Racing-proven AMG technology pumps up the C 43 biturbo V6 to 385 hp. Biturbo V8s, each handcrafted by its own master builder, make the 469-hp C 63 and 503-hp C 63 S breathtakingly powerful.
Both the multiclutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT in the C 63 models and the C 43's AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT offer nine speeds, multiple modes, and direct multi-gear downshifts with a double-click of a shift paddle.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT lets you alter shifting, throttle, chassis and more via a console button. Modes include Comfort, Slippery, Sport+, and Individual, plus RACE on the C 63 S. The available AMG DRIVE UNIT puts the controls right on the steering wheel.
From its aerodynamic shape to its adaptive suspension, an AMG C-Class is in tune with the road and in touch with the sky. AMG RIDE CONTROL can adapt in milliseconds to roads and modes.
AMG braking systems get their training on the track. Big perforated discs and multipiston front calipers help disperse heat while helping you rein in speed.
The C 43's AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive teams light weight with an agile 31:69 front/rear torque split. An electronically controlled limited-slip diff precisely apportions power to the rear wheels of the C 63 and C 63 S.
A 385-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo engine features numerous AMG enhancements for instant response. Increased turbo boost puts its 384 lb-ft of torque on tap at just 2,500 rpm, for a 0-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. Rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection act with millisecond speed and molecular precision. Beneath its red engine cover, a lightweight diecast-alloy block, variable valve timing and reduced friction further raise efficiency and performance.
The AMG-developed V8 is engineered for a new era of performance. Generating higher output from less displacement, the 469-hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine is more responsive yet significantly more fuel-efficient than its larger predecessor. Its massive torque reaches its 479 lb-ft peak at just 1,750 rpm, and holds it all the way to 4,500 rpm, for a 4.0-second 0-60 time and instant acceleration at any speed. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG C 63 engine is hand-built and signed by its own craftsman.
Boldly assert your style with the gloss black elements of the AMG Night Package, from the front apron to wheels to tailpipes. Side mirrors and the rear spoiler can also be dressed in genuine carbon fiber. Each model offers no fewer than four AMG® wheel choices. AMG Carbon Fiber Package pictured above.
Distinctive elements set every AMG C-Class apart from nose to tailpipes. A deep front apron underscores the C 43's twin-crossbar grille. The C 63 and C 63 S feature vertical grille bars and specific lower bodywork. Brilliant LED lighting is standard on them all.
From its wide grille and LED headlamps to its wraparound LED taillamps, the C-Class Cabriolet is a summit of style and sportiness that's yours to enjoy in any season and every setting. Top up, its shape is taut and tailored. Top down, the harmony between cockpit and coachwork is undeniable, with a satin chrome beltline wrapping around the cabin. From style to sumptuousness, the C-Class extends the rich heritage of open-air Mercedes-Benz models that continue to set the standard today.
The 3-layer "acoustic" soft top is meticulously tailored for long-lasting beauty and a remarkably quiet cabin. A bonded butyl layer fends off the elements while keeping the top-up profile free from visible bows. At speeds of up to 31 mph, the one-button power top takes less than 20 seconds to vanish under a sleek cover that elegantly unites the cabin and rear deck, while leaving ample trunk space. Three stylish colors are available. Among its generously sized windows is a heated rear window.
The C-Class and AMG join forces in style. The vertical-bar AMG grille is underscored by a deep air dam with an "A-wing" design featuring mesh intakes and a gloss black insert. Sculpted side sills with matte chrome inserts bridge the standard 19-inch wheels. The deep rear valance embraces the four trapezoidal AMG tailpipes and diffuser in a chrome-shadow finish. And a highly effective, wind-tunnel-shaped rear spoiler brings the flowing lines to a dramatic finish.
Engineered from the sky down as a convertible, the C-Class Cabriolet delivers more than breathtaking style and a breeze. Its aerodynamics are class-leading, enhancing stability and providing an uncannily quiet ride. The strategic use of ultrahigh-strength steel and aluminum team up for exceptional rigidity, solidity and durability without the burden of excessive weight.
Beyond the spectrum of seat, upholstery and trim styles, you can customize your AMG C-Class over and over: A reconfigurable 12.3-inch digital instrument panel. 64-color ambient lighting. And front seats that can warm you, cool you, or even offer a virtual scarf.
Featuring intuitive Touch Control Buttons and shift paddles, the AMG Performance steering wheel offers trim options from full Nappa leather to carbon fiber or DINAMICA microsuede accents. The available AMG DRIVE UNIT adds one-touch driving controls to the wheel.
Substantially bolstered sport front seats feature exclusive contouring and stitching. Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 14-way power adjustment, including a power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions.
Electrically heated front seats quickly take the chill out of even the coldest day. Three levels of warming automatically step down after several minutes to the lowest setting.
Extend your top-down driving enjoyment further into a cool evening or later into the season with the AIRSCARF® neck-level heating system. Tilt-adjustable vents beneath each front head restraint deliver warmed airflow to your neck, head and shoulders, like a virtual scarf. With individual 3-stage temperature controls and airflow automatically adjusted to your driving speed, AIRSCARF means you don't have to put the top up just because the sun, or thermometer, has gone down.
An exclusive Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet innovation, AIRCAP® is an automatic virtual wind blocker. Utilizing a speed-sensitive airfoil that rises from the windshield header and an automatically height-adjusting see-through mesh screen between the rear head restraints, AIRCAP helps keep top-down driving quiet and draft-free even at highway speeds. And unlike conventional wind deflectors, the rear seats remain fully usable.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany's Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system that's specifically tailored to the C-Class. With 13 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier, the system fills the cabin with pure digital surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system's output is to the most discerning ears.
The wide central screen offers more easily visible readouts, navigation maps, and illustrated and animated menus. Measuring more than 10 inches diagonally, the display is mounted atop the center dash to stay close to your sightlines, yet its slim, visor-free design stays vivid in sunlight and elegant all the time. Split-screen options let you display multiple functions at once, and you can access the screen via the console controller or right Touch Control Button on the steering wheel.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Radar-based technology can alert you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as you start to brake, it can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, it can also initiate braking automatically at a range of driving speeds. The system can also detect and react to crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a dashboard display.
Interpreting information that is continually supplied by the car's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), electric power steering and suspension sensors, Crosswind Assist can help detect the effects of strong side winds on the vehicle's handling stability at highway speeds. Whether caused by lateral gusts or even a passing truck, the system helps keep the car on course via strategic braking of the wheels on one side of the vehicle.
When traveling above approximately 20 mph, radar technology can help sense when a vehicle enters the blind-spot area. Blind Spot Assist can then alert the driver via an illuminated red icon in the appropriate side mirror. An audible warning sounds if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot. After parking, Exit Warning Assist can alert the driver or passengers to vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians that could be at risk if the door is opened.
If an air bag deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to Mercedes-Benz Emergency Services, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does. This vital service is provided for as long as you own the vehicle, no matter who's driving.
For a better view of what's behind your vehicle when reversing, a high-resolution camera displays a live view on the central in-dash screen. Steering-dependent active guidelines on the screen can help you back into a parking space, and you can select between wide-angle and even wider 180-degree views.
Integrated behind each rear seating position, pop-up roll bars deploy within a third of a second of detecting an impending rollover, to help preserve occupant space.
An advanced system of 10 air bags offers 12-way occupant protection. Standard are dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags, and knee air bags for the driver and front passenger, plus side curtain air bags for both seating rows. Side-impact air bags are also standard for each outboard rear seating position.