The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will benefit from the all-new GT.
“The AMG V8 biturbo engine mesmerizes not only with maximum power and torque, but also with the absolute best fuel economy in the comparative segment,” AMG chief Tobias Moers said in a statement. “It goes without saying that the successor to the current C63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine—we owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple.”
The German automaker has revealed that the 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine from the Mercedes-AMG GT will find its way to the C-Class delivering 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. While horsepower is the same as the GT, the C-Class will actually feature 37 lb-ft more torque and will likely be available on a high-performance C63 AMG S model. It was previously reported that the standard C63 AMG will boast around 470 hp.
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Expected to be standard on the new C63 AMG is a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission with a rear-wheel drive setup. Also it is likely that the German automaker will create a new-generation Black Series model that will boast even more performance and aggressive body styling. The company is also bragging that the C63 AMG will deliver the best fuel economy in the segment, stating that the powerplant will be good for 28.6 mpg on the European cycle – don’t expect such a high figure from the EPA.
The C63 AMG will make its debut later this year at either the 2014 Paris Motor Show or the L.A. Auto Show.
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