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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 models: More agility for the powerhouse

Edward Green ▼ | August 9, 2018
Powerful V8 engines, thrilling driving dynamics and distinct design have made the Mercedes-AMG C 63 model range a bestseller.
Mercedes-AMG C 63
Cars   A sharper exterior, a modernised interior and even more agility
Mercedes-AMG C 63The Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 10.4-9.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 236-227 g/km) now feature a sharper exterior, a modernised interior and even more agility. The interior benefits from an optional fully digital cockpit with unmistakable AMG displays and the new generation of AMG steering wheels. The rear-wheel drive, the AMG-specific suspension and the athletic overall appearance likewise set the C 63 apart from its competitors.

Mercedes-AMG C 63The fast-shifting AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission, the electronically controlled rear-axle differential, and the nine-stage AMG Traction Control (in the C 63 S) take longitudinal and lateral dynamics to a new level. AMG Dynamics enhances driving pleasure, too: this built-in dynamic handling control extends the functions of the ESP, allowing precisely measured torque distribution on the rear axle (Torque Vectoring), which increases agility while maintaining a high level of stability.

Mercedes-AMG C 63The new C 63 has a more emotive look, too: the AMG-specific radiator trim underscores the brand identity while emphasising the muscular appearance. The C 63 now makes use for the first time of the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission, which the Mercedes-AMG developers have tuned specifically for a dynamic driving experience. A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter. This saves weight and optimises the response to the driver's accelerator pedal input, particularly during acceleration and load changes.

Mercedes-AMG C 63All four body styles are available as basic model and S-model: the proven AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine puts out 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp), while the maximum torque is 650 or 700 Nm. Depending on body style, the C 63 S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, the C 63 in 4.0 seconds. The C 63 S Saloon and Coupé have a top speed of 290 km/h, the C 63 S Estate and Cabriolet 280 km/h, and the C 63 variants 250 km/h (electronically limited in each case). The C 63 can also have its top speed increased as an option.