Mercedes-Benz will be launching the AMG C 63 S in India on September 3. It is the manic, performance-oriented sibling of the C-class sedan. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is the 10th AMG model in the company’s India portfolio, and the 11th model in the brand’s ’15 in 15′ product strategy for the year.
Unveiled at the 2014 Paris motor show, the C 63 S is powered by the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as on the AMG GT S, and makes 503bhp and 71.4kgm of torque. Transmission duties are held by a seven-speed AMG SpeedShift gearbox. The C 63 S boasts of a 0-100kph sprint time of around 4 seconds, before going on to an electronically limited top whack of 250kph.
To be more in line with the performance, the C 63 S also tries to look the part. It gets the aggressive-looking AMG body kit, new alloy designs, and square chrome-plated tailpipes. On the inside, the C 63 S gets sport seats, a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel, and plenty of carbon fibre and Alcantara. It has more of a sporty intent than a focus on luxury, like the standard C-class sedan.
The C 63 S will be imported as a CBU, and rival the likes of the BMW M3.
Mercedes also has plans to launch the C 450 AMG in India, and this is the model that will cater to enthusiasts looking for something a bit more affordable that the C 63.