2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63
Product Specialist, Dan Duffy from Mercedes-Benz of Union gives us a walk around on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63.
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Performance & Handling
The AMG®-developed V8 is engineered for a new era of performance. Generating higher output from less displacement, the 469-hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine is more responsive yet up to 38% more fuel-efficient than its larger predecessor. Its massive torque reaches its 479 lb-ft peak at just 1,750 rpm, and holds it all the way to 4,500 rpm, for a 4.0-second 0-60 time and instant acceleration at any speed. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG® C 63 engine is hand-built and signed by its own craftsman.
The AMG® Sport Exhaust System not only enhances performance but also generates the characteristic sound signature of AMG®. A pleasingly subtle exhaust note assures relaxed, quiet cruising, while acceleration and higher revs are accompanied by a rewardingly throaty growl from the four polished-chrome tailpipes. Tri-metallic catalytic converters reach peak cleansing effectiveness more rapidly after a cold start, for more efficient emission control with superior long-term durability.
The sleek, sporty and spacious design of the Mercedes-AMG® C 63 captivates the eye and inspires the emotions. Its long wheelbase enhances handling, ride comfort and cabin room, while the extensive use of aluminum makes the body a lightweight on the scales, but a heavyweight in strength. The sculpted, long-hood/short-deck design is at once elegant and athletic, led by a wide grille integrating the Three-Pointed Star in its AMG® signature double crossbar.
The C-Class and AMG® join forces in style. The double crossbar grille is underscored by a deep air dam with an “A-wing” design featuring mesh intakes and a color-keyed insert. Sculpted side sills bridge the standard 18-inch wheels. The deep rear valance embraces the four trapezoidal AMG® tailpipes and black diffuser. And a highly effective, wind-tunnel-shaped rear spoiler brings the flowing lines to a dramatic finish.
In form, feel, flow and function, the cabin of the C-Class Sedan sets a standard for style and craftsmanship, even among luxury sedans costing far more. A sweeping console defines the cockpit, with driver-focused controls, rich finishes and a sensousness that continues throughout the cabin. Modern color and trim options, elegant aluminum switches and trim details, and intuitive technologies create an environment that puts every element of driving enjoyment in harmony with you.
Deeply contoured sport front seats, brushed-metal pedals with rubber studs, and a thick, flat-bottom sport steering wheel clearly convey the serious driving attitude of the AMG® C 63. The upper dash and doors are impeccably topstitched in MB-Tex. AMG® instruments feature exclusive graphics. A black headliner and AMG® floor mats bring the package to completion.
Soft DINAMICA microsuede seat inserts offer year-round comfort and added lateral grip in corners. The seat side bolsters, head restraints, thigh inserts and other seat surfaces are hand-fitted in supple, enduring MB-Tex with an exclusive AMG® sew pattern. The rich black color scheme adds to the serious performance feel of the AMG® C 63.
Audio & Entertainment
A leap forward in audio quality, FrontBass takes advantage of the C-Class bodyshell by utilizing the rigid front frame members as resonance chambers for an under-dash subwoofer. In addition to providing rich, precise bass throughout the interior, the design saves weight and frees up space in the cabin and doors.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany’s Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system that’s specifically tailored to the C-Class. With 13 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier, the system fills the cabin with pure digital surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system’s output is to the most discerning ears.
A pair of crisp, high-resolution screens use a high pixel count and automatic adjustment to ambient light to provide seamless, animated display of entertainment, information and vehicle settings. Atop the central dash, a 7″ freestanding screen vividly presents audio, optional navigation and other features while keeping a sleek dash profile. In front of the driver, crisp analog gauges flank a color screen with illustrated menus and sharp text for driving systems, settings and more.
Intuitive controls offer access to a world of entertainment, vehicle settings and more. The central controller falls naturally to hand. And the carousel-style on-screen menus mimic the movement of the rotary knob, making adjustment of the car’s abundant features logical and easy.