C63 Range Receives Design Updates
Slideshow: Mercedes has announced a series of updates to its AMG C63 models. While the cars are well-liked by fans of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, the company felt it was time to give the models a refreshed look. Click through the slideshow to learn more about the updates.
A new grill to separate the line from the other models
The AMG C63 is in a class by itself. At least, that’s how the company feels. And so to help drivers better differentiate the AMG C63 from other, lesser models, this line of vehicles will exclusively feature the Panamericana grill.
Not that it really needed an update, but the new interior of the AMG C63 is top-notch. Outfitted with carbon-fiber trim and eye-catching design, the cars also feature updated electronics to serve all modern-day creature-feature needs.
To improve upon an already great performance platform, Mercedes went the route of building in the company’s nine-speed AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission to replace the old seven-speed unit. Besides adding two extra gears, this new feature shortens shift times and “allows faster bursts of speed and more spontaneous responses to the driver's accelerator pedal input.”
Brand new driving modes
The company has added new driving modes to the C63. Depending on which model you choose to go with, you’ll be offered no fewer than six modes to choose from: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and Race. It’s worth noting that the first of these modes, Slippery, is completely new and “is optimized for slippery road conditions, with reduced power and a flat engine curve.”
This new feature will be included in all C63 models. According to the company, it “extends the functions of the ESP® (Electronic Stability Program), allowing precisely measured torque distribution on the rear axle (Torque Vectoring), which increases agility while maintaining a high level of stability.”
It is worth pointing out that while all of these new or updated features on the AMG C63 are pretty exciting, the engine remains the same (why change a good thing?). However, its exhaust has been updated: The performance exhaust you can specify has flaps to allow the driver to adjust the noise level as you see fit.
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