The new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be based on the current generation C-Class and will sport a twin-turbocharged engine capable of producing up to 503 horsepower. It has always been an entertaining car to drive with stonking grade V8 upfront and rear wheel drive. The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is also seen as muscle car from the other side of the pond. The new model would further build onto that image, this time with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 from the AMG GT sports car that debuted a few days back.
It is the M178 twin-turbo engine that powers the brand new, Porsche 911-rivaling Mercedes AMG GT and this very engine will now adorn the C63 AMG as well. Built in Affalterbach, the new engine generates 503 horsepower, perhaps on the ‘S trim’ while the base variant could still be more powerful that C63 AMG’s direct rival- the BMW M3 sedan.
Comparing it with the new BMW M3 which has just 425 hp from its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six, the C63 AMG seems like a lot of car. Torque figures too are pretty impressive at 516 lb-ft slightly lower than the Mercedes AMG GT sports car. A new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will available along with a wagon and coupe version as well. Mercedes-Benz also claims that the C63 AMG will deliver 28.6 mpg (EU cycle).