With the new Mercedes C-Class already in view, it's nearly time to welcome a few choice variants. The newest of those will be the wagon, natch, and the C63 AMG. The latter will likely be the first C-Class to leave the factory with with over 400 hp. Shoehorned into the engine compartment, by way of the very latest creams and jellies, will be a slightly detuned version of the stomping 6.3-liter AMG V8 producing around 420bhp, say spies. We'll see it β€” and the BMW M3 that'll sweat its presence β€” at the Frankfurt auto show later this year.

SPY PHOTOS: Mercedes C63 AMG [World Car Fans]

New Mercedes C-Class, Officially; Spy Video: Mercedes C 63 AMG; Spy Photos: Mercedes C63 AMG [internal]