Stuttgart, Germany - The all-new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, revealed to the world on Wednesday 24 September and expected in South Africa in the first quarter of 2015, will be available in four variants.
It will be offered in sedan or estate format, each sharing its all-new M177 four-litre biturbo V8 with the recently announced AMG GT two-seater, with the two turbochargers neatly packaged in the 'V' of the cylinder banks and cooled via a special duct in the bonnet.
In the C63, however, you'll have a choice of standard trim (350kW from 5500-6250rpm and 650Nm from 1750-4500rpm) or C63 S tuning, quoted at 375kW and 700Nm at the same revs.
That makes it the fastest C-Class AMG yet - the C63 S sedan will hit 100km/h in four seconds flat; the estate takes a tenth or two longer depending on which engine spec you chose.
In either case it drives via a heavily revised version of the seven-speed AMG Speedshift MCT-7 transmission, tweaked for significantly quicker shift times, and a mechanical limited-slip differential on standard models while S variants get a electronic locking unit.