In the world of power-hungry German coupes, for many years there have been 3 main choices; the BMW M4, the Audi RS5 and the Mercedes C63 AMG. Many people would agree that for precision and poise around a track the BMW M4 was the sensible choice, for safe controlled driving the four-wheel drive Audi RS5 was the way to go and for the power crazy, who wanted to make as much noise as possible at the same time, it had to be the AMG. Mercedes themselves have done little to disperse those opinions with the addition of the more powerful C63 S AMG to the line-up.
The ‘standard’ C63 produces 463 bhp from its 4.0 litre bi-turbo V8, but with the ‘S’ model this is turned all the way up to 11, producing 503 bhp and reducing the 0-62mph time to a supercar rivalling 3.9 seconds. Visually, not only does it have more aerodynamic tweaks and improvements, but with wider arches, a boot lid ducktail spoiler, gloss black trim and an angrier looking Panamericana grille, the S version looks more aggressive than the standard C63 in every way. Perhaps even more fitting to the noise that the growling V8 engine and selectable quad-exhausts crate at any revs or speed.
With the introduction of a new gearbox to the C63 S along came a whole new level of configurability. As well as Ferrari style Mannettino control switches to the steering wheel with 5 pre-set modes, the ability to choose different settings for the suspension, exhaust, stability control and stop-start settings and no fewer than nine settings to the traction control, the C63 S can be set up any which way you like. The Mercedes’ ability to transform from even more capable track monster to luxury GT cruiser becoming even more impressive in the process.
You may be thinking that the ‘S’ version could be an unnecessary addition to the range, why would anyone need a faster, more lairy version and yet another AMG badged Mercedes Benz. Yet Mercedes customers would certainly disagree. One in every 10 Mercedes’ sold worldwide bears the AMG initials and more than 70 different models of all shapes, sizes and body styles now come with that famous badge.
So the demand is certainly there, and with the latest reimagining of what a performance saloon can do, it certainly shows their engineering knowhow. You do not win 5 Formula 1 world championships without knowing a thing or two about high-performance vehicles. The most powerful addition to the C Class range certainly shows more of their engineering ability. Creating a car that remains comfortable and capable of covering motorway miles with ease, yet able to perform effortlessly on a track is where the AMG Mercedes has always been one of the best in the business. With the C63 S AMG they have managed to push the performance aspect of the car that little bit further yet done nothing to detract from its ability to be the perfect GT car. The customisation allows you to match the car to your level of talent when you’re looking to get the most out of that exceptional engine and chassis, and then dial everything back to enjoy refined luxury on the way home.
Our stunning 2019 Mercedes Benz C63 S AMG Coupe has an extensive list of optional features to match its exceptional performance. Finished in Designo Graphite Grey Magno satin paint and with full Black Nappa leather interior, the car comes with optional features such as AMG forged Satin Black alloy wheels, Premium Plus pack with Burmester audio, Panoramic sunroof and LED intelligent lighting, AMG high-performance ceramic composite brakes, Driving assistance pack, AMG aerodynamics pack, AMG Night pack, AMG head up display, carbon fibre interior trim, 360° camera and much more. This stunning example cost in excess of £92k new and has covered just 4,200 miles by its one private owner from new.
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