It is now official: the new C 63 AMG wil be the second AMG model to get the new 4 litre V8 bi-turbo launch in AMG GT. And it will get in the best shape with 510 HP like in the AMG-GT S version.
The current generation of the C 63 AMG started in 2007 and 2012 was the best year with about 8,000 units sold. The successor will have the world premiere at the Paris Motorshow in the beginning of October as a saloon and estate model.
And today Mercedes answered to the most interesting question. Under the bonnet there will not be the old 6.3 V8 normal aspirated any mor and neither the 5.5 litre bi-turbo V8, but the completely new 4 litre V8 bi-turbo, presented on September, 9, under the bonnet of the AMG-GT.
Taking into consideration that the old C 63 AMG delivered 457 HP and Mercedes has a base version of the new V8 bi-turbo with 462 HP used in AMG-GT, we expect that the new C 63 AMG will use this version of 462 HP.
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Wrong! Mercedes is putting more power into the new C 63 AMG, which will get the strongest version of the new 4 litre V8 bi-turbo with a maximum output of 510 HP and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. Mercedes promises that this is the world’s most economical high-performance V8 engine with a fuel consumption of 8.2 l/100 km (NEDC combined).
Until the world premiere in Paris will take place, here is the history of the C-Class AMG, the spy pictures of the saloon and estate version and the movie with C 63 AMG prototype.
The ancestors of C-Class AMG family are the 190 E 2.3-16 and 190 E 2.5 -16 with the legendary 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder and the 190 E 3.2 AMG with the powerful six cylinder engine.
Then other five generations follow: the C 36 AMG, the C 43 AMG, the C 32 AMG, tge C 55 AMG and the C 63 AMG.
The C 36 AMG (W202) was produced between 1993 and 1997 and it was powered by the normal aspirated 6 in-line cylinder with 3.6 litre (code name M 104) which developed 280 HP/5,750 rpm and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft)/4,000 rpm, using the HFM engine management system.
Based on the same generation, Mercedes changed the engine in 1997 from the 6 in-line to the V8. The new C 43 AMG also uses a normal aspirated engine. With 4.3 litre, the V8 (M113 E43 code name) delivered 306 HP and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft).
In 2001, Mercedes launched a new C-Class AMG generation based on the new C-Class (W203) generation. The new engine had a smaller displacement compared to his predecessor, but used a mechanical compressor made by IHI. The 3.2 litre supercharged V6 (M122 code name) delivered 354 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft)/4,400 rpm.
In 2003, Mercedes replaced this engine again with a V8 natural aspirated. C55 AMG featured the big 5.4 litre V8, which delivered 360 HP.
In 2006, Mercedes launched the most powerful normal aspirated V8 in the world. The V8 with a displacement of 6.3 litre appeared in 2007, on the occassion of the AMG 40 year anniversary under the bonnet of the new C 63 AMG (based on W204). It delivers 457 HP and a peak torque of 600 Nm. In 2009, the AMG Performance Package Plus, offered as an option, raised the maximum output up to 487 HP.
In April 2011, Mercedes upgraded the C 63 AMG on the occassion of C the 63 AMG coupe launch. In the same year, Mercedes presented the most powerful C-Class in history. The C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series delivered 517 HP and 620 Nm.
Last year, in April, Mercedes created the C 63 AMG „Edition 507”, with 19 inch wheels and high performance composite brake system. The V8 engine delivers 507 HP and 610 Nm.