2008 Mercedes C63 AMG review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 16 November 2007 , 20:11:44 byAngela

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Mercedes C63 AMG

The 2008 Mercedes C63 AMG is a high-performance car which will have its North American world premiere at the L.A. Convention Center. It represents an incredible addition to the famous C-Class model family as it follows the acclaimed lanch of the new-generation 2008 C-Class sedan. AMG develops each of its models, from the engine and driveline to suspension, brakes, chassis and aerodynamics. AMG specifically designed for this model a sport suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, a high performance brake system as well as a unique body styling, further distinguishing the C63 AMG in its class, making it unmistakably on the road. Furthermore, the fog lights ringed in chrome, the side air outlets, the muscular front apron and the special front hood integrating two power domes, make the C63 AMG easily recognizable. The sound and the exclusive look of the special model are completed by a pair of twin tailpipes together with an AMG lip spoiler on the trunk lid. The interior greets the driver and the passengers with newly developed AMG leather sport seats featuring integral head restraints finished in a special cross piping and an AMG three-spoke sport steering wheel integrating distinctive aluminum shift paddles. The AMG menu in the central display comprises special "Warmup," "Setup," and "Race" modes, which can be visualised through the multi-function buttons on the steering wheel. The 6.3-liter V8 engine delivers 451 HP and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, obtaining impressive acceleration times of 4.3 seconds from zero to 60 mph. This engine was built from a high-strength silicon-aluminum alloy, featuring variable valve timing, bucket tappets, four valves per cylinder and a variable intake manifold. The 6.3 AMG engine freely reaches over 7,000 rpm due to the exhaust ports and high-flow intake which form a vertical straight line. The seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission transfers power to the wheels and it can be shifted manually by either a conventional lever or Formula-1 style shift paddles on the AMG sport steering wheel. As a premiere, the C63 AMG incorporates an automatic "throttle-blipping" during downshifts, considerably reducing load-change handling response and improving braking in advance of turn-in for motorsports-minded drivers. The special C63 AMG chassis is defined by 1.4 inch wider track, a stiffer stabilizer bar, new bearings and an improved front suspension. The AMG performance package was designed for a crisper handling and offers the enthusiast drivers an AMG performance steering wheel wrapped in nappa leather, composite perforated and ventilated front disc brakes, stiffer suspension and a limited-slip differential. The safety features of the 2008 C-Class, provide four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes to six air bags, ABS anti-lock, traction control and ESP stability control.