Commercial release of the sporty top-of-the-range models
Powerful V8 engines, thrilling driving dynamics and distinctive, motorsport-inspired equipment have turned the top-of-the-range models of the C-Class from Mercedes-AMG into best-sellers. The C 63 perfectly embodies the core of the performance and sports car brand and now offers, in the guise of the Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet, even more agility and an upgraded interior with extended individualisation options. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission with wet start-off clutch makes for an even more agile gearshift response.
More driving pleasure also comes courtesy of the new, integral dynamic handling control system AMG DYNAMICS as well as AMG Traction Control (in the C 63 S), which serve to further differentiate the handling characteristics of the eight-cylinder models:
- The C 63 and C 63 S both offer AMG DYNAMICS, a new feature of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs. This built-in dynamic handling control extends the functions of the ESP®(Electronic Stability Program), allowing precisely measured torque distribution on the rear axle, which increases agility while maintaining a high level of stability. AMG DYNAMICS optimises lateral dynamics and maximises traction when cornering.
- AMG Traction Controlallows the driver to have an even more precise influence on the handling characteristics of the new C 63 S. It allows preselection of the slip on the rear axle in one of nine levels. To start with, the driver must switch off the ESP® using the separate button in the centre console (ESP® OFF position). Depending on the setting, the system permits more or less slip on the rear wheels ‑ very helpful in varying road conditions.
Visually, the looks of the new AMG C 63 are even more visually appealing: 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.
With the three AMG-specific display styles “Classic”, “Sporty” or “Supersport”, the all-digital instrument cluster (892.50 euros2) optionally enables the vehicle functions to be experienced directly. The screen diagonal measures 31.2 cm (12.3 inches).
On the C 63 S, the steering wheel comes as standard with a rim in nappa leather/microfibre. As an option, the AMG steering wheel is available in the finishes nappa leather with trim in black piano, entirely in microfibre and also microfibre with trim in high-gloss carbon fibreAs an option the AMG steering wheel can be fitted with innovative additional elements (standard for the C 63 S, additional cost for the C 63: 416.50 euros2). They consist of a round controller with an integral display beneath the right-hand steering-wheel spoke, plus two vertically positioned colour display buttons beneath the left-hand steering-wheel spoke. The AMG drive programs can be actuated directly via the controller.
As the virtual race engineer for recording data when driving on closed-off race tracks, AMG TRACK PACE provides a significantly extended and even more precise scope of functions. AMG TRACK PACE is a standard component of the optional COMAND Online infotainment system in the C 63 S, while in the C 63 it comes at an additional cost.
The optional ENERGIZING comfort control is also available for the new C 63. It networks together the various comfort systems in the vehicle and uses specific functions of the air conditioning and seats (heating, ventilation) plus lighting and music moods. Depending on the mood or requirement of the driver, it generates a special wellness set-up to enhance well-being and performance.