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Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG

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17th October, 2010

Enhanced driving dynamics ex-factory for the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG: the new Performance Package Plus is an attractive optional extra that is designed to appeal to the power-hungry sports driver. The Performance Package Plus increases output by 22 kW to 358 kW. The Performance Package Plus is available for both the saloon and estate models and includes an AMG high-performance braking system featuring composite technology on the front axle, a carbon fibre spoiler lip (saloon only) and an AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather/Alcantara.

With the Performance Package Plus, the C 63 AMG accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 13.9 seconds. This beats the 336 kW standard model by up to 1.2 seconds (0100 km/h: 4.5 seconds; 0200 km/h: 15.2 seconds). The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The improvement in power output to 358 kW is due to the AMG 6.2 litre V8 engine's modified engine compartment: the forged pistons adopted from the new SLS AMG super sports car together with new connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft translates into a weight saving of three kilogrammes. Reduced inertia boosts the agility and responsiveness of the engine, which is recognisable from the variable intake manifold painted in titanium grey. New engine management completes the powertrain measures in the Performance Package Plus for the C 63 AMG.

Key data at a glance:

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG
with Performance Package Plus

Cylinder arrangement

V8

Cylinder angle

90

Valves per cylinder

4

Displacement

6,208 cc

Bore x stroke

102.2 x 94.6 mm

Compression ratio

11.3:1

Output

358 kW at 6,800 rpm

Maximum torque

600 Nm at 5,000 rpm

Maximum engine speed

7,200 rpm

Engine weight (dry)

196 kg

Fuel consumption
NEDC combined

13.4 (13.6) l/100 km

CO2 emissions

318 (323) g/km

Acceleration 0100 km/h

4.4 (4.5) seconds

Top speed

250 km/h*

*electronically limited; figures in brackets: estate model

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AMG high-performance braking system featuring composite technology

The Performance Package Plus braking system has been adapted to the enhanced driving dynamics. A new AMG high-performance braking system ensures greater stability when driving dynamically, with compound brake discs on the front axle and red painted brake callipers all round showing the AMG logo. The brake discs feature a composite design and are connected to an aluminium bowl to avoid temperature peaks. The connection between the disc and bowl is new: instead of the usual screw connection, the aluminium bowl is now connected to the brake disc via cast-in arms. The advantage is more homogenous temperature distribution on the brake disc.

A further identifying feature of the Performance Package Plus is the AMG carbon fibre spoiler lip on the boot lid (saloon). Inside, the AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather with a grip area trimmed in Alcantara feels good, while at the same time making a striking visual impact.

The new AMG Performance Package Plus is available for the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG saloon and estate models and can be ordered now.


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