While the next Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has been rumored to get a new twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 with somewhere between 450 and 500 horsepower, the looks of the actual car have been a mystery – at least until now. Our spy shooters have caught Affalterbach's latest creation during cold-weather testing in Sweden, and it's surprisingly understated.

The front and rear are still under camouflage, but a few details can be made out. The front air dam has been significantly enlarged, presumably to feed cool air to those two reputed turbos. At the rear, you can glimpse the quad exhaust outlets integrated into the diffuser. The trunk also appears to be hiding a tiny lip spoiler. The ride height also seems somewhat lower than stock, as would be expected for an AMG model. Otherwise, there aren't many changes on the outside – at least not yet.

There are still some lingering questions about the Mercedes' upcoming model. For example, we don't know if the C63 name is staying or if the smaller engine will force a change. The sport sedan is expected to be revealed by the early portion of 2015, but its official debut date and location remains unknown.


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      Rr778
      • 9 Months Ago
      Chris Bruce how is this more powerful than the last gen amg 507 edition? That was an amg c63 Should we except 507+ hp?
      Andrew
      • 9 Months Ago
      who cares ATS V v will kill this
        Bernard
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        I don't care if the ATS-V out accelerates this or not. I'm betting it will handle way better. Cadillac doesn't need to out accelerate every 500hp twin turbo V8. It just needs to make the better car.
        1STH
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        nobody cares about the Cimarron V.
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Andrew
        [blocked]
      Ted
      • 9 Months Ago
      Is that a Ford Taurus ? No just a copy of one out of the "90's
      Koenigsegg
      • 9 Months Ago
      who cares
      JJ
      • 9 Months Ago
      What is it with car makers and exhaust tips?
        Feurig
        • 9 Months Ago
        @JJ
        They bring in more sales. If your C63 costs $15k more than a C250 and only gets standard dual exhaust tips, then it doesn't show better than your car costs $15k more.
          JJ
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Feurig
          I was referring to uneven unfunctonal holes on bumper of new cars, older AMG models and other makers had very nice classic exhaust tips that where deferent from lesser models.
          EJ
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Feurig
          @ JJ > Toyota first started this on the Toyota Mark X (sold only in Japan). I actually thought it was a nifty design when I saw it in person. Then the Lexus was the first stateside car to have them, which allows for a sporty appearance while still maintaining the bumper form. The IS F did a bit of a remix, with the fake dual stacked outlets.
      Sims
      • 9 Months Ago
      How is 450-500 hp more powerful than the 507 Series C63? Do we have an idea of torque figures yet?
      William Weisberg
      • 9 Months Ago
      MB, what happened to a twin turbo inline 6 for the upcoming C63?
      witz323
      • 9 Months Ago
      Hopefully this gets AWD! I could see this in my driveway in Wisconsin.
      vroooomy
      • 9 Months Ago
      i have at least 17 reasons its not the most powerfull c63.... https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXDgWSxvBLR1QxA3n4pc4QJ1rPwcyYTjzx4Q3mzLz5sG0SG0Fn
      witz323
      • 9 Months Ago
      Hopefully this gets AWD like a lot of the other current AMG cars.
        carguy1701
        • 9 Months Ago
        @witz323
        The head of AMG recently said at one of the auto shows that the C63 wasn't getting AWD, which I applaud.
      bonehead
      • 9 Months Ago
      "we dont know if the C63 name is staying" Why cause the motor no longer matches? Cause before it was a 6.2L called the C63 And the CLS63 is now a 5.5L turbo so im pretty sure they will still call a 4.0L turbo a C63
        EJ
        • 9 Months Ago
        @bonehead
        My understanding of BMW and Merc naming conventions was that the numerical designation represents the potential NA engine size of the hp output, not necessarily the actual engine size. This allows for marketing to keep the idea of a higher number = better.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'm utterly confused with how MB (and BMW) devise their classifications. The C is moving up to make room for the CLA. Doesn't this bump up against the E? They have so many models and variants of said models that it can drive a person crazy just looking at it all. Why not just keep it simple?
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