 is one of our favorite AMG models.

With stock power levels ranging from 457 hp all the way to 517 hp in the C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series, the M156 engine will be soon retired from active duty, but one of its most important qualities – its hair-raising exhaust sound, that is – will forever be remembered in automotive history.

The new C-Class W205, on the other hand, until it gets its own bonkers AMG version this Fall, is pretty far from delivering the same kind of emotions as the current C 63 AMG (only available in Coupe or Estate guise now, ed).

At the start of European sales, the all-new C-Class will only be available with three engines, each of them sporting only four cylinders.

For example, the C 220 BlueTec will probably make up the highest numbers, with its 2.1-liter turbocharged diesel that delivers 170 hp and a healthy 400 Nm (295 lb ft) of torque.

Comparing the sound of a four-cylinder diesel with that of a gasoline V8 is like expecting a house cat to roar like a lion from the savannah – they are both felines but one will rip your head off while the other just wants to sit on your laptop while you're using it.

Nevertheless, the following exhaust sound comparison between a pre-facelift C 63 AMG W204 and a new C 200 BlueTec W205 is pretty interesting, even if mostly just for the giggles.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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