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2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Receives Race-Inspired Edition 1 Treatment

Gerard September 7, 2015 12:25

Fresh from introducing the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe recently, the team from Affalterbach has now introduced the special Edition 1 models for both coupe variants (S and non-S) during its market launch.

Two exterior designs will be offered with the first being exclusive to the C 63 S Coupe. Boasting a paint finish in designo Magno Selenite Grey matt paint with yellow film coating, the car borrows its look from the competition 2016 C 63 DTM race car with yellow sport stripes found on the engine bonnet, roof, boot lid as well as the side lines above the rocker panels. You may have seen this design on Mercedes-AMG’s other track monster, the AMG GT3 as well.

Other highlights include the matt black Performance forged five double-spoke rims sized 9.0J x 19 with 255/35 R 19 tyres are used at the front, and 10.5J x 20 with 285/30 R 20 tyres at the rear. The rim flanges are painted in yellow as well. For the C 63 S Coupe Edition 1, ceramic brakes are offered as standard.

As for the second Edition 1 variant on the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe (non-S), the exterior is a little less conspicuous with the sport stripes adopting a graphite grey matt colour and the rim flanges of the matt black forged wheels have a high-sheen cross-spoke design. Also, sport tyres and the ceramic brakes package is now an additional option although a wider choice of exterior paints are available for this variant.

Both variants do receive the AMG Aerodynamics Package finished in high-gloss black that tags on a various body bits in a bid to improve aero performance. The series-production version of the C 63 Coupe Edition 1 will get the AMG Night Package instead.

The cabin sees AMG Performance seats replace the standard ones, now upholstered in Nappa leather with yellow contrast stitching in a specific diamond pattern. Yellow accents are also seen on other parts of the interior including various trim pieces, the steering wheel, and instrument cluster.

Under the hood, it’s business as usual with the mighty 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine developing 476hp for the non-S and 510hp for the S variant.

About Gerard

My first impressions of a dream car should be a ridiculous top speed with physics defying cornering capabilities, namely the Ferraris, Paganis and what not. Deep down, I just want something that makes you feel special when you drive it, expensive or not.


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