The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is at the top of the heap of the C-Class variant and comes in Sedan and Estate variations. At the front-end (longer by 54mm), the sports sedan takes up aluminium front wings that are widened on each side by 14mm, the V8 BITURBO lettering, long aluminium bonnet, twin-blade grille, 3-D A-wing form on the three cooling intakes, and a lower-edged front skirt with splitter.
From the rear, the diffuser insert with three fins, inherited from motorsport, are purposeful to improve on cd figures. Then there is the two AMG chrome-plated twin end pipes that is integrated to the diffuser. On another note, the C 63 Sedan has a separation edge on the boot lid, while the Estate version has a roof spoiler. 10-spoke titanium painted, polished wheels with 18-inch tyres complete the C 63 AMG’s package. The standard tyre measurements on the C 63 AMG are 245/40 R 18 tyres (front) and 265/40 R 18 (rear), while the C63 S is fitted with 245/35 R 19 (front) and 265/35 R 19 (rear), running on 5-spoke titanium grey wheels. Optional sports tyres are available for both versions. Other differentiating items between the C 63 AMG and Estate versions are the Night package, Separation edge in high-gloss black (sedan only), Black-chromed twin end pipe fairings, Red accents on grille, and Wing mirrors sport stripes in matte graphite grey above sill cladding.
Interior-wise, the C63 AMG packs performance seats, door center panels and armrest in black nappa leather with diamond pattern, red contrasting stitching, red designo seatbelts, a Dinamica microfiber (Red) steering with flattened bottom, Edition 1 lettering and silver-colored aluminium shift paddles. Additionally, trim elements in carbon red pepper and light aluminium with longitudinal grain and red filaments, as well as foot mats in black with “AMG” lettering and red piping are standard trim items.
Artico man-made leather fills up the dashboard, while the crystal grey stitches give it an overall premium impression. To add further to the plush factor, elements included are the AMG aluminium wing-like trim element, IWC-design analogue clock, touchpad with AMG Dynamic Select, Carbon-look dials with the 320km/h speedometer dial, and a number of AMG-specific switches. Performance seats are also available as an alternative to the standard sports seats in Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfiber.
Power output in C 63 AMG comes from the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo powerplant that churns 476 hp and 650 Nm of torque and at the same time, the C 63 S does 510 hp and 700 Nm thanks to up-rated tuning. With an unrivalled fuel consumption figure of just 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers (combined), the C 63 is the most fuel-efficient eight-cylinder car in the high-performance segment. Emission ratings of 192 g/km is deemed exemplary as well. The engines are matched to a AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sport transmission as standard.
The C 63 S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and the C 63 in 4.1 seconds (Estate: 4.1 and 4.2 seconds respectively). The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited), while power-to-weight ratios of 3.4 kg/hp and 3.6 kg/hp are expected for the C 63 S and C63.
Being the top dog of the C-Class, the C 63 AMG is loaded with a comprehensive list of standard equipment such as AMG Ride Control for the suspensions, AMG Dynamic Select drive programs (controlled efficiency, Sport, Sport + and Race) and Dynamics plus long-distance comfort (Estate). Race mode of the AMG Dynamic Select drive is exclusively to the C 63S only. And thanks to the sports exhaust system with exhaust flap, the engine sound varies between low-key for long-distance travel and pure emotions. Furthermore, a performance exhaust system with three switchable exhaust flaps is available as an option for both C 63 versions.
With the AMG Ride Control sport suspension, the front incorporates four-link front suspension with motorsport-based radially mounted brakes, as well as independent steering knuckles, and the rear has multilink with independent wheel mounts.
Since its a motorsport derivative performer, the C 63 AMG offers impeccable stopping capabilities with the high-performance, ceramic-composite brake system. Safety feature highlights comprise the Attention Assist, Collision Prevention Assist Plus, and a whole bunch of assistance systems that make this performance car a true “Intelligent Drive”.
Mercedes-Benz C 63 and C 63 S AMG, available in four variations, carry the “Edition 1” denomination, with six attractive exterior paint finishes to choose from: polar white, designo diamond white bright, iridium silver metallic, palladium silver metallic, obsidian black metallic and the AMG-exclusive paint finish designo iridium silver magno.