AMG has developed a high-output yet more compact engine for a new era of performance. 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 3.9-second 0-60 time and instant acceleration at any speed. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG C63 engine is hand-built and signed by its own craftsman. Disclaimer
Advanced piezoelectric fuel injectors spray fuel directly into each cylinder with exceptionally precise metering, ultrafine atomization and incredibly quick on/off switching speed. Based on the immediate, individual needs of each cylinder's combustion cycle, they can supply the ideal fuel spray at up to 2,900 psi with millisecond speed. A new generation of multispark ignition can fire the fuel mixture up to five times in a single cycle, for stronger and cleaner performance.
For better performance and packaging, the new AMG V8's twin turbos are placed inside the 'V' of the engine. The layout sends the compressed charge from each turbo to its bank of cylinders via an extremely short path, with near-zero pressure loss or turbo lag. The high-pressure turbos spool up quickly to as much as 186,000 rpm. The setup is also highly efficient from intake to exhaust, with liquid-cooled intercoolers and close-mounted catalysts that reach peak efficiency in seconds.
The cylinder walls of the diecast aluminum block are created in an AMG-patented process that benefits performance, efficiency and durability. NANOSLIDE® technology uses a twin-wire arc spray to coat the bores with an ultrahard layer that's honed to an ultralow-friction, mirror-like finish. Without the added weight of cylinder liners, the bores and lightweight forged pistons are matched with even greater dimensional precision, for more immediate and consistent power over a longer service life.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
Smooth, responsive and efficient, the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic offers the ideal response in virtually every driving situation, from relaxed cruising to quick acceleration. Two overdrive ratios enhance highway fuel-efficiency. An electronic selector and shift paddles on the steering wheel let you control all gear changes with your hands on the wheel. Adaptive logic paces automatic shifting to match your driving style. And the shift paddles let you enjoy manual control anytime.
The 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT transmission's innovative multiclutch technology delivers instant response to any driving situation. A wet startup clutch eliminates the torque converter, improving performance and efficiency. AMG DYNAMIC SELECT offers a range of modes from Comfort to Sport+. The Sport, Sport+ and Manual modes offer 100-millisecond upshifts and rev-matched downshifts.
The AMG C63 lets its driver dial in the car's performance character with the flip of a switch on the console. AMG DYNAMIC SELECT offers Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, plus an Individual mode you can configure a la carte. Each mode includes settings for the engine and throttle response, shift programming, ESP, suspension, exhaust sound, ECO Start/Stop system and more. In addition, adjacent pushbuttons let you adjust each setting on its own while in any mode.
The 4-wheel independent suspension features a redesigned 4-link front axle with lightweight aluminum components, and further evolution of the standard-setting 5-arm multilink rear design.
The AMG RIDE CONTROL Suspension responds with equal skill to the demands of the racetrack, city streets, highways and back roads. Lighter and more rigid than the standard C-Class, its AMG-developed springs and shock absorbers deliver highly responsive tracking and cornering with a balance of comfort and control, even as driving conditions vary. The modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT also adapt the steering feedback.
Exclusively developed front and rear axles feature AMG-developed components and mounting to increase rigidity while decreasing weight. Revised elastokinematics and wheel location create more negative camber, for higher grip and stability when cornering at high speed, and greater precision under virtually all conditions. The front axle also features a track that's 2.6 inches wider than the standard C-Class.
Standard Torque Vectoring Brake technology provides additional control and precision in turns via targeted rear-wheel braking. If the vehicle's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) detects understeer while cornering, the system applies the brake to the inside rear wheel, temporarily shifting torque distribution in favor of the outside wheel. This causes the vehicle to gently pivot in compensation, putting it on a line of travel, or vector, better suited to the turn.
A locking factor under load helps prevent wheel slip and improve traction when needed by distributing torque to the wheel with greater grip.
Race-proven braking components are designed to provide powerful, fade-resistant performance on par with the car's prodigious power. Large 14.2-inch front discs are grasped by 6-piston fixed calipers finished with grey paint and AMG logos. The one-piece rear discs also measure 14.2 inches and are fitted with substantially sized grey calipers.
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. 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.
The sleek, sporty and spacious design of the Mercedes-AMG C63 captivates the eye and inspires the eomtions. 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
Offering both front- and rear-seat passengers sweeping skyward views, this fully functional glass sunroof features a large panel that can either tilt up for ventilation or slide back for an open-air feeling. An interior power sunshade lets you adjust the amount of sunlight entering the cabin.
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.
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 C63. 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.
The 18-inch AMG alloy wheels feature a Titanium silver finish and five sets of ultrathin spokes whose V-pattern pay homage to the car's V8 power. High-performance tires are staggered in width (255/40R18 front and 285/35R18 rear) for greater acceleration grip without sacrificing crisp steering feedback. Disclaimer
With thick padding and a Nappa leather-wrapped rim with perforated side grips, the 3-spoke steering wheel puts the delights of precise handling literally in your hands. For fingertip access to some of the vehicle functions you use most often, convenient buttons adjust the audio, access your Bluetooth® phone and activate the available voice control. You can also scroll through the features of the illustrated multifunction display in the instrument cluster, with a 'home' button further enhancing its convenience.
Crisp, sleek aluminum trim sweeps across the dash and doors, adding to the performance feel of the cockpit. Gloss Black trim further heightens the drama of the wide, sweeping center console.
The AMG-exclusive gauge cluster features illuminated red indicators and unique AMG graphics within silver metallic bezels. Controls on the steering wheel let the driver scroll through a variety of useful menus, including two exclusive AMG performance menus.
A unique performance instrument resides in clear view between the twin-pod gauges. Operated via controls on the steering wheel, this AMG performance menu lets you view your speed in digital format, the currently engaged gear, as well as bar-graph readouts for turbo boost, engine oil temperature and transmission oil temperature. A second screen displays your chosen DYNAMIC SELECT settings. And a RACETIMER lets you record your lap times on dedicated racing circuits.
The upper dash is elegantly upholstered in richly grained MB-Tex and impeccably topstitched.
Brushed aluminum pedals with rubber studs offer confident footwork with high-performance style.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. The system can also provide autonomous braking from speeds up to 65 mph, and can activate the features of PRE-SAFE®. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 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. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a new dashboard display. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help get the C-Class noticed, for added safety and in modern style.
With longer life, quicker illumination and beams that approximate daylight even more closely than xenon headlamps, the LED headlamps enhance both vision and visibility during nighttime driving. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating. Wide, horizontal taillamps feature an LED 'twin-torch' design plus LED turn signals and brake lamps.
Interpreting information that is continually supplied by the car's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), electric power steering and suspension sensors, Crosswind Assist help detect the effects of strong side winds on the vehicle's handling stability at highway speeds. Whether caused by lateral gusts or even a passing truck, the system helps keep the car on course via strategic braking of the wheels on one side of the vehicle. Disclaimer
When the vehicle is traveling above approximately 20 mph, this system uses radar technology to sense when a vehicle enters the blind-spot area. Blind Spot Assist then automatically alerts the driver via an illuminated red icon in the appropriate side mirror. The system also gives an audible warning if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot. Disclaimer
This innovative driver-assistance feature helps you to see directly behind your vehicle when backing up. Shift into Reverse, and a wide-angle camera mounted near the rear license plate displays a live view of what's behind the vehicle on the cockpit's large central color screen. Disclaimer
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE® can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way. Disclaimer
Arguably our most important passive safety feature, all four 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 seat belts, to reduce the peak seat-belt forces on the occupant.
An advanced system of eight air bags offers 10-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags for driver and front passenger, knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
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 HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. 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
Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist. 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
Greater use of aluminum helps the body shell of the C-Class Coupe elevate its overall rigidity, occupant protection and acousting qualities while reducing weight, even with a significant increase in cabin space. Along with high-strength and ultrahigh-strength steel, the front fenders, hood, doors and trunklid are made of aluminum. Strategic reinforcements are made of diecast, extruded and stamped aluminum, as well as heat-treated steel and laser-welded, varying-thickness steel.
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.
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler. The vehicle can be started via a pushbutton in the dash, thanks to a standard KEYLESS-START feature.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the trunk or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
Substantially bolstered sport front seats are detailed with metal AMG badges and exclusive stitching. Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 14-way power adjustment, including a power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions.
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.
Five years of mbrace Connect gives you remote access to your car from your smartphone or computer. The mbrace Mobile App puts new Remote Start and numerous other conveniences on your phone. You can search using Yelp and more with an ever-evolving variety of in-vehicle apps. You can send destinations to your COMAND® navigation system from your computer or phone. Even your car can reach out, with remote diagnostics and a direct connection to Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance. Disclaimer
A new Remote Start feature lets you start your car's engine from the mbrace Mobile App on your smartphone. Just the tap of a virtual key on your smartphone lets you pre-condition the cabin by giving the climate control up to a 10-minute head-start on your arrival. It's part of the mbrace Connect package, and five years of its benefits come standard. Disclaimer
Front seat-belt presenters automatically extend when the door is closed, to make it easier for the occupants to fasten their belts.
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.
The rear seatbacks fold down in a 40/20/40 split, offering a variety of cargo and passenger configurations. You can also fold the center section independently, to fit longer items like skis between two rear passengers. 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
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 C63 Sedan.
As rewarding as it is to have the key to a C-Class in your pocket or purse, you never need to take it out to start the car. Just step on the brake and push or the Start/Stop button on the dash, and you can be on your way.
A leap in ease and efficiency pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, KEYLESS-GO® lets you unlock, start and drive away without removing the SmartKey from your pocket or purse. You can lock and unlock the doors with a touch of the exterior handles, and start the engine by stepping on the brake pedal and pushing the KEYLESS-START button on the dash.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
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
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. Disclaimer
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.
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
Dual USB connectors in the console allow plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the ports even provide charging of the device's battery.
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
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 pro sports 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
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.
An in-dash SD memory card reader is also included, so you can play your digital music files. You can also use it for the SD card-based Garmin® MAP PILOT® navigation accessory.