It’s the 11th Benz to go on sale in India this year and boy is this one fast. Keeping up with the AMG overload, Mercedes-Benz India has officially launched the 2015 C63 AMG S in the country priced at a whopping Rs. 1.30 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new C63 AMG S is the third C-Class variant in the automaker’s lineup after the C200 petrol and C200 diesel, and is also the more powerful version of the standard C63 AMG (Yes, there is such a thing!). So, with that S suffix against the moniker, this four-door performance sedan will be gone in 4 seconds.
Based on the new generation 2015 C-Class, the new Mercedes C63 AMG S makes for a badass version of the four-door saloon and differentiates itself with exterior upgrades like the new AMG grille, redesigned bumper with larger air intakes, engine mounts with the AMG lettering, LED headlamps and DRLs as well as side sill panels. The ‘S’ also adds some interesting extras to the entire setup including 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, red calipers for the composite braking system, electronic locking rear differential, AMG’s dynamic engine mounts (same ones are also used on the AMG GT S) and Ride Control suspension with variable dampers among other bits.
Inside the cabin, the 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG S gets the complete Affalterbach flair comprising of the AMG sports steering wheel, sports seats, aluminium finished pedals, brushed silver finished on the dashboard and paddle shifters along with a mix of leather and suede. The all-black interiors lend the ‘I mean business’ feel and is finished in the AMG carbon fibre trim while the seats get upholstered in top quality leather. Without comprising on comfort, the C63 AMG S comes with multiple driving modes, while connectivity and infotainment options are put up on the 7-inch heads-up display and a Burmester audio system for your aural needs.
Power on the Mercedes C63 AMG S comes from a 4.0-litre BiTurbo V8 petrol engine under the hood that is tuned to produce 510 PS of power and a healthy 700 Nm of torque. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels via the 7-speed SpeedShift MCT automatic transmission that ensures the 0-100 km/hr sprint is clocked within 4.0 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/hr or 290 km/hr with the Driver’s package.
The biggest competition for the 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG S is none other than the good ol’ BMW M3 that also made its Indian debut last year and will be giving a tough fight to this German from Stuttgart. With the Mercedes C63 AMG S here, the automaker has now made way to bring the flagship AMG to the Indian market that is better known as the 2015 Mercedes AMG GT and GT S that will be the next major launch from the Stuttgart based manufacturer in the following weeks.