Monday, 9 July 2007

New Mercedes-Benz (W204) C63 AMG with 457hp and 600Nm!

Mercedes-Benz has released details of its long-awaited new C63 AMG, based on the latest W204 C-Class. Its AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine develops a peak output of 336 kW/457 hp and a maximum torque of 600 Nm – unrivalled figures in this segment. As expected with such brutal output figures, the C63 AMG rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. In conjunction with an all-new front axle, speed-sensitive AMG sports steering and the new, 3-stage ESPĂ’, the AMG sports suspension ensures both outstanding driving enjoyment and exemplary handling dynamics. A combination of bolder design, a sportier but still comfortable interior and a high level of everyday practicality makes the C63 AMG a unique high-performance car.

With the new C63 AMG, Mercedes-AMG GmbH is making a confident statement to mark the 40th birthday of the company. The new V8 flagship model is now the fifth generation of the AMG C-Class, whose family tree goes back to the C36 AMG of 1993 – the very first vehicle developed as a co-operative venture between Daimler-Benz and AMG.

The C63 AMG is looking muscular with its wide, road-hugging stance. The new bonnet with its prominent twin power domes (think: 1st gen SLK) conceals the independently-developed AMG 6208cc V8, which develops a heady 457 hp at 6800 rpm. In this respect, the C63 AMG comes very close to the 470 or so horsepower delivered by the AMG C-Class racing touring car in the DTM series.

The torque developed by the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine, of 600Nm at 5000rpm is unrivalled in this class, and the torque curve is equally impressive: from 2000 to 6250rpm the driver always has more than 500Nm on tap – ideal for powerful acceleration in any engine speed range, in any gear of the AMG Speedshift Plus 7-G Tronic automatic transmission.

Worldwide launch and sale of the new C63 AMG will be in early 2008, with right-hand drive models to follow months after.

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