The new Mercedes C 63 AMG is still months away from launch, but the manufacturer has today confirmed engine details the C-Class performance flagship.
Under the bonnet of the new C 63 AMG is an all-new 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine which Mercedes says is “closely related to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT”.
The twin-turbo V8 engine will deliver up to 375 kW of power and 700 Nm of torque. Mercedes claims the new high-performance saloon, powered by the latest member of the AMG BlueDIRECT engine family, will impress with low emissions and the best fuel economy in the segment, with a combined fuel consumption of just 8.2 litres/100 km.
The new V8 in the AMG GT (pictured) has two turbochargers mounted inside the V configuration rather than outside – experts call it a ‘hot inside V’, The benefits are a compact engine design, an optimum response and low exhaust gas emissions. It also features dry sump lubrication. Whether new C 63 AMG’s engine gets the same configuration and technology remains to be seen.
“It goes without saying that the successor to the current C 63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine. We owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple,” said AMG CEO Tobias Moers.
“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”.