The upcoming 2014 BMW M3 better be bloody brilliant as Mercedes-Benz is currently preparing a 2014 C63 AMG sedan to take the fight to the M3.
The most significant change for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be its adoption of a new engine. As we well know, the outgoing C63 AMG features a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine. However, the new model is set to receive forced induction in the form of a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine currently codenamed the M177. This new engine could deliver up to 500hp while of course increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing carbon emissions.
From a visual standpoint, the following spy shot reveals very little. However, as with all AMG cars, it’ll simply look like the regular model but with the exception of an all-new bodykit and new wheels.
This car will not get the TT 5.5. This is a new and lighter car, not a facelift, and AMG is preparing a TT 4.0 V8 code named M177 for this car, as well as the new small sports car AMG is developing. This 4.0 V8 will also see duty in the next generation E63 in 2016, and is said to be capable of well over 600hp.