2015 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG: 375kW, 700Nm confirmed

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed engine specifications and economy details for the 2015 C 63 AMG. It will become the most powerful and most economical super performance mid-size sedan on the market.

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

We all knew the team at AMG would come up with something extra powerful for the next C 63 AMG (name not confirmed), however, we might not have expected this much. Mercedes confirms;

“Under the bonnet of the C 63 AMG’s successor is an all-new 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine. The eight-cylinder Biturbo engine will deliver exceptional performance with an unrivalled power output range of up to 375kW (510 hp) and 700Nm of torque.”

This easily trumps anything from Audi, BMW M, or Lexus, competing in the same class. The sheer amount of torque is especially impressive for the relatively small sedan. It will be interesting to see what sort of acceleration it will offer in terms of 0-100km/h and 0-200km/h. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said,

“It goes without saying that the successor to the current C 63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine. We owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple. The AMG V8 Biturbo engine mesmerises not only with maximum power and torque, but also with the absolute best fuel economy in the comparative segment.”

In terms of fuel consumption the new engine has been rated at just 8.2L/100km for the combined cycle. This, again, betters anything from the rivals; Audi RS 4 (10.7L/100km), the new BMW M3 (8.3L/100km), and the Lexus IS F (11.4L/100km).

Since the C 63 AMG’s introduction back in 2008, the nameplate has gone on to become AMG’s best-selling model ever. Some 40,000 examples have been sold around the world.

The regular new C-Class is already off to a flying start in Australia. This new AMG version, which its impressive specs, is expected to boost sales by quite a margin. It will go on sale next year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.