2015 C63 AMG Revealed!

Mercedes has released images and information on the new 2015 C63  and C63 S AMG!

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Details have leaked on the new C63 AMG. Mercedes has used their new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 in this application, replacing the naturally aspirated 6.2L motor in the previous generation. Although it is basically the same as the M178 engine used in the new AMG GT and GT S, the C63’s engine is code named M117 due to the lack of Dry-Sump lubrication. In the C63, the M177 delivers 469 hp at 5,500 rpm and 479 Lbs. Ft. of torque from 1,750 – 6,250 RPM – an 18 hp and 37 lb-ft increase on the old model’s peak of 451 hp and 442 Ft. Lbs. With added turbocharger boost and dynamic engine mounts, the S variant gets a more potent 503 hp 5500 rpm along with 516 Lbs. Ft. of torque from 1,750 – 6,250 rpm. This gives it a 23 hp and 74 Lbs. Ft. of torque more than the old C63 equipped with the optional performance package.

Curb weight is 3,616 pounds, making the new C63’s power to weight ratio 7.7 pounds per hp to 8.1 pounds per hp in the previous model. The S variant has 7.3 pounds per hp.

The sole transmission is AMG’s seven-speed Speedshift MCT automatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted aluminum shift paddles. It offers the driver the choice of up to five different modes via AMG Dynamic Select programs: C (controlled efficiency), S (sport), S+ (sport plus) and, exclusively in the C63 S, R (race).

Top speed is limited to 155 MPH, while the 0-60 MPH time has dropped to 4.1 seconds. The same time quoted for the new M3/M4 from BMW.

The C63 has a mechanical locking differential, while the C63 S receives a highly responsive electronically controlled locking differential. Compared to its standard models, the C63 has a wider front track, unique rear wheel bearings that offer greater negative camber for enhanced traction, firmer springs and dampers, altered bushings and a lowered ride height.

As always, AMG has reworked the aerodynamics and body work to make the vehicle not only look more aggressive than the non-AMG variant, but to also provide better air flow management. The interior also receives a sport, flat bottom steering wheel with unique interior trim and special sport seats.

C63 receives a mechanical locking differential, while the C63 S gets a more responsive electronically controlled locking differential.

The new C63 and C63 S seem to take AMG forward, and represent a huge step forward for the C-Class.

 

2015 SL400 Drops Base Price Of SL Range By $20K

The new 2015 SL400 will undercut the Sl500 by over $20,000

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The 2015 SL400 will cost 84,000, plus $925 for the destination charge. That’s a savings of $22,900 less than the $107,825 SL550. That is a huge savings for a car that can still accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 5.1 seconds.

The lower price is a direct reflection of the smaller engine used in the SL400. The SL400 foregoes V8 power in favor of a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 with 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque mated to a seven-speed automatic. While the SL400 is down 100 hp and 160 lb-ft than the SL500, it can provide up to 27 MPG.

You don’t have to give up all of the luxuries the other SLs have. You can get almost all of the options found on the larger engine SL models.

AMG GT INTRODUCED WITH BI-TURBO V8

AMG GT Will show proof of what AMG can do

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Looking to take a bite of the class leaders in the segment, Mercedes-Benz has tried to redefine the segment by introducing the AMG GT. The coupe will come in two variations: AMG GT and GT S. The coupes will have 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engines that make 456 and 503 horsepower, respectively. The GT S also has 479 pound-feet of torque, and will accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 193 mph. . A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters and five drive modes drives the rear wheels.

A sports exhaust system, electronic locking differential and adjustable sport suspension will be standard, while carbon ceramic brakes will be available optional. The GT’s frame is 90% aluminum – only the trunk lid is made from steel.

A year after the GT S goes on sale, Mercedes will offer the less powerful GT model. It uses the same engine and transmission, but it has 456 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It will like cost around $10,000 to $15,000 less than the GT S.

“We are venturing out into a challenging sports car segment with its top-class competitive field,” Thomas Weber, head of Mercedes’ global R&D, said in a statement. “This is an incentive and motivation for us at the same time to prove to sports car enthusiasts around the world the kind of performance that AMG is capable of.”

G65 AMG Coming To USA

Mercedes to introduce G65 AMG for the American Market

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The G65 packs a whopping V12 Bi-Turbo engine that produces 604 horsepower and 738 LBS FT of torque, driven by all four wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. While available in select markets since 2012, it will available for purchase in the USA starting in 2015. The G65 will to launch in the US as a 2016 model with a price of roughly $250,000