2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet officially debuts at New York Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 26, 2016

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet made its official worldwide debut at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Sales will begin at dealerships across the U.S. during the fall of 2016. The 2017 AMG C63 Cabriolet manages to combine the AMG V8 engine with an open-air atmosphere to give an exciting performance experience.

Developed by AMG at its Affalterbach facility, the Biturbo engine offers two possible output ratings which are 469 hp or 503 hp. While the exterior already has a powerful appearance, this is highlighted further with the wide track and large wheels and the flared wheel arches on both the front and the rear.

It is equipped with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension, which shares similarities with the AMG C63 S, as it also comes with dynamic engine mounts, a rear-axle limited slip differential, and adaptive damping adjustments. For AMG lovers who also want performance, they will be able to choose from the many variants of the Mercedes-AMG C-Class.

It will be available in the U.S. by the fall of 2016 and will come in the Cabriolet, Coupe, and Sedan versions with the Biturbo V6 engine. It will also be available as an all-wheel drive with the C43, C63, and C63 S models with the Biturbo V8 engine in two possible output ratings.

According to Mercedes-AMG GmbH CEO Tobias Moers, the C-Class has long been a significant factor in the success of the company. By combining a V8 engine with open-air ambience, he continued, this results in a vehicle that is not only unique for its class but also manages to complement the company’s C-Class range.

Exterior Design

In terms of design, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet has remarkable proportions that immediately catch the eye. Since the track width on both the front and the rear axles have been increased and the fact that it makes use of the 8-cylinder engine, the front end had to be redesigned while the model-specific rear assembly was put in and new quarter panels were placed.

The front of the AMG Cabriolet has two prominent powerdomes that decorate its aluminum hood, now longer by 2.4". The front spoiler carries the distinctive AMG "A-wing" which functions as an air deflector for its three cooling air intakes. To ensure that the cooling modules placed in its wheel arches get optimum air flow, additional flics were fitted.

Just beneath the front bumper is a front splitter which aids in reducing the lift on the front-axle. Its arrow-shaped and low "twin blade" radiator grille carry the AMG lettering which visually helps lower the center of gravity of the C63. Even the side line shows a highly unique face.

This is all due to the large wheels that finish flush not just with the body, but also the special side skirts. The lateral inward step placed from the door to the sill helps emphasize the wide base. The C63 already has the impression of appearing like a meticulously modelled sculpture.

However this impression is strengthened when one looks at the top. Particularly its fabric soft multi-layered top with the glass window trails the roof line when the top is closed. Improving the side view is the lack of a visible V-pillar, the fully retractable side windows, and the frameless doors.

As expected of any sports car, rather than the mirror triangle, its exterior rear-view mirrors have instead been mounted on the door. Once the top is opened, it is clear that careful coordination was done with regards to the design of the interior and exterior.

There are a number of premium details like the matte chrome trim present on the windscreen and A-pillar. There is the beltline molding that borders the matte chrome trim and goes as fast as the compartment of its soft-top.

The rear meanwhile has a new style and because of the diffuser insert and broad shoulders, results in a sporty look. The openings of the optical air outlet are positioned horizontally and have been specially designed in order to improve the air flow to the rear.

Helping support the impression of width are the narrow rear reflectors. Furthermore, the AMG exhaust system has two twin chrome-plated tailpipes that have been integrated flawlessly to the diffuser. There is also now a narrow lip spoiler having the same color as the body placed on the trunk lid.

Interior Design

In addition to the amazing design, the C63 Cabriolet’s cabin also has a host of fine details, precise workmanship, and carefully selected premium materials. In order to contrast with the topstitching, its instrument panel comes with the black MB-Tex trim.

The analog clock in IWC design and the aluminum wing-like trim highlight its first-class looks. The design of the analog clock though will depend on the specification given. Bordering the touchpad is the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch and a number AMG-specific controls like the buttons for the 3-stage ESP and the 3-stage AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension.

One can even have the button for the AMG Performance exhaust system placed on this area as well. To make sure that the interior continues to have the dynamic and sporty atmosphere is the instrument cluster and the Performance 3-spoke steering wheel that has the 12 o'clock marking.

Some of the gauges have the appearance of carbon-fiber with the speedometer going as high as 200 mph. While the sports seats are standard, the performance seats are offered as an option. These performance seats allow occupants to have a lower seating position.

In addition, since they are contoured strongly, the performance seats give better lateral support. The C63 Cabriolet also has some intelligent functions like being able to open the fabric soft top even while driving. This can only be initiated at speeds below 3 mph and is possible of speeds up to 31 mph.

There is also the AIRSCARF neck-level heating, which is a standard feature. An optional feature is the automatic AIRCAP deflector that gives remarkable comfort when driving with an open top. The C63 Cabriolet also has exclusive features.

This includes the fabric acoustic soft top that is fully automatic and it comes in either black, dark blue, dark red, or dark brown. The use of a multi-layered structure integrates different insulation materials and helps lower the noise level in the interior.


The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet provides a rather emotional driving experience as a result of the extensive motorsport knowledge and passion of everyone at AMG, from the designers, to the engineers, and even the product managers.

Since the C63 Cabriolet is the only one in its segment to have the 8-cylinder Biturbo engine, it is easy to say that it is exceptional in all aspects. With this model, Mercedes-AMG is able to deliver what customers want in a vehicle, that is, an engine that makes a distinct and highly emotional sound combined with excellent torque and power delivery.

The C63 S Cabriolet for example has an electronically limited maximum speed at 174 mph with a capability of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. On the other hand, the C63 Cabriolet has a 155mph electronically limited peak speed with 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds. While the Biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine is already fitted to the C63 Coupe and Sedan, it is equipped with dry sump lubrication inside the AMG GT sports car.

A distinguishing feature of the engine is that its turbochargers are not placed outside of its cylinder banks. Rather it is in the middle of the "V," which experts often refer to as "hot inside V." The biggest benefit of utilizing this design is that it results in a compact engine construction. It also results in providing optimal response and giving off low exhaust gas emissions. Each of the engines is made by hand at Affalterbach, following the principle of "One Man - One Engine."

One of the most important objectives in developing the C-Class AMG models was to have that V8 engine sound. To ensure this, each model has the model-specific exhaust system with the flap technology as standard. This is then controlled automatically subject to the engine speed, the power needed by the driver, and the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode. However, there is the option to have the Performance exhaust system which enables the driver to modulate the sound with simply one press of a button.

For the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet, its sporty character is mainly due to the transmission. With its high variability and tailor-made dynamics, the 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sport transmission is indeed impressive.

Whether it is done on automatic or by the driver through the shift paddles on the steering wheel, the downshifts and upshifts are performed rapidly. This was accomplished by specifically adjusting the parameters of the transmission and its engine. Another key feature of the C63 Cabriolet is the standard AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension that provides adaptive damping adjustment. With this, the C63 Cabriolet is able to reach a high cornering speed in addition to an amazing agility.

There are three suspension settings to choose from which are "Sport," "Sport +" and "Comfort." These can be activated using a button located on the center console. Regardless of what setting is chosen, the wheel is electronically and automatically controlled.

The C63 Cabriolet also makes use of a four-link suspension on the front that has the racing-style and radial connection. Its steering knuckles are model-specific and when paired with the now wider track, results in greater lateral acceleration. For the Cabriolet and the Coupe, the company made sure to develop a new rear axle. It uses a multi-link concept in order to have more stiffness and a more precise wheel control.

As mentioned earlier, the track has been made wider. This is due to the AMG- specific rear axle carrier. This rear axle carrier also ensures that the wheel bearing’s contact surfaces move to the outside an inch longer unlike that of the Sedan.

The AMG-specific wheel carriers are also part of the new innovations included as well as the higher negative chamber and the stiffer elastokinematic tuning. Coming in standard with the C63 Cabriolet is the light-alloy 10-spoke wheels whose rims come in titanium grey paint and high-sheen finish. It measures 9.0" x 18" for the front while the rear measures 10.5" x 18".

The tires of the front are sized 255/40 R 18 with the rear at 285/35 R 18. While the C63 S Cabriolet also has its rims in a titanium grey paint and high-sheen finish, its light-alloy 5-spoke wheels are 9.0" x 19" at the front and 10.5" x 19" at the rear. The tires are sized 255/35 R 19 for the front and 285/30 R 19 on the back. The company revealed though that it will be offering other tire-wheel combinations. Customers for example can have the cross-spoke forged wheels in matte black paint having high-sheen rim flange.

It also comes with the staggered- fitment tires. The front axle has the 9.0" x 19" wheels with the 255/35 R 19 tires. The rear axle on the other hand has the 10.5" x 20" wheels with the 285/30 R 20 tires. This combination though is available for the AMG C63 Cabrio.

Already mentioned previously as well is its mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential. What this does is allow the C63 Cabriolet to have better vehicle dynamics and enhanced traction. For the C63 S Cabriolet, it has the same feature albeit in an electronic version. Whether mechanical or electronic, the two differentials can lower the slip on the inside wheel especially when cornering. It also does this without needing any control interventions from its braking system.

When paired with the improved traction, this allows the driver the ability to accelerate out of corners at an early period. It also guarantees that the car continues to be stable even when it is braking from high seeds. Finally, the limited-slip differential also helps improve the traction when the vehicle is accelerating. The rear axle was redesigned and customized in order to fit the Cabriolet’s higher vehicle dynamics.

While the C63 has the mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential, the C63 S has the electronic version as the standard. The advantage of using an electronic version is that it enables faster and more sensitive control. The end result is that it drives the thresholds even higher and makes the vehicle easy to drive even when it is at its limit.

It has the 3-stage ESP settings which are "ESP SPORT Handling Mode," "ESP ON," and "ESP OFF." Whatever setting is chosen, it works well with the rear-axle limited-slip differential and has been tuned to optimize the already outstanding driving dynamics.

The C63 has the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT which enables the driver to select four different transmission modes in order to influence the vehicle’s characteristics. With the use of a controller found just to the left of the touchpad, the driver can choose from comfortable to economical to super sporty. The "Comfort" mode for example is a rather well-balanced transmission mode. It offers a steering set-up and suspension that is comfort-oriented, in addition to having a powertrain configuration that is fuel-efficient.

It even has smooth gearshifts and that subtle engine sound. Under the "sailing function," the fuel consumption is lowered even further. A good example of how this works is to assume that the car is going between 37 mph and 99 mph. Now suppose the driver suddenly lets go of the accelerator at this range. What happens next is that the engine is then decoupled from its powertrain and the MCT transmission’s clutch is disengaged.

Because of this, the electronics then lowers the speed of the engine to idle level and the driving resistance is lowered through the frictional forces and compression of its engine when in overrun mode. The "Sport" and "Sport +" modes meanwhile boost the sporty intensity of the C63 Cabriolet. The C63 S meanwhile has a "RACE" mode which puts the settings at its optimum which is important particularly when running laps on the race track.

Similar to the Coupe and the Sedan, the C63 S Cabriolet is outfitted with dynamic engine mounts, making it a unique vehicle for its class. The dynamic mounts can rapidly, and even variably, modify their stiffness to meet the current driving conditions.

A stiffer mount configuration for example offers better agility and handling while soft engine mounts enhance comfort since it decouples vibration and noise more effectively. These different measures improve the precision of the C63 S particularly when it is being driven dynamically resulting in a more direct steering response and steering feedback.

Agile handling of the C63 Cabriolet is guaranteed through the speed-sensitive and electromechanical steering with the three modes: "Comfort," "Sport" and "Sport +." While the power steering is speed-sensitive, it also factors in to the current lateral acceleration, the chosen AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode, or even the AMG RIDE CONTROL adaptive damping’s setting. The braking system of the C63 Cabriolet is another significant characteristic as it provides for short stopping distance.

It also allows for excellent control especially with the large 14.2" diameter vented cross-drilled discs located at the front and rear. The C63 S Cabriolet on the other hand is equipped on the front with a 15.4" diameter compound brake discs to address the increased performance.

Available as an option for the C63 S Cabriolet is the high-performance compound braking system with 15.8" diameter ceramic discs on its front axle. Compared to standard brake discs, these are lighter by 50% resulting in lower unsprung masses and in turn enhancing the steering response.

Press Release

The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet: Open-air performance for the C-Class

The new C 63 Cabriolet combines an intensive open-air ambience with the AMG V8 engine to create an exhilarating performance experience. The biturbo engine developed in Affalterbach is available in two output ratings with 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) and provides performance on a par with a sports car. Flared wheel arches at the front and rear, the wide track and the large wheels underscore the powerful looks. The agile longitudinal and lateral dynamics come courtesy of the sophisticated AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, the rear-axle limited-slip differential and the dynamic engine mounts.

Performance-oriented automotive enthusiasts can enjoy the largest selection in the market segment with the Mercedes-AMG C-Class: it is now available in a total of twelve versions as Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet; with a choice of V6 biturbo engine and all-wheel drive or V8 biturbo engine in two output ratings, rear-wheel drive and rear-axle limited-slip differential. "The C-Class is a decisive factor in our company's success. The new combination of intensive open-air ambience and powerful V8 engine is unique in the segment and perfectly supplements our large C-Class range", says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. Extensive know-how from motorsport and the passion of the AMG engineers, designers and product managers form the basis for the emotive driving experience with the new Performance Cabriolet. It will be celebrating its world premiere on 23 March 2016 at the New York International Auto Show. The market launch will begin in August 2016.

Unique offering in the segment with V8 biturbo engine

In its competitive field the new C 63 Cabriolet is exceptional in every respect, being the only vehicle in the segment to boast an 8-cylinder biturbo engine. Mercedes‑AMG thus meets the wishes of those customers who desire a combination of a highly emotive, unmistakable engine sound and torquey power delivery.

The driver also benefits from the unrivalled performance: the C 63 S Cabriolet accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, the C 63 Cabriolet in 4.2 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited; 280 km/h with AMG Driver's Package).

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 Saloon, Estate and Coupé. 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 the "hot inside V".

The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction, optimal response and low exhaust gas emissions. A fitter assembles the engine by hand in the engine shop in Affalterbach according to the "one man ‑ one engine" principle.

Exhaust system with flap technology for variable engine sound

The typical V8 engine sound was likewise a key development goal. The Coupé adopted the composition with its sonorous bass tones, powerful mid tones and increasing trebles as the engine speed increases. A model-specific exhaust system with flap technology is used as standard. It is automatically map-controlled depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. Optionally available is the Performance exhaust system, which allows the sound to be modulated at the press of a button. In any case, the exhaust systems are so designed that all noise limits are complied with irrespective of the flap position.

Faster gearshifts: 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 Cabriolet. 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 quickly and immediately. This is achieved by specifically adjusting the engine and transmission parameters.

Specific suspension for maximum lateral and longitudinal dynamics

The fascinating agility and high cornering speed of the C 63 Cabriolet are also thanks to the standard-fit AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment. This combines a sporty with a comfortable set-up. The driver can select the three suspension settings "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport Plus" via a button in the centre console. Whatever the setting, each wheel is individually electronically controlled automatically.

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 was completely newly developed for the Coupé and Cabriolet. The multi-link concept ensures highly precise wheel control and increased stiffness. The AMG-specific rear axle carrier makes the wider track possible, with the contact surfaces of the wheel bearings moved out by another 25 millimetres compared with the Saloon and Estate. Other innovations include AMG-specific wheel carriers, stiffer elastokinematic tuning and higher negative camber.

As standard the C 63 Cabriolet is shod with 10-spoke light-alloy wheels 9.0 J x 18 (front) and 10.5 J x 18 (rear) with rims painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and tyres in size 255/40 R 18 (front) and 285/35 R 18 (rear). The C 63 S Cabriolet runs on tyres of sizes 255/35 R 19 (front) and 285/30 R 19 (rear) mounted on 9.0 J x 19 (front) and 10.5 J x 19 (rear) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, also painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish.

Other tyre/wheel combinations are optionally available. These include mixed-size tyres with forged cross-spoke wheels, painted matt black with high-sheen rim flange. The front axle features tyres of size 255/35 R 19 on 9.0 J x 19 wheels. The rear axle is fitted with tyres of size 285/30 R 20 on 10.5 J x 20 wheels.

Rear-axle limited-slip differential: optimal traction, including on the race track

For improved traction and vehicle dynamics, the C 63 Cabriolet is provided with a mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential, while the C 63 S Cabriolet comes with an electronic version. Both differentials reduce the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without control interventions in the braking system. The advantage: it 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 moving off. The model-specific, completely redesigned rear axle was specially adapted to the higher vehicle dynamics of the Cabriolet.

The greatest benefit from the electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential – which is installed as standard exclusively on the C 63 S – 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. The 3-stage ESP® with "ESP ON", "ESP SPORT Handling Mode" and "ESP OFF" settings works in perfect unison with the rear-axle limited-slip differential and is optimally tuned to the outstanding dynamics.

AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes

The driver is able to influence the characteristics of the C 63 with four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes. The driver decides on the desired driving experience, from comfortable-economical to super-sporty, using a controller to the left of the touchpad.

"Comfort" is the well-balanced transmission mode with a comfort-oriented suspension and steering set-up, as well as a fuel-efficient powertrain configuration – including smooth gearshifts and a discreet engine note. The "sailing function" for a further reduction in fuel consumption is 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 transmission modes "Sport" and "Sport Plus" enhance the sporty intensity. The C 63 S also comes with the "RACE" mode, which provides the optimum setting for challenging laps on private racing circuits.
C 63 S with dynamic engine mounts as standard
Unique in its segment, the C 63 S Cabriolet – like the Saloon, Estate and Coupé – is equipped with dynamic engine mounts. These help to further resolve the conflicting aims of comfort and dynamic performance. These dynamic mounts are very quickly and variably able to adapt their stiffness to the driving conditions and requirements. 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. These measures enhance the vehicle's precision when driven dynamically. For example, the steering response and feedback are even more direct.

Precise, agile handling

The electromechanical, speed-sensitive sports steering ensures precise, agile handling. The driver benefits from the direct, linear steering ratio of 14.1:1 and an optimised response.
It also features variable power assistance with the three characteristics "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport Plus". The power steering is not only speed-sensitive but also factors in the current lateral acceleration, the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode or the setting of the AMG RIDE CONTROL adaptive damping.

The high-performance braking system of the C 63 Cabriolet ensures short stopping distances and excellent control with large cross-drilled and vented brake discs measuring 360 millimetres in diameter at the front and rear. The C 63 S Cabriolet is fitted with compound brake discs at the front with a diameter of 390 millimetres to account for the increased performance. A high-performance compound braking system with ceramic discs measuring 402 millimetres in diameter on the front axle is optionally available for the C 63 S Cabriolet. They weigh just half of comparable conventional brake discs and as a result reduce unsprung masses. This in turn substantially improves the steering response.

Design visualises performance

The impressive proportions of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet instantly catch the eye. The 8-cylinder engine, together with the increased track width on the front and rear axles, called for a redesigned front end and a model-specific rear assembly as well as new side walls. The flared wheel arches make the AMG Cabriolet 64 millimetres wider at the front and 66 millimetres wider at the rear compared with the standard Cabriolet, enabling the vehicle to hug the road better.werful looks. The typical AMG "A-wing" front spoiler also serves as an air deflector for the three cooling air intakes. Additional flics ensure an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules in the wheel arches. A front splitter at the bottom of the front apron helps to reduce front-axle lift. The low, arrow-shaped "twin blade" radiator grille with AMG lettering also visually lowers the vehicle's centre of gravity.

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.

The multi-layered fabric soft top with glass window follows the Coupé's roof line with the top closed, thus reinforcing the impression of a meticulously modelled sculpture. Frameless doors, fully retractable side windows and the absence of a visible B-pillar further enhance the side view. Refined detail: in typical sports car fashion, the exterior rear-view mirrors are mounted on the door rather than in the mirror triangle.

With the roof open, the meticulous coordination between exterior and interior design becomes apparent. High-grade details include the matt chrome trim on the A-pillar and windscreen as well as a beltline moulding, which extends as far as the soft-top compartment, and borders this with a broad matt chrome trim.

The rear with its all-new styling comes across as very sporty thanks to the broad shoulders and echoes a typical motorsport feature with the diffuser insert. 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 two chrome-plated twin tailpipes of the AMG exhaust system are harmoniously integrated into the diffuser. A narrow spoiler lip is placed on the boot lid. Painted in the body colour, its elegant shape is reminiscent of a sharp blade.

Interior with high-class appeal

The interior of the C 63 Cabriolet offers a wealth of fine details: carefully selected, high-grade materials whose feel and precise workmanship produce a level of perceived quality that is rare even in the higher vehicle classes.

The instrument panel is trimmed with black ARTICO man-made leather with contrasting topstitching. The wing-like aluminium trim and the analogue clock in IWC design (depending on specification) underscore the high-quality impression. The touchpad is flanked by the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch and numerous AMG-specific controls such as the button for the 3-stage AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension, 3-stage ESP® or optionally the button for the AMG Performance exhaust system with flap control.

A sporty and dynamic ambience is also ensured by the 3-spoke Performance steering wheel with a 12 o'clock marking and the instrument cluster. Equipped with specific dials in carbon-fibre look, the speedometer reads up to 320 km/h. Performance seats are also available as an alternative to the standard-fit sports seats: these allow the occupants a lower seating position and are more strongly contoured for increased lateral support.

Intelligent cabriolet concept

Intelligent functions such as operation of the fabric soft top while driving (up to 50 km/h, initiated below 5 km/h), the optional AIRSCARF neck-level heating or the automatic AIRCAP draught-stop provide extraordinary comfort with open-top motoring, 365 days a year. With a capacity of 355 litres (260 litres with the roof open), the luggage compartment is capable of holding an exceptional amount of luggage for a cabriolet, thus offering high everyday practicality.

Exclusive options include the fully automatic fabric acoustic soft top, which is available in the colours black, dark brown, dark blue or dark red. The multi-layered structure incorporating various insulation materials effectively reduces ambient noise and thus reduces the interior noise level.

Exclusive optional extras from the Performance Studio

The AMG Performance Studio offers technical and design highlights that make the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet even sportier, more exclusive and more individual.

Key extras include:
AMG Performance exhaust system with flap control at the push of a button
Greater differentiation of the tonal characteristics through two additional exhaust flaps
Tonal characteristics dependent on selected transmission mode ‑ clear differentiation between full in the C and S modes and distinctly sporty in the S+ and RACE modes
Additional control of the tonal characteristics via button on the centre control panel in the centre console
AMG ceramic high-performance compound braking system with compound brake discs in diameter 402 x 39 mm (front) and integral 360 x 26 mm brake discs (rear), specially painted brake callipers and "AMG Carbon Ceramic" lettering
AMG Night package:
Silver chrome louvre in the radiator grille
High-gloss black A-wing of the front bumper and A-wing trim strip
Side sill panel inserts 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 I:
Silver chrome louvre in the radiator grille
A-wing of the front bumper in carbon
Side sill panel inserts in carbon
Upper trim panel of rear bumper in carbon
AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package II:
Exterior mirror housings in carbon
Spoiler lip in carbon

AMG Performance Studio interior:
Performance seats for driver and front passenger with more heavily contoured seat for enhanced lateral support, integrated 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
Matt silver glass fibre/aluminium with bright longitudinal grain trim
Safety of the highest calibre
The Cabriolet also offers a supreme level of safety. It comes as standard with the ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to prevent rear-end collisions. Many other optional assistance systems are available to increase both comfort and safety.

Exclusive "Edition 1" special model for the market launch

C 63 Cabriolet and C 63 S Cabriolet will also be available as "Edition 1" models for the market launch: the exclusive combination of extraordinary items of equipment turn the special model into the flagship of the range. The "Edition 1" is only available in the paint colour white. The gradation runs from polar white, diamond white bright to the new AMG exclusive colour designo cashmere white magno. The Night package offers a delightful contrast and adds additional highlights with chrome-plated tailpipe trims and the spoiler lip in high-gloss black.

Two AMG Carbon-Fibre packages are also available as an option. The carbon-fibre items included in the Exterior package I include the A-wing in the AMG front apron, the inserts in the AMG side sill panels and the upper trim of the AMG rear apron. The radiator trim louvre is finished in silver chrome. As part of the Exterior II package the exterior mirror housings and the AMG spoiler lip are made of carbon fibre.

The ultralight AMG forged wheels painted matt black with cross-spoke design add additional highlights with their high-sheen rim flanges. Mixed-size tyres in 255/35 R 19 on 9.0 J x 19 wheels (front) and 285/30 R 20 on 10.5 J x 20 wheels (rear) enhance racetrack performance and underline the powerful visual looks.

AMG Performance 5-twin-spoke forged wheels are available for the S-Model as an option. They are painted matt black and also feature high-sheen rim flanges. Size 255/35 R 19 tyres on 9.0 J x 19 wheels are fitted at the front, while the rear axle comes with 285/30 R 20 tyres on 10.5 J x 20 wheels.

The genuine racing feel continues in the interior. The Performance seats are trimmed in heat-reflecting AMG nappa leather in saddle brown/black in a diamond design. The mid grey contrasting topstitching, the AMG badges and the black middle section in the rear accentuate the sporty looks. Mid grey contrasting topstitching is also found on the black door centre panels in a diamond design, the armrests, the steering wheel rim and the beltlines. With the black nappa leather Performance steering wheel with flat bottom and the silver control buttons, the driver always has the C 63 Cabriolet safely under control.

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