2011 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG CoupÃ©
The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine in the C 63 AMG Coup?© has a maximum output of 336 kW (457 hp) and peak torque of 600 Nm, delivering powerful traction and first-class performance figures: the Coup?© accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). With this kind of specification, the new two-door vehicle is set to take the lead in its segment.
The new Coup?© variant benefits from all the technology updates that have served the C 63 AMG Saloon and Estate models so well. Fuel consumption is reduced through the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with its "Controlled Efficiency" mode as standard and a new power steering pump: overall NEDC consumption figures fo
AMG Performance package for a maximum output of 358 kW (487 hp)
This fuel consumption figure also applies to the performance version generating 358 kW (487 hp), courtesy of the AMG Performance package. Available as an option, this package improves acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h to 4.3 seconds, with technology transferred from the SLS AMG responsible for the 22 kW (30 hp) increase in output. The forged pistons, connecting rods and lightweight crankshaft adopted from the gull-wing model's high-tech drive system save three kilograms in weight. This reduces inertia and enhances the agility and responsiveness of the high-revving, eight-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine. Visually, the AMG Performance package can be identified by the variable intake manifold in titanium grey under the bonnet, the AMG high-performance braking system with composite front discs and red painted brake callipers all round, the carbon-fibre spoiler lip on the boot lid and the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather with an Alcantara?® grip area.
Key data at a glance
C 63 AMG Coup?©:
|Bore x stroke||102.2 x 94.6 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.3 : 1|
|Output||336 kW (457 hp) at 6800 rpm 358 kW (487 hp) at 6800 rpm*|
|Max. torque||600 Nm at 5000 rpm|
|Engine weight (dry)||195 kg /192* kg|
|Fuel consumption NEDC combined||12.0 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||280 g/km|
|Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h||4.4 s / 4.3 s*|
|Top speed||250 km/h**|
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission as standard
At the same time, the power transmission, which is exclusive to Mercedes-AMG, excites with its high level of variability and scintillating dynamism: the â€œSâ€?, â€œS+â€? and â€œMâ€? transmission modes make the vehicle even more responsive and can be selected using the new rotary transmission switch familiar to many from the SLS AMG. Shorter gear shift intervals and higher engine revs assure the ultimate in emotional appeal. The double-declutching function is also activated in the â€œSâ€?, â€œS+â€? and â€œMâ€? modes, thereby further increasing driving enjoyment. The gear shifts take just 100 milliseconds in â€œS+â€? and â€œMâ€? transmission modes. Using
the RACE START function the driver can explore the vehicle's full acceleration capability.
Specific AMG sports suspension for great dynamism and ride comfort
The AMG sports speed-sensitive power steering with direct steering ratio (13.5 : 1) gives excellent road surface contact and makes a significant contribution to the vehicleâ€™s direct, responsive handling. This is complemented perfectly by 3-stage ESPïƒ’: the Electronic Stability Program gives three individual control strategies at the touch of a button: the ESPïƒ’ button in the centre console allows the driver to choose between â€œESP ONâ€?, â€œESP SPORT HANDLING MODEâ€? and â€œESP OFFâ€?. The AMG high-performance brake system has internally ventilated and perforated brake discs on all wheels: it is characterised by outstanding responsiveness, short stopping distances and excellent fatigue strength.
Confident and athletic: the design of the C 63 AMG coup?©
The distinctive, strikingly arrow-shaped front section is characterised by features typical of AMG: a new AMG front apron including lower cross-struts finished in high-gloss black, LED daytime driving lamps specifically created for AMG and side air outlets. The large Mercedes star is positioned on a wing-shaped horizontal grille slat in the new radiator grille and, together with the newly-designed aluminium engine cover which has powerdomes, underlines the masculine feel of the vehicle. The new clear glass headlamps, in particular in combination with the Intelligent Light System (ILS) as an optional extra, are further eye-catching features.
When viewed from the side, the wide front wing bearing the "6.3 AMG" legend, the AMG side sill panels and the new, high-sheen AMG 5-twin-spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey finish all stand out. Good contact with the road is provided by the wide 235/40 R 18 (front) and 255/35 R 18 (rear) tyres. Attention is drawn at the rear to the distinctive AMG rear apron with a striking black diffuser and three diffuser fins as well as the two chrome twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system.
High-quality, dynamic interior
The specially shaped AMG Performance steering wheel is familiar from the CLS 63 AMG: amongst its special features are the steering wheel rim, flattened at both the top and bottom; the metallic trim, the grip areas which are covered in perforated leather; and the aluminium shift paddles. Trim elements in high-gloss, black piano lacquer look on the instrument panel and doors emphasise the high quality of the interior. Situated on the centre console is the rotary control for selecting the C, S, S+, M and RACE START drive programs.
Available as an option, designo leather appointments give the interior an even more exclusive character: four single-tone colours and three two-tone combinations are available. These can also be complemented with "extended black designo leather appointments" for the top section of the instrument panel.
Other attractive optional appointments are also exclusively available for the C 63 AMG Coup?© from the AMG Performance Studio:
â€¢ AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in titanium grey with a high-gloss finish, with 235/40 R 18 (front) and 255/35 R 18 (rear) tyres
â€¢ AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in titanium grey with a high-gloss finish, with 235/35 R 19 (front) and 255/30 R 19 (rear) tyres
â€¢ AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in matt black with a high-gloss finish on the rim flange, with 235/35 R 19 (front) and 255/30 R 19 (rear) tyres
â€¢ AMG Exterior Carbon Fibre package
â€¢ AMG rear axle differential lock
â€¢ AMG trim elements in carbon fibre/high-gloss black piano lacquer
â€¢ AMG door sill panels for the front, illuminated in white using LED technology
â€¢ AMG floor mats
High level of safety and new assistance systems
With numerous driving assistance systems ranging from ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection to DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, the C 63 AMG Coup?© provides a comprehensive level of driver support and protection. The assistance systems are familiar from the flagship S-Class and the trendsetting CLS, and are based on the latest radar, camera and sensor technology. They cover frequent accident causes such as driving too closely, fatigue and darkness.
An overview of the assistance systems:
â€¢ ABS anti-lock braking system (standard)
â€¢ Adaptive Highbeam Assist (optional)
â€¢ Active Lane Keeping Assist (optional)
â€¢ Active Blind Spot Assist (optional)
â€¢ ATTENTION ASSIST (standard)
â€¢ DISTRONIC PLUS including BAS PLUS (optional)
â€¢ Electronic Stability Program ESP?® (standard)
â€¢ Headlamp Assist (standard)
â€¢ Speed Limit Assist (optional)
â€¢ Intelligent Light Systems ILS (optional)
â€¢ PARKTRONIC including Parking Guidance (optional)
â€¢ PRE-SAFE?® system (optional)
â€¢ PRE-SAFE?® Brake (optional)
â€¢ Lane Keeping Assist (optional)
â€¢ Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter (optional)
â€¢ Blind Spot Assist (optional)
The new telematics generation featuring enhanced ease of operation
The multimedia system COMAND Online now provides internet access for the first time. When the car is stationary, customers are able to browse freely or surf to a Mercedes-Benz Online service whose pages load particularly rapidly and are also easy to use while on the move. The integral services include weather information and a special destination search via Google, as well as the option of downloading a route that has been previously configured on a PC using Google Maps and sent to the car. The navigation system of COMAND Online also has added functions. New features include a 3D display with plastic city views.
Also new: routes covered can be recorded and repeated later, specific personal destinations can be imported via an SD card and four alternative routes can be displayed on the navigation map, one of them a particularly economical variation.
The Becker?® MAP PILOT makes a low-cost navigation function, which can also be retrofitted, available for the entry-level Audio 20 CD radio. Its advantages over aftermarket solutions include integrated operation via the central controls and the Audio 20 display, a concealed location in the glove compartment and updating via an internet portal.
Specially designed, premium quality "Edition 1"
As for the CLS 63 AMG, an "Edition 1" of the new C 63 AMG Coup?© is also available. The Edition 1 features exciting, premium quality interior and exterior details that have been specially designed: the AMG sports seats, door centre panels and armrests come in high-quality black designo leather with contrasting porcelain seams on the sports seats. To match this, the trim parts have a porcelain piano-lacquer look and the two-tone AMG Performance steering wheel sets black nappa leather off with a lower section in porcelain designo leather. An "Edition 1" badge on the trim indicates this version's singularity.
AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, supplied as standard in designo magno night black matt finish make the C 63 AMG Coup?© Edition 1 look equally special on the outside.
The market launch of the new C 63 AMG coup?© starts in July 2011.
All prices at a glance (incl. 19% VAT):
â€¢ C 63 AMG Coup?©: â‚¬72,590
â€¢ C 63 AMG Coup?© "Edition 1": â‚¬81,515
â€¢ AMG Performance package: â‚¬7,116.20
â€¢ AMG Driverâ€™s package: â‚¬3,213.00
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