The 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Is A Hell Of A Lot Better On Gas

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32% is the difference in efficiency between the old naturally aspirated V8 and the new twin-turbo from the Mercedes-AMG GT. The 2015 C63 AMG will also be available from market launch as an "Edition 1". Super special!

You know almost everything about the new tire slayer C-Class by now. You know about its 503/516 lb/ft horsepower engine which turns into a 469 hp/479 lb/ft V8 in the base car. You know it weights 3,648 lbs, comes with dynamic engine mounts, the MCT 7-speed sport transmission, an adaptive sport suspension with 3-stage adjustable damping and all the other bits that make AMG cars fast.

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You also know a lot about the engine that killed of our beloved 6.2 V8, but the 32 percent improvement in fuel economy is a big deal. Mercedes claims that it makes the new C63 the "most fuel-efficient eight-cylinder car in the high-performance segment." Whatever, I just like the more power for less fuel idea.

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Mercedes also announced that a special version called "Edition 1" will be available from the start as long as you choose the more powerful C63 AMG. It comes with:

  • Forged 19 inch alloys painted matte black with the rim painted in red
  • Night package (A-wing and trim in high-gloss black, wing mirror housings in high-gloss black, sill cladding inlays in high-gloss black, waistline trim and window frames in high-gloss black, radiator grille with double fin in silver chrome, Black-chromed twin end pipe fairings)
  • Red accentson radiator grille and wing mirrors
  • Sport stripes in matte graphite grey above sill cladding
  • Performance seats, door center panels and armrest in black nappa leather with diamond pattern and red contrasting stitching
  • designo seatbelts in red
  • Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre, flattened bottom, with red 12-o'clock marking, red contrasting stitching, steering wheel fairing in silver chrome with "Edition 1" lettering and silvercolored aluminium shift paddles
  • Trim element in carbon red pepper / light aluminium with longitudinal grain and red filaments
  • Floor mats in black with "AMG" lettering and piping in red

For that much red/black stuff, expect to pack a bit more green.

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

Generic "if you can afford one of these, you don't really care about gas prices" comment here.

Practically speaking, now you can save up for the additional maintenance down the line ;)