Anton Andres / Mercedes-Benz | April 02, 2018 11:49
Mercedes-AMG gives the C63 a tech and cosmetic upgrade for 2018
With the update of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it comes as no surprise that the AMG versions get a mild tweak as well. In New York, Mercedes-AMG pulled the wraps off the revamped C63 coupe. Like its lesser-powered counterparts, it too gets a mild tweak inside and out.
It may take a long and closer look at the new sports coupe to see the changes. Eagle-eyed viewers will spot the Panamerica grill which has become a staple of AMG-built vehicles. The corner air intakes were also given a mild refresh. Instead of a mesh, it now features a single slat which, according to Mercedes-AMG, aids in the vehicle's aerodynamics. Slightly retouched headlights wrap up the changes to the front fascia.
A new set of alloy wheels are the most prominent changes to the side but it doesn't stop there. Reshaped side skirts are also part of the 2018 facelift. At the back, two remodelled twin tailpipe trim elements in high-gloss chrome are present. Opt for the S version and it gains a set of integrated rear diffusers. There is also an optional AMG Aerodynamics package for the C 63 Coupé and it comes with a front splitter, spoiler lip with integral Gurney flap, broader side skirt inserts, flics in the rear bumper and diffuser insert are finished in high-gloss black.
On board, the cabin remains relatively untouched from the pre-facelift models. Marking this as the mildly redesigned model is a new, thicker-rimmed steering wheel with a different spoke design. There are, however, more tech upgrades than before. Buyers can now opt for the 10.25-inch COMAND display screen, along with the 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster. While its design is largely carried over, there are new interior trim combinations to choose from with carbon fiber being one of the options.
No changes were made under the hood. It's still the same 4.0-liter biturbo V8 from the current model. Output is retained at 476 PS and 650 Nm for the standard C63 while the C63 S still makes 510 PS and 700 Nm of torque. Transmission has also been carried over which is a seven-speed automatic. Mercedes-AMG did update the selectable drive modes with Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, RACE and Individual.