New C 63 S AMG now in SA

Powerful V8 engines, thrilling driving dynamics and distinct design have made the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S model range a bestseller. The sedan, coupé and cabriolet now feature a sharper exterior, a modernised interior and even more agility, says Merc-AMG.

The new C 63 S has a more emotive look, too: the AMG-specific radiator trim underscores the brand identity while emphasising the muscular appearance. The interior benefits from an optional fully digital cockpit with unmistakable AMG displays and the new generation of AMG steering wheels.

The C 63 S is the bedrock of Mercedes-AMG. Drivers and fans love it because it is one of a kind in its segment. Its signature feature is the powerful eight-cylinder engine – the V8 is an unshakeable part of the AMG brand identity. The rear-wheel drive, the AMG-specific suspension and the athletic overall appearance likewise set the C 63 S apart from its competitors. It also offers a wealth of individualisation options, including three body versions and an extensive range of optional extras.

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New gearbox

The C 63 S now makes use of a new AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission, tuned specifically by Mercedes-AMG developers. A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter. This saves weight and optimises the response to the driver’s accelerator pedal input, particularly during acceleration and load changes.

The multiple downshift function allows more spontaneous bursts of speed, while the double-declutching function in the “Sport” and “Sport+” drive programs makes for an even more emotive driving experience.

“Manual” mode can be selected using a separate button in the centre console. The gear changes are based on the selected drive program, and the driver can now change gear using the paddles on the steering wheel. Moreover, the transmission stays in the selected gear and does not automatically shift up when the engine speed reaches the limit.

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AMG performance

The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is already used in numerous AMG performance vehicles. A characteristic feature is that the two turbochargers are positioned not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder “V”. The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction and optimal response.

The spray-guided direct petrol injection system ensures clean and efficient combustion with high thermodynamic efficiency. Fast-acting piezo injectors enable multiple injections of fuel to be delivered to the engine on demand and with the utmost precision.

One technician assembles each engine in the engine shop in Affalterbach according to the “one man ‑ one engine” principle.

Selvin Govender, marketing director of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, says: “The AMG C-Class is our best-selling model series and therefore a key cornerstone of our company’s success. But when it comes to the pinnacle of C-Class performance, there is one model in particular that stands out – the C 63s. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is more striking and expressive than ever; not just due to its new front design featuring AMG-specific radiator grille, but also on account of the re-designed rear which contributes to the athletic design of the vehicle.

“It’s also a rear-wheel drive icon and with its AMG-specific chassis, the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is an exceptional performance vehicle.”