Spy Shots: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Starts To Strip
The 2015 C63 AMG is getting closer and closer to its reveal, so as expected, it is now starting it’s starting to lose a little camo. Up front we can now make out the some of the air intakes, though the swirly camouflage is still covering up most of them Around back, however, we can see even more, as the quad tailpipes and diffuser between them are easy to see.
Other than these updates, we can also see that the C63 AMG is going to be a littler wider and lower, giving it a meaner look than last year’s model.
Oddly enough, Mercedes will drop the 6.2-liter, V-8 powerplant in favor of a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo engine, but it’ll maintain the C63 name instead of changing it to C40. The reasoning for this is because Mercedes sees the C63 name as "too valuable" to change.
That’s all fine and good with us, as is the 450 horsepower that the 4.0-liter engine — the same as we’ll see in the AMG GT/SLC — will put down in its standard guise and 500-plus horsepower with the Performance Package.
Up front, you can just barely make out the splitter and the two outermost air intakes, but not too much else, thanks to that camo. Out back, however, Mercedes was a little more revealing, as the new C63 AMG is proudly displaying an angular quad-tip exhaust system to replace the boring, old circular pipes it had in 2014. You can also clearly make out a diffuser between these aggressive-looking tips and the new, more rounded taillights.
The C63 AMG has two flavors for the 2014 model year, as it comes in either the 507-horsepower "Edition 507" guise or the 451-horsepower base model. Both are fanatically awesome and enough car to give the M3 fits.
The "Edition 507" model hits 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph, while the base model does 60 in just 4.4 ticks of the second hand and hits Germany’s favorite top speed of 155 mph.