2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Spied Near the Nurburgring

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was recently spied testing for the first time near the infamous Nurburgring. With a selection of visual changes and most importantly, some all new technical equipment, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is promising to be the best yet.

Instead of the 6.2-liter (no, it’s technically not a 6.3) naturally aspirated engine of the outgoing C63 AMG, 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.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

This is the same engine currently predicted to be used in the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Benz GT and is said to share the same individual cylinder capacity, bore center spacing and other specific details with the turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder used in the Mercedes A 45 AMG and Mercedes CLA 45 AMG.

It will eventually replace the naturally aspirated 5.5 liter V8 used exclusively by the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG, providing a stepping stone to AMG’s larger turbocharged 5.5 liter V8.

Additionally, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be available both in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive layouts for the very first time as Mercedes-Benz continues to broaden the range of its 4MATIC system.

[Via Motor Authority]


  1. Bleh… RS, M and now AMG all going the forced induction route. Maybe the AMG will at least be a unique powerplant and not just an ECU tuned version of a part you can get in a car thats 20% cheaper. RS5, E92 M3, and C63 are the end of an era. May they all last a loooong time. As a former E92 M3 owner and current RS5 owner, I have zero interest in an M, AMG or RS that is just an ECU tuned 435, C class or S5.

  2. M, RS and now AMG all going the way of forced induction. Really a shame that the wonderful naturally aspirated engines, high revving and awesome sounding, that we got this generation are going to be extinct. To me, an ECU tuned version of an engine used in the normal model is *not* the basis for an M, RS or AMG. Looks like Ill be keeping my RS5 for a loooong while.


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