The AMG C-Class is our best-selling model series and therefore a key cornerstone of the company’s success of recent years. We have therefore increasingly expanded our C-Class offer: clients are now able to select between twelve versions from the C-Class family. As part of the latest facelift, we have upgraded all variants of this model show much more substantially,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “This relates to the 43-series versions and especially, naturally, to the AMG C63. The perfected driving dynamics and expressive layout underscore the strong, muscular character of this rear-wheel drive icon.
2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Exterior and Interior
The new C63’s wide grille has been given an AMG GT-inspired makeover. Instead of the old car’s minimalist two-bar layout, the 2018 version becomes a number of vertical slats flanking the familiar Mercedes three-pointed star logo.
The old automobile’s huge full-width air intake in the front bumper was Carried over nearly entirely unchanged, however, the new C63’s headlights feature glowing LEDs as standard. In the back, the new model’s four square exhausts look identical to the old car, but eagle-eyed Mercedes fans might observe there are four vertical fins in the rear diffuser, whereas the old C63 had three.
In its standard set-up, the new car’s interior looks pretty much Identical to the old model. However, if you’re pleased to pay a bit extra, you can get it with a virtual driver’s display instead of conventional dials — like in the E-Class and fresh A-Class. This high-resolution screen may be adjusted to show the driver’s favorite combination of dials, sat-nav directions and media-playback information, right in their eye-line.
Other potentially appealing optional extras include more inviting Sports seats with built-in inflatable cushions. You can adjust them to provide the perfect quantity of side bolstering and lower-back service to help make long journeys as relaxing as you can.
You can also get unvarnished wood trims on the dashboard and doors — The same as in the E-Class — instead of the standard car’s glossy black plastic and man-made leather trims. They do charge extra, nevertheless. Unfortunately, the standard seven-inch infotainment display on the dashboard does not look as great as the systems in the BMW M3 or Audi RS4 and isn’t particularly intuitive to use.
2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Under the Hood
The new C63 doesn’t come with any more power than the old version — you Get an identical 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine producing 476hp. This drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automated gearbox and helps the C63 jump from 0-62mph in four seconds flat — exactly the same time as the outgoing vehicle.
If that does not sound fast enough for you, there’s also a C63 S version With 510hp that will cover exactly the same sprint in 3.9 seconds — that is faster than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS. Whichever version you pick, you get flexible suspension to help stop its own body leaning too much in sharp corners.
Contrary to the old model, the new car gets an electronically controlled Limited-slip differential as standard round the C63 range. This helps prevent the back wheels spinning when you accelerate hard out of tight corners. Additionally brand new for 2018 is a hardcore ‘Master’ setup for the C63’s selectable driving manners. This reigns-in the traction and stability controls, letting you put your driving skills to the test onto a race track.
Speaking of race tracks, the C63 may capture your lap times, 0-62mph Sprint time and even quarter-mile times using its on-board computer. Fantastic for settling any bar arguments or showing off to your petrolhead buddies.
2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cost and release date
Mercedes hasn’t declared how much the brand new C63 will cost, but if it Goes on the market in April it is not expected to be significantly more Expensive than the outgoing model. Saloons should price from around #62,500 while coupes and estates will set you back from #63,500.