Published on November 19th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé Available in Malaysia
In time with celebrating the team’s third Formula One constructors’ title, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia proudly presents the all-new C 63 S Coupé, the most powerful V8 model in its segment.
Fascinating design visualises outstanding performance
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé fascinates even at first glance with its impressive proportions. The expressive exterior design differs significantly from the standard Mercedes-Benz model, which shares merely the same doors, roof and boot lid. The powerful eight-cylinder engine as well as the wider track of the front and rear axles call for a redesigned front end, a model-specific rear assembly and new side walls. The flared wheel arches make the AMG Coupé 64 millimetres wider at the front and 66 millimetres wider at the rear, enabling the vehicle to hug the road better.
The larger wheel arches allow the use of wider tyres (up to 255 millimetres on the front axle and up to 285 millimetres on the rear axle), contributing to improved lateral acceleration, traction and agility. Under the outer skin, the body structure has been reinforced in key areas to transfer and compensate the extreme longitudinal and lateral forces from the powertrain and suspension. There is also the model-specific rear axle carrier.
The 60-millimetre-longer aluminium bonnet is adorned by two distinctive power domes, which are among the typical distinguishing features and underscore the muscular appearance. The extremely wide front section is characterised by large air inlets and precisely positioned flics. The low, arrow-shaped “twin blade” radiator grille with AMG lettering visually lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity. The typical AMG “A-wing” is serving as an air deflector for the three cooling air intakes. Additional flics ensure an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules. And a front splitter at the bottom of the front apron helps to reduce front-axle lift.
The side line, too, presents an entirely unique face thanks to the large wheels, which finish flush with the body on the far outside, and the special side skirts. The lateral inward step from door to sill lends additional emphasis to the wide base. Added benefit of the newly designed body elements: no compromises were required with regard to the connection of the aprons and other components: every joint and light-catching contour blends in harmoniously with the overall design. In the diagonal view from behind, the muscular line from roof to shoulder via side wall and wheel cut-out looks especially impressive, adding to the impression of an intricately modelled sculpture with alternating light reflections. Refined detail: In typical sports car fashion, the exterior mirrors are mounted on the door rather than in the mirror triangle.
Taking its inspiration from the S-Class Coupé, the completely redesigned rear end includes a diffuser insert that invokes a typical feature from motor sport. The special design of the laterally positioned, optical air outlet openings improves the rear air flow, allowing it to break away with aerodynamically advantageous precision. Features such as the narrow rear reflectors reinforce the impression of width. The boot lid includes a narrow spoiler lip in the form of a sharp blade. It not only looks elegant, but also produces more downforce on the rear axle.
Interior with high-class appeal
The careful selection of high-class materials, their high-quality touch and feel as well as the meticulous workmanship lend the interior a high-class appeal. The instrument panel is trimmed with black ARTICO man-made leather. Numerous AMG-specific controls underscore the motor sport heritage. AMG Performance seats are available as standard, allowing the occupants a lower seating position and are more strongly contoured for increased lateral support.
Also as regards its engine, the C 63 S Coupé occupies an exceptional status among the competition, being the only vehicle in the segment to boast an 8-cylinder biturbo engine. Mercedes-AMG thus precisely meets the wishes of those customers who desire a combination of a highly emotionally appealing, unmistakable engine sound and high-torque power delivery.
The driver also benefits from the impressive performance: the C 63 S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is 290 km/h (with AMG Driver’s Package). With a power-to-weight ratio of 3.4 kg/hp (C 63 S), the new AMG V8 top model is the head the field in this segment.
New V8 biturbo closely related to the engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT
The 4.0-litre eight-cylinder biturbo engine is already used in the C 63 S Sedan. It is also installed in the GT sports car with dry sump lubrication. A characteristic feature is that the two turbochargers are positioned not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but between them in the ‘V’ – experts call this a ‘hot inside V’. The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction; optimal response and low exhaust gas emissions.
A host of measures combines maximum performance with favourable fuel consumption figures. The spray-guided direct petrol injection system ensures clean and efficient combustion with high thermodynamic efficiency. Fast-acting piezo injectors enable multiple injections of fuel to be delivered to the engine on demand and with the utmost precision.
Technology from motor racing
The patented NANOSLIDE cylinder coating, which is also being used in Formula 1 racing today, reduces the friction of the cylinder liners and increases durability. By way of comparison: The surfaces of the cylinder liners of the AMG V8 engine are twice as hard as conventional grey cast liners. The closed deck design of the crankcase is likewise found in motor sport and ensures the crankcase’s extreme stability. Lightweight forged pistons lower the engine weight while offering supreme strength.
The large cooling system ensures the engine’s performance even under extreme stress ‑ for example during track days on the racetrack. The same is true for the flow-optimised cylinder heads, which are made of a special heat-resistant alloy.
Continuous adjustment of the intake and exhaust camshafts improves power delivery and efficiency. It delivers excellent throttle response and optimises the charge cycle for every operating point. An oil pump with variable control also contributes to low fuel consumption.
Exhaust system with flap technology for variable engine sound
The typical V8 engine sound was likewise a key development goal. It is map-controlled depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. The engine sound varies accordingly between discreet/suitable for long-distance driving and throaty/emotionally appealing.
A performance exhaust system with three selectable exhaust flaps is available in both variants. This gives the driver an even wider sound range: In driving mode “Comfort“, the engine is even more comfortable and quiet, while in “Sport +” and “Race” mode the typical sound of an AMG V8 is even more dominant. In any case, the exhaust systems are designed in such a way that all statutory noise limits are complied with at all times irrespective of the flap position.
Variable dynamics: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
The transmission plays a major part in the direct and sporty character of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission impresses with its tailor-made dynamics and high variability. Whether automatic or initiated by the driver using the steering wheel shift paddles, upshifts and downshifts are executed noticeably faster than in the previous model. Especially in “Sport+” and in manual mode, the transmission response is now even more prompt. This enhanced spontaneity was made possible by optimising the transmission hardware and software. Furthermore, the aluminium paddle shifters are now able to transmit the driver’s commands to change gears even faster than before. The tangible driving dynamics are thus enhanced further.
Model-specific suspension for superior dynamism
The basis for the agile handling of the C 63 S Coupé is the specially designed suspension with a high percentage of aluminium, performance-oriented kinematics, electronically controlled shock absorbers and AMG-specific elastokinematics. A four-link front suspension with radial, racing-style brake connections is used. Model-specific steering knuckles and a wider track allow greater lateral acceleration.
The rear axle has also been newly developed from the ground up. The multi-link concept impresses with highly precise wheel control and increased rigidity. All in all, the rear axle uses 12 links for optimising wheel control. The AMG-specific rear axle carrier makes the increased track width possible; the contact surfaces of both wheels were moved a further 25 millimetres towards the outside in comparison with the Saloon. Other measures include discrete wheel carriers, a firmer elastokinematic set-up and a higher negative camber. Additional reinforcement measures in the body shell improve the noise, vibration and harshness characteristics.
Sports suspension with 3-stage adaptive damping
With the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the driver is able to choose between maximum sportiness and pronounced long-distance comfort in three stages at the push of a button. The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension setting is now even more perceptible – depending on the particular driving situation. The damping stages can be selected via the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes or with a separate button.
The C 63 S runs on tyres of sizes 255/35 R 19 (front) and 285/30 R 19 (rear) mounted on 19-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels, painted matte black with high-sheen rim flange. The C 63 S Edition 1 includes staggered tyres, also with forged cross-spoke wheels, painted matte black with high-sheen rim flange. The front axle features tyres of size 255/35 R 19 while the rear axle is fitted with tyres of size 285/30 R 20.
Rear-axle limited-slip differential: optimal traction, including on the race track
For improved traction and vehicle dynamics, the C 63 Coupé has a electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential, reducing the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without control interventions in the braking system. This allows the driver to accelerate out of corners earlier thanks to the improved traction. The car remains more stable when braking from high speeds, and the limited-slip differential also improves traction when accelerating fast from a standing start. The greatest benefit of the electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential is the even more sensitive and faster control, which pushes the thresholds higher and makes it even easier to drive at the vehicle’s limits.
Contrary to conventional differentials, the rear-axle limited-slip differential uses a multi-disc clutch and two compression rings. This ensures that the torque is always sent to the wheel with better traction and that the inside wheel is prevented from slipping because the multi-disc clutch channels the torque as needed. The standard 3-stage ESP® with the settings “ESP On”, “Sport Handling Mode” and “ESP Off” works in perfect unison with the rear-axle limited-slip differential and is optimally tuned to the outstanding dynamics.
The electromechanical, speed-sensitive sports steering ensures precise, agile handling. The driver benefits from a direct steering ratio and optimum responsiveness. Furthermore, the system features variable power assist that is adapted electronically to the current vehicle speed. It not only responds depending on the given road speed, but also according to the current lateral acceleration and the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive mode.
The C 63 S Coupé is fitted with AMG high-performance composite braking system to account for the increased performance.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes
The four different driving modes “Comfort“, “Sport“, “Sport+“ and “Individual“ allow drivers to influence the characteristics of their Coupé. The C 63 S Coupé has an additional “RACE” driving mode allowing for a completely personalised driving style. The driver selects the driving experience using a controller to the left of the touchpad.
“Comfort” is the well-balanced driving mode with a comfort-oriented suspension and steering set-up as well as a fuel-efficient powertrain configuration – including smooth gearshifts and a discreet exhaust note. The “sailing function” for a further reduction in fuel consumption is completely new: when the driver releases the accelerator in a speed range between 60 and 160 km/h, the clutch of the MCT transmission is disengaged and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The electronics reduce the engine speed to idle level, and the driving resistance is reduced by the compression and frictional forces of the engine in overrun mode.
The driving modes “Sport“ and “Sport+“ enhance the sporty intensity. “RACE“ is exclusive to the C 63 S Coupé and the optimal setting for ambitious laps on a racetrack.
C 63 S Coupé with dynamic engine mounts as standard
Unique in its segment, the C 63 S Coupé is equipped with dynamic engine mounts. These resolve the conflicting aims of comfort and dynamic performance by reducing vibrations in the engine/transmission unit. These dynamic mounts are instantly and variably able to adapt their rigidity to the driving conditions and style of driving. Soft engine mounts improve comfort, as they provide more effective decoupling of noise and vibration. However, handling and agility benefit from a generally stiffer mount set-up. Thedriver feels more connected to the vehicle when driving dynamically, as there is more feedback and the steering response is more direct. All in all, the driver benefits from a more precise driving sensation.
Safety of the highest calibre
All assistance systems available for the C-Class Coupé can also be ordered for the C 63 S Coupé. It comes as standard with the further advanced ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system and Driver Assistance Package Plus, a combination of complementary safety and assistance systems helps to relieve driver strain, reduces the risk of accidents and improves protection for the occupants as well as other road users.
Exclusive options from the AMG Performance Studio
The AMG Performance Studio offers technical and design highlights that make the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé even sportier, more exclusive and more individual.
AMG Night package includes:
- Silver chrome louvre in the radiator grille
- A-wing trim strip in high-gloss black
- Shoulderline trim strip and window surrounds in high-gloss black
- Rear bumper trim strip in high-gloss black
- Exterior mirror housings in high-gloss black
- Sports exhaust system with two chrome-plated twin tailpipe tips
AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package:
- A-wing of the front bumper in carbon
- Side sill panel inserts in carbon
- Upper trim panel of rear bumper in carbon
AMG Performance Studio interior:
- Performance seats for driver and passenger with more heavily contoured seat for enhanced lateral support, integral head restraints and “AMG” badge in the backrests
- Two-tone nappa leather red pepper/black or platinum white/black, perforated
- Carbon-fibre/light aluminium trim with longitudinal grain
- Matte silver glass fibre/aluminium with bright longitudinal grain trim
Edition 1: special model inspired by motorsport
The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé is also available as “Edition 1”. The extraordinary combination of exclusive design and equipment features is inspired by the appearance of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM racing coupés.
Two exterior designs address different customer wishes. The sport stripes are rendered in graphite grey matt and the rim flanges of the matt black forged wheels have a high-sheen cross-spoke design. Sport tyres and the ceramic high-performance compound braking system are available as an option for this variant. In addition, all exterior paint finishes are available for this model.
The other variant is particularly striking: The colour scheme in designo magno selenite grey matt paint with yellow film coating borrows the look of the International Motor Show launch version of the 2016 C 63 DTM and thus highlights its proximity to motor sport. Yellow sport stripes adorn the engine bonnet, roof, boot lid as well as the side lines above the rocker panels.
With yellow painted rim flanges, the extremely light and matte black Performance 5-twin-spoke forged wheels also set distinctive accents. Size 9.0 J x 19 with 255/35 R 19 tyres are used at the front, 10.5 J x 20 with 285/30 R 20 tyres at the rear. The custom sports tyres offer a tangibly enhanced level of traction on dry roads.
In both variants, the AMG Aerodynamics package in high-gloss black enhances the racing-inspired appearance. The additional large front spoiler, specific side sills, lateral stall strips integrated into the rear bumper, the specific rear diffuser and the specific stall strip on the boot lid not only reduce lift, but also sharpen the visual impression.
The genuine racing feel continues in the interior. The AMG Performance seats are upholstered in Nappa leather, including the colour yellow in the contrasting topstitching of the specific diamond pattern. In addition, the more sharply-contoured seat shape enhances lateral support, particularly in curves taken at high speed. Yellow contrasting topstitching is also found on the door centre panels, the armrests, the steering wheel rim and the beltlines.
Additional yellow accents adorn the instrument cluster, the AMG-specific analogue clock in IWC design and the floor mats. With the DINAMICA microfibre Performance steering wheel with flat bottom, the driver always has the C 63 S Coupé safely under control. The matte carbon trim in the centre console rounds out the impressive appearance of the Edition 1 model.
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Greater financial freedom for everything that’s yet to come: With monthly instalments that can be individually adapted to customer’s lifestyle, our financing offers are just as flexible as the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé. Mercedes-Benz Financial offers flexible financing and comprehensive insurance solutions. Customer will enjoy extraordinary insurance coverage which includes towing services of up to RM 400 for mechanical breakdowns, One-for-One Vehicle Replacement and fast claims approval.
Terms and conditions apply. Mercedes-Benz Motor Insurance is underwritten by Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad and AXA Affin General Insurance Berhad.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé|
|Output||375 kW (510 hp)|
at 5500-6250 rpm
|Peak torque||700 Nm|
at 1750-4500 rpm
|8.9-8.6 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||209-200 g/km|
|Top speed||290 km/h|
|Price (OTR without Insurance)|
*price is inclusive of GST
|RM 795 888 (Edition 1)|
RM 773 888