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2019 (19) Mercedes-Benz C ClassC63 2dr 9G-Tronic

Mercedes-Benz of Dundee
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display3 stage speed sensitive steering
Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneCollision prevention assist plus
Comand Online HDD Nav with media interface,radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 10.25 screen, linguatronic voice controlCruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)Mercedes connect me with remote online
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Remote boot releaseReversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Stop/start systemWireless charging

Entertainment

2 USB portsDAB digital radio module
Mid-range sound systemSD card slot

Exterior Features

Acoustic soft-top with enhanced climate and noise comfortAdaptive brake lights
Auto dimming driver's door mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body coloured bumpersDoor sill panels with AMG lettering
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric windows one touch open/close
Green tinted glassLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED Indicators
LED tail lightsLED third brake light
Multi beam LED headlightsRadio aerial in side window
Rain sensor windscreen wipersV8 BITURBO badging with flared AMG wings
Wind deflector 

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console2 rear head restraints
3 spoke AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Airscarf - neck level heatingAMG floormats
Artico man-made leather dashboard and beltline with contrast stitchingArtico man-made leather upper dash trim with contrast stitching
Auto dual-zone climate control systemAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Automatic boot separatorDoor courtesy lamps
Electrically adjustable front seatsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front footwell illuminationHeated front seats
Height adjustable front seatsIlluminated front/rear door handle recesses
Illuminated gloveboxIsofix rear child seat fastenings
LED reading lightsLED rear reading lights
Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studsSteering wheel audio controls
Steering wheel gearshift paddlesSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Packs

Memory pack with Electric adjustable steering wheel - C ClassStorage pack - C Class

Safety

2 rear seatbelts3 point automatic seatbelts
ABSActive bonnet
Adaptive brake systemAMG high performance braking system
Black seat beltsCrash sensor
Drivers knee airbagDrivers pelvis airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
Electronic stability controlFront and rear window airbags
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront side airbags
Hill hold controlHill start assist
Silver brake calipersTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserAutomatic door locking
Chrome surround electric keyRemote central locking
Tow away protection 

Technical

AMG rear axle limited slip differential lockAMG Ride Control sports suspension
Petrol Particulate Filter 

Wheels

Tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)236Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC3982Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutV8Cylinders8
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves32
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)27.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)35.3EC Urban (mpg)19.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max11.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low17.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium11.5WLTP - MPG - Comb24.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max24.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min24.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High26.7WLTP - MPG - High28.5
WLTP - MPG - Low16.3WLTP - MPG - Medium24.6

General

Badge Engine CC4.0Badge Power476
Coin SeriesAMGInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %57Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)4.2Engine Power - BHP476
Engine Power - KW350Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT479
Engine Torque - MKG66.3Engine Torque - NM650
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear265/40 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1404Length4750
Wheelbase2840Width1877
Width (including mirrors)2016 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2275
Max. Loading Weight425Minimum Kerbweight1850
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG C

If you're looking at paying over six figures for a high performance luxury Mercedes-convertible model, then don't. Not at least until you've looked at this car, the improved C 63 Cabriolet. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes' C-Class Cabriolet model line-up is topped off by this improved and now even more desirable C 63 high performance V8 variant. Toupees will need to be very well tied-down indeed.

Background

Mercedes' C 63 Cabriolet is the only model in its sector with an 8-cylinder biturbo engine - yes, the one used in the brand's AMG GT supercar. Here, that unit powers the very top version of the C-Class Cabriolet, which goes head to head with rivals like BMW's M4 Convertible. If your recollection of AMG open-topped models is that they go very fast but don't particularly like going round corners, this one will surprise you too. And it's been usefully refettled in this improved guise.

Driving Experience

On the move, this car is everything you'd want it to be, with aural fireworks and spine-tingling acceleration that flings you up the road with urgent, angry aggression. The SPEEDSHIFT MCT auto gearbox now gets 9 speeds and its 'RACE START' function makes it easy to replicate Grand Prix-style starts that'll take 4.2s in the standard 476hp model. Or 4.1s if you go for the uprated C 63 S Cabriolet variant that offers 510hp and 700Nm of torque, enough to pummel a rival BMW M4 Convertible into submission. Both versions use much the same V8, a twin turbo 4.0-litre engine that's impressively efficient for its size. Top speed is 174mph if you opt for the AMG Driver's Package. A rear limited slip differential is standard and you'll need it to properly get the power down through the bends. As before, buyers aren't offered the 4MATIC 4WD sytem you get in the lesser V6 C 43 Cabriolet model, so it's rear wheel drive only; which can lead to a few tense moments when cornering in the wet. C 63 buyers do get adaptive suspension though, one of the elements that can be tweaked via an 'AMG DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system that can alter steering feel, throttle response, gearshift timings, stability control thresholds and even the exhaust note via 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport+' settings. No matter how you fiddle with these, the ride remains coarse, but the steering's good, the brakes are excellent and the gearshift response is rifleshot-quick. It's an experience to savour.

Design and Build

With its top up, the profile of this two-door cabriolet resembles that of the C 63 Coupe, with virtually identical basic dimensions. That means you get the same striking front end featuring increased track width on the front and rear axles and flared wheel arches. These make the AMG Cabriolet 64mm wider at the front and 66mm wider at the rear compared with the standard Cabriolet, enabling the vehicle to hug the road better. Two striking powerdomes adorn the 60mm longer aluminium bonnet, underscoring the powerful looks. Subtle aesthetic changes underscore this revised MK2 model C 63's visual identity. The AMG-specific radiator trim sports vertical louvres in high-gloss chrome and a re-styled front apron features a sleeker 'A-wing' design. In profile, there are sporty side skirts plus aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels, while at the rear, the twin tailpipes sit in a more expressive diffuser. The fully automatic fabric soft top can be opened and closed using a matt chrome curved switch on the centre console. The process takes less than 20 seconds up to a speed of up to 31mph. After opening, it folds down quietly and is stored in the soft-top compartment in the boot. Inside, the high-grade materials and build quality are everything you would expect from a Mercedes cabriolet. Inside, the main change is the addition of a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster in front of the driver which brings the vehicle functions directly to life with the three AMG-specific display styles - 'Classic', 'Sport' or 'Supersport'. Most owners will want to specify the optional AMG Performance seats, which provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrest. The rear pews are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer a through-loading feature, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down. This extends boot capacity which is 355-litres - or 260-litres with the roof open.

Market and Model

Think in terms of needing around getting on for £73,000 for your C 63 Cabriolet, once you've allowed for a few well-chosen extras. And there'll be a premium of around £9,000 if you want the uprated 510hp 'S' version. This gets an electronic (rather than a mechanical) limited-slip differential, dynamic engine mounts that offer extra cornering feedback, an extra 'Race' mode for the auto gearbox and bigger 19-inch wheels featuring larger brake discs and red callipers. Inside a C 63 S, you'd get grippier AMG Performance seats and an even classier AMG steering wheel that blends DINAMICA microfibre with the standard Nappa leather for a DTM-style feel. Should you want to go further, you could also specify a powerful Burmester surround sound system or, for those wanting a soundtrack straight from Affalterbach, the option of a variable AMG exhaust. There's also the incredible LED Intelligent Light System to consider. We particularly like the sensitive climate control system that adapts itself whether the car is being driven with the roof up or the roof down. A key option you really have to have on this car is the 'Cabriolet Comfort package'. This gives you two key features; the electric AIRCAP draught stop system that reduces the interior turbulence for rear passengers at the press of a button. And the AIRSCARF neck-level heating set-up for the driver and front passenger. Alternatively, there's also the option of a retrofitted manual folding draught stop behind the front seats. This noticeably stops draughts in the front seats.

Cost of Ownership

Even this V8 engine is Euro6-compatible and gets an ECO start/stop function. As a result, it's supposed to be able to achieve as much as 31.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 236g/km, pretty impressive for a car of this performance. So how have the engineers from Affalterbach done it? Well by clever design of the 'M177'-series 4.0-litre V8 biturbo powerplant, developed as part of Mercedes' BlueDIRECT' engine family. The neat element here lies in the fact that the two turbos have been moved from their usual position on the outside of the cylinder banks and placed instead within the cylinder 'V'. That means this Euro6 engine can be smaller, slighter, more responsive and cleaner. More efficient electro-mechanical steering and an engine stop/start system also help. Of course, as a driver, you'll need to do your part here. The quoted figures assume that the SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission is operating in its most relaxed 'Controlled Efficiency' mode that gives you softer gearchanges and a more restrained engine note. At cruising speeds in this setting, a 'Gliding Function' will also be activated that temporarily de-couples the engine from the drivetrain when you lift off the throttle.

Summary

We're sure that there must be very good reasons why you would buy AMG versions of Mercedes convertible models like the SL and the E-Class cabriolet but right here, right now, in considering this C 63 Cabriolet, we can't readily think of them. Yes, the ride on this car is rather over-firm - but that's about it. If you can put up with that, then this model gives you everything you could want in a super-fast open-topped sporting Mercedes. And that makes it a very desirable thing indeed.

Performance
100%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
60%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
90%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
40%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£818.79
Deposit£5800
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£57,998
Credit amount£52,198
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£27,573
Total amount payable£71,857.13
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge16.38p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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