2017 Mercedes-AMG C63-S Coupe – Edition One – USA Photoset



What supercoupe has the curb appeal of a true racecar?  That would have to be this new C63 S in its Edition One livery.  These launch specials all share their frozen grey over bright yellow paintwork.  The effect in person is polarizing, sure.  And will this be a gracefully maturing look in ten years?

Who cares!

For now, this is the best -- and only?  -- way to enjoy the hottest AMG V8TT in a rear-drive layout.  Well, aside from the C-Class sedan and SLC.  And SL proper, actually.

As great and still-awesome as the 4Matic cars are... nothing can replace that knife-edged traction envelope of 469 horsepower heading to one set of wheels.

Check out these 25 photos of the car with its factory widebody and aero kit in all their real-life glory below.  Full tech specs included below the gallery too.  Enjoy!

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63-S Coupe

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and C63 S Coupe Specifications

Vehicle TypeTwo-door, four passenger coupe
ChassisSteel unibody, aluminum outer sheet metal
Drive ConfigurationRear Wheel Drive

 

Exterior Dimensions (in)
Wheelbase111.8
Length187.0
Width (w/o mirrors)73.9
Height55.2
Track (front / rear)64.4 / 62.7
Ground Clearance (max load)4.06
Curb Weight (lbs)4,074 (C63 S: 4,096)

 

Interior Dimensions (in)
Head room (front / rear)38.8 / 35.6
Leg room (front / rear)42.0 / 32.0
Shoulder room (front / rear)54.8 / 51.7

 

Capacities
Cabin Volume (cu-ft)79.3
Cargo Volume (seats up / down)10.5 / n/a

 

Suspension
 

Front

Independent multi-link suspension with coil spring, single-tube shock absorber with continuously adjustable damping and a tubular torsion bar
 

Rear

Independent multi-link suspension with coil spring, single-tube shock absorber with continuously adjustable damping and a tubular torsion bar

 

Steering
TypeSpeed-dependent, electro-mechanical rack-and-pinion
Ratio14.1 : 1
Turning Circle (ft)37.1

 

Brake Disc Diameter / Thickness (in)
Front14.2 / n/a (C63 S: 15.4 / n/a)
Rear14.2 / n/a

 

Standard Wheels (in)
Front9.0 x 18 (Cast) (C63 S: 9 x 19 Cast)
Rear10.5 x 18 (Cast) (C63 S: 10.5 x 19 Cast)

 

Standard Tires
Front255 / 40 R18 (C63 S: 255 / 35 R19)
Rear285 / 35 R18 (C63 S: 285 / 30 R19)

 

Engine
Engine Typehandcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo
Engine MaterialAluminum-Alloy
Valvetrain / ArrangementDOHC, 4-valves per cylinder
Displacement (cc)3,982
Bore (in / mm)3.27 / 83.0
Stroke (in / mm)3.62 / 92.0
Compression Ratio10.5 : 1
Horsepower @ rpm469 @ 5,500–6,250 (C63 S: 503 @ 5,500–6,200)
Torque @ rpm479 @ 1,750–4,500 (C63 S: 516 @ 1,750–4,500)
Redline (rpm)7,000

 

Transmission
Transmission TypeAMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission
Shift ControlsWheel-mounted shift paddles
Gear Ratios:
1st4.38 : 1
2nd2.86 : 1
3rd1.92 : 1
4th1.37 : 1
5th1.00 : 1
6th0.82 : 1
7th0.73 : 1
Reverse3.42 : 1
R22.23 : 1
Final Drive3.06 : 1

 

Performance
0-60 mph (sec)3.9 (C63 S: 3.8)
Top Speed (mph)155 (C63 S: 180) (electronically limited)

 

Fuel Economy
City / Highway / Combined (mpg)17 / 23 / 19 (C63 S: 17 / 23 / 19)
Fuel Tank (gallons)17.4

 

MSRP*
AMG C63 Coupe$67,000
AMG C63 S Coupe$75,000

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