New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG revealed

* New C63 pics * Car on sale this summer * Based on new C-Class...

New Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG revealed

Mercedes has revealed photos of the C63 AMG, the performance version of the forthcoming C-Class.

The car should go on sale this summer and is expected to be powered by a 517bhp 5.5-litre twin-turbo direct-injection V8 mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

This is the same engine that's in the S-Class, CL and CLS AMG and offers considerable fuel economy savings over the 6.2-litre V8 that's in the current C63.

It's likely to have an optional Performance Package that would boost power to 550bhp at the touch of a button.

AMG suspension, braking and steering tweaks, as well as external and interior design changes, will mark the car out from the rest of the C-Class range.

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