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Archive for the ‘Mercedes C-Class’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63

AMG began meddling with the C-Class in 1995 — one year after the C-Class debuted — when it released the C36 AMG and its 268-horsepower V-6. The 1998 model year brought about the release of the C43 AMG, which featured a larger V-8 engine rated at 302 ponies. AMG then followed that up with the 349-horsepower C32 AMG in 2002, and then with the 362-horsepower C55 AMG in 2005. Finally, in 2008, the C63 AMG sent the sedan into 450-horsepower territory with a huge 6.2-liter V-8 tweaked to generate 451 horses. With the standard 2015 C-Class having arrived in dealerships in early 2014, Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a brand-new iteration of the AMG-prepped C63.This time around dubbed Mercedes-AMG C63, with the Germans dropping the Benz moniker from the official name, the new-generation vehicle marks the beginning of a new era for the sedan.

Much like its predecessor did in 2008, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 gets a brand-new engine in the form of a biturbo, 4.0-liter V-8. The unit is identical with the one previously launched in the AMG GT sports car and comes not with just more horsepower, but with improved fuel efficiency as well. Read on for the full details surrounding AMG’s new high-performance compact.

Update 5/26/2017:The Mercedes C-Class is up for a mid-cycle update, and now we’re finally getting the first look at the facelifted version of the C63. The spy shots still show some camo, but give us an idea of what to expect later this year when the updated C-Class makes its debut. Check out the spy shots section below to hear about what we know so far.

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PostHeaderIcon What’s The Best Sporty Luxury Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

At its most basic, a sport sedan should be a happy balance between two competing philosophies. The “sport” half of the equation should make it engaging, both in the way it drives, and the way it looks. A sport sedan should issue a dose of adrenaline when the hammer is down, and be a willing dance partner in the corners. It’s also gotta draw attention, turning heads as it goes, making its owner pause momentarily after exiting and locking the doors. Then there’s the “sedan” bit. A sport sedan isn’t supposed to be stripped down and basic – practicality and comfort are paramount. Often used as a daily driver, backside coddling should be there in abundance, complementing the car’s speed potential, rather than taking away from it. All told, it’s a big ask, but this segment has plenty of contenders vying for the title of best. In this comparison, we look at six of the top entries and sort them out, from first to last.

Listed in alphabetical order, this comparison will take a look at the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Chrysler 300, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar XE, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. We’ve evaluated each in terms of exterior aesthetics, interior comfort and technology, powertrain and drivetrain specs, and chassis and handling. We’ve also included a glut of info in chart and graph form to help you make a quick comparison. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the best sporty luxury sedan you can get for less than $50,000.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé and Cabriolet Night Edition

Fifty years may not seem like a long time in the auto industry when you take into account that a lot of automakers that are still alive today have been around for close to or over 100 years. But five decades is a long time for a performance division that traces its roots to being a developer of racing engines. Humble beginnings, in a nutshell, is the story of AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance division that’s blowing 50 candles this year. As part of its celebration, Mercedes-AMG is bringing with it three special edition vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, one of which is the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Night Edition.

The entry-level Mercedes-AMG line of the C-Class family may be new to the auto scene, having only made its debut at last year’s staging of the Geneva Motor Show, but it’s more than proven to be up-to-the-task as an appetizer of sorts to the AMG C 63. That quick ascent in popularity is one of the reasons why Mercedes picked the AMG C 43 as one of the three special edition models it’s bringing with it to Geneva, and for what it’s worth, it picked a pretty sweet car to get the SE treatment.

The model’s SE status is largely tied into the array of exclusive features it received that no other AMG C 43 model has. Even better, Mercedes-AMG is offering the Night Edition on both coupe and cabriolet versions of the car, ensuring that fans of either model can get their fill in the event they choose to get one.

Orders for the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Night Edition will begin before the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors with deliveries scheduled to start sometime in June 2017. Mercedes-AMG didn’t mention how many units of the Night Edition it plans to release, but considering its special edition status, don’t expect to see many of them in dealerships. Most of them might not even make it there because they’re already spoken for.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupé and Cabriolet Night Edition.


PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition

Mercedes-AMG is celebrating 50 years since the performance brand from Affalterbach was founded by launching a lineup of limited-edition vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Among them is the AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition, which combines new equipment with special design features into an individual setup.

Designed for “a particularly design-oriented and fashion-conscious target group,” the Ocean Blue Edition is available globally, but it’s built in very limited numbers. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from an anniversary model, and the extra features that it brings to the table are far from mundane.

Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, explained, “2016 was the most successful year so far in our company history. We shall be using this momentum to fill even more customers with enthusiasm for Mercedes-AMG in our anniversary year, 2017. We shall be supported in this by our new Editions, which we are presenting at the Geneva Motor Show. So we can now offer our customers an even wider choice of individual performance models.”

The AMG C63 Ocean Blue Edition joins the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 and C43 Night edition models as part of the 50-year celebration.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The third-generation C-Class came to be for the 2015 model year with an all-new modular platform that helped drop as much as 220 pounds over the previous generation. The current model is only a couple of years old at the time of this writing, but we’ve already seen facelifted versions of the sedan and wagon testing on public roads. Now, just a few weeks after seeing the four-door models, we’re getting to lay our eyes on the facelifted two-door coupe. On the docket of changes, you’ll find things like a revised radiator grille, new headlights and taillights, revised front and rear fascias, and some minor updates to the interior. Those update should include some new interior color options as well as a revised infotainment system and a revised instrument cluster. To put it simply, the facelifted, 2018 C-Class will bring enough refinement to make everything right for the third-gen model. It will also keep the compact car fresh until after the turn of the decade when Mercedes should be planning the next-generation model for 2021 or 2022.

While we are looking at a facelifted prototype here, don’t expect to see everything in one go. If you happen to remember what Mercedes did with the S-Class, you’ll know that Merc is using a one-part-at-a-time strategy as opposed to testing with all facelifted components at one time. This allows the brand to help keep some of the mystery while making sure that everything is kosher. As we move closer to the launch date, we should see all three models – sedan, wagon, and coupe – testing with all facelifted modifications, but until then, we’ll only see bits and pieces.

We should lay eyes on the next round of testers in the next few months, but for now, let’s dive on in and check out what’s going on with the C-Class Coupe.


PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes entered its third generation when it made its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show as a 2015 model. The most important aspect of the third-gen model is by far the new Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform that – by the use of aluminum and high-strength steel – let to a pretty serious weight decrease of 220 pounds over its predecessor. After just a couple of years on the market, Mercedes has been devising a facelift for its resident compact luxury car, and we’ve finally caught it in sedan and wagon form doing some real-world testing. The facelifted model is expected to bring a revised grille, new headlight and taillight units, revised fascias, and some minor updates to the interior that includes a refinement of the infotainment system controls, an S-Class inspired steering wheel, and a revision to the instrument cluster, among other little things.

Don’t get too excited to see everything the facelifted model will have to offer just yet, though. See, Mercedes is playing the same game it did with the S-Class and is testing parts individually instead of all at once. That means that most of the car is uncamouflaged because it’s still sporting the current design cues. We do have a couple of good interior shots, so we can see what’s going on inside, but as far as the outside goes, there isn’t much new quite yet.

The facelifted model is expected to make its debut late next year as a 2018 model, so there’s still plenty of time for Mercedes to swap out parts and change things up on us. With that said, let’s take a good look at the shots we have now and talk a little more about the facelifted C-Class.

Update 02/27/2017: Another prototype of the 2018 Mercedes C-Class has been spotted doing more real world testing. It hasn’t been equipped with production-ready fascias yet, but it does have the official production exterior lights, so it’s getting closer to being ready for production. Check out our special section below to learn more about what we see in this round of shots.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz Plans To Release Four Electric Vehicles By 2020

Mercedes-Benz is speeding up its development of electric vehicles with a new goal to have four electric models hit the market by the end of 2020. According to Autocar, the German automaker is looking into developing two sedans and two SUVs that will comprise the first wave of EV models to bear the Silver Arrows badge. Each model will share basic elements with models that are already part of the Merc lineup but for the most part, the EV models will also have distinct design touches that will provide a noticeable differentiation from their conventionally powered counterparts.

The company’s decision to expedite the development of electric vehicles was made in part to jump aboard the German government’s new policy of offering sales subsidies on all EVs priced at less than €60,000, or $67,150 based on current exchange rates. The policy is part of a bigger €1.2 billion ($1.35 billion) incentive scheme that was created to attract would-be auto buyers to consider EVs for their next automotive purchases.

The move can also be seen as Mercedes’ attempt to keep up with the fast-rising EV market, something other automakers, especially Tesla, has taken full advantage of. Clearly, news of the Model 3’s incredible 370,000-plus pre-order total didn’t fall on deaf ears. The popularity of EVs have even hit close to home for Mercedes now that Audi has already made plans to begin the development of a production version of the e-tron quattro concept with an eye towards launching it in 2018.

While Mercedes is still in the embryonic stages in the production development of its EVs, the German automaker isn’t sitting idly by anymore as its competitors gear up for the same push. Investments have been made regarding electric vehicles, most notably a €500 million expansion of its existing battery production facilities in Germany.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes C450 AMG 4MATIC by Vath

For some people, station wagons aren’t the kind of cars that need aftermarket upgrades. While that may be true to some extent, German automakers like Audi and Mercedes have successfully shifted that way of thinking by introducing performance-oriented wagons like the RS3 Sportback and the C450 AMG 4MATIC. The latter, in particular, has been a revelation thanks in large part to its premium looks and the hefty amount of power and torque it has at its disposal.

The C450 AMG 4MATIC has been a pleasant surprise to the extent that Mercedes tuner extraordinaire Vath has taken an interest to the car. You don’t say that too often for wagons other than Audi’s RS3 Sportback, but given what Mercedes was able to do with the C450 AMG, it was really only a matter of time before a tuner like Vath would take a stab at it.

Now that “that time” has arrived, owners of the performance wagon now have the option of taking Vath up on its aftermarket program. The kit itself does very little to the exterior and interior of the C450 AMG, but Vath makes up for it in spades with a significant engine modification that really brings the life out of the wagon. Not that it needs to do that, but there is a significant difference between the standard model and a Vath-tuned version. The latter is faster and more powerful, two things rarely said to describe a wagon. But it’s all there and it’s all because Vath saw the potential in the C450 AMG.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 by B&B Automobiltechnik

The Mercedes-AMG C63 is one of those cars that attracts a lot of attention from a lot of different places, none more so than in the aftermarket world. Really, over the past few months, the AMG C63 has arguably received the most tuning programs of any recent model. Tuners like Vath and Brabus have released their own programs for the model, and in the case of the latter, it’s actually come out with two tuning kits for the popular Mercedes. Well, now you can add B&B Automobiltechnik to that list because the German tuner has just introduced its own kit for the hot rod Benz.

In some ways, having so many tuners build their own kits kind of makes it more difficult for the next one to be different. That’s always been one of the most common issues in the tuning industry, and if you look at B&B’s program relative to the other programs, it kind of feels like B&B could’ve done more to separate itself. See, there’s that feeling that when a bar is set, the only way to be better is to raise that bar yourself. I don’t necessarily know if B&B accomplished that, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have an impressive program for the AMG C63 – It does. I mean, 600 horsepower is still 600 horsepower; it’s just that it could’ve been better given the circumstances.

Still, if you’re an owner of the AMG C63, count your blessings that there are tuners like B&B that have taken the time to offer you something more than what you’re getting out of your car. That’s exactly what you get with this kit.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.


PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 by B&B Automobiltechnik

The Mercedes-AMG C63 is one of those cars that attracts a lot of attention from a lot of different places, none more so than in the aftermarket world. Really, over the past few months, the AMG C63 has arguably received the most tuning programs of any recent model. Tuners like Vath and Brabus have released their own programs for the model, and in the case of the latter, it’s actually come out with two tuning kits for the popular Mercedes. Well, now you can add B&B Automobiltechnik to that list because the German tuner has just introduced its own kit for the hot rod Benz.

In some ways, having so many tuners build their own kits kind of makes it more difficult for the next one to be different. That’s always been one of the most common issues in the tuning industry, and if you look at B&B’s program relative to the other programs, it kind of feels like B&B could’ve done more to separate itself. See, there’s that feeling that when a bar is set, the only way to be better is to raise that bar yourself. I don’t necessarily know if B&B accomplished that, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have an impressive program for the AMG C63 – It does. I mean, 600 horsepower is still 600 horsepower; it’s just that it could’ve been better given the circumstances.

Still, if you’re an owner of the AMG C63, count your blessings that there are tuners like B&B that have taken the time to offer you something more than what you’re getting out of your car. That’s exactly what you get with this kit.

Continue after the jump to read the full review.


PostHeaderIcon Julie Lewis-Dreyfus Introduces The Mercedes AA-Class On Saturday Night Live

In what has become a very competitive race to stay ahead of the electric vehicle game, Mercedes-Benz may have just trumped everybody else with the release of its newest model, the Mercedes AA Class. The luxury electric sedan is the first vehicle in the business to do away with the “traditional” electric powertrain setup in favor of using actual AA batteries.

The AA Class is based on the C-Class and is actually…okay, before somebody starts to hyperventilate, I’m going to clarify that the AA Class isn’t an actual Mercedes. It’s not even an actual “thing.” What it is though is the subject of one of Saturday Night Live’s newest parodies starring none other than Emmy-award winning star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Apparently the AA Class, if it really is an actual thing, could be the game-changing model that turns the EV business upside down. Really, it could! Consider this: it doesn’t have the traditional EV powertrain. Instead, it makes use of 9,648 AA Duracell batteries, allowing it to have zero noise, zero emissions, and zero charging time. Take all that into consideration and the car still packs a Bose audio system, a GPS navigation system that can tell you when the batteries are running dry, and enough trunk space to store those dead AA batteries. If that’s not enough, Mercedes also devised an ingenious way to dispose of the dead batteries as the Seinfeld alum expertly demonstrates in the video.

Unfortunately, there are a few caveats that come with the Mercedes AA Class. First, it can only reach a top speed of 52 mph, which is understandable considering the powertrain it’s using. Second and more importantly, it’s not a real car, even though Louis-Dreyfus does such an amazing job promoting it you’d think that it actually is a real thing.

Well played, Saturday Night Live. Well played indeed.


PostHeaderIcon 2016 New York International Auto Show – Best In Show

I’ll just come out and say it – being the follow-up act to the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show is not an enviable position (check out some of our coverage here to see what I’m talking about). Nevertheless, the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) pulled it off, providing us with plenty of fresh metal worthy of our collective attention and desire. From muscle-bound track monsters, to European refinement, to Japanese tech, there really was a little bit of everything in the Big Apple this year. But the question is this – which models stood out as the best of the bunch?

The criteria for clinching a spot on this list is loose, but I’ll try to distill it down for you. A Best In Show winner has to stir emotion. It has to excel, both as a piece of design and a technical showcase. Significance in a historical context is a big plus. And of course, there’s the speed – big power, crazy specs, prowess in the twisties… you know, the good stuff.

The following five cars have all that and more, and if you love fast machinery, odds are you’ll find something to love in this list.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate "Rottweiler" by Piecha

It doesn’t take someone of high intellect to understand that wagons aren’t as sexy as sports cars. That’s never been the case and that’ll never be the case unless automakers completely reinvent the way we look at these cars. But, just because they don’t look sporty in the traditional sense, that doesn’t mean they can’t perform like a sports car. Take the case of the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate. On the surface, you won’t mistake it for its two-door brother. But, pop open the hood, and it becomes a different story.

Now take that story and add another chapter to it in the form of Piecha Design. The German tuner knows Mercedes models like the back of its hand and that disposition has led it to create some of the fiercest programs for Affalterbach’s finest. This time, it’s set its sights on the aforementioned AMG C63 S Estate, the kind of car that runs like a sports car, despite its grocery-getter body.

The kit, appropriately dubbed the “Rottweiler,” is comprehensive. It’s got an aerodynamic kit, a new set of wheels, and most importantly, an engine upgrade that gives it enough power to shame some of the industry’s finest sports cars. That’s saying a lot for an estate, but the proof is in the pudding. Go check it out and see how angry this Piecha-tuned AMG C63 S Estate can be.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate by Piecha Design.


PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

Mercedes is debuting a ton of AMG products in New York this year, including the GLC43, E43, and CLA45. The latest addition to the roster is the new C63 Cabriolet, which follows hot on the heels of the C-Class Cabriolet and C43 Cabriolet that dropped in Geneva earlier this month. The C63 Cab adds the usual high-performance AMG’d bits and pieces, like an aggressive exterior package and an upgraded interior. The biggest news, however, is what’s making the go, as this range-topper replaces the C43’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 with a twin-turbo V-8.

Buyers can choose between two levels of C63 Cab – the standard version, or the even-crazier C63 S. Both are fire-breathing tire-shredders with a zeal for velocity, very much in line with the established AMG go-faster philosophy. But does the open-top design dilute the formula?

Updated 03/23/2016: The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 was officially revealed in New York! Read on for all the details.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series

A few years back, Mercedes replaced the CLC with a real C-Class Coupe. In 2016, we finally got the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe – the replacement for the W204-based 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. The new C63 Coupe took on Mercedes new design language and a new 4.0-liter V-8 that has become common in AMG-based vehicles. There was a 2013 Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, so it is only fitting that there will eventually be a Mercedes-AMG C63 Black Series that boasts the new styling and engine from the new C63.

That said, we decided to have our resident artist create a rendering of the C63 Black Series ahead of time, and we were excited to see what he came up with. Obviously, it will look quite similar to the C63, but it will have all the goodies normally associated with a track-focused black series, including some more aggressive body styling and some black accenting to give it that darker appearance that stands out among other models in the crowd.

We’ve been excited to take a deeper look at the C63 Black Series, and now that we have a predictive rendering, we’re going to do just that. Join us as we look over the rendering and make some predictions about the C63 Black Series.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Although the C-Class has always been Mercedes’ answer to the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, it was never available in as many body styles as its competitors. Merc only offered it as a sedan, station wagon, and coupe, but now, that all changes, as the latest generation will include a convertible in its lineup. Mercedes didn’t just chop the roof off the coupe – rather, this cabrio was developed from the ground up to be topless. Now, with the veil dropped on the regular 2016 C-Class two-door, the C-Class Cabriolet makes its official debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.

Pre-production prototypes of the C-Class cab were spotted on the road as early as 2013, which goes to show just how long it’s been in development. Mercedes frames it as an accessible entry into the world of refined luxury with unlimited headroom, and endowed the compact with all the goods you’d expect along the way.

Updated 03/01/2016: Mercedes dropped full specs on the new C-Class Cabriolet. Read on for all the details!

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Unveiled in Geneva

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The big debut for Mercedes-Benz at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is the new Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet, yet another drop-top model being launched in time for the spring. The keywords Daimler uses to describe this model is luxurious, youthful, and sporty.

Size-wise, Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet is pretty much the same as the coupe version and hey look virtually identical as well when the soft-top is in place. Speaking of the roof, it’s a fully automatic classic cabriolet fabric top that can be opened and closed in less than 20 seconds up to a speed of 50 km/h. It’s the same system as the S-Class Cabriolet and can be had in dark brown, dark blue, dark red or black.

There isn’t much to get excited about inside the cabin of Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet, not because it’s bad or anything, but because we’ve seen it on many other Mercedes models. What is worth mentioning is the new tech features, such as  heat-reflecting leather in a total of five colour shades, AIRSCARF neck-level heating, and AIRCAP which greatly reduces the interior turbulence when the top is down.

When specified with the optionally available with AIRMATIC air suspension, the C-Cabrio comes with the DYNAMIC SELECT switch with “ECO”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual” modes, which is handy if you opt for the 333-hp C400 model which can be had with 4MATIC. Other engines include 245-hp C300, 211-hp C250, 184-hp C200, 156-hp C180, 204-hp C250d, and 170-hp C220d.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet

Just last week it was announced that Mercedes-AMG was going to debut its new C43 4Matic Coupe at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Now, just a day before its official debut, Mercedes has announced the Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Cabriolet. Like the Coupe, the Cabriolet comes with a fairly powerful V-6 engine, AMG performance 4Matic all-wheel drive, and a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. Of course, the Cabriolet comes with one feature the coupe doesn’t – a retractable top.

We were expecting to see a C43 Cabriolet soon, but we didn’t expect it to debut at the same time as the coupe version. Tobias Moers, the Chief Executive of Mercedes-AMG, said, “The AMG product portfolio will continue to grow rapidly this year, making the world of Driving Performance more diverse than ever. Our new product line continues to expand at a fast pace and, with the C 43 4Matic Cabriolet, we are offering a younger target group yet another alternative to discover the fascinating world of AMG.”

So, we know there is eventually more coming to the product line, but before that happens, let’s take a closer look at the new C43 drop top. Surely it’s bound to pose some good competition for those wanting to obtain a performance-oriented convertible.

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG C63 S By Brabus

The notion that the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is merely an ordinary car is wrong on so many levels. By itself, the performance sedan already packs quite a punch to the tune of 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. But that’s just all Mercedes. So what happens to the AMG C 63 S when the noted Mercedes tuner enters the picture? Well, all hell breaks loose.

On one hand, the results are to be expected. There’s more carbon fiber, more power, and a whole lot more details thrown in for good measure. It even has a new feature called “Coming Home,” which I’ll expound on after the jump. Rest assured, everything about this program is top-class. That’s the kind of reputation Brabus has built over the years and there’s no reason to expect anything less.

This Brabus-tuned C 63 AMG will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The event kicks off on March 3, 2016, but as early as now, I already know that a lot of people will be crowding the German tuner’s booth to take a close look at this beautiful AMG C 63 S.

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PostHeaderIcon 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Unveiled

Just a week before debuting at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, Mercedes has unveiled its latest addition to the C-Class lineup – the AMG C43 Coupe. We first saw the C43 AMG name way back in 1997, and now, it’s coming off the shelf as a replacement for the 450 Sport.

Motivation comes from a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6, which produces 362 horsepower between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm, and 384 pound-feet of torque between 2,000 and 4,200 rpm. Mercedes says it modified the engine for more boost and higher revs, and that it added a new Formula 1-derived friction-reducing coating to the cylinder liners. A sprint to 60 mph takes 4.6 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

A nine-speed automatic transmission handles gear changes, offering up double-declutching on downshifts for a sportier feel. There’s also a manual mode to engage the steering-wheel-mounted paddles. Four-wheel grip comes courtesy of AMG’s Performance AWD system, which biases towards the rear with 69 percent of available torque sent aft.

Hauling it down are 14.2-inch brakes up front and 12.6-inch brakes in back. There’s speed-sensitive steering, plus adaptive dampening for the suspension. Drivers will have a plethora of driving modes to choose from, including three-stage electronic stability.

Visually, the C43 Coupe stands out with the usual AMG swagger. There’s silver chrome trim everywhere, a high-gloss black diamond grille, and large intakes in the front fascia. Pop the hood, and you’ll find a red aluminum insert on the engine cover. You get 18-inch wheels as standard, while 19-inchers are optional.

Inside, there’s black MBTex/Dinamica microfiber upholstery with red stitching, as well as a flat-bottomed, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel (also with red stitching), and AMG instrumentation with a 4.5-inch color display in the gauge cluster.

Stay tuned for more info as we kick off our coverage of the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.


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