Archive for the ‘C Class’ Category

When Mercedes did not register its C63 AMG and AMG S in the official press conference of the Paris Motor Show, everyone thought that the German giant will present them in any other occasion, but Mercedes wanted its fan and the press to wait more, for publicity purpose, nothing more. Yesterday (October 2nd 2014) the C63 was revealed in four models : 2 breaks and 2 sedan cars. Benz disappearing from the name of the car, once more, because now Mercedes associates AMG to all its sport models.

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The C class was revealed in the spring of 2014, and we had to wait until now to get the AMG versions. Usually, it is only one model, with a big 6.3L engine, but with the introduction of the new 4.0 V8 biturbo, Mercedes will have two variants, same as the Mercedes AMG GT. So you have it then, the C63 AMG will be powered by the same engine as the AMG GT, that produces 467 bhp and 650 Nm for the AMG version and 510 bhp and 700 Nm for AMG S version, same for the breaks. 0 to 100 km/h will be achieved in 4.1 seconds, for both the sedan and the break in the AMG version, however for the AMG S configuration, it will be 4 seconds flat for the sedan and 4.2 for the break. Both engines will have and AMG MCT-7 paddle-shifted multidisk-clutch gearbox hooked to them. To give better noises, there will be three active modes for the quad tailpipe exhausts. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h, you have to throw out all the electronics from the car to make your engine go further.

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The AMG can be recognized by the sporty red lines on the grille and around the wheels. the car has the AMG front dumper fitted to it, the hood is reworked for a better aerodynamic result, and in the rear, there is a carbon-fiber small spoiler over the trunk and a rear diffuser separating the quad tailpipe. The interior is all about sport, aggressive,  yet elegant. The steering wheel is covered with Alcantara, the seats are in black leather. Red and black ambiance dominates the interior, for a serious sporty look. The C63 AMG is equipped with a new suspension, with 3 different setting modes, to offer, a comfortable, or aggressive driving.

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The C class was the best-seller of the Mercedes Benz, with 40000 units for the old C class, Mercedes expects this one to do the same. There was no price revealed, yet. Future Mercedes owners will be happy, because of the decrease in CO2 emission 192 g/km compared to 280 g/km which means less taxation. The car will be available starting February 2014, 2 months later for the break version.

Source : Mercedes Benz