The wait for the official details for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is finally over, as the German carmaker has now given us what we wanted. We can see two things that stand out, no loss of power but an increase in fuel economy over the current model. However, we can tell you that there is an performance upgrade available at a cost.
Autoblog was sent a press release giving them all the facts and figures, but the one detail missing was the price. Let us not complain though, as it will take some time to digest all the information that has been given to us by Mercedes. This new sedan is expected to hit 60 in 4.3 seconds and has been limited to 155mph. However, that AMG performance package mentioned above will increase that top speed to 174mph.
There are a few key design differences from the current to the 2012 version, such as a new front grille and a lower apron. However, it is inside where you will see the biggest changes, that newly designed dash and LCD screen will certainly give the competition a run for their money.
Although there was no price on the press release, we have learned from Car and SUV that the new sedan will cost €71,340 in Germany; not sure how much that will be in the UK or the U.S.
No doubt more details on this and other aspects of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be offered during the Geneva Motor Show, which is when the car will get its official debut.