A deep infusion of AMG racing know-how pumps up the AMG C 43's biturbo V6 to 385 hp. Increased boost, reduced friction and internal fortifications strengthen response, with a 0-60 rush of just 4.5 seconds.
Every AMG C-Class features a quick-shifting 9-speed. Both the multiclutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT in the C 63 models and the C 43's AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT offer multiple modes and direct multi-gear downshifts with just the double-click of a shift paddle.
Handcrafted biturbo V8s make the 469-hp C 63 and 503-hp C 63 S two of the most powerful sedans in their class, for 0-60 in as little as 3.8 seconds. The turbos in the engine's "hot V" cut lag and losses to keep torque at a torrent.
Every AMG C-Class is equipped to turn torque into talent: Performance all-wheel drive in the C 43. Electronic limited-slip differential in the rear-wheel C 63 and C 63 S. And adaptive air suspension in them all.
AMG Performance 4MATIC was developed to turn grip in to go, yet keep the agility AMG drivers cherish. Light weight and a 69% rear torque bias help a C 43 deliver more assertive launches, crisper cornering, added winter confidence, and admirable efficiency year-round.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT lets you alter the shifting, throttle, steering, damping and more by tapping a paddle on the console. Drive modes range from Comfort to Slippery to Sport+, plus a mode you can set up yourself. The C 63 S adds a track-tuned RACE mode.
Adaptive, multimode AMG RIDE CONTROL can turn pressurized air into poised agility. It lowers at speed. Responds in milliseconds to roads, loads, and the modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT. Clings hard in corners, but it's easygoing on your everyday commute.
Multipiston front calipers and perforated discs at least 14.2 inches big help disperse the heat of the moment, in the moment. Compound front discs sized 15.4 inches are standard on the AMG C 63 S.
Distinctive elements set every AMG C-Class apart, from each other and the competition. The C 43's twin-crossbar grille is paired with a deep front apron. Vertical grille bars and aero details define the C 63 and C 63 S. Lighting is 100% LED.
With jet-black elements, the AMG Night Package adds bold contrast from the front apron to the wheels to each model's distinctive quad tailpipes. Genuine carbon fiber can further accent your C 63 S.
AMG® wheels are substantial, stylish, and staggered in width. The C 43 and C 63 each feature 18-inch wheels standard, or up to four 19-inch options. The C 63 S wears standard 19s, and shares two 19-inch forged options with the C 63.
Aggressive sculpting of its deep front air dam, flared side sills and rear valance visually hug the road, just as the 18-inch or optional 19-inch AMG® wheels achieve the same goal in a literal sense. The diamond-block grille's hexagonal pins radiate from the central Star. A polished chrome cross-strut (black with the Night Package and Edition) and black slatted intakes expertly guide airflow past the shapely side sills to a deep rear valance with a chrome-outlined black diffuser insert.
Offering both front- and rear-seat passengers sweeping skyward views, this fully functional glass sunroof features a front panel that can either tilt up for ventilation or slide over the rear panel for an open-air feeling. An interior power shade lets you adjust the amount of sunlight entering the cabin.
Expressing the rich racing heritage of AMG, the side mirror housings and rear spoiler are crafted from genuine carbon fiber.
Every control, instrument and surface is designed to feel just right. A spectrum of finishes is only the start of making it personal. The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel is reconfigurable any time. And you can choose and combine 64 colors of ambient lighting.
The AMG Performance steering wheel features intuitive Touch Control Buttons and can be trimmed with Nappa leather, carbon fiber or DINAMICA microsuede. An available AMG DRIVE UNIT puts one-touch driving controls with color displays right on the wheel.
Substantially bolstered sport front seats feature exclusive contouring and stitching. Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 14-way power adjustment, including a power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions.
The wide central screen offers more easily visible readouts, navigation maps, and illustrated and animated menus. Measuring more than 10 inches diagonally, the display is mounted atop the center dash to stay close to your sightlines, yet its slim, visor-free design stays vivid in sunlight and elegant all the time. Split-screen options let you display multiple functions at once, and you can access the screen via the console controller or right Touch Control Button on the steering wheel.
Separate left and right temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes a dust and pollen filter that helps keep particles as small as 0.0002-inch from entering the cabin.
When you select the "Supersport" instrumentation style, you have the option to show vital fluid temperatures, turbo boost, lateral and longitudal g-force (which can also enlarge on the central multimedia display), and power and torque output. There's also a RACETIMER to let you record your lap times on dedicated racing circuits.
Mercedes me helps you keep your car at its peak with a suite of services at no additional charge. You can schedule dealer service from the smartphone app, get an estimate, and add the appointment to your calendar. Your car can reach out to your dealer with diagnostic information. And the expert help of Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance is just a button's push away.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany's Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system that's specifically tailored to the C-Class. With 13 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier, the system fills the cabin with pure digital surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed aluminum speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system's output is to the most discerning ears.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Radar-based technology can alert you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as you start to brake, it can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, it can also initiate braking automatically at a range of driving speeds. The system can also detect and react to crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a dashboard display.
If an air bag deploys, your car can automatically initiate a call to Mercedes-Benz Emergency Services, transmitting your GPS-determined location and helpful vehicle information on your behalf. Trained experts are on call 24/7 to help summon local emergency responders to your location. You can also press the SOS button in the vehicle anytime you need emergency assistance, or see someone else who does. This vital service is provided for as long as you own the vehicle, no matter who's driving.
A Mercedes-Benz innovation, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® cruise control uses radar-based technology to adapt your set speed in response to the flow of traffic ahead. If traffic slows down, it can reduce your speed automatically until your path clears. If the vehicle ahead slows to a stop, it can brake to a full halt. When traffic moves, you can resume with just a tap of the accelerator or cruise control resume button, or it can resume automatically if the stop is under three seconds.
With longer life, quicker illumination and beams that approximate daylight even more closely than xenon headlamps, multi-element LED headlamps enhance both vision and visibility during nighttime driving. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating. Taillamps feature a distinctive C-shaped LED design plus LED turn signals and brake lamps.
Interpreting information that is continually supplied by the car's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), electric power steering and suspension sensors, Crosswind Assist can help detect the effects of strong side winds on the vehicle's handling stability at highway speeds. Whether caused by lateral gusts or even a passing truck, the system helps keep the car on course via strategic braking of the wheels on one side of the vehicle.
When traveling above approximately 20 mph, radar technology can help sense when a vehicle enters the blind-spot area. Blind Spot Assist can then alert the driver via an illuminated red icon in the appropriate side mirror. An audible warning sounds if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot. After parking, Exit Warning Assist can alert the driver or passengers to vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians that could be at risk if the door is opened.
For a better view of what's behind your vehicle when reversing, a high-resolution camera displays a live view on the central in-dash screen. Steering-dependent active guidelines on the screen can help you back into a parking space, and you can select between wide-angle and even wider 180-degree views.