Photos of what appear to be the interior of the new C 63 AMG have hit the web, giving us an early look inside Benz's new sports sedan before it officially debuts later this year.
The misaligned rear seat and taped-over badges (see the gallery below) are tell-tale signs that this is a development vehicle and not entirely showroom-spec, but we can see a few tell-tale details.
For one, the AMG-badged tachometer which stretches to 7000rpm (though officially Mercedes has said the C 63's new 4.0 litre twin-turbo engine will spin to 7200rpm) is a sure signal that this cabin belongs to a performance product.
The centre console will also carry buttons for the C 63's adjustable suspension, gerabox and chassis settings.
The photos also give a glimpse of the C 63's more heavily-bolstered leather seats, as well as the Burmester premium audio system that's expected to be optional.
For this prototype at least, the steering wheel appears to be the same as what's available with the AMG Sports package on the C 250 and C 200 variants. The production car may receive its own tiller, however.
Mercedes says the new C 63 AMG's twin-turbo 4.0 litre V8 engine (the first turbocharged mill in the C 63's history) will thump out a massive 375kW and 650Nm, with peak torque available from as low as 1750rpm.
Power will be taken to the rear wheels via a conventional seven-speed automatic, though AMG is keeping quiet on key performance figures for now.
The lid is expected to be lifted on September 29 in an online reveal though, so we won't have long to wait.