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