Handcrafted and signed by its own master engine builder, the V-8 heart of the C63 AMG generates best-in-class output: 451 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Developed entirely by AMG, it features such race-proven technology as a rigid one-piece aluminum bedplate, plasma-sprayed cylinder bores, and self-adjusting bucket-type valve followers. With an exhaust note of symphonic proportions, 60 mph arrives in just 4.4 seconds. And yet its refinement makes the C63 AMG a supercar you can enjoy every day. Disclaimer
An additional heat exchanger is located near the right front wheel arch of the C63 AMG, to help keep the engine oil temperature at optimum levels even under demanding conditions. Air is fed to the oil cooler through one of the front apron's large air intakes, and exits via the vertical outlets near the wheel arch.
The 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT transmission features innovative multi-clutch technology for instant response to any driving situation. A wet startup clutch eliminates the torque converter, improving performance and efficiency. The driver can select from four modes: Controlled Efficiency maximizes shift comfort and fuel economy. Sport mode raises the shift points and reduces shift times by 30%. And both the Sport+ and Manual modes offer 100-millisecond upshifts and rev-matched downshifts.
A pair of aluminum paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed automatic transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
The AMG sport suspension delivers driving enjoyment and ride comfort from the racetrack to city streets. Elements include a redesigned front axle, a reinforced rear axle and widening of the front track. Stiffer elastokinematics, revised geometry with more negative camber, and a larger rear stabilizer bar sharpen its agility and improves lateral acceleration. Revised spring and damper rates elevate its responsiveness while better suppressing road noise and tire vibration.
Outstanding handling dynamics are due in large part to a reengineered 3-link front axle. Firmly calibrated springs and gas-pressurized shock absorbers optimize tire contact and quell body movement during enthusiastic maneuvers. A 1.4-inch wider track reduces wheel loads in corners, while helping the 18-inch wheels fill out the flared wheel arches. Relocated and reinforced hubs offer quicker, surer handling response when braking hard, cornering aggressively, or doing both at once.
The AMG sport exhaust system not only enhances performance but also generates the characteristic V-8 sound. 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. A tri-metallic coating in the catalytic converters helps them reach peak cleansing effectiveness more rapidly after a cold start, for more efficient emission control with superior long-term durability.
AMG high-performance brakes deliver outstanding deceleration with extremely large perforated and internally ventilated discs at all four wheels. Front brakes measuring 14.2 inches (diameter) are grasped by 6-piston fixed calipers. Rear brakes are 13.0 inches and feature 4-piston fixed calipers. Disclaimer
Three ESP® modes let the driver tailor its response to oversteer and understeer in corners or sudden maneuvers. With ESP ON, detected instability results in braking intervention at one or more wheels, along with engine torque reduction, to help rotate the car back to the intended course. ESP SPORT allows greater driver involvement and drift angles by raising ESP's intervention thresholds. ESP OFF is for skilled drivers on dedicated, closed courses, as it removes the intervention altogether. Disclaimer
Exclusive AMG-design bodywork expresses the pure performance of the C63 AMG. Large, functional mesh air intakes in the deep front apron are set off by a black central splitter and linear LED Daytime Running Lamps. Menacing, dark-tinted headlamps flank the wide grille and wrap into the flared fenders and power-dome hood. Dramatically sculpted side sills set off the wide wheels and flow into the chiseled rear apron, where a black diffuser panel frames four massive oval AMG exhaust tips.
Subtle yet highly effective, the AMG rear lip spoiler enhances rear-end downforce at higher speeds, enhancing tire adhesion and overall stability. The added control and performance makes the spoiler a fully functional flourish to the car's already purposeful presence.
AMG sport front seats combine comfort with ergonomic precision. Lateral stitching and AMG lettering are stylish complements to the shapely support of their racing-derived integrated head restraints and deep side bolsters. A 3-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel affords a clear view the exclusive AMG-design gauges recessed deeply within silver surrounds. And the rubber-studded aluminum sport pedals simply beg to be put to good use.
Genuine AMG® alloy wheels feature an aggressive 5 twin-spoke design with Titanium Grey painted pockets. High-performance tires are sized 235/40R18 up front and 255/35R18 at the rear. Their staggered-width configuration offers enhanced grip during acceleration while maintaining crisp steering feedback in corners. Disclaimer
Contoured, thickly padded and Nappa leather-wrapped, the steering wheel puts the delights of precise handling in the driver's hands. Dual aluminum AMG shift paddles near the raised thumbrests provide instant control of gear changes with both hands on the wheel. Convenient multifunction controls do likewise while operating the most frequently needed vehicle features. Flattened top and bottom sections facilitate ingress and egress, and offer tactile feedback of the wheel's position.
Controls on the AMG® steering wheel offer three instrumentation modes. Warmup mode displays the engine oil and coolant temperature. Setup mode reveals the selected settings for the transmission and ESP. Race mode brings up the exclusive RACETIMER, allowing the driver to record lap times. This sharp color display also lets you scroll through various other screens, including a trip computer, personalized vehicle settings, and information for the audio and available navigation systems.
Accenting the doors and console, dramatic hand-polished Black Ash wood trim gives the C63 AMG Sedan's cockpit an air of refined sportiness.
At the touch of a button, the tinted glass sunroof tilts up at the rear for ventilation, or slides open for a breezy view of the sky. An express feature fully opens or closes the roof with a single touch, and a manual sliding sunshade helps block out unwanted sunlight.
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 different parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
LED taillamps offer a stylish three-dimensional effect, along with longer bulb life and lower energy consumption. LED turn signals are included.
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries.
Arguably our most important passive safety feature, all four outboard 3-point seat belts are equipped with Emergency Tensioning Devices (ETDs) and belt force limiters. If a collision exceeds a preset threshold, ETDs instantly remove slack from the seat belts. Belt force limiters allow a slight amount of give in the ETD-equipped seat belts, to reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant.
A system of interconnected elements work together to help protect the occupants in a collision. High-strength/low-alloy (HSLA) and ultra-high-strength steel are used in critical areas such as the roof pillars, floor and roof crossmembers, door beams and various reinforcements throughout the body. Advanced front and rear crumple zones deform progressively to help absorb the energy of an impact, while the front bulkhead helps channel some impact forces under, over, and around the cabin.
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace2™ offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping out in an emergency, mbrace2 combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. The mbrace hardware is standard, and a trial period for each of the three mbrace Packages is included. Disclaimer
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a brake HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
BAS® senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal, and immediately applies maximum available power boost. By eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough, Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance. Letting up on the brake pedal releases BAS. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. Selective unlocking lets you unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or both doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
AMG sport front seats combine luxury and performance in equal measure. Unique lateral stitching and AMG lettering complements their racing-derived design with integrated head restraints and deep side bolsters. Each seat power-adjusts for reach, height, tilt and recline via convenient, intuitive controls on the side of each seat that make it easy to find your ideal driving position. The twin individual rear seats are similarly styled.
Electrically heated front seats quickly take the chill out of even the coldest day. Three levels of warming automatically step down after several minutes to the lowest setting.
Individually folding rear seatbacks allow you to expand the cargo capacity of your C-Class while still carrying a rear passenger. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk. Disclaimer
Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you find your ideal driving position with 14-way power adjustment, including 4-way power lumbar support. A memory system for the driver seat recalls three stored positions for the seat plus the power steering column and side mirrors.
For long-term comfort and lower-back support, the driver's seat offers a lumbar support that precisely adjusts in/out and up/down.
As sensors on the inside mirror detect the headlights of vehicles behind you, both the inside and driver-side mirrors gradually darken to reduce reflected glare. To help maintain your rear vision, dimming is automatically cancelled when you shift to Reverse or if an interior light is switched on. The side mirrors are also automatically heated to help disperse mist and fog.
A digital display in the inside rear view mirror indicates your direction of travel toward any of the eight main compass points. Disclaimer
With 12.4 cubic feet of space, the trunk of a C-Class Sedan provides ample room for your groceries, golf clubs or luggage.
Three buttons on the rear view mirror can be programmed to operate many types of garage door openers, security gates and other HomeLink-compatible features. Disclaimer
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
Specifically engineered for the C-Class, this premium digital sound system fills the cabin with 450 watts of beautifully balanced audio. Digital Dynamic Volume Control imperceptibly maintains the sound spectrum for consistent listening pleasure in varying driving conditions. And on models also equipped with the Multimedia Package, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound technology adds to the experience. Disclaimer
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other MP3 player.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
TuneIn world radio lets you stream live programming from 70,000 live radio stations around the globe in your C-Class, thanks to the in-car WiFi and Internet access of Mercedes-Benz mbrace2™. It's easy to search for programming by artist, song or even a sports team, or browse categories by music genre, sports, talk or even location. And you can save your favorite stations for easy tune-in anytime. Disclaimer
SiriusXM Radio offers 150+ channels of premium digital entertainment, from news, talk and sports to commercial-free music from every genre. Enjoy live broadcasts of the biggest NFL®, NCAA®, NHL® and NBA® teams, plus 150+ college sports teams. A 6-month trial of the Sirius All Access package is included, with access to 160+ channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer, smartphone and tablet. Disclaimer
The Media Interface turns your car into an extension of your iPod or other compatible digital music player. Browse, select and play your music via the vehicle's standard audio controls on the console, dash and steering wheel. Disclaimer
Featuring a crisp 5.8-inch color display and a central controller on the console, the C-Class gives you convenient control of audio, video, hands-free calling and optional navigation functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. Disclaimer
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
Visit http://www.mercedes-benz-mobile.com/us/en/ to learn more about Bluetooth connectivity. Disclaimer
Bluetooth audio streaming makes it even easier to enjoy your digital music player. It allows you to connect your Bluetooth-equipped iPod® or other MP3 player wirelessly to your vehicle's audio system for convenient, cable-free playback. Disclaimer