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7-Speed Sports Transmission
SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission in the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe provides direct and agile power
delivery. In place of the traditional torque converter, this innovative
transmission features a compact, wet start-up clutch which reduces the power
losses normally associated with conventional automatic transmissions and
significantly lowers fuel consumption. The Controlled Efficiency "C" mode
provides early, comfortable upshifts while maintaining the lowest possible
engine speed and "soft" accelerator characteristics to help improve fuel
The exclusive Mercedes-AMG power transmission offers a high
level of versatility and performance. The "S", "S+" and "M" modes deliver
increased agility and are selected via the new rotary control knob familiar from
the SLS AMG. Faster gear changes and higher revs add to the emotional experience
as well as rev-matching in "S", "S+" and "M" modes. Gear changes in the "S+" and
"M" modes take just 100 milliseconds and the RACE START function allows the
driver to harness the vehicle's full acceleration capability.
Specific AMG Sports Suspension
just the engine and MCT transmission which influence the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe's
aggressive character - the AMG sports suspension and AMG high-performance
braking system are also key here. Compared with the standard suspension, the AMG
coupe has a separate three-link front suspension, a reinforced multi-link
independent rear suspension and a wider track front and rear. The stiffer elastokinematics, autonomous axle kinematics with more negative camber and
larger anti-roll bars result in greater agility and lateral acceleration.
Specially adjusted spring and damper rates have optimized both the
responsiveness of the suspension as well as road noise and tire vibration.
The AMG speed-sensitive sports steering with a direct ratio (13.5: 1)
provides excellent road feel and contributes to the nimble driving experience.
The precise steering is complemented by three-stage ESP, the Electronic
Stability Program that enables three individual control strategies to be
accessed at the touch of a button. The driver can use the ESP switch on the
center console to choose between ESP ON, ESP SPORT and ESP OFF modes. The AMG
high-performance braking system with internally ventilated and perforated discs
at the corners provide maximum responsiveness, short stopping distances and high
Features New-Generation Telematics
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63
AMG Coupe also features a new telematics generation which offers greater
operating convenience, larger displays, phone book transfer, Bluetooth audio
streaming and a USB interface now accommodated in the center armrest.
optional COMAND system now features SIRIUS weather information along with the
familiar destination search/route download via Google. The COMAND navigation
system also includes a new 3D display with city views, the ability to record and
retrace a specific route, specific personal destinations can be saved or
imported via an SD card and four alternative routes can be displayed on the
navigation map, one of them an economical variation.
This reduction in fuel consumption also applies to the
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 Coupe when equipped with the AMG Development Package which generates 481 hp.
This optional package improves acceleration from 0 to 60 mph to 4.3 seconds
thanks to technology transferred from the SLS AMG. The forged pistons,
connecting rods and lightweight crankshaft adopted from the gullwing model's high-tech
drive system save 6.6 pounds in weight. This reduces rotational inertia and
enhances the agility and responsiveness of the high-revving, eight-cylinder
naturally aspirated engine. Top speed increases as well to 174 mph
(electronically limited). Visually, the AMG performance package can be
identified by the variable intake manifold finished in titanium grey under the
hood, the AMG high-performance braking system with two-piece front rotors and
red painted brake calipers, the carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler and the AMG
performance steering wheel in premium leather with an Alcantara grip area.
Premium Quality C63 AMG Coupe "Edition 1"
As for the CLS 63 AMG, an "Edition 1" of the new
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe is also available. The Edition 1 features exciting, premium
quality interior details that have been specially designed: the AMG sports
seats, door center panels and armrests come in black designo leather with
contrasting porcelain seams on the sports seats. To match this, the trim parts
have a porcelain piano-lacquer look and the two-tone AMG performance steering
wheel sets black nappa leather off with a lower section in porcelain designo
leather. An "Edition 1" badge on the trim indicates this version's singularity.
AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in matt black make the 2012 C63 AMG
Coupe Edition 1 look equally special on the outside. As an option, the standard
metallic paintwork can be swapped for a matt finish in designo magno night black
or diamond white metallic BRIGHT.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications