Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz gave the C-Class range a bit of an update. The sedan, wagon, convertible, and coupe got revamped exterior designs, tweaked interiors and new engines. Now, it's the AMG models turn to go under the knife.
The in-house tuning division has given the C63 range a facelift to go along with the standard models. On top of that, it gets technical upgrades which primarily focuses on the car's handling. All these changes apply to the four body styles of the C63.
Most noticeable change is the the addition of the Panamerica grill. The grill is similar to the one found in the AMG GT with its bold, chrome-finished vertical slats. Also new is the front bumper, which now features more angular air intakes. In addition, the C63 gets an updated version of Mercedes-Benz's Intelligent LED lighting system.
There's not much new from the side save for rounder side mirrors. At the rear, the sedan and wagon have similar rear diffusers. The same goes for the coupe and convertible. New wheel designs are also part of the update package.
Inside, it gets a racier interpretation of the standard, facelifted C-Class cabin. All body styles get a new, thicker-rimmed steering wheel with a different spoke design. Seats are upgraded to deeper buckets with thicker bolsters. Prospective buyers can choose from a wide selection of interior trimmings which include aluminum and carbon fiber.
For the technical aspects of the C63 range, all now come with an electronically-controlled limited slip differential. Previously reserved for the more powerful C63 S versions, even the standard model gets it as well. AMG Dynamics has also been added to the range, allowing for a gradual decrease of stability control interference. The settings are Basic, Advanced, Pro, and Master with the last one shutting off all driver aids except for the anti-lock braking system.
Under the hood, the engine has been carried over from the current C63 and C63 S. That means both variants are powered by a 4.0-liter, biturbo V8 engine which is closely related to the one found in the AMG GT. The standard C63 puts out 476 PS and 650 Nm of torque while the C63 S makes 510 PS and a staggering 700 Nm of torque. Transmission is an updated nine-speed automatic transmission and there is no option for all-wheel drive; all C63 variants and body styles are strictly rear-wheel drive.