New Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Lands in South Africa

Merc C 63 Front Side

The Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 and C 63 S are now available in South Africa. In addition, the two models will also be available as Edition 1 models which add exclusive features over and above the standard models.

Engine Power

Both the C 63 and C 63 S are powered by a thrumming 4.0-litre biturbo V8 mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission. In the C 63, maximum power output is at 350 kW with a maximum torque figure of 650 Nm. For this model,  acceleration to 100 kph takes only 4.1 seconds before reaching a limited top speed of 250 kph.

In the C 63 S, maximum power is at 375 kW with a torque figure topping 700 Nm. This results in a 0-100 kph sprint time of 4.0 seconds before hitting the limit at 250 kph.

Top speed can be increased to 290 kph if buyers opt for the AMG Driver's Package. For a more throaty exhaust note, you can also request a performance exhaust system as an option, which will vary the engine note depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode or the engine sound can be selected in two stages at the touch of a button. Modes include 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'Sport+' and 'Individual', with 'Race' being exclusive to the C 63 S.

The new models consume about 32% less fuel compared to its predecessor with a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.2L/100km. Each engine is assembled by hand in Affalterbach under the "one man, one engine" principle.

Superior Suspension

The new Mercedes-Benz C 63 and C63 S features a AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with a three-stage damping adjustment allowing the driver to control suspension settings according to driving conditions.

For added traction and improved dynamics, the C 63 features a mechanical rear axle locking differential while the C 63 S features an electronic rear axle locking differential. The locking differential works in conjunction with a three-stage ESP to deliver improved driving dynamics.

The C 63 rides on 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with a high sheen finish while the C 63 S comes fitted with 19-inch, 5-twin-spoke light alloy wheels in titanium grey with a high sheen finish.

Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Price in South Africa

Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S: R1 163 800

Edition 1: +R175 000

Mercedes-AMG C 63: R1 004 700

Edition 1: +R212 000