The C-Class series is one of the top selling sedan models offered by Mercedes Benz India. It is available in three variants with both petrol and diesel engine options. Now, the company has added another trim in its lineup, which is the performance packed Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 S AMG . This is offered with an AMG spec body kit that includes side skirts, quad exhaust setup and sporty bumpers. Other than these, it has a modish set of 19 inch alloy wheels in double slat, 5-spoke pattern, while the door mirrors are integrated with side turn blinkers. The twin blade radiator grille with AMG lettering is the main attraction in the front fascia, while its rear end includes a sporty bumper and stylish boot lid with company's logo engraved on it. This trim has a plush internal section that is packed with various advanced aspects. It includes leather covered seats, highly responsive steering wheel, storage spaces and additional chrome garnish on a few elements. Also, it is equipped with a sophisticated music system that ensures the best in-car entertainment to its passengers. Besides these, it also includes attention assist, electronic stability program, anti lock braking system, engine immobilizer and a few other such safety aspects that ensure maximum protection. It is fitted with a powerful 4.0-litre, twin turbo petrol engine that displaces 3982cc. This motor is capable of generating a massive power output of 510bhp in combination with torque of 700Nm. It is paired with AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission gear box that enables easier gear shifts.
This sedan has a sporty external look, which makes it stand out among others. To describe its rear end, it has a wide windscreen that includes a stylish boot lid on which the variant badging is neatly engraved. The well designed tail light cluster is integrated with turn indicators, while there are two chrome plated twin end popes of the AMG sport exhaust system. At front, there is a large perforated radiator grille on which, the horizontal twin blades look striking. Moreover, the company's insignia in its center further adds to its appeal. This is flanked by a luminous headlight cluster that is equipped with high intensity headlamps. The air dam looks quite unique with chrome garnishing, while the visible character lines on bonnet, further adds to its elegance. Its frontage also has a large windshield that is fitted with a couple of wipers. Meanwhile, its side profile looks just amazing with expressive lines that flow along with its length. It comes fitted with a chrome window sill, side skirts, black B-pillars, and door handles, whereas its outside mirrors are integrated side turn indicators. Besides these, an impressive set of 19 inch light alloy wheels equipped to its wheel arches, further gives it a stunning appearance.
This trim comes with a luxurious cabin that is quite roomy and includes some advanced aspects. The manufacturer has designed it carefully using high quality plastic material and decorated elegantly with an attractive color scheme. It can easily host five people besides ensuring ample head and leg space to them. The AMG specific seats are covered with fine leather upholstery, and offer maximum comfort. These are also electrically adjustable and have lumbar support as well. On the other hand, its cockpit looks quite contemporary with some sophisticated equipments fitted to its smooth dashboard. These include a three spoke power steering wheel, center console, air vents and a stylish instrument cluster. Also, there are illuminated door sill plates as well as AMG branded floor mats. Apart from all these, the presence of AMG logos and carbon fiber touches at different places, gives its interiors a sporty appeal.
Engine and Performance :
The automaker has fitted a commanding 4.0-litre petrol power plant under its hood, which comes with a total displacement capacity of 3982cc. It carries eight cylinders that are integrated with 32 valves. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT seven speed gear box is skillfully mated with this motor, which transmits engine power to its rear wheels. It has the ability to belt out a peak power of 510bhp in the range of 5500rpm and 6250rpm. At the same time, it yields torque output of 700Nm that ranges between 1750 and 4500rpm. This enables the vehicle to attain an incredible top speed of around 250 Kmph and to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph in merely 4 seconds, which is rather impressive. Moreover, this power packed mill can return a fuel economy of around 12 to 14 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
This variant comes with AMG high performance composite brake system wherein, all its four wheels have vented disc brakes and red painted brake calipers with AMG lettering. It is further accompanied by anti lock braking system to boost this mechanism. It is offered with AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension that comes along with electronically controlled shock absorbers. This ensures smooth drive and good stability at all times. On the other hand, it is incorporated with a power steering system that is speed dependent. It gives precise response and ensures excellent handling irrespective of road conditions.
A number of comfort aspects are loaded in it, which makes the journey enjoyable as well as comfortable to its occupants. It is bestowed with well cushioned seats, which are adjustable at front. The steering wheel comes mounted with call and audio switches, which adds to the driver's convenience. It has electrically adjustable outside mirrors, while all its windows are power operated. For the best in-car entertainment, it has an advanced music system with a touchscreen display, which supports Bluetooth connectivity, and navigation system as well. Apart from these, it also includes rear center armrest, map pockets, air vents, auto dimming inside rear view mirror, and a few other aspects.
It comes equipped with a lot of security aspects that ensures maximum protection of its occupants. Some of these include seven airbags, electronic stability program, attention assist, three point seat belts, head restraints and electronic engine immobilizer. In addition to all these, it is also loaded with anti lock braking system, hill start assist, impact protection beams, child safety locks, door ajar warning, tyre pressure monitoring system, and many other such features.
1. Engine performance is excellent.
2. Exteriors are quite appealing.
1. Fuel economy needs to improve.
2. High price tag is a drawback.