2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019


The AMG sedan has been a constant top of the charts with new upgrades coming 2019 making it better than ever before. AMG Traction Control, AMG Dynamics being a few of the manu updates in its arsenal. Built to take on the BMW M5, Audi S6 and the Lexus GS-F, you can further spruce up your ride by opting for the C63 S sedan instead.

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Pros

Superior driving dynamics

Powerful twin turbo V8

AMG Traction Control

Comfortable interior

Intuitive infotainment

Cons

Harsh ride

Low on cargo volume

Pricey optional packages

What's New?

Panamericana Grille

New 9-speed transmission

AMG Dynamics software

AMG Traction Control

Exterior updates


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

479 lbs.-ft @ 1750 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.4/60.9

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

187.3 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

56.1 in.

curb weight

3874 lbs.

ground clearance

3.6 in.

capacity

cargo volume

12.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/27 mpg

highway range

469.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Brilliant Blue Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Emerald Green Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Mojave Silver Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Black Obsidian color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Polar White color
Brilliant Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.2

Interior

9.4

Exterior

7.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$67,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $67,000 MSRP (18/21/27) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S

S

power
503 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$74,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $74,600 MSRP (18/21/27) 503 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


Performance doesn't come cheap, costing you $68,750 for the base model without any optional extras, while the C63 S takes the price up to $76,450. However, for that level of power for the roaring V8, the sedan is worth every cent. Rumour has it, there's a beefier and more track focussed C63 R in the works.

The market for performance sedans is already fierce, but C63 is comfortable upon the throne with the most powerful engine and plush interior. The competitors from BMW, Audi and Lexus are hard at its tail to usurp the reign. Let's see who prevails in this rivalry.


 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.2/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.4/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Features

With massive screens enveloping the infotainment panel, the interior seems to be the most futuristic it has ever been. The C63 S only has a couple of updates to the engine which make the horsepower and torque figures skyrocket.

Model

C63 sedan

C63 S sedan

MSRP

$68,750

$76,450

Key Features

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine

Higher powered V8

 

Direct Injection and multisTpark ignition

Larger turbochargers

 

Analog gauges with high-resolution multifunction display

Lightweight engine components

 

12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

 
 

10.25-inch high-resolution center display

 

We Recommend

If you're considering the already bonkers C63 sedan, why not go all out and get the C63 S AMG - perched atop the food chain. Afterall you wouldn't want to regret the lack of power once you get accustomed to the brutal C63.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Mercedes promises sharper, quicker gear changes in all driving modes, up to six of which are available for C63 S models (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Individual.) - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The C-class sedan with the handcrafted 4.0L biturbo V8 engine and AMG treatment is a hard-hitter like Floyd Mayweather; step on the gas and the pistons slam like sledgehammers propelling the sedan with 469 hp and 479 lb-ft sent to the rear wheels. The byproduct of this tremendous power is the tumultuous uproar from the exhaust manifold, not mellowed by the turbos at play.

Further along the lineup comes the C63 S sedan, which has been through tighter training sessions, and now punches 503 hp and 516 lb-ft torque. Along with performance enhancements, the C63 S also sheds a few pounds, ripped and ready to take on its rivals.

Both the models come with an AMG Speedshift 9-speed automatic transmission as a replacement to the previous gens 7-speed gearbox. The new gearbox shift smoother and quicker, while the higher gears make an impact on economy while cruising.

Models

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

MSRP

$67,000

$104,695

$87,990

$85,375

Engine

4.0L Biturbo V8

4.4LV8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

6.2L V8 Supercharged Gas

5.0L V8 dual continuously (VVT-i)

Transmission

9-speed AMG Speedshift automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

600 hp@ 5700rpm

640 hp@ 6400rpm

467 hp@ 7100rpm

Torque

479 ib-ft @ 1750 rpm

553 ft-lbs@ 1800rpm

630 ft-lbs@ 3600rpm

389 ft-lbs@ 4800rpm

Acceleration

With enough tarmac to stretch its wings, the C63 takes flight all the way to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. Merc uses a multi-plate clutch instead of a torque converter for intense acceleration that feels like a right hook to your chest as you are pushed into your seat. The C63 S, as you wouldve guessed, is a tad faster in 3.8 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

0-60 MPH

4.0 sec

3.2 sec

3.7 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter mile

11.9 sec

10.9

N/A

N/A

Engine

4.0L V8 Biturbo

4.4LV8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

6.2L V8 Supercharged Gas

5.0L V8 dual continuously (VVT-i)

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

11.0

9.3

Ride and Handling

With the AMG Traction Control it inherits from the AMG GT-R, is the state-of the-art stability control system which is the main highlight of the C63's drivetrain. For optimum grip through the corners and dial down intrusiveness of the traction control you get nine levels of control. However, turning the dial to the max is not for the faint of heart and to be tested with extreme care.

AMG Dynamics is another groundbreaker software that utilizes steering, speed, and yaw sensors to foresee what the vehicle is probably going to do and assists the driver by working the stability control through brake-based torque vectoring. The ride even in comfort mode is harsh, bumps and undulation feel like punches to the liver as the sport bucket seats keep in place with the lumbar support and bolstering.

Braking

Jab at the brakes and they chip away speed with amazing effectiveness with the help of the 15.4-inch discs at the front and 14.2 at the back. The brake modulation is precise and is customized to suit your needs based on your driving mode through the AMG Dynamics software.

Model

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

15.6

14.4

15

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

15

15.3

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3829

4370

4141

4034

60-0 MPH (ft.)

106

97

N/A

N/A

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Fuel Economy

6.2/10

Well, well, all that boast about high power figures comes crashing for the Murican muscle cars when it comes to economy. The 4.0L V8 in the Merc is quite a frugal engine, with 25 miles to the gallon on highways and 18 in the cities.

Model

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

MPG (city)

18

15

14

16

MPG (highway)

25

21

21

24

MPG (combined)

21

17

16

19

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Interior

9.4/10

Standard furnishings are black leatherette/microfiber upholstery combined with piano-black and aluminum trim. Optional are nappa leather hides in all black, black/gray, black/red, or black/white combinations; a black/gray treatment with yellow stitching is new for 2019. - Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

The sedan has black and red trimmed suede seats provide great support to your torso through the corners, as well as keep you comfortable in the longer rides. The sport seats with power adjustment for their thigh bolsters and headrests, let the driver dial in a perfect spot behind the AMG three-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel. The rear seats aren't as roomy as the ones in the C-class sedan, but they're certainly better than the unusable rear in the sedans, like Camaro and Mustang.

Model

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/55.3/41.7

40.7/58.7/41.4

40.4/56.9/45.7

38.0/57.2/40.6

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/55.5/35.2

38.5/55.9/36.5

37.5/54.8/35.4

37.8/55.7/32.8

Infotainment System

The minimal and clean look to the infotainment keeps the centre console clutter free and distraction free for the driver. The interface is high-res and intuitive to use, unlike most infotainments which leave you confused about which menu to open. The wider 10.2-inch screen seamlessly integrated on the dash, with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available as standard. The Burmester surround sound system is an audiophile's dream, which fills the cabin with crisp clear sound.

Cargo Capacity

At the back of the sedan, the cargo volume is not that great, primarily because of the sloping roofline. However, on the inside you'd find plenty of cubby holes to put your starbucks cappuccinos in.

Model

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

12.6

19

13.7

14.0

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Exterior

7.0/10

Styling changes include the appearance of a horizontal blade within the lower air intakes, slightly reworked taillamps, new chrome quad tailpipes, and a bolder-looking diffuser treatment below the bumper. - Car and Driver

Design and Dimensions

The sedan is instantly recognizable as an AMG with the Panamericana grille up front, the rest of the fluidic curves and shapely body panels make the Merc look like a pebble washed ashore. The classy and elegant styling gets a muscular undertone with the wide rear haunches and aggressive elements like the splitter, diffuser, side skirts and huge air intakes.

Model

Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan

BMW M5 sedan

Cadillac CTS-V sedan

Lexus GS F sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

3829

4370

4141

4034

Length(in)

187.2

195.5

197.6

193.5

Width(in)

72.4

74.9

72.2

72.6

Height(in)

56.1

58.0

57.2

56.7

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

5.2

N/A

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

111.8

117.4

114.6

112.2

Track width (in) F/R

63/61

64/62.8

62.1/61.2

61.2/61.4

The silver arrow is longer than most German sedans and the Corvette, however the trio of American muscle are wider and bulkier than the C63 AMG. It sits low to the ground, which enhances the handling characteristics, but speedbumps could scrape your precious splitter, or underbody.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Safety

  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • mbrace Secure Emergency Sos
  • Active Brake Assist Forward Collision
  • Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Competition

Mercedes-Benz C63 Sedan vs BMW M5

The rivalry between the M5 and the C63 is truly fierce. Both of these sedans have high powered engine, a seamless transmission and a power to throw you back into your seat. On the inside, however, the Mercedes has a much more premium and technologically superior cabin compared to the BMW, which on the flipside gets donnes a sportier cloak. From the outside, the design is completely upon your preference, as both of these coupes look stunning.

Mercedes-Benz C63 Sedan vs Lexus GS-F

Both the Lexus GS F and the Mercedes Benz AMG C63 are your way to the mid-size luxury cars. Both have the right power, price, and the sedan's practicality, but there is a difference. The AMG C63 is a pricey car with a big engine, well the Lexus has the same but on a downsized ratio. On the other hand, Mercedes's plush interior outshines the Lexus and its COMAND infotainment is way more intuitive.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Final Verdict

The AMG C63 just might be the perfect performance sedan for you, the perfectly blended smoothie of performance, comfort and luxury. The icing - AMG Dynamics - makes the driving experience richer and creamier. The cherry on the top is the AMG Traction Control, which elevates it to the level of elites like the AMG GT-R.

The easy to use infotainment and plenty of room in the interior make it an enjoyable place to be in, even on long journeys. Another detail it inherits from the GT-R is the wide gaping Panamericana grille, which sets it apart from any plebeian non-AMG model. All those features, with a mouth-watering V8 powertrain, makes the C63 AMG the best candidate on the menu.