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