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Well, here it is – the first photos and details of the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG, based on the new W205 C-Class. An official press release is not out yet, but these pictures have been saved from Mercedes-Benz Germany’s site which published a page on the car for a while, but it’s gone now.

Two variants are available – a “base” C 63 AMG (if you could ever use such that word with this type of car), and an even more powerful C 63 AMG S.

The C 63 AMG’s new 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine derived from the one in the Mercedes-AMG GT does 476 hp and 650 Nm of torque, while the more powerful 510 hp and 700 Nm figures we previously wrote about turns out to be actually for the hotter C 63 AMG S.

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Both engines are mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT seven-speed automatic transmission, and the car also gets AMG RIDE CONTROL three-stage adaptive suspension.

Styling tweaks include AMG front and rear aprons, side skirts, a bespoke radiator grille in iridium silver matte and 18 inch 5-spoke titanium grey wheels with 245/40R18 tyres at the front and 265/40R18 tyres at the rear. Curiously, the “C 63” designation badge has moved to the right side of the boot lid – different from the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup – while the AMG badge is now on the left.

We’ll cover the car more thoroughly when the official release is out.