Mercedes-Benz has chosen New York City as the location to reveal to us the refreshed C63 AMG family. These comprise the coupe, sedan, and cabriolet. In fact, we have seen the pre production models being tested but finally, the automaker has decided to get rid of the camouflage.
Now, we finally see them in the flesh, and we would say that one of the most obvious changes would be the new Panamericana grille that is actually pretty standard across the AMG line. That’s not the only thing it has been given though, as the 2019 C63’s front fascia has slightly been reworked as well. Meanwhile, the rear part gets twin tailpipes with high gloss chrome and a tweaked rear diffuser.
Under the hood of this C63 is a biturbo 4.0 liter V8 that enables it to produce 469 horsepower (350 kilowatts), while the C63 S has 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts). The engine is paired with a nine speed wet clutch automatic gearbox, which has been replaced by the seven speed unit in the outgoing model.
Despite the addition of two extra cogs, Mercedes-Benz says that performance when sprinting from zero to 60 is the same, but the new car benefits the handling department with a better drive program.
The C63’s driving modes include: Comfort, Race, Slippery, Sport, Sport+, and Individual. These are all under the AMG Dynamics and can all be attributed to adjust to match the car to various conditions and driver demands. Alongside the drive programs are four agility functions, including Basic, Advanced, Pro and Master. These options let you turn your C63 into a mild or wild car, depending on how you like it, and how skilled you are as well.
Moving into the cabin, customers could get a digital cockpit as an option. What comes standard though, would be the new AMG specific steering wheel that also includes built in touch control buttons to manage a number of vehicle systems.
If you want a more functional car, you can opt for the AMG Drive Unit that is available for the trick wheel that adds a round controller and an integral display under the ride side wheel spoke, together with a pair of colour display buttons under the left wheel spoke. In addition, the climatized bucket seats give passengers more temperature controls, depending on the climate outdoors. Last but not the least, customers now have a choice of either grey oak or walnut for the interior wood grain trim, as these have been added as options.
The company says that the refreshed AMG C63 models should be available in dealerships sometime next year. Final pricing for the line should be revealed soon.