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    • 2015 W205 C63 AMG M177 4.0 liter V8 to be mated to a 7-speed MCT Speedshift automatic gearbox, no dual clutch transmission

      This is a bit of disappointing news providing that the report from Autocar is correct. BenzBoost announced some time ago that the next generation W205 C63 AMG would get a 4.0 liter twin turbo direct injected V8 internally named the M177. The question that remained was whether the C63 would get a dual clutch transmission or go with the 7G-MCT transmission the current 63 AMG models use. This transmission is based on a traditional automatic although with the torque converter replaced by wet multi-plate clutches.

      The transmission does not have one set of clutches for even gears and one set for odd gears so that the gear is already pre-selected for practically instant shifts. The advantage it does have though is in torque handling capability and as with the M157 engines that generate a good amount of torque the upcoming M177 twin turbo V8's output has Mercedes sticking with their tried and true 7G Speedshift trans.

      What is likely to happen is a similar scenario that the M156/M159 experienced in that the 63 AMG cars get the MCT trans whereas the higher end SLS AMG received a dual clutch gearbox. The M178 V8 that is based on the M177 but going into the AMG GT sports car that will battle the Porsche 911 will likely get a dual clutch box and have power sent to the rear wheels.

      The C63 may then have all wheel drive just like the CLA45 AMG little brother and the E63 AMG big brother. The CLA though does route its power through a dual clutch transmission but this is due to having a motor half the size of what will be under the C63 AMG's hood. The lack of a dual clutch is disappointing but due to the displacement advantage on its rivals this will not be a major performance disadvantage.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2015 W205 C63 AMG M177 4.0 liter V8 to be mated to a 7-speed MCT Speedshift automatic gearbox, no dual clutch transmission started by Sticky View original post
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      1. TT C6's Avatar
        TT C6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Others have mentioned it but clearly its main competition will be lighter.

        I hope it is lighter than the S4 but...
        You know how I feel about cubic inches and DCT.
        But, even with a 4.0L and a MCT, the C63 will be the ultimate daily driver for 4 season commuting, especially if it weighs near the current S4.
        100-200lbs lighter would even make me feel better about giving up a DCT.

        If Audi would just drop the S6 drivetrain in the S4, I would buy one.
      1. TT C6's Avatar
        TT C6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        Don't talk about class when you have none!
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge

        Now, who do you know here again? that's right nobody.

        You made the same comment over on mbworld with "Shell URT" until the admins found out about you like the worthless dog that you are lol
        I'm not you who think I am and I have no idea what you are talking about.
        You are coming off like a delusional paranoid.

        If you have problems with other people, why not be a man and take it to their face, or at least their phone?
        Sending me personal messages because you think I'm someone else that you have problem with is a little stalkerish.
      1. TT C6's Avatar
        TT C6 -
        Sticky-
        If you're having legitimate issues with vendors trolling with shell accounts, and this guy isn't a complete lunatic, shoot me a PM with a phone number and I'll give you call if you want.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TT C6 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky-
        If you're having legitimate issues with vendors trolling with shell accounts, and this guy isn't a complete lunatic, shoot me a PM with a phone number and I'll give you call if you want.
        Not having that problem but thank you.
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        Jacob502 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TT C6 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky-
        If you're having legitimate issues with vendors trolling with shell accounts, and this guy isn't a complete lunatic, shoot me a PM with a phone number and I'll give you call if you want.
        lol..let me guess your buddy's phone?

        Same story with Shell URT until you got banned again..lol
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jacob502 Click here to enlarge
        lol..let me guess your buddy's phone?

        Same story with Shell URT until you got banned again..lol
        It isn't Andy man.
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        Roll racer -
        lol @ this ass clown threating oil . ..Click here to enlarge
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        TT C6 -
        Anyone giving me rep downvotes can SUCK MY Di@K.

        Only mentioning it cuz of the stupid notifications.
        Like I give a F what any of your girls think.
        Trolls.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        With the CLA and E both offering 4Matic and the W205 already being announced as coming with all wheel drive I think it's definitely getting all wheel drive.
        C63 coming in RWD.

        http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...eries-in-store

        And it will indeed be rear-wheel drive, not all-wheel drive like the larger 4Matic-only AMG models. In fact, the regular 2015 C-Class will come in rear-drive form as well, in the first half of 2015, in C300 form.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        You guys all over the forums with this: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php...-drive-C63-AMG

        It is coming in rear wheel drive. I thought the MCT was a sure sign of all wheel drive.

        Oh well, that's why I phrased it like this:

        The C63 may then have all wheel drive just like the CLA45 AMG little brother and the E63 AMG big brother.