Not one day goes by without another Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe teaser. This time around the wizards of Affalterbach are showcasing their new proud and joy, the state of the art rear axle limited slip differential with electronic lock bound to make an appearance alongside the top S variant.
510 HP delivered by the very same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making a name for itself under the bonnet of the GT supercar sounds good, really good actually. But what would all this power amount to without the help of a faithful guardian angel?
Mercedes had the same thought and decided to bless its all-new C 63 Coupe with an army of electronic gizmos destined to make the mighty new two-door tamer than a golden retriever… if the driver wishes so, of course. Chief among these gadgets sits the all-new rear axle differential.
Polished to perfection by AMG’s own engineers, this particular part uses multi-disc clutches and two thrust rings to make sure the right amount of torque reaches to the wheel with most traction at all times, preventing the spinning of the inside wheel as a result. All in the name of sheer stability at high speed.
In contrast to a conventional differential, the AMG rear-axle limited-slip differential uses multi-disc clutches and two thrust rings. And since it is an electronically controlled solution as opposed to a purely mechanical one, the limited slip diff created by AMG is significantly faster as well.
But enough with the chit-chat. We’ll let AMG do the talk in the following video explaining all the secrets behind the all-new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe’s trick new differential. Enjoy!