2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Performance

2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Performance

Since 2008, when the first example was produced, the Mercedes-AMG C63 has been the epitome of luxury and power. Now, after more than a year of development and testing, the new generation of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Performance is finally here.

The previous generation Mercedes-AMG C63 was powered by a 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine, but AMG decided to reduce the engine displacement and the number of cylinders. Now under the hood is a 2.0L inline-four engine that, in combination with a 204 hp (150 kW) electric motor, develops a total of 680 hp (500 kW) and 752 lb-ft (1,020 Nm) of torque. Impressive power pushes it to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds with a maximum electronically limited 174 mph (280 km/h). The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

It is interesting that Mercedes-AMG presents the new C63 at the same time as a sedan and as a station wagon, with the four-wheel drive system, AMG Performance 4MATIC+. This drive, along with efficient power transmission to the road, also brings DRIFT mode for even more driving pleasure. Along with the drivetrain, active rear axle steering has been added as part of the standard equipment, which is another unique feature in this segment of sports compact sedans.

When it comes to design, the new C63 is more muscular than its predecessor. The car is 83 mm longer, 76 mm wider and has a 10 mm longer wheelbase. It is equipped with a set of 19-inch wheels with standard cast-iron brakes behind, a new rear diffuser, a 61 kWh battery, quad exhaust outlets, panamericana grille, full-width lower intakes. It has wider front fenders and a 50 mm longer front end, making it significantly different from the standard Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Inside, the sports seats are upholstered in black leather combined with a stitching pattern. A wide range of colors and nappa leather upholstery with AMG emblem are available. In front of the driver is an AMG Performance steering wheel covered in black leather, behind which is an instrument cluster that can be personalized with different display styles and individually selectable main views.

Source: Mercedes-AMG