Mercedes Benz’s 15 car blitz for India in 2015 will see the launch of the high performance C63 AMG sports sedan, which is based on the recently launched W205 C-Class. The high performance sedan will arrive into India in the second half of this year, as one of the many sporty cars that the German automaker has lined up for our country this year. The W205 version of the C63 AMG will replace the W204 model, and will take on the likes of the Audi RS5 and the BMW M3 sports cars.
Globally, Mercedes Benz sells the W205 C63 AMG in two trims, the regular version and the sporty S version. India will receive the latter. The W205 C63 AMG’s S variant will features a downsized V8 twin turbo petrol engine. However, don’t have illusions of the downsizing causing power and torque drops on this sports car. While the 5.5 liter V8 has been dispensed with, for a 4 liter V8 twin turbo petrol motor, performance will be stronger than ever. While the new car is lighter, the high performance 4 liter motor produces more power and torque than the older, larger engine.
Rated outputs of the new engine stand at 510 Bhp of peak power and 700 Nm of peak torque. A seven speed SPEED SHIFT automatic gearbox handles torque transmission to the rear wheels of the car. Europe gets the 4MATIC all wheel drive system though. Mercedes Benz claims that the downsizing has resulted in the C63 AMG, in standard trim, becoming the most fuel efficient car in its class, with a claimed efficiency of 8.1 liters per 100 kilometers, which translates to a mileage figure of over 12 Kmpl.
Better fuel efficiency means lower tail pipe emissions too, and this is why both the passenger and the sportscar world is going turbo. A 0-100 Kph sprint timing of 4 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 250 Kph mean that the C63 AMG goes like stink when it is required to. AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, mechanical locking rear differential, dynamic engine mounts and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes are standard fare. In India, expect the car to be priced at over 1.2 crore rupees, with the CBU import route being a standard affair.