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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG – Click above for image gallery

Now that we've seen the facelifted 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in its bread-and-butter C250, C300 and C350 forms, it's time to start thinking about the holier-than-thou, unabashedly hardcore C63 AMG. The folks at Germany's EvoCars have stumbled upon what appear to be production-spec images of the AMG-laden 2012 C-Class, and while the brash bulginess of the current car has been toned down somewhat, there's certainly nothing sedate about this new menacing Merc.

The biggest question about the next-generation C63 is whether or not Mercedes-Benz will ditch the current car's glorious naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 in favor of the new twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter mill that will be used in the CL63, S63 and CLS63. EvoCars states that only the new C63 AMG Coupe will receive the 5.5-liter heart, and that power of the 6.2 will be bumped up for use in the sedan. Still, with either engine, we're sure the C63 will be as lively as ever out on the road.


2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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[Source: EvoCars (translated)]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, but I think the pre-facelift C63's looks more aggressive...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The previous gen looked too much like a C350 with a cheap body kit. This is more refined, and the car's design looks more cohesive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am crying tears of joy: it's so... bee-yoo-tee-ful. ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love AMGs engineering prowess, and the car certainly work the 'Ring superbly, but I guess I'm a styling purist. I think Mercedes sedans should use a form of their traditional radiator design, and only the SL, SLK and other 2 seaters if they come up with them, should use the wider "modern" grille like the one pictured. I really don't like it when it's used on "just" the C350Sport. It makes no sense to me, and seems more of a cynical marketing ploy than anything else.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I dunno, I really like their current design direction. I think it is a natural evolution, not as obvious as say Porsche's, but a benz still looks like a benz. And the new C class is drop dead gorgeous. Every time I see one on the road it turns my head.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why doesn't AMG offer manual trany like M series or R series from Audi? All these great cars like Porsche 911 TT, BMW M, Audi R, ZR1, Ferrari and etc. offer Manual. It sucks driving a sport car in auto.
        • 4 Years Ago
        FT, you are an idiot and give true Europeans a bad name. Every one of your posts is an attack towards Americans, hence why your red bar is so friggin' huge. You brought up that a GERMAN car made by a GERMAN MANUFACTURER builds this car with an auto because us Americans cannot drive. Yet, your point is moot. Because for 1 reason, they don't build the car with a manual for Europeans.

        Oh and by the way, I dare you to go look up drunk driving accidents involving Europeans. You'd be surprised. Germans, Scottish, and Irish people have stereotypes of being heavy drinkers for a reason.
        • 4 Years Ago
        FT, I agree with you 1000%. I personally have had high HP cars with no issues. 100% sober at all times.
        But if it's good for Audi, BMW, Porsche, GM (ZR1), Ford (GT500), Ferrari, Auston Martin, Jag and etc., it should be good for MB.
        The main reason is that, same as GT-R. They don't want to warranty manual transmission, and they can control the shifting via software with auto and have less warranty issues.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm NOT saying to switch over to manual totally. Manual should be an option for those who really enjoy the total control of the car. These cars aren't meant to be a straight line drag racers. That's where the auto is good for to put your foot on the gas and go straight. But when it comes to street driving, twisters and having fun, nothing is like controling the power that gets to the while. No paddle shift would give you the same fun. I've driven paddle shifters on BMW and I hate it.
        I know many folks who would buy a Nissan GT-R in a second if it was offered as manual like R8 or 911.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ben, you are clearly a step above the Americans. It is a pity that the actions of few can ruin it for most.

        I recall the automagaines testing the 2nd generation C class and complaining that Mercedes does not know how to build manual transmissions. Those who've piloted the military G-class with a slush box will differ.

        I suppose you're correct that Merc does not want to have to service them. Pity.

        There need to be more people like you who show enthusiasm and responsibility in handling the high powered works of art. I bid you well in your endeavors my friend.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why Ben? I will tell YOU why. The issue is Competency.

        Americans, unlike the Europeans, cannot handle the sheer torque and power of the AMG through a manual transmission when SOBER. Once they get drunk and pilot the car (an American custom), people DIE and families get DESTROYED.

        The beautiful piece of art and joy to drive known as the automobile becomes a killing machine. Here's a recent example:

        http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/122710-man-killed-by-alleged-drunk-driver-on-christmas-eve

        Do you understand what I am saying? Mercedes does. Be like the Europeans. Drink less, drive better and NEVER combine the two.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's not like they're pushing away a large number of customers by not offering manual. Those that buy these kind of sedans are already few in number, and offering a manual will only net them that little bit more sale.

        Besides people always whine about a car not having a manual, but when it times to put the money where the mouth is, few are actually going to buy the car with the manual. Benz knows this as well as we do.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's because Mercedes wants everyone to be able to accomplish the advertised 0-60 and other performance numbers. Having a manual would add variance to the advertised times.
      • 4 Years Ago
      perfectly looking car
      • 4 Years Ago
      EW! bro, prefer the outgoing one :/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Outgoing one looks way more aggressive. Had one, now driving E63. MB is trying too hard to make C look like E, and it just doesn't work very well. Makes the design appear bland...more C300 like. Two-toned interior is just awful. It feels like MB just stole the chief interior designer away from the Chevrolet Camaro design team. Bleck!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks better
      • 4 Years Ago
      The interior looks more like a BMWs than what I'd expect from Mercedes. The headlights look like those off the last-gen Infiniti M.

      http://www.autospies.com/images/users/Teknik/08_M45s04.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hot!
        • 4 Years Ago
        man this amg version is beautiful! gotta love that 2 fin grille!
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