Mercedes Benz’s W205 C-Class luxury sedan will arrive into India early next year, as the German marque’s fourth generation C-Class model. The C-Class line up also has a high performance angle in the form of AMG tuned models. The same is the case with the 4th generation C-Class sedan as well.
Mercedes Benz has just revealed the images and details of the 2015 C63 AMG and C63 AMG S high performance sedans, which will go on sale internationally early next year and that will also arrive into India later next year. The 2015 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG is more powerful, fuel efficient and lighter than the outgoing model.
The heart of the matter on the W205 C63 AMG is a new 4 liter, V8 twin turbo M177 petrol engine that is similar to the M178 engine powering the AMG GT sportscar. The new, 4 liter engine replaces the much larger and naturally aspirated 6.3 liter V8 motor. The twin turbo V8 petrol motor makes 469 Bhp of peak power and 650 Nm of peak torque.
On the C63 AMG S model, the power and torque outputs are boosted to 503 Bhp and 700 Nm. Fuel efficiency is rated at 12.2 Kmpl. Transmission duties to the rear wheels of the 2015 C63 AMG are handled by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7 speed automatic unit that comes with three modes, Controlled Efficiency, Sport and Sport+. The C63 AMG S model gains an additional Race mode.
The gearbox gets manual and automatic modes, with paddle shifters standard on both the C63 AMG and the C63 AMG S models. The C63 AMG cars also gets adjustable sport suspension with three stages of damping. Dynamic engine mounts that soften and stiffen to improve ride quality and handling respectively are standard on all 2015 C63 AMG models.
The C63 AMG hits the 100 Kph mark from standstill in 4.2 seconds while the S variant makes the cut 0.2 seconds earlier. Top speeds of both cars are electronically limited to 250 Kph. The C63 AMG has already received a Edition 1 package that tweaks the styling and interior bits of the car.
Although the W205 platform based C63 AMG line up for 2015 will be sold internationally in sedan and estate body styles, Mercedes Benz India is expected to launch only the sedan body style in India. The cars will make an official debut on the 2nd of October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. In India, the 2015 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG will square off against the Audi RS5 and the BMW M3.