AMG engineering and hardware fortify the AMG C 43's biturbo V6, raising output to 385 hp. Biturbo V8s, each handcrafted by its own master, make the 469-hp C 63 more powerful than any coupe in its segment, except for the 503-hp C 63 S.
Both the multiclutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT in the C 63 models and the C 43's AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT offer multiple modes. The double-click of a shift paddle can direct-downshift multiple gears.
The C 43's AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive combines light weight with an agile 31:69 front/rear torque split. An electronically controlled limited-slip diff in the C 63 and C 63 S, to brilliantly balance torque to their rear wheels.
AMG RIDE CONTROL pairs a widened track with electronically controlled adaptive shock absorbers. Three damping stages integrate with the modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT, to help take winding roads and tight turns in stride.
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.
Multipiston fixed front calipers grasp sizable discs with their perforations cast in place, not drilled later. Compound front discs sized 15.4 inches are standard on the AMG 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 4.5 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 3.8-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.
Distinctive details define each AMG C-Class from grille to tailpipes. AMG® wheel choices, at least four per model, range from 18 inches to mixed 19/20-inch forged-alloy options for the C 63 S. Styling options include gloss black and carbon fiber accents. AMG C 63 S Coupe pictured above.
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.
Adding even more aggressively sporty appeal to the C 43 Coupe is a collection of visual enhancements, all finished in gloss black. Elements include the deep front splitter, side skirts, rear spoiler lip, and rear apron flics.
Take your car to the dark side with the jet-black accents of the Night Package. The front-apron A-wing, side mirrors, side-window trim, side-sill inserts and rear diffuser are all finished in deep Gloss Black. Black chrome quad tailpipes complete the transformation.
The cockpit wraps you in advanced tech and rich trim: An AMG Performance steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons, shift paddles. A vivid 10.25-inch center screen. And a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.
Power front sport seats or available AMG Performance seats, and a range of trim options, let you tailor your C-Class for a perfect fit. A standard Panorama roof and 64-color LED cabin lighting let you refresh its ambience any time.
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.
Directly inspired by racing, the deeply contoured AMG Performance seats feature integrated head restraints and AMG badges. In addition to the customary power adjustments, leather-upholstered seats include power adjustment of the substantial side bolsters in the cushion and backrest, for optimal lateral support.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
A network of LEDs can create not just a soothing ambience in the cabin, but one you can alter to suit your mood, or even create one. The 64 selectable colors and adjustable brightness let you control the atmosphere like never before. Edge-lighting glows from around the console and numerous cabin areas, while the door sills welcome you with AMG logos backlit in soft white.
The Remote Start feature lets you start your car's engine from the Mercedes me connect Mobile App on your smartphone. In extreme weather, it's a great way pre-condition the cabin comfort by giving the climate control up to a 10-minute head-start on your arrival. It's part of Mercedes me connect services, and three years of its benefits come standard.
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.
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.
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.
With longer life, quicker illumination and beams that approximate daylight even more closely than xenon headlamps, multi-element LED headlamps enhance both vision and visibility during nighttime driving. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating. Taillamps feature a distinctive C-shaped LED design plus LED turn signals and brake lamps.
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.
An advanced system of 8 air bags offers 10-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.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
While your vehicle is parked, an innovative system can detect if it experiences certain types of impacts that are likely to cause damage to it, such as being struck by another car. The system can push a notification to your phone via the Mercedes me connect app, and can display a notification message the next time you start the car. It can even offer an easy connection to the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center to help you make a repair appointment.