At long final, here is the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S appropriate right here in Malaysia. It has been announced, spied, teased, and now, we lastly get to report to you live from its regional launch occasion.
Only the a single variant is in attendance these days, and that is the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S – the far more potent of the two W205 C 63 sedans that were revealed to the planet more than a year ago. If you’re questioning where the typical version of the C 63 is, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) tells us that you might place your bookings for it, but rates have yet to be confirmed. And yes, it will be cheaper.
Speaking of prices, the mighty C 63 S has been given a price of RM698,888 (OTR with out insurance), even though the even more dressed-up Edition 1 variant demands a RM25,000 premium, at RM723,888. Comparatively, the BMW M3 sedan is priced at RM730,800.
As you ought to currently know, the C 63 is as strong and brutal as it gets in the W205 C-Class family. On the outside, the 4-door Mercedes-AMG wears a drastically far more aggressive appear than the standard C 250 Exclusive, C 250 AMG and the C 200 Avantgarde variants we have in Malaysia.
The front-finish sees the C 63 adorn the signature AMG styling, featuring the AMG twin-blade front grille with a central 3-point star, and a deep front apron that if you look closely adequate, forms the letter ‘A’ – a mark exclusive to AMG models, initial seen on the E 63.
The AMG bodystyling also brings with it flared front wheelarches, even though the rear is also equipped with typical AMG rear bumper in carbon-fibre, bootlid spoiler and quad exhaust suggestions. Surprisingly, apart from the front and rear bumpers, the only other exterior bits in carbon-fibre run alongside the reduced sides of the automobile.
And just in case you had been asking yourself – yes, we’ve counted – there’s a total of 10 AMG badges visible on just the exterior of the car (such as the tailpipes, front grille, wheels, rear).
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia says that several wheel options are accessible for the C 63 S. The striking 19-inch AMG nine-dual Y-spoke wheels in a higher-sheen chrome finish, or a matt-black finish, with Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubbers measuring 245/35 up front and 265/35 at the back that you see right here – price alternatives in other markets – have already been incorporated in the C 63 S’ RM698,888 cost tag.
And if it’s much more stopping energy that you crave, MBM says that the C 63 S can be had with the optional high-efficiency ceramic composite braking technique for the front axle. The ceramic discs have a diameter of 402 mm, and you will also be able to spot them by the “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering on the gold brake calipers. The normal brakes are fitted here, even though, with MBM not revealing the price tag of the optional brakes.
As aggressive as the C 63 S might appear on the outdoors, it is what’s beneath the bonnet that truly sets this monster apart from its standard C-Class siblings, and even its direct competitors, in a lot of approaches.
Powering the Mercedes-AMG is the brand’s extremely own, hand-produced 4. litre biturbo V8 engine, codenamed the M177. Closely linked to the M178 four. V8 biturbo discovered in Affalterbach’s flagship sports auto, the AMG GT, the C 63 S is capable of a whopping 510 hp at 5,500 to 6,250 rpm, and 700 Nm of torque at 1,750 to six,250 rpm.
Transmission smart, the C 63 S sends its energy to the rear wheels via an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports automatic transmission. And simply because this is the S version, there’s also a Race mode accessible from the AMG Dynamic Pick switch. Selecting the Race mode sends all of the car’s systems (suspensions, steering, throttle, shift map) into complete attack mode.
What that translates to on the road is a -100 km/h time of just 4. seconds with the Race Commence (launch control) function, on towards a top speed of 250 km/h. If you opt for the optional AMG Driver’s Package, the latter can be upped to 290 km/h alternatively.
To aid tame all this power, the C 63 S is equipped with a three-stage adjustable AMG Ride Manage sports suspension as common. Another distinctive item for the much more potent S model is its electronic rear axle locking differential – the typical C 63 gets a mechanical diff.
Step inside the four-door AMG, and you are instantly reminded that the comforts and luxuries of a leading-spec C-Class are all accounted for, only improved upon for the necessary athleticism of the C 63.
The dashboard is upholstered in a black Artico man-created leather with topstitching in crystal grey, while running across the face of the dash is a brushed aluminium trim element that runs behind the totally free-standing show screen.
Additional controls for the air-conditioning and show screen are positioned where they’ve usually been in the W205 C-Class, surrounded by a wholesome amount of carbon-fibre. Do also take note of the AMG-specific IWC design and style analogue clock tucked in among the reduce deck of switches.
The W205’s touchpad cum palm rest is familiar, but features added switches for the AMG Dynamic Choose and different other AMG-certain controls. The multifunction show screen within the instrument panel also feature a number of unique AMG features such as a lap timer, and other performance gauges.
The upholstery for the standard-incorporated Functionality seats (optional in other markets) made available for the C 63 S is in Artico man-produced leather/Dinamica microfibre with AMG badges on the headrests. The Performances seats offer improved lateral assistance and heavily contoured buckets and a reduced seating position.
What about the C 63 S Edition 1? Well, it couldn’t make it in time for the launch occasion, but with a confirmed price tag of RM723,888, let’s go more than what’s in shop, on leading of every thing we’ve told you about the C 63 S so far.
For starters, the RM25,000 premium over the regular C 63 S allows you a selection of six diverse exterior paint finishes: polar white, designo diamond white bright, iridium silver metallic, palladium silver metallic, obsidian black metallic, and the AMG-specific finish, designo iridium silver magno (below).
Where the exterior kit is concerned, the Edition 1 package brings with it a spoiler lip in higher-gloss black, a Evening package that contains chrome-plated exhaust tailpipes, red highlights for the radiator grille, exterior wing mirrors and matte black wheels, plus side sports stripes in matte graphite grey above the side sill panels.
The interior is also treated to a host of Edition 1 upgrades, including red designo seat belts (also fitted to the common vehicle here), Edition 1 lettering on the steering bezel in silver chrome and door centre panels in diamond-pattern black nappa leather with red contrasting topstitching. The dashboard trim can be had in either red pepper carbon-fibre or light longitudinal-grain aluminium.
So, which will it be then – this, or the BMW M3?
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