Mercedes-AMG is bringing out the C-Classâ€™ heavily armed sibling, the C 63 S, on September 3, 2015 in India. Mercedes-AMG is skipping the relatively less powerful C 63 for now and jumping straight to the more powerful C 63 S which we drove in Portugal.
This car ditches its predecessorâ€™s 6.2-litre V8 and gets a relatively smaller 4.0-litre V8. However, this downsize in engine capacity certainly does not affect the C 63 Sâ€™ performance. The folks over at AMG have squeezed two turbos in the â€˜Vâ€™ of the engine to provide 510PS and 700Nm of torque at an instant. This engine debuted in the AMG GT, but surprisingly in the C 63 S produces 50Nm more. The engine is mated to a single clutch 7-speed AMG Speedshift MCT 7 which we found to be better than Mercedesâ€™ previous cars. Mercedes-AMG also claim an average fuel consumption of 11.9kmpl from this engine.
The C 63 S has a more aggressive look compared to its sibling. It gets the usual AMG treatment with bigger air intakes, flared wheel arches, bigger wheels and the signature quad-exhaust pipes. It also features a small lip spoiler that is said to improve downforce.
We expect the car to be priced between Rs 1.25-1.3 crore when it lands on our shores.