Mercedes-AMG C 63 and Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC: Driving Performance to the power of two

Mar 3, 2015
Mercedes-AMG, the sports car and performance brand within Mercedes-Benz, is further expanding its model range in the C-Class segment. The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 as a powerful high-end sports car with rear-wheel drive is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine: this develops an output of 350 kW (476 hp) in the C 63 and 375 kW (510 hp) in the C 63 S, making the top V8 model the most powerful car in its segment. The new Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC is a tailor-made package for new entrants to the fascinating world of AMG. The second new AMG sports model has a 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, permanent Performance all-wheel drive and suspension technology adopted from the C 63. The C 450 AMG 4MATIC makes the typical characteristics of a real AMG model available to an even wider target group.
The comprehensive range of C-Class models offered by Mercedes-AMG GmbH is aimed at discerning customers with an enthusiasm for top performance and the fascination of motorsports. Whether the top model – the Mercedes-AMG C 63 – or the Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, both new models from Affalterbach impress with their authentic vehicle dynamics and typical AMG DNA. Emotion, adrenalin and goosebumps characterise the unrivalled impression of motorsports performance, which makes every journey a passionate experience. In a nutshell, the new C-Class models from Mercedes-AMG guarantee fascinating Driving Performance and the emotional appeal for which the brand is famous. Their sporty ambitions are further enhanced by striking AMG designs.
Mercedes-AMG C 63: the top V8 model with GT power
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 continues the success story of its predecessors, the C 63 AMG, C 55 AMG, C 32 AMG, C 43 AMG and C 36 AMG. With sales of around 40,000 units, the C 63 AMG presented in 2007 is also the best-selling AMG model to date. The brand-new C 63, the top V8 model in the C-Class, is a seamless follow-on. A powerful heart beats under the aluminium bonnet with its prominent powerdomes: the newly developed 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is closely related to the power unit that gives such breathtaking performance to the Mercedes-AMG GT. The output ranges from 350 kW (476 hp) for the C 63 to 375 kW (510 hp) for the C 63 S. With unrivalled fuel consumption of only 8.2 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined), the C 63 Saloon is the most economical eight-cylinder car in the high-performance segment. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers, the mechanical rear axle locking differential and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes raise the driving dynamics to a new level.
Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC: the new AMG sports model
The Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, the new AMG sports model, is an ideal addition to the C-Class portfolio. It provides an attractive point of entry into the world of AMG, and is aimed at a broader customer base. The superior combination of a 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, permanent AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and sophisticated suspension technology adopted from the C 63 guarantees maximum appeal and the dynamic performance for which the brand is famous.
The models at a glance:
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S
Mercedes-AMG C 63
Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC
Engine
V8 biturbo
V8 biturbo
V6 biturbo
Drive system
Rear-wheel drive
Rear-wheel drive
All-wheel drive
Transmission
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission
Displacement
3982 cc
3982 cc
2996 cc
Output
375 kW (510 hp) at 5500-6250 rpm
350 kW (476 hp) at 5500-6250 rpm
270 kW (367 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm
Peak torque
700 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm
650 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm
520 Nm at 2000-4200 rpm
Fuel consumptionNEDC combined
8.4-8.2 l/100 km(8.6-8.4 l/100 km)
8.2 l/100 km(8.4 l/100 km)
7.6 l/100 km(7.7 l/100 km)
CO2 emissions
195-192 g/km
(200-196 g/km)
192 g/km
(196 g/km)
178 g/km (180 g/km)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
4.0 (4.1) secs.
4.1 (4.2) secs.
4.9 s (5.0 s)
Top speed
250/290 km/h**
250/290 km/h**
250 km/h*
Figures in brackets for Estate, *electronically limited, ** electronically limited, optional increase to top speed of 290 km/h (280 km/h for Estate) only in combination with the AMG Driver’s Package.
The first customers received their Mercedes-AMG C 63 saloons in February 2015: the market launch of the Estate will follow in April. The C 450 AMG 4MATIC will be in the showrooms of the Mercedes-Benz dealerships and authorised sales outlets from June 2015.
Intelligent Drive: safety of the very highest calibre
The declared goal of Mercedes-Benz is making top-class safety available to everyone. The C 63 and C 450 AMG 4MATIC live up to this standard as well, because they adopt many of the new and significantly enhanced assistance systems that are also being used in the S-Class. They come equipped with the further enhanced ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to prevent rear-end collisions. The assistance systems increase both comfort and safety. The predecessor to the new C-Class already impressed with excellent results regarding passive safety. The current model surpasses it and sets new standards.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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Mercedes-AMG C 63 S. Exterior: designo diamond white bright, AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package I, heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
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Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, exterior: diamond white
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Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, exterior: diamond white
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Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, Estate, exterior: obsidian black
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Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, Estate, exterior: obsidian black
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Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, Estate (S205) obsidian black
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Mercedes-Benz C 450 AMG 4MATIC, interior: leather black; light aluminium trim with longitudinal grain
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Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, estate, exterior: brilliant blue metallic; AMG Night package, AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system, heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
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Mercedes-AMG C 63 S, estate, exterior: brilliant blue metallic; AMG Night package, AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system, heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
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Mercedes-AMG C 63, exterior: designo diamond white bright, AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package I, heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
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Mercedes-AMG C 63, exterior: designo diamond white bright, AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package I, heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
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Mercedes-AMG C 63, interior: nappa leather red pepper/black, AMG Performance seats, AMG carbon-fibre / aluminium trim
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