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Mercedes C-Klasse Coupe to Use Natural Aspiration

As you know, placing the “AMG” and V8 words in the same sentence nowadays is a profound matter, as it can describe the 6.3 liter unit or the new twin-turbo 5.5-liter powerplant and generate a debate between fans of natural aspiration and forced induction.

Mercedes introduced the coupe version of the C-Klasse at the Geneva Auto Show and, even though it was almost certain that the future AMG incarnation of the car will use the 6.3-liter unit, just like the C-Klasse saloon, there were a few who were hoping that the two-door will get the new 5.5-liter mill.

Today, a multitude of media reports on the matter popped up, indicating that the C-Klasse coupe will be powered by the natural aspirated engine. This means that it will allow its driver to play with 457 hp. As we are talking about AMG, more power is always available - the AMG Performance Package brings the output to 487 hp. The unit is mated to a seven-speed AMG Speedshift transmission.

Yes, we know, the vehicle in the adjacent image is not an AMG-powered one. This is because Mercedes hasn’t released any images of the go-fast version yet. Using natural aspiration will bring the C-Klasse Coupe in the exact same area as its rivals, the BMW M3 (this delivers 420 hp) and the Audi RS5 (this punishes the rear wheels with 450 hp). We are looking forward to the model’s release, as we can’t wait to see a new German Power War battle taking place.
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