This is a detailed look at the next generation Mercedes-Benz C-class and what it will look like. It will have a V8 with twin turbo charger and therefore will have performance that will closely compete with the BMW M3 and the Audi RS5. The AMG version of the car is based n the C-class of course but usually has a distinct grille, different rear fascia, large front air intakes, side skirts and four large exhausts. This will be the same and so the differences between it and the regular model will not be unexpected.
The car will be specifically designed that it can travel on motorways for long periods of time at speeds of over 100mph as well as behave well on tracks. It will have a performance steering wheel, sports seats and a gear selector mounted in the centre of the car. It is expected that there will also be a wagon version available in Europe, a coupe and maybe a convertible as well.
The C-class has historically produced an AMG version that has really come up to scratch and it is expected that this will be the same. It does lose the naturally aspirates 6.2 litre engine that the previous model had but the new twin turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 should produce the right amount of power but just may not satisfy those that yearn for the more traditional approach. The car will work to bring the power of the supercar to the upper middle class customers and will lift the whole of the C-class models.
The Platform for the car is a w205 C-class derivative and therefore shares chassis, electronics and powertrain components with the E-class and S-class; both current and next generation models. There will be rear wheel drive for the AMG, as there has been in the past and it may be possible that an all wheel drive option using the 4MATIC system could be offered in the future.
The engine will make the C63 AMG label even more misleading than it has in the past. It will be sharing the twin turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 with the AMG GT and it will be capable of over 450 horsepower. It is expected that when used in the Black series it will be tuned to produce 100 more. The C63 will only be available with automatic transmission, something that is also the case with the current model and it is seems the AMG will have no manual transmission vehicles in the future either. It is expected that there will be a seven speed gearbox as the engines do not need the nine speed transmission in the same way that the non-AMG models will.
It is expected that the car will appear in autumn 2014 as a 2015 model. The deliveries will therefore be at the start of 2015 and the price of a base sedan is expected to be a bit above $60k.