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Back in the 90's, Pirelli taught us 'power is nothing without control.' It's true, a lot of other less famous entities might have said the same thing ahead of them after hitting a fence on a wet day, but they don't count.

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe certainly isn't lacking in power. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from the mighty AMG GT S is good for 510 hp and should be able to propel the Coupe from zero to 100 km/h in under four seconds. We don't yet have the official numbers, but it's safe to assume the new C63 S Coupe will be very fast.

So that was settled quickly. How about control, then? The new Coupe from AMG comes with a series of features aimed at increasing its agility, from dynamic engine mounts to an adaptable suspension and speed-sensitive steering.

A very important component that unjustly gets the rear seat all too often is the rear axle differential. In Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe's case, that comes in the form of an electronically controlled limited slip differential that is significantly faster than a classic, mechanical one.

In contrast to a conventional differential, the AMG rear-axle limited-slip differential uses multi-disc clutches and two thrust rings. The clutch redistributes the drive torque to the wheel with the better traction, and thus the spinning of the inside wheel is prevented.

The electronically controlled AMG limited-slip differential on the rear axle ensures more agility and greater driving pleasure. While offering all the advantages of a mechanical limited-slip differential, it also guarantees increased driving stability in slaloms or when changing lane at high speed.

But because words are so boring, and it's always better to make a point with the help of some images, Mercedes-AMG have come up with very a short clip describing the action of its electronically controlled limited slip differential. Enjoy!:smile:

 
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