Mercedes Drops the C63 Bomb in Paris

Two power variants and two body styles equal near perfection.

After revealing early images of its all-new and newly-named Mercedes-AMG C63 last week, Mercedes-Benz has brought its hottest new sedan and wagon to show off at the Paris Motor Show. As previously reported, the C63 comes in two flavors: the 'base' model, and the C63 S. Tuned to different outputs, both come with the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, shared with their Mercedes-AMG brother. In the C63, this engine will be known as the M177 (instead of M178) due its lack of dry sump oil scavenging.

The base C63 will produce 469 horsepower at 5500, with 479 lb-ft of torque available between 1750 and 6250 rpm. The upgrade C63 S will furnish customers with 503 hp at 5500 rpm, with 515 lb-ft of torque between 1750 and 6250 rpm. Both are available in sedan and estate formats, with a miniscule difference in 0-62 mph times between the body styles: the C63 sedan will make the run in 4.1 seconds, the estate in 4.2, while the C63 S will reach the same speed in 4 seconds and 4.1 in the estate. Top speed for all models is electronically limited to 155 mph.

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