Mercedes-AMG refreshes the C 63 range with minor cosmetic updates and a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes-AMG has dropped the veil on the face-lifted version of the high-performance C 63 range. Visual changes on the new C 63 line-up are few and far between, but all the versions now come paired with a new 9-speed automatic gearbox. Like before, the C 63 AMG range will continue to be offered in two variants – Standard and the more powerful ‘S’ version.
For the uninitiated, the C 63 AMG range includes the saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet versions. All the models have been given minor aesthetic upgrades including a new AMG GT-R like Panamerican grille at the front. Other visual enhancements include special aero wheels and gloss chrome exhaust tips. Inside, there are a few changes as well. There’s an updated AMG branded steering wheel, but more importantly, the new C 63 AMG range gets an all-digital instrument cluster.
The 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 will continue to power the entire range. There are two versions – 469bhp/650Nm in the standard trim and 503bhp/700Nm in the S variant. The 7-speed transmission has been junked in favour of a new 9-speed automatic. Mercedes-AMG says that gear-shifts are much quicker now. But, strangely, that doesn't reflect in performance figures, since they are unchanged. Anyhow, the C 63 S Coupe is still the quickest variant in the range with a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds. The sedan takes 4.0 seconds to do the same, while the estate will be slower by another one-tenth. The standard or the non-S variant will be a little slower, of course.
The updated Mercedes-AMG C 63 range will go on sale in Europe and US in a couple of months – around June-July, 2018. As for the Indian market, we are expecting to see the new C 63 AMG sedan arrive here by the end of this year.