A C of Power

The Mercedes-amg C 63 S loses a pair of doors.

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Smooth run­ning and then some with the new Mercedes-amg C 63 S Coupe, for thrills and ev­ery­day driv­ing.

In Sport and Sport+ modes, the coupe is still civilised.

Round­ing off Mercedes- Benz Malaysia’s launch cal­en­dar for 2016 in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion are the Mercedes-amg C 63 S Coupe (RM773,888) and C 63 S Coupe Edi­tion 1 (RM795,888).

The lat­ter is of­fered in two colour schemes, one with matte grey stripes over a choice of ex­te­rior colours, while the other mir­rors Mercedes-benz’s DTM racer with yel­low stripes over matte grey. The DTM ho­mage presents a stag­gered rim set-up of 19 inches fore and 20 inches aft. Other Edi­tion 1 fea­tures in­clude the AMG Aero­dy­nam­ics bodykit pack­age, while on the in­side, the AMG Per­for­mance seats are in nappa leather. Its pow­er­train –shared across both vari­ants – con­sists of a hand-as­sem­bled 4.0-litre bi­turbo V8 mar­ried to an AMG Speed­shift MCT seven-speed au­to­matic, to churn out 510hp at 5,500rpm to 6,250rpm and 700Nm from a low of 1,750rpm to 6,250rpm.

With launch con­trol en­gaged, the coupe will hit 100km/ hr in 3.9 sec­onds on to an elec­tron­i­cally gov­erned 250km/hr top speed. A few hot laps with the coupe re­veals an au­ral ex­pe­ri­ence that is slightly at odds with how the car be­haves on the limit. A sweet low bur­ble that rises into a sus­tained growl would have any­one be­lieve that it is sim­i­larly rough around the edges in its dy­namic ex­e­cu­tion, but this is not the case. In Sport and Sport+ modes, the coupe is still civilised, with the elec­tronic lock­ing dif­fer­en­tial — an S ex­clu­sive — al­low­ing for slides that are easy enough to catch and main­tain in Race mode.

Switch­ing to Com­fort upon en­ter­ing the pit lane re­veals what should prob­a­bly be named Fam­ily mode. Se­date in sound and sus­pen­sion re­ac­tion, it can be con­cluded that the S Coupe has ma­tured such that a du­alpur­pose pur­chase — for thrills and ev­ery­day driv­ing — is def­i­nitely within rea­son.

The new Mercedes-amg C 63 Coupe and C 63 S Coupe are also avail­able as Edi­tion 1 spe­cial mod­els.

Flow­ing forms char­ac­terise the cen­tre con­sole.

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