The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S model range: More agility for the C-Class

 

Powerful V8 engines, thrilling driving dynamics and distinct design have made the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S model range a bestseller. The Sedan, 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 fast-shifting AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, the electronically controlled rear-axle differential, and the nine-stage AMG TRACTION CONTROL 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.

 

The new C 63 S has a more emotive look, too: the AMG-specific radiator trim underscores the brand identity while emphasising the muscular appearance. The interior benefits from an optional fully digital cockpit with unmistakable AMG displays and the new generation of AMG steering wheels.

 

The C 63 S is the bedrock of Mercedes-AMG. Drivers and fans love it because it is one of a kind in its segment. Its signature feature is the immensely powerful eight-cylinder engine — the V8 is an unshakeable part of the AMG brand identity. The rear-wheel drive, the AMG-specific suspension and the athletic overall appearance likewise set the C 63 S apart from its competitors. It also offers a wealth of individualisation options, including three body versions and an extensive range of optional extras.

 

“The AMG C-Class is our best-selling model series and therefore a key cornerstone of our company’s success. But when it comes to the pinnacle of C-Class performance, there is one model in particular that stands out – the C 63s. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is more striking and expressive than everl; not just due to its new front design featuring AMG-specific radiator grille, but also on account of the re-designed rear which contributes to the athletic design of the vehicle. It’s also a rear-wheel drive icon and with its AMG-specific chassis, the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is an exceptional performance vehicle,” says Selvin Govender, Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

 

The comprehensive model update includes a raft of measures with one thing in mind above all: to further sharpen the longitudinal and lateral dynamics. One of the new features in the C 63 S is the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission with wet start-off clutch (previously 7-speed transmission). It allows faster bursts of speed and more spontaneous responses to the driver’s accelerator pedal input. In addition, the rear-axle limited-slip differential fitted as standard is now electronically controlled on all versions, allowing more precise traction control.

 

AMG TRACTION CONTROL enables the slip on the rear axle to be controlled in nine stages, which keen drivers should appreciate, especially when driving on the race track and under changeable road conditions. The new, integrated dynamic handling control system AMG DYNAMICS enhances driving enjoyment, too.

 

Other features to look forward to:

  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission with shorter shift times
  • Up to six drive programs for an individual driving experience
  • AMG DYNAMICS enhances agility and safety
  • Slip preselectable in nine levels: AMG TRACTION CONTROL
  • With adaptive damping adjustment: the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension
  • V8 biturbo closely related to engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT
  • C 63 S with dynamic engine mounts as standard
  • Even greater emphasis on brand identity: the exterior design
  • Redesigned rear view
  • Performance seats with extended features
  • Interior with innovative control and display concept
  • A host of additional AMG information
  • Firm grip guaranteed: the new generation of AMG steering wheels
  • Direct and with clear feedback: the AMG speed-sensitive steering
  • Exhaust system with flap technology for a differentiated engine sound
  • Wellness on long-distance journeys: ENERGIZING comfort control

 

Technical data at a glance

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

Sedan

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

Coupé

Engine 4.0-litre V8 with two turbochargers 4.0-litre V8 with two turbochargers
Displacement 3982 cc 3982 cc
Max. output 375 kW at 5500-6250 rpm 375 kW at 5500-6250 rpm
Peak torque 700 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm 700 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm
Drive system Rear-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G
Combined fuel consumption 9.9 l/100 km* 10.1 l/100 km*
Combined CO2 emissions 227 g/km* 230 g/km*
Efficiency class G F
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
4.0 s 3.9 s
Top speed 290 km/h** 290 km/h**
Retail price (ZAR) 1 546 600 1 609 100

 

* The stated (provisional) figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the “NEDC CO2 figures” according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures.
** Electronically limited

 

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet
Engine 4.0-litre V8 with two turbochargers
Displacement 3982 cc
Output 375 kW at 5500-6250 rpm
Peak torque 700 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm
Drive system Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G
Combined fuel consumption 10.4 l/100 km*
Combined CO2 emissions 236 g/km*
Efficiency class F
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
4.1 s
Top speed 280 km/h**
Retail price (ZAR) 1 728 700

 

* The stated (provisional) figures were determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method. These are the “NEDC CO2 figures” according to Art. 2 No. 1 Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures.
** Electronically limited

 

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