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by Karl Peskett

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG has apparently been leaked onto the internet by a German online magazine, and with it, a few details on what supposedly is under the bonnet.

We saw recently the 2012 C-Class revealed, hinting at the current SL-Class with its sculpted headlamps and revised front end. The new C 63 AMG seen here builds on those features, but in typical AMG fashion adds a sense of dynamism, and brute power.

The inverted mouth on the front air dam, lowered suspension and huge wheels are the big hints to its performance potential, however the sedan version may in fact be different to an upcoming coupe of the C 63 AMG.

Evocars, the website in which the images appeared, reports that the coupe will use the new 5.5-litre turbocharged V8, while the sedan will continue using the 6.2-litre naturally aspirated unit under the bonnet of the current model, albeit with more grunt.

A new seven-speed transmission for this model is said to feature a race-start mode – we’re hoping it’s the new double clutch box – while the interior is suitably tricked up to AMG specs.

AMG fans will have to wait until later this year before we get final details, but from what we can see, things are looking good.




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