Picture of the face lifted C-Class from Mercedes named the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is out. The car would be making its official debut at the 2011 Geneva Salon event to be held in early March. The C63 AMG would be available in both sedan and estate body variants and has been a product of a modification to the C-Class which included modification to both mechanical aspects of the car as well as chassis tweaks.
For the C63 AMG sports car there has been a new L shaped headlamp that has been added to the new aluminum hood. Restyled bumpers have been added that have LED day time lights in the front. The alloy wheels are now made up of alloy and the grille design has been restyled. Photographs of the interior are not yet available but the dashboard is being revised and given a look with the AMG specific trim.
The engine installed is the one that was fitted on the C63 AMG before it went in for the face lift, that is the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 engine with a power rating of 457 HP and 600 Nm or 442 lb-ft of peak torque. What has been added though is the firm’s new AMG speed-shift MCT 7-speed sports transmission. With this modification there is improved fuel consumption by around ten percent to 12lt/100km or 19.6 mpg US for the sedan and 12.3 lt/100km for the Estate. The acceleration statistic of the Sedan version reads 0 to 100km/h or 62mph sprint in 4.5 seconds, while the same for its Estate sibling stands at 4.6 seconds.
One could also get 487 hp if the optional performance package is incorporated in the face lifted version which takes the sedan to a 100km/h or 62mph in 4.4 seconds and the estate in 4.5 seconds.
Suspension settings of the car has also been tweaked to get improved handling features. Sales of the revised C63 AMG are supposed to start this summer.