Upcoming C 63 AMG W205 Returns to The Nurburgring Nordschleife

The anticipation surrounding the future generation of the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is bound to intensify in the upcoming months, as the W205 model is nearing its launch date in the Fall.
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG W205 1 photo
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With that being said, fans of the fabulous M156 engine from the W204 generation are about to receive a nasty blow when they find out that the naturally-aspirated powerplant will be replaced by a more muffled-down in terms of sound twin-turbocharged V8.

There are some good news though, as despite the addition of turbochargers and other fuel-saving measures, AMG didn't go the Motorsport Technik and quattro GmbH way and kept the number of cylinders the same.

Set to be powered by an all-new V8 with a displacement of four liters, twin-turbochargers and direct injection, the new C 63 AMG W205 should pretty much obliterate the new BMW M3 in terms of both horsepower and torque.

If recent reports are to be believed, the new M177 V8 will deliver 476 hp and around 650 Nm (479 lb ft) of torque in “standard” form, while a not-yet-confirmed S-Model should do with at least 510 hp and maybe 4Matic all-wheel drive.

Based on two M133 four-cylinder engines from the A 45, CLA 45 and GLA 45 AMG connected to form a V8, the new powerplant is apparently built with the exhaust manifolds integrated inside the two cylinder lines and the intake on the outside, just like the BMW S63 and the Audi 4.0 TFSI.

It is not yet known if it will also use the twin-scroll turbochargers – just like the M178 from the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) - or single-scroll ones, but considering that the M133 also uses twin-scroll we doubt that AMG will downgrade it on the V8.

Unlike the AMG GT, the C 63 AMG W205 will not use a dual-clutch transmission but a newer version of the seven-speed MCT with improved software and a stop-start feature to improve fuel consumption.

Until more details about the model are released (or speculated), all we can do is wait and check out the latest spy video testing a pre-production version of the model getting hooned on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Sure, it doesn't seem to sport the same roar as the current model, at least in this trim level, but at least it sounds much more meaty than the two-stroke lawn mower exhaust of the new BMW M3 and M4.

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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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