New Mercedes C 63 AMG Gets 510 HP & 700 Nm

Attention all Mercedes-Benz and AMG enthusiasts! The W205 C 63 AMG will pack more grunt than the Lexus RC F, BMW M3 and the Audi RS4. In fact, the peeps over at Mercedes-Benz confirmed the uber sedan will boast with 'an unrivaled power output range of up to 375 kW (510 hp) and 700 Nm.'
Mercedes-AMG M178 4-liter biturbo V8 engine 1 photo
That's the output of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT super coupe in S guise. If our intuition is correct, we expect the W205 Mercedes C 63 AMG to follow the same recipe as the AMG GT: the normal model will boast "only with" 462 ponies and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque, but the C 63 AMG S is will churn out 510 hp and 50 Nm of torque more than the AMG GT S.

With 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) at its disposal, we have a sneaking suspicion the rear tires of the C 63 AMG S will suffer a whole lot of punishment if you dare to tickle the accelerator pedal. This big amount of grunt also made us wonder if the S will get 4-Matic all-wheel drive like its bigger brother, the E 63 AMG S. All-wheel drive would be handy considering the C 63 will wear skinnier rear tires than the Mercedes-AMG GT.

Though the 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 is gone, the new M178 4L biturbo V8 is a damn fine engine all things considered. More so when it comes coupled to an AMG-designed seven-speed Speedshift dual-clutch tranny expected to upshift faster than you blink. Mercedes-AMG's CEO Tobias Moers declared: "the AMG V8 biturbo engine mesmerises not only with maximum power and torque, but also with the absolute best fuel economy in the comparative segment… we owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple."

On the NEDC combined cycle, the C 63 AMG's 510 hp powerhouse will drink just 8.2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (28.6 US mpg), which lead Mercedes to dub this motor as being the world's most economical high-performance eight-cylinder engine. As it happens, that figure beats the new BMW M3's 3-liter inline six-pot by 0.1 liters (28.3 US mpg), which is outstanding for a turbo engine that has 1L of extra displacement and two more cylinders. Last but not least, the Mercedes-AMG skunkworks division disclosed that the C 63 AMG in both sedan and T-Model (estate) guise will debut "shortly."

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