[emphasized type=”emphasized”]In the words of the late Mohammed Ali, ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’, the perfect mantra to sum up the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S Coupé.[/emphasized]
Landing on Australian shores a little under a month ago, the The Tailored Man team were lucky enough to be one of the first to jump behind the wheel and put her through her paces.
Under the Hood
From 0-100 km/h in just under 4 seconds, the new C63 AMG S Coupé displays the perfect balance between power and comfort. The brand new AMG 4.0-litre V8 engine with biturbo charging, gives you an unparalleled driving experience, outshining its market rivals and showcasing the brut power of the top tier S models.
one of the featured components of C63 AMG S Coupé is the AMG ‘Dynamic Select’, giving you full control over how the car performs
Based purely on the cold-hard performance statistics, it would be easy to ask, “why buy so much power, with no where to run?”. But hold that thought, because one of the featured components of C63 AMG S Coupé is the AMG Dynamic Select. Allowing the driver to shift between five AMG-specific driving modes: “Individual”, “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+” and “Race”, this gives the driver full control over their driving experience every time they get behind the wheel.
The streamlined exterior of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S is the perfect balance between the beauty and the beast. What makes it stand out from the crowd are its AMG front and rear apron, the AMG 19-inch 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels in matte black, and the brake callipers in a red paint finish.
Breaking new ground in auto-technological advances, Mercedes-Benz are able to reduce all C-Class bodies by a minimum of 40kgs. This is due to the increase in aluminium components within all C-Class vehicles. This reduction of weight helps to reduce fuel consumption and further maximise the way the car handles on the road.
Mercedes-Benz are known for their attention to detail, and the interior of the AMG C 63 S is no exception. Small details, like 13 high-performance speakers from Berlin-based company Burmeister®, offer the driver the perfect balance of acoustics and sound. A notable addition to the all AMG models is the IWC time piece that sits right in the middle of the dashboard…its all in the details.
Mercedes-Benz continue to push the boundaries when attempting to combine both power and design
Moving away from the minor details and towards the major features of the interior, like the AMG Performance Seats – the contouring of the side bolsters for the seat cushion and backrest of the seats offers superior lateral support, while the seat design gives the interior a sporty and distinctive character.
Mercedes-Benz continue to push the boundaries when attempting to combine both power and design. The C 63 AMG S Coupé gives the driver a complete all-round driving experience, with every aspect of its performance and design setting the benchmark for an exceptional ride!
Photography by Marten Ascenzo