The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show. The new top model in the C-Class line-up makes its debut on the Seine in two body versions – as a saloon and estate car.
The C 63 is driven by a 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine that puts out 350 kW (476 hp) in the C 63 variant and 375 kW (510 hp) in the C 63 S model. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via a AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed sports transmission. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with electronically regulated shock absorbers, the mechanical rear differential lock and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programme are among its extensive array of standard equipment.
Speaking at the press conference at the Paris Motor Show, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said, “With the new Mercedes-AMG C 63, our performance experts demonstrate once again that characteristics like ‘family friendly’ and ‘race-track ready’ need not be contradictory.”
Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes Benz Cars Development added, “The potential of this engine is best described with three figures: four litres of displacement, two power levels and one certified fuel consumption of just 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres.” Thanks to its amazing efficiency, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 is the world’s most fuel efficient V8 model – over 30 percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor and significantly more efficient than its less powerful competitors with six-cylinder engines.