Starting this year, Mercedes has an official weapon against the most popular performance sedan of all times: the BMW M3. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer unveiled the new generation C63 AMG, a car that comes with a lot of power under the hood and some new safety system shared with its bigger brother, the S-Class.
AMG C63 and C63 S Sedan
The Mercedes C63 AMG is also being available in the US, with the German manufacturer already announcing the official starting price for the performance sedan. The math is starting at $63,900 for the C63 sedan and from $71,900 for the C63 S sedan.
The US market launch of the Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S sedan is scheduled for April 2015. The all-new V8 bi-turbo engine has an output of 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque for the C63, while the C63 S has an output of 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Standard equipment includes a Burmester Surround Sound system, KEYLESS-GO, Collisions Prevention Assist Plus (with autonomous braking in emergency situations), ATTENTION ASSIST driver drowsiness monitor, AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-Speed Sport Transmission with multiple shift modes, AMG DYNAMIC SELECT, Touchpad, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Rear Limited Slip Differential (C63 is mechanical while C63 S is electronic), powered/heated memory seats, AMG Dynamic Exhaust, AMG Adaptive Suspension with 3 selectable modes, AMG 3-Stage ESP system, 18" alloy wheels (C63) and 19" alloy wheels (C63 S), LED headlamps, dynamic engine mounts (C63 S only, same as the Mercedes-AMG GT S), nappa leather (C63 S only), and red brake calipers (C63 S only).