Competes with: BMW M3, Audi RS 7
Looks like: A 2015 C-Class with a touch more attitude
Drivetrain: 469- or 503-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8; rear-wheel drive; seven-speed automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: March 2015
Mercedes isn't keeping high-performance buyers waiting very long for the next AMG-a-fied C-Class. The all-new version of the standard C-Class sedan is just hitting the road with four- and six-cylinder engines. Coming in March 2015, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 builds on the new C-Class by stuffing a 469-or 503-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 between widened front fenders of this high-performance C-Class.
Related: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Expert Review
The 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 is gone, replaced by a more efficient twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter. So efficient, in fact, that Mercedes says the 32 percent improvement in fuel economy over its predecessor makes the C63 the "most fuel-efficient eight-cylinder, high-performance vehicle in the world."