Top Gear magazine reveals that the next generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 will abandon the rear-wheel drive layout and rely on an all-wheel drive system. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine will continue to be used on the middle-class model.
Performance models have always had a special place in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio. With the help of the AMG division, the German automaker was able to bring models capable of top performance, regardless of the segment in which they activated.
According to sources close to the German company, the next generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 will receive a number of important changes. The German uber-limo will come with an all-wheel drive system that will also receive a special component called “Drift Mode”.
The top version of the AMG range will continue to rely on the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. However, there is information that suggests an increase in power both for the base version and for the variant S is definitely on the cards. Currently the Mercedes-AMG C 63 is developing 476 hp, while AMG C 63 S offers 510 hp. The two performance versions will be equipped with an automatic transmission with nine gears.
Introducing the all-wheel drive system and increasing engine power will result in even better performance. According to the same sources, the AMG C 63 S version would sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in just over 3 seconds. The current variant needs 4 seconds for this performance. As you can probably guess, the changes will be implemented on all body versions of the AMG C 63.