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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

By luanpa in | February 2, 2011 | (1) Comment

German car fans were expecting to see the updated C63 AMG this March, at the Geneva Motor Show, but photos leaked this week of the new sedan and wagon, providing a peek at what lays ahead for the upcoming C series rocket.

Under the hood, the biggest difference is that top speed will no longer be limited to 155 mph; the 2012 C63 AMG, with the performance Development Package, will top out at 174 mph.AMG has developed a new 5.5-liter biturbo mill, but the C63 keeps 6.2-liter V8, so output remains at 451 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

The C63 now sends power to a seven-speed Speedshift MCT auto ‘box which swaps out the conventional torque converter for a high-performance clutch pack said to deliver smoother, more immediate shifts.

The main exterior changes are to the fascia; the C63 AMG gets SL series-inspired headlamps, with Audi-esque LED light-piping.LEDs also make their way to the tail lamps, and the team also re-designed the 18-inch wheels, with red brake calipers grabbing the 14.2-inch front discs.Inside, a new dash and LCD screen dominate the conversation, though a new three-spoke tiller is also part of the package.

After the C63’s big day in Geneva, the revised C-Class will go on sale this fall, with the AMG-fettled version getting a very slight bump in price.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG -front

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG -front-side

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG-side

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG-top

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG-rear

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG -rear-side

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG -interior



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  1. Lazaro Ferrell says:

    ……………………………Um yeah that is a mistake but I guess no worse then the sale or their only profitable unit and the bland car designs that they have repeadly put into production and the sub par engines to go with those cars. GM figured this out why is it taking Ford so long they want to compete with world class cars with mediocre efforts it just does not work.