Photos of an updated Mercedes-AMG C63 have been released ahead of the car’s official showing at the New York motor show. Details here
Following on from the revised Mercedes-Benz C-class range, Mercedes-AMG
has followed suit with updated versions of the the twin-turbo V8 C63 and C63S models. The revised car – in saloon, estate and coupe form – is due to be shown at the New York motor show later this week.
The acceleration figures of AMG’s best-selling model are unchanged, despite making use of a new nine-speed automatic transmission and upgraded – replacing the old seven-speed gearbox. That means 0-62mph in 3.9seconds for the fastest Coupe S, with saloon, estate, roadster and non-S taking between one and two tenths more.
Power figures remain at 469bhp for the regular C63 or 503bhp for the hotter S version, although top speed has been increased for S models. Saloon and coupe models can now hit 180mph, with estate and cabriolets managing 174mph, previously only possible with the optional AMG Driver’s Package. Non-S models are all limited to 155mph.
Most of the visual tweaks fall in line with those of the lesser models, but unique to the AMG is a new grille – closer in style to the AMG GTR – and updated 18 and optional 19-inch wheels that have been aerodynamically optimised. Exhaust trims are also slightly larger. An optional AMG Aerodynamics package includes side skirts, small rear spoiler as well as a deeper front splitter.
Inside the changes are minimal, but focus around new trim options – including open-pore wood trim, more carbon options as well as a flat-bottomed steering wheel. Fully digital dials can now be specified too, similar to those in larger AMG models.
For those who like to tweak the various settings available for the driver, the updated C63 comes with the six basic modes – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race and Individual – as well as new Basic, Advanced, Pro and Master presets, which allow greater control over throttle map and ESP thresholds.
Although standard on the S models, you can now also specify an AMG Track Pack on the C63, which adds the ability to monitor track times and driving data from different circuits around the world.
The updated C63 will go on sale in April, with the fist cars set to arrive in the UK by October. Prices to be confirmed.