It is incredible how AMG division is introducing new models. In just one month, the Affalterbach division presented six new AMG models. Now, during New York Auto Show, Mercedes-AMG is introducing the all new C63 Cabrio model, the most powerful version in the C-Class range.
The new C63 AMG Cabrio is offered in two power versions, both of them powered by the same unit. The 4.0-litre eight-cylinder biturbo engine is already used in the C 63 Saloon, Estate and Coupe. The biturbo engine developed in Affalterbach is available in two output ratings with 476 hp or 510 hp. The later engine is available on the C63 S Cabrio model. The C63 S Cabriolet accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, the C63 Cabriolet in 4.2 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited is 280 km/h with AMG Driver’s Package).
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.
The standard-fit AMG Ride Control suspension has adaptive damping adjustment. 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.
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 market launch will begin in August 2016.