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Mercedes C63 AMG 2011 Design and technology update for top C-Class

Mercedes C63 AMG 2011
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D he Mercedes C63 AMG has many competitors in the sporty middle class: from the Audi S4 to the BMW M3 and Lexus IS-F to the Volvo S60. The heart of the Mercedes C-Class top model is a naturally aspirated V8 engine from the AMG manufacture, which has been driving the sports model since 2007. Even in the 2011 model generation of the Mercedes C63 AMG, the engine remains unchanged.

In the Mercedes C63 AMG, the large-volume eight-cylinder engine from 6,208 cubic centimeters of displacement generates 457 hp at 6,800 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 600 Nm . This enables the sporty mid-range sedan to accelerate from zero to 100 km /h in 4.5 seconds (station wagon 4.6 s), and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km /h. Those hungry for performance can use the Performance Package Plus, derived from the Mercedes SLS AMG, to increase the power of the Mercedes C63 AMG to 487 hp, which enables acceleration from zero to 100 km /h in 4.4 seconds (T-model 4.5 s).

Mercedes C63 AMG with new gearbox

The novelty in the 2011 generation of the Mercedes C63 AMG is the further developed seven-speed automatic AMG MCT-7 with wet start-up clutch, which is already in the Mercedes SL63 AMG is used. A rotary switch on the center console can be used to choose between four drive programs, double-declutching and the Race Start function. This allows the transmission to be adapted to the driving style and, under optimal conditions, can reduce overall consumption by around ten percent compared to the current model to 12.0 L /100km (T-model: 12.3 L /100km).

To ensure that the driving dynamics do not fall by the wayside, the chassis of the Mercedes C63 AMG has been retuned. The revised axle kinematics, for example, characterizes a more negative camber all around and, together with larger rear axle stabilizers, the agility should increase compared to the current model. AMG also optionally offers a rear-axle limited-slip differential for the sports model.

New design with proven AMG insignia

The optical features of the 2011 generation of the Mercedes C63 AMG are the more distinctive front and rear sections as well as newly designed headlights. The new bonnet with modified power domes is now made of aluminum. Of course, massive aprons and sills as well as a four-pipe exhaust system also demonstrate the sports car character of the Mercedes C63 AMG model. On the titanium gray lacquered andHigh-sheen AMG light-alloy wheels in five-twin-spoke design are fitted with wide tires measuring 235/40 R 18 at the front and 255/35 R 18 at the rear.

The AMG insignia is also part of the Mercedes C63 AMG in the interior: door sills with logo, aluminum and leather finish as well as sport seats and a new AMG performance steering wheel in three-spoke design with a flattened rim at the top and bottom. With the facelift, the instrument panel with integrated screen will be completely redesigned and Internet access will be offered. In addition, eleven new driver assistance systems are now being used in the Mercedes C63 AMG, which are already available in the S and CLS classes.

The new Mercedes C63 AMG can be ordered as a sedan from 71,340 euros and as a T-model from 73,899 euros; the market launch begins in July 2011. The AMG Performance Package costs 7,166 or 6,471 euros extra.

Here you can read all the details about the Mercedes C-Class 2011 and here you will find the Supertest Mercedes C63 AMG with Nordschleife and Hockenheim lap times.

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