Powerful High-Performance Athlete

Top Quote Pure fascination and breathtaking dynamics - the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 sets benchmarks. The high-tech drive, the signature AMG handling and the high level of individuality in equipment choices guarantee an utterly unique driving experience. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 06, 2015 - The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 offers compelling engine data with exceptionally low consumption figures, outstanding longitudinal and lateral dynamics and a high level of everyday usability. The interior and exterior design is more distinctive than ever before. The V8 top model in the C-Class is available in a choice of four variants - the saloon and the estate are both offered as the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S and C 63, with the C 63 S set up for even more dynamic handling and performance.

    "We are also marking the beginning of a new era with the new nomenclature. The successor to the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG, which has been incredibly successful worldwide, will now be called the Mercedes-AMG C 63," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "At 40,000 units, the 204 C 63 AMG was the bestselling AMG model. We will now add to this success with the new Mercedes-AMG C 63. Be it in drive, handling or equipment, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 sets new benchmarks and will further strengthen our brand promise 'Driving Performance'. AMG customers can look forward to an exceptionally dynamic driving experience."

    Best in fuel consumption, best in performance
    The C 63 is at the forefront of the competitive field. The new high-performance vehicles from Affalterbach are the only ones in the segment to be equipped with an eight-cylinder biturbo engine. The result is sporty power delivery and a highly emotional engine sound - a signature of the AMG brand. Drivers benefit from unrivalled performance delivered by a supreme level of power and torque. The C 63 S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and the C 63 in 4.1 seconds (Estate: 4.1 and 4.2 seconds respectively). The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

    The C 63 not only holds the top position in terms of engine data and performance, it also sets new benchmarks in fuel consumption. With a figure of 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined, equating to 192 CO2 g/km), the high-performance car from Affalterbach demonstrates exceptional efficiency that puts it at the top of the segment. The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 consumes around 32 percent less fuel than its direct predecessor with the 6.3-litre V8 naturally aspirated engine.

    New V8 biturbo closely related to the engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT
    The M177 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, the newest member of the BlueDIRECT engine family, is a close relative of the M178, which is the sports-car heart of the new Mercedes-AMG GT. The innovative eight-cylinder is notable for its outstanding power delivery, targeted lightweight design, high efficiency and environmental compatibility. It also fulfils the highest standards in terms of noise and vibration comfort. The newly developed eight-cylinder features two turbochargers which are not mounted on the outside of the cylinder banks but rather inside the V configuration - experts call it a 'hot inside V'. The benefits are a compact engine design; optimum responsiveness and low exhaust emissions.

    The highly efficient and clean 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine fulfils the Euro 6 emissions standard, including the rules pertaining to maximum particulate emissions that do not come into effect until 2016.

    C 63 S comes as standard with dynamic engine mounts
    A further new feature of the C 63 S that is unique in the competitive field is the dynamic engine mounts - as used on the Mercedes-AMG GT. They address the conflict of interest between comfort and handling by reducing vibration from the engine/transmission unit. The dynamic mounts can adapt their stiffness smoothly and in fractions of a second to the prevailing driving conditions and style. Soft engine mounts improve comfort by better decoupling noise and vibration.

    Engine production by hand - "one man, one engine"
    Powerful V8 engines have always been one of the competencies of AMG, the Mercedes-Benz performance brand. Mercedes-AMG GmbH is fully responsible for development and production. The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is manufactured in the Affalterbach engine shop in accordance with the "one man, one engine" principle.

    AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission
    The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission offers a compelling mix of tailor-made dynamics and exceptional variability. The MCT transmission was extensively redeveloped for application in the C 63 and is now even faster in its reaction times.

    One look at the drive programmes shows the high variability of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission. The available choices are "Controlled Efficiency", "Sport" and "Sport +" - as well as "Race", which is exclusive to the C 63 S. The driver chooses from the various drive programmes with the aid of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch. The "temporary M" function, activated by using the paddles, delivers a further increase in dynamics.

    AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with 3-stage adjustable damping
    Fascinating agility, high cornering speeds and optimum neutrality - the C 63 is equipped with independent suspension featuring a high proportion of aluminium, dynamic-oriented kinematics, electronically controlled shock absorbers and AMG-specific elastokinematics. With the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension, the customer can vary characteristics in three stages between maximum sporting performance and good long-distance comfort.

    AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes
    The driver can use four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes to influence the characteristics of the C 63. The C 63 S has the additional "Race" programme, which enables a maximum level of individualisation. The driver defines the driving experience using a switch to the left of the touchpad. There is a choice of several different pre-configured driving programmes and an "Individual" drive programme, which allows extensive self-configuration.

    "Controlled Efficiency" is the balanced drive programme with a comfortable suspension and steering set-up as well as fuel-optimised drivetrain settings - including soft gearshifts and a more restrained engine sound. The "Gliding Function" is completely new and delivers a further reduction in fuel consumption. If the driver lifts off the accelerator between 60 and 160 km/h, the clutch of the MCT transmission opens and the engine is decoupled from the drivetrain. The electronics system reduces the engine revs to idle, and the resistance generated by the compression and frictional forces produced under trailing throttle are reduced.

    The "Sport" and "Sport +" drive programmes increase sporting intensity. "Race" is reserved exclusively for the C 63 S and is the optimum setting for ambitious laps on a closed race track.

    Stunning interior design
    Every detail in the interior of the C 63 contributes to a stunning overall effect. The careful choice of select, first-class materials, their sumptuous tactile qualities and their precision craftsmanship deliver a sense of quality that is seldom seen even in higher vehicle classes. The dashboard is finished in black ARTICO man-made leather, with the premium look-and-feel further enhanced by stitching in crystal grey, the wing-like trim element in aluminium and the AMG-exclusive, IWC-design analogue clock.

    Highest safety levels
    The stated aim of Mercedes-Benz is to make the highest level of safety available to all. For this reason, the C-Class features many of the new and extensively enhanced assistance systems that celebrated their world premieres in the S and E-Class. Standard equipment on-board the C 63 includes enhanced drowsiness warning system ATTENTION ASSIST. The assistance systems increase both comfort and safety.

    The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 data at a glance:
    Model Mercedes-AMG
    C 63 Mercedes-AMG
    C 63 S
    No. of cylinders /arrangement V8
    Transmissions AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed
    Total displacement (cc) 3982 3982
    Rated output (hp/rpm) 476/ 5500-6250 510/ 5500-6250
    Max torque (Nm at rpm) 650 / 1750 - 4500 700 / 1750 - 4500
    Fuel consumption
    Combined (l/100km) 8.2 8.2-8.4
    CO2 emissions combined (g/km) 192 192-195
    Emission standard EU 6
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 4.1 4.0
    Top speed (km/h) 250* 250*
    List Price in Hong Kong $1,198,000 $1,398,000
    * Electronically limited

    The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate data at a glance:
    Model Mercedes-AMG
    C 63 Estate Mercedes-AMG
    C 63 S Estate
    No. of cylinders /arrangement V8
    Transmissions AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed
    Total displacement (cc) 3982 3982
    Rated output (hp/rpm) 476/ 5500-6250 510/ 5500-6250
    Max torque (Nm at rpm) 650 / 1750 - 4500 700 / 1750 - 4500
    Fuel consumption
    Combined (l/100km) 8.4 8.4-8.6
    CO2 emissions combined (g/km) 196 196-200
    Emission standard EU 6
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 4.2 4.1
    Top speed (km/h) 250* 250*
    List Price in Hong Kong $1,298,000 $1,498,000
    * Electronically limited
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    About Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
    Established in 1986 and based in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz China Limited (MBCL) was the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the franchise-holder for all imported passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle products under the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brand names in the Northeast Asia region (China, Hong Kong and Macau). In 2005, MBCL moved all P.R. China operations to Beijing for further business development. On January 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited was established to take over the wholesale business for the Hong Kong and Macau markets with the lead of MBCL. Since March 2013, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited has become independent from the China operation as an importer for Hong Kong and Macau.

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