2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible

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


CARHP Editorial Updated on: August 16, 2019


The AMG convertible just moved to the top of the hit list with the tiny new upgrades it gets for 2019. With the AMG Traction Control and the AMG Dynamics software in its arsenal, the C63 is ready to take on the beasts like Hellcat, Shelby and the Corvette. The spruced up C63 S, with added performance enhancements takes the convertible to the next level.

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 convertible is worth every cent. Rumour has it, there's a beefier and more track focussed C63 R in the works.

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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

$76100

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

horsepower

469 hp @ 5,500 rpm

torque

479 lb.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

transmission

9-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

187.1 in.

width

73.9 in.

height

55.3 in.

curb weight

4242 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/TBD/24 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes


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Styles

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Cardinal Red Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Base

Base

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

$76,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $76,100 MSRP (17/20/24) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible S

S

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

$83,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $83,800 MSRP (17/20/24) 503 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review


From America, the muscle convertibles like the SRT Hellcat, the Shelby GT350, Camaro ZL1 and the Corvette Z06 offer massive horsepower and torque figures, while the German convertibles are excellent contenders in driving dynamics with an M4 and the RS5 Quattro competing. Let's see if the C63 is the best convertible for your garage.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible 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 convertible

C63 S convertible

MSRP

$68,750

$76,450

Key Features

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine

Higher powered V8

 

Direct Injection and multispark 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

 

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If youre considering the already bonkers C63 convertible, 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 Convertible Engine and Performance

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 convertible 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 convertible 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 convertible, 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 convertible

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Cadillac ATS V convertible

MSRP

$68,750

$64,195

$61,435

$80,590

$70,145

$74,200

$68,790

Engine

4.0L V8 Twin Turbo

6.2L V8 Supercharged Big Block

5.2L V8 Voodoo Naturally aspirated

6.2L V8 Supercharged Big Block

3.0L I-6 Twin Turbo

2.9L V6 Twin Turbo

3.6L Twin Turbo V6

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

6 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

7 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed manual

Horsepower

469 hp @ 5500 rpm

650 hp @ 6400 rpm

526 hp @ 7500 rpm

650 hp @ 6400 rpm

425 hp @ 5500 rpm

444 hp @ 5700 rpm

464 hp @ 5850 rpm

Torque

479 ft-lbs @ 1750 rpm

650 ft-lbs @ 3600 rpm

429 ft-lbs @ 4750 rpm

650 ft-lbs @ 3600 rpm

406 ft-lbs @ 1850 rpm

443 ft-lbs @ 1900 rpm

445 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm

Against the American muscle cars, keeping up with the power figures in next to impossible, however, the Merc and other Deutschlanders still manage to keep up superior engineering and better handling convertibles. The Merc's arch-nemesis - the BMW M4 - comes with a smaller V6 and makes lesser power, but still gives it a run for its money.

Acceleration

With enough tarmac to stretch its wings, the C63 takes flight all the way to 60 mph in 3.9 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 would've guessed, is a tad faster in 3.8 seconds.

Models

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Mercedes AMG C63 convertible

Cadillac ATS V convertible

0-60 MPH

3.5 sec

3.9 sec

2.9 sec

4.1 sec

3.8 sec

3.9 sec

N/A

Quarter mile

11.4 sec

12.2 sec

10.9 sec

12.5 sec

12.0 sec

N/A

N/A

Engine

6.2L V8

5.2L V8

6.2L V8

3.0L i6

2.9L V6

4.0L V8

3.6L V6

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The rivals facing off against the C63 on the drag strip are quite formidable. The Corvette Z06 is the fastest one to hit 60 in 2.9 seconds, with the Camaro ZL1 hard at its tail making it in 3.5 seconds. The Audi RS 5 finishes with the C63 S in 3.8 seconds, while the BMW M4 takes a bit longer, the lack of power really shows here.

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 14.2-inch discs at the front and the back. The brake modulation is precise and is customized to suit your need based on your driving mode through the AMG Dynamics software.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Mercedes AMG C63 convertible

Cadillac ATS V convertible

Brake Front (in.)

N/A

15.5

14.6

15

13.8

14.2

12.4

Brake Rear (in.)

N/A

14.9

14.4

14.6

13

14.2

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3883

3760

3524

3625

3649

4074

3803

60-0 MPH (ft.)

107

96

99.6

108

N/A

N/A

N/A

In comparison to the competition, most of the American muscle cars have massive 15+ inch brakes to stop the convertibles. The BMW M4 has equally massive 15 and 14.6 inch discs, while the Audi has quite small 13.8 inch discs.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Fuel Economy

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 27 miles to the gallon on highways and 19 in the cities.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Mercedes AMG C63 convertible

Cadillac ATS V convertible

MPG (city)

14

14

15

18

18

18

16

MPG (highway)

20

21

22

25

26

27

23

MPG (combined)

16

16

17

20

21

21

19

The Deutschlanders are the ones with the upper hand in this rivalry. The BMW and the Audi both have more than 20 miles to the gallon of combined fuel economy. The Cadillac ATS V also has decent fuel economy compared to other muscle maniacs, like the Challenger and the Corvette.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Interior

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 convertible 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 theyre certainly better than the unusable rear in the convertibles, like Camaro and Mustang.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Mercedes AMG C63 convertible

Cadillac ATS V convertible

Passenger capacity

4

4

2

4

4

4

4

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

38.5/NA/43.9

37.6/56.3/44.5

37.9/55.2/43.0

39.8/55.3/42.2

39/55.3/41.3

38.8/54.8/42

37.6/54.1/42.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

34.8/52.2/30.6

N/A

36.1/51.7/33.7

NA/50.7/32.7

35.6/51.7/32

35.1/55.1/33.5

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 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 convertible, the cargo volume is not that great, primarily because of the sloping roofline. However, on the inside youd find plenty of cubby holes to put your starbucks cappuccinos in.

Model

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Mercedes AMG C63 convertible

Cadillac ATS V convertible

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

9.1

13.5

15.0

11.0

16.4

10.5

10.4

The award for the biggest cargo bay goes to the Audi RS 5 convertible which boasts a massive 16.4 cubic feet volume, followed by the Challenger Hellcat and quite surprisingly the Corvette - the tiny 2-seater.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Exterior

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 convertible 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

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible

Ford Shelby GT350 convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w/1LZ convertible

BMW M4 convertible

Audi RS 5 convertible Quattro

Mercedes AMG C63 convertible

Cadillac ATS V convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

3883

3760

3524

3625

3649

4074

3803

Length(in)

190.2

189.6

177.9

184.5

185.9

187.1

184.7

Width(in)

75.0

75.9

77.4

73.6

73.3

73.9

72.5

Height(in)

52.9

54.2

48.6

54.4

53.5

55.2

54.5

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

4.7

N/A

3.6

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

110.7

107.1

106.7

110.7

108.9

111.8

109.3

Track width (in) F/R

63.4/62

N/A

63.5/62.5

62.2/63.1

62.9/62.5

64.4/62.7

60.3/61.7

The silver arrow is longer than most German convertibles 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 Convertible 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
  • 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 Convertible Competition

Mercedes-AMG C63 vs BMW M4

The rivalry between the M4 and the C63 is truly fierce. Both of these convertibles 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 convertibles look stunning.

Mercedes-AMG C63 vs Audi RS 5

Coming with a V8 and plenty of power, the C63 claims the throne of convertibles as the the RS5 awaits ambush. To counter Audi's trump card, the Quattro, AMG has given C63 a nuclear deterrent. The AMG Traction Control from the GT-R and AMG Dynamics - best thing to happen to an AMG since the Black Series. Interiors are equally plush, with the infotainment best you can find on both. On the outside, the Merc challenges the hude diamond grille with its Panamericana. Only way the RS5 still keeps relevance is its versatility with 4 doors and a bigger trunk.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Final Verdict

The AMG C63 just might be the perfect performance convertible 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 tha 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.