The all-new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Saloon and Estate are revealed for the first time today. Using the W205’s aluminium and steel chassis structure as its basis, the new C 63 adds an all-new 4.0-litre bi-turbo engine to endow it with phenomenal performance. At the heart of any AMG is its hand built engine. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 uses the M177 engine – a sister unit to the M178 found in the new Mercedes-AMG GT – displacing 3,982 cc and equipped with twin turbochargers neatly packaged in the ‘V’ of the cylinder banks and cooled via a special duct built in the bonnet of the car. The C 63 produces 476bhp and, in C 63 S guise, 510bhp. This is the same engine that is also powering the Mercedes-AMG GT as well.
The German automaker will soon move on from the currently 5.5-litre engine to this new 4.0-litre engine as a part of its downsizing. This will help them to reduce the carbon footprint and at the same time there isn’t any reduction in power as well. This engine is based on the 2.0-litre AMG engine that also powers the CLA 45 AMG as well.
Likewise, the C 63 uses a unique suspension setup. At the front it uses four-link suspension, independent steering knuckles and a wider track to improve stability, while at the rear the multilink system uses independent mounts and an increase in negative camber. A heavily revised version of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission features on the C 63 - now with significantly quicker shift times to improve responses. Every C 63 is fitted with 245/40 R18 (front) and 265/40 R18 (rear) tyres while the ‘S’ model gains 245/35 R19 (front) and 265/35 R19 (rear) tyres. A new braking system uses 390 mm discs at the front and 360 mm at the rear with the option of enhanced ceramic discs available for track-orientated driving.
Source : CarDekho