Costs for the most affordable mannequin within the four-strong line-up, the saloon, begin from £66,429, a rise of £5900 over the outgoing mannequin although, Mercedes says, with considerably extra tools. The C63 S saloon prices £75,408, an increase of £6100 over its predecessor. The most costly mannequin within the new C63 vary is the C63 S Cabriolet, which is priced from £81,516. First deliveries are scheduled for October. CO2 emissions begin as little as 227g/km for the C63 saloon, and rise to 236g/km for the Cabriolet.
First proven in New York and supplied in saloon, property, coupe and cabriolet guises, the AMG-bred C-Class is the best-selling AMG sequence mannequin, considering the C63 and C43, the gentler AMG variant supposed to carry extra folks into the efficiency model.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and cabriolet revealed
To enhance dynamics, the C63 replaces its seven-speed Speedshift transmission with a nine-speed one for shorter shift occasions, whereas there are as much as six drive programmes accessible: Slippery, consolation, Sport, Sport+, Race and Particular person.
There’s additionally a brand new set-up referred to as AMG Dynamics which could be adjusted to match the automotive’s dealing with traits to totally different calls for and driving circumstances and gives for features: Primary, Superior, Professional and Grasp that are robotically chosen by the respective drive programme.
For instance, the Grasp mode which is included within the Race drive programme “ensures optimum agility and makes perfect use of the automotive’s excessive driving dynamics potential” says AMG, by way of increased yaw charges and sooner response of accelerator, gearshift and electronically managed limited-slip differential.
As well as, there’s an optionally available AMG Observe Tempo programme which acts as a digital race engineer for recording date when driving on closed-off race tracks.
The C63 will get adaptive damping adjustment as commonplace, adjusting the damping at every wheel as required. The metal suspension is made up of a four-link entrance axle and multi-link unbiased rear suspension, which makes use of newly developed elements that “end in a really excessive camber stability when cornering at pace,” stated AMG.
Visually, the facelifted mannequin adopts the AMG-specific radiator trim with vertical louvres in chrome, a design characteristic which is spreading throughout AMG fashions to create additional differentiation with commonplace Mercedes fashions.
Inside, there’s a new technology of AMG steering wheel which has a flattened backside part and is perforated within the grip space.
Mercedes’ newest infotainment system with touchpad and rotary management has additionally been integrated, in addition to an optionally available 12.3in display screen which gives three AMG-specific show types.
There’s additionally a number of additional data supposed to make the driving expertise “sportier” with data similar to G-Power, Race Timer and engine information.
All 4 variants preserve the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo of the outgoing technology accessible in 469bhp or 503bhp outputs on its C63 and C63 S fashions respectively.
The quickest, and lightest, mannequin is the C63 S coupe which hits 0-62mph in 3.9secs with a high pace of 180mph.
AMG C63 S coupe:
Worth £75,408Engine 4.0-litre V8 biturboEnergy 503bhpTorque 516lb ftPrime pace 180mph0-62mph 3.9secs
BMW M4 Clubsport:
Worth £89,130Engine 3.0-litre twin-turboEnergy 454bhpTorque 442lb ftPrime pace 174mph0-62mph 3.9secs
Mercedes-AMG C63 evaluate
Mercedes-Benz C-Class evaluate
Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and cabriolet revealed forward of New York