The 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 range has just been priced in Germany. Initially available in C63, C63 S, C63 Estate, C63 S Estate, C63 Edition 1 (sedan and estate), C63 S Edition 1 (sedan and estate) variants, the new BMW M4 rival certainly offers a lot of choice to customers.
The entry-level C63 sedan is priced from 76,100 euros in Germany with the prices rising from there. For example, the C63 S sedan costs 84,371 euros while the C63 S Estate will set German customers back a minimum of $86,037. As for the Edition 1 specced C63 S variants, the price inches towards 100,000 euros.
All the aforementioned models feature the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the Mercedes-AMG GT. The AMG C63’s engine is differentiated from the GT’s in that it doesn’t feature dry sump oil scavenging meaning it is now dubbed the M177 instead of the M178.
The entry-level 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 delivers a total of 469 hp at 5500 rpm as well as 479 lb-ft of torque between 1750 and 6250 rpm. These figures represent an 18 hp gain and a 37 lb-ft increase in torque over the previous-generation C63 AMG. In the range-topping Mercedes-AMG C63 S, the car delivers a potent 503 hp at 5500 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque from 1750 to 6250 rpm. This is even more power than the old C63 AMG 507 Edition which delivered 500 hp and 450 lb-ft and is in line with the AMG GT S.
Compared to the BMW M3 which features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V8 engine delivering 425 hp at 5500 rpm and 405 lb-ft, the new AMG C63 is significantly more powerful. Alongside the additional power of the latest generation car, it also weighs less than the outgoing model by 15 kg in sedan guise. All up, the potent C63 S delivers 304 hp per tonne with it tipping the scales at 1655 kg.
When it is all said and done, the new 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 sprints to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds in sedan guise and 4.2 seconds in the optional Estate body style. By comparison, the C63 S reaches the same mark in 4 seconds flat as the sedan and 4.1 seconds as the Estate. Both variants and body styles are limited electronically to 250 km/h.