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2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan - Overview

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$59,800 – $59,800 MSRP

$55,614 – $55,614 Invoice

13 / 19 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Predicted Reliability 3.5

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2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan

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Overview

What's New for 2013:

  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics

Exterior Features
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a compact luxury performance coupe or sedan based on the Mercedes C-Class. Rain-sensing wipers, LED running lights, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors are standard on this model. Design cues specific to the C63 AMG include an AMG "powerdome" hood, AMG grille, AMG sport body kit, quad polished exhaust outlets, and lightweight AMG-design 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Interior Features
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is equipped with power-adjustable AMG front sport seats upholstered in MB-Tex leatherette with Dinamica faux suede inserts, heated front seats, power tilt/telescoping AMG performance steering wheel, AMG instrumentation, and sport pedals. Additional standard equipment includes a choice of wood and aluminum cabin trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, and a universal garage door opener.

The C63 AMG is also equipped with a standard Mbrace 2 telematics system, as well as a Harman Kardon surround-sound system including Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming capability, HD Radio, satellite radio, auxiliary audio input jack, and a USB port.

Optional Features
Mercedes offers C63 AMG buyers several option packages. The AMG Development package increases engine output to 481 horsepower and the vehicle's top speed to 174 mph, and sets this version of the C63 AMG apart with red-painted brake calipers and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. Additional option packages include the Multimedia package (reversing camera, navigation system, high-resolution in-dash screen, 10GB music register hard drive, SD card reader); Lighting package (bi-xenon adaptive headlights with Active Curve Illumination, adaptive high-beam headlights, headlight washers); Lane Tracking package (blind-spot assist, lane-keeping assist); and the Driver Assistance package (active blind-spot assist, active lane-keeping assist, Distronic Plus active cruise control with Pre-Safe Brake).

Aside from these option packages, the 2013 C63 AMG is offered with extra-cost paint colors, carbon fiber interior trim, full leather seats in a monotone or 2-tone color scheme, front and rear park-assist sensors with Advanced Parking Guidance, Keyless Go passive entry and push-button ignition, rear side-impact air bags, and a limited-slip rear differential.

Under the Hood
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is equipped with a naturally aspirated, 6.3-liter V-8 engine that delivers 451 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 443 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. With the AMG Development package, the C63 AMG generates 481 horsepower and the top speed rises from 155 mph to 174 mph, according to Mercedes.

The V-8 engine is paired with a 7-speed AMG SpeedShift MCT transmission, and the rear-drive C63 AMG is equipped with an AMG sport suspension, AMG high-performance braking components, AMG sport exhaust system, and a 3-stage version of the standard stability control system. A limited-slip rear differential is optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG are 13/19/15 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Every C63 AMG is equipped with 9 air bags, traction and stability control system with three different settings, and a 4-wheel ventilated disc anti-lock braking system with brake assist, predictive brake priming, and brake drying. Hill-start assist and hill-hold assist are also standard, as well as rain-sensing wipers, advanced tire-pressure-monitoring system, Mbrace 2 telematics, and an Attention Assist driver drowsiness detection system.

Safety-related options include rear-seat side-impact air bags, reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, active and passive blind-spot information systems, active and passive lane-departure warning systems, and Distronic Plus active cruise control with Pre-Safe Brake.

As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not performed crash tests on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2013 C-Class Sedan, and calls it a "Top Safety Pick" for 2013. However, in the new small overlap frontal-impact test conducted by the IIHS, the C-Class Sedan received a "Poor" rating.

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