2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG : 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to pump out 375kW and 700Nm

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG : 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to pump out 375kW and 700Nm

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing a mammoth 375kW of power and colossal 700Nm of torque, the German brand has confirmed. Those outputs will put the new-generation C63 AMG more powerful than the existing 6...

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Mercedes-Benz plans plug-in hybrid assault : 10 new models by 2017

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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift revealed

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Mercedes-AMG GT : 650Nm, 3.8sec 0-100km/h 911-fighter revealed

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Australian Government to lease Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard armoured limos for G20

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class spied

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Mercedes-AMG GT to debut on September 9

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Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report

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