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Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Overview

Mercedes-Benz's smallest U.S. sedan, the C-class, continues to impress us, this time with the sport-tuned 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG version. The C63 AMG's engine produced a vicious bark when fired up, the kind of sound that sends small dogs running, makes any ninjas in the vicinity go into a fighting crouch, and puts even the most macho gearheads into a swoon. The cabin mercedes c-class accessories in the C63 are the same as in the C300, with the latest version of Mercedes-Benz's navigation and phone system. The car gets the Mercedes-Benz Command interface, which mostly consists of a knob/button/joystick on the console augmented by back and clear buttons. This minimal switchgear does a good job of letting you access all the car's functions, including navigation, stereo, and cell phone system.

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Features

MECHANICAL

  • 7-Speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift, SpeedShift, sport, comfort & manual shift modes
  • AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • Rear wheel drive
  • AMG independent 3-link front sport suspension -inc: coil springs over gas shocks, anti-dive geometry
  • AMG independent 5-arm multi-link rear sport suspension -inc: separate coil springs, gas shock absorbers
  • AMG front/rear stabilizer bars
  • AMG speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion sport steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • AMG performance braking system -inc: 4-wheel perforated & ventilated disc brakes, 6-piston fixed front caliper, 4-piston fixed rear caliper
  • AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes

EXTERIOR

  • 18" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8.0" front, 18" x 9.0" rear
  • P235/40ZR18 front & P255/35ZR18 rear high performance tires
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch open/close
  • AMG trunk lid spoiler
  • Halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing
  • Front halogen fog lamps
  • Single rear red fog lamp
  • Exterior passenger mirror, auto-dimming driver mirror
  • Rain-sensing wipers

INTERIOR

  • AMG MB-Tex seat trim
  • 6-way pwr heated AMG front sport seats -inc: integrated headrests, adjustable side bolsters, adjustable lumbar support
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • AMG door entrance plates
  • AMG floormats
  • AMG 3-spoke performance leather steering wheel w/multi-function controls & aluminum shift paddles
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column
  • AMG instrumentation w/race timer
  • 5" central controller display w/retractable cover
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, programmable auto-lock
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Garage door opener
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, sun sensor
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Black Birdseye Maple wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Night security illumination

SAFETY

  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto override
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature
  • Front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS)
  • Window curtain airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter
  • Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment
  • Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification Compact
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (2009)
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 6.3L/379
Fuel System - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 451 @ 6800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 5000
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3924
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.42
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD -
TIRES
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR18
Rear Tire Size P255/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
STEERING
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 186.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.6
Tread Width, Front (in) 61.7
Tread Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft3) - TBD -
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft?) 88.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9