THE refreshed Mercedes-AMG C 63 has moved up a couple of gears and is now on sale, with prices starting at £66,429 for the C 63 Saloon.
Estate versions are available from £67,629, the C 63 Coupé is priced from £68,719, while the Cabriolet starts at £72,537.
The AMG C 63 uses AMG's hand-built four-litre V8 ‘hot V' biturbo petrol engine which generates 476 hp - or 510 hp for S models - and for the first time comes with an AMG nine speed auto transmission compared with the previous model's seven-speeder.
The nine speed box has been specially designed for shorter shift times. A wet start-off clutch continues to replace the torque converter, ultimately saving weight and optimising throttle response.
AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive damping adjustment and an electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential are now standard on all models. The C 63 S also comes as standard with dynamic engine mounts, combining comfort with dynamic performance by reducing vibrations in the engine/transmission unit.
Acceleration and top speeds vary across the range with the C63 S saloon and coupe taking the rubber-burning crown with top speeds of 185mph and acceleration from rest to 62mph in four seconds or less than four seconds.
Even the entry level C 63 Saloon with its 476bhp engine can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds and maxes out at an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.
Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels; performance exhaust; multibeam LED headlights; 12.3-inch digital cockpit display, 10.25-inch central display, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, keyless start, wireless phone charging and memory seats.
The C 63 S adds nine-stage AMG traction control, AMG Track Pace, AMG performance seats; and 19-inch alloy wheels.
For Â£2,595 - or Â£1,195 for the C 63 Cabriolet - customers can opt for the Premium Plus equipment line which includes Burmester surround sound system, panoramic sunroof on all models but the Cabriolet, 360Â° camera, and Keyless-Go Comfort package.