12-12-2012, 12:55 PM #1
New 2014 W205 C-Class rendered - Next gen C63 AMG to have 4Matic all wheel drive?
Here is a rendering of the upcoming W205 generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The car is expected to take on some styling cues from the newer models including the R231 SL as can bee seen in the headlights. It remains to be seen how accurate this rendering is but if the final product is similar Mercedes will have a hit on their hands. The main interesting development especially for AMG performance enthusiasts is the idea of all wheel drive on the C63 AMG.
The C63 AMG by all accounts will have the new M157 Twin Turbo 5.5 liter V8 likely slightly detuned to prevent stepping on toes in the lineup just as the current C63 AMG M156 naturally aspirated V8 is. Regardless, the motor is capable of a lot of torque and it is expected that just like the E63 AMG facelift the C63 AMG will get all wheel drive. Whether that comes with a dual clutch transmission or an automatic is anyone's guess.