The new C-Class was only recently presented when the Mercedes-AMG C63 was also spotted on test drives. We have created an exclusive rendering and show you what the C63 could look like. We also have the latest news for you.
The new Mercedes-AMG C63 was first spotted on test drives and rumors have it that it could soon lose its trademark V8. Read on to find out more about this.
The upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 could lose the 4.0-liter V8 of the old car and become the first-ever 63-series hybrid model. The new spyshot and our exclusive renderings are the best views so far of the upcoming BMW M3 and Audi RS4 alternative.
Now that the latest generation of the Mercedes C-Class has been unveiled, we have a really good idea of what the high-performance flagship model might look like. As our exclusive renderings show, the new AMG C63 will look even more aggressive than the normal car thanks to details such as the large radiator grille with vertical stripes, flared wheel arches, and several air intakes on the front bumper.
Many other sporty accents can also be expected in the standard C63. So there will almost certainly be a subtle spoiler lip on the trunk lid. And don’t be surprised if the AMG-tuned C-Class has a massive rear diffuser flanked by a quadruple exhaust system.
New Mercedes-AMG C63 T-model
A new Mercedes-AMG C63 T-model is also on the way. We also had a rendering made for the sports combination version. This and the spy footage show that the station wagon will share many sporty details with the sedan, although a few differences can also be seen. In contrast to the C63 sedan, the T-model will have a rear spoiler on the roof.
While the sedan will likely have the edge in terms of style, the Mercedes C63 T-Model should still look pretty sleek. The new C-Class T-Model already has a pretty sweeping roofline, so that the sleek look is transferred to the AMG variant with great certainty.
New Mercedes-AMG C63: engines and driving behavior
The exterior design of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 may not be drastically different from what has come before, but the car itself is expected to be completely new. AMG boss Tobias Moers revealed earlier this year that the next AMG C63 will actually be equipped with a hybrid drive, which will likely follow in the footsteps of the production car, and will only have a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder petrol engine.
Although it is only half the size of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 in the current vehicle, the four-cylinder engine is said to be quite powerful. Mercedes has plenty of experience in getting a lot of power out of 2.0-liter engines, and the combination with the 129 hp electric motor, which is also used in the new plug-in hybrid of the C-Class, could increase the car’s overall performance around 550 hp increase.
Another novelty in the AMG C-Class, the new C63 is expected to be a pure all-wheel-drive vehicle, although there will likely also be a rear-wheel drive, similar to the Mercedes-AMG E63. Don’t be surprised if the nine-speed automatic transmission used in other AMG models can also be found in the new C63.
New Mercedes-AMG C63 Interior
The interior of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 remains a secret for the time being, but there are likely to be many similarities with the interior of the regular C-Class (see picture). The curved design of the dashboard is likely to be largely adopted, as is the huge touchscreen display on the center console. Since the new C-Class on which it is based is slightly larger than the current car, the new C63 should also be a bit more spacious inside.
But not everything in the interior of the C63 will be a copy of the normal C-Class. A few sporty accents, such as shiny AMG trim parts and sportier seats, are built into this performance version. The steering wheel will likely be redesigned too, with a few additional buttons for driving modes.
Prices and the start of sales
Mercedes has not yet revealed when the new AMG C63 will go on sale. Since the standard C-Class will not be in the dealerships until the summer of 2021, the AMG C-Class will probably not be included in the program until 2022.
With all the hybrid technology on board, you shouldn’t be surprised if the new C63 is more expensive in the end than its predecessor – the sedan will cost around 93,000 euros, the station wagon a few thousand euros more.
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