Mercedes-AMG C-Class C63 S coupe
Aussie muscle car fans have cash with a bargain for a bargain that has caught up with the second generation Mercedes-AMG C63 S with a speed every two days since it debuted at the beginning of the year. last.
With extraordinary performance from the twin-turbo V8 engine that is transmitted to the rear wheel, huge brakes, but still retaining real-world practicality, the C63 is truly a sports machine for every day of use. .
Now, in addition to great cars and great cars, the two-door coupe promises to improve the formula even further.
Can C63 Coupe provide? In a word – absolutely.
Mercedes-AMG hopes the Coupe will account for more than half of C63 sales when released this month, with a waiting list that Trick has lasted for six months.
Recently, we drove the C63 Coupe around Sydney Motorsport Park, but the true measurement of a car appeared in the real world, away from the smooth surface of a race track. Can C63 Coupe provide? In a word – absolutely.
The C63 Coupe is not just a sedan with the rear door turned off; In fact, the only external parts that pass are bootlid, leather door and roof panel.
Mercedes-AMG gave very little concessions to the rear seat passengers in the Coupe, reducing the slope on the rear chassis much more strongly than the first generation version in 2011.
The car has also been pumped up, with front guards 64mm and wheels 66mm, allowing for wider rubber layers, staggered below.
Even the rearview mirror has been moved from the traditional corner position to the entrance.
It had a car that you glanced at over and over again, and although the family resembled other C63s, the Coupe stood apart.
The Coupe still looks like a four-seater (losing one compared to both sedan and wagon versions), but the rear space is definitely affected by the lower roof 24mm.
The front seats automatically slide forward when leaning forward, but the aperture is small and the pedestal is pronounced, meaning it is not easily accessible.
Made only for two people means that the central armrest can also contain a pair of cups, while the side boxes can do the same.
The 355-liter boot doesn’t admit 80 liters to its sedan brother (and 45 liters for regular coupes, thanks to the different suspension layout), but the rear seats divide 40:20:20 for it’s a pretty big cargo area.
In the front, the excellent Merc-AMG sports seats, doing very well in a 250-kilometer test, while the deep-door bins with bottle racks are complemented by useful pockets and two other cups in the stack. center.
There are many ways to access the infotainment screen, while the dual digital display and digital screen is a simple fun to use.
The column-mounted shifter feels a bit twee in a car with potential, but considerable alloy paddles, a chunky wheel and small diameter and large alloy pedals bring reliable performance in the cabin.
Prices and features
Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific will bring the top S S variant of the C63 to Australia, just like the other two cars in the range.
It is well loaded with the kit, so the options list is quite short.
Automatic belt feeder for driver and front passenger, auto-dimming rearview mirror and exterior mirrors of driver, wood and alloy panel, navigation Garmin satellite, DAB + digital radio , Dynamic switch Select four modes, electric and heated front seats with memory and mirror functions) and keyless entry are also on the extended specifications table.
The C63 S Coupe has a retail price of $ 162,400, an increase of $ 7890 compared to this model; It’s a bit odd, because the two share most of the same mechanical specs and the coupe takes a seat for the sedan. It weighs more than 75kg.
There are only a few options, including optional no-cost wheels and a $ 9,000 front brake set with 402mm ceramic rotors and golden calipers.
The 1-pack version gives you more sporty seats, more wild bodykits and ceramic brakes for $ 10,500, but it’s only offered for a limited time after its launch.
Motor and transmission
Part ’63 of the C63 name, actually comes from its old engine, a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 336kW and 600Nm of torque.
It is hard to believe that it is turbocharged, which is linearity of power and torque.
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