New Mercedes-AMG C 63 available now

Mercedes-AMG C 63 model.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 model.

The original generation C 63 was an undoubted winner for Mercedes-AMG. Produced between 2007 and 2009, the car sold over 40,000 units. One of the biggest selling points for the older C 63 was its 6.2-litre engine and the way it sounded when a driver got behind the wheel.

The new 2015 AMG C 63 has a smaller engine than its predecessor, but thanks to turbo-charging technology the performance isn’t lacking. With a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine, it actually produces more power and torque than the 6.2-litre. With 469bhp and 650Nm of torque for the regular C63 and the C 63 S model boasting an impressive 506bhp and 700Nm, the missing 2.1-litres are only noticeable in the sound.

With two new models to choose from, the C 63 and its upgraded C 63 S, buyers will be making their decision based on power. The C 63 reaches 155mph at max speed and completes the 0-62mph sprint in 4.1 seconds. If you want to beat those numbers, although only very slightly considering the under-the-bonnet figures, the S version with do 0-62mph in 4.0 seconds. Both cars claim low CO2 emissions, with the S from as little as 192g/km.

Interior of the AMG C 63 model.

Interior of the AMG C 63 model.

The interior is sleek and stylish; what else would you expect from a Mercedes? AMG has designed the supportive sports seats to feel exclusive and upholstered them in luxurious nappa leather. Both models come with AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed automatic sports transmission as standard, which Mercedes claim on their website “makes for an unforgettable driving experience”.

Test drivers have noted that they enjoy the feel of the car on the road, although some engine noise does escape into the interior, which is not to everyone’s taste. With rival BMW M4 offering similar numbers but a smaller price tag, its unsure whether this model will be able to live up to its older sibling in the sales department.

The optional extras at (rather costly) additional charges include: keyless go technology, Burmester sound system, a panoramic electric sunroof and LED Intelligent Light System, to name a few.

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The on-the-road price starts at £60,060 for the standard C 63 and begins at £66,810 for the C 63 S model. Both cars are available to purchase or test drive at your local dealership now.

 

 

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