A track-focused Mercedes-AMG C63 R is reportedly under development and it could be on the road in 2 years.
*Pictured is the Mercedes-AMG C63 Edition One*
The Mercedes-AMG C63 is already a potent performer and reports are suggesting that a more hardcore track-focussed version is being developed to take on the BMW M4 GTS. The new model will be called the C63 R and much like the AMG GT R, it will feature a host of enhancements to make it an effective weapon on the strip.
The AMG C63 R is expected to shed a few pounds compared with the AMG C63 S and its 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine will no doubt be tinkered with to increase output. Some reports suggest that as much as 447 kW are on the cards. The additional power and torque will be accompanied by numerous aerodynamic addenda which will likely include a large fixed wing.
It will still be some time before the AMG C63 R becomes reality and it will likely arrive after the C-Class receives its facelift, which is due in 2018. We will keep you updated as more details emerge.
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