Looking instantly recognizable, the models have been equipped with a new Panamericana grille and revised air vents which are designed to emphasize the width of the vehicle.
Designers also tweaked the wheel arches to improve aerodynamic efficiency and installed a new rear diffuser. Other updates include a new rear apron, a revised exhaust and aerodynamically optimized 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Tech updates inside
The revised styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find a new leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with Touch Control buttons that respond to horizontal and vertical swiping movements like a smartphone. The updated model also offers a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system with either a 7- or 10.25-inch display.
Buyers will also find a handful of new interior choices such as two-tone magma grey and black nappa leather seats with yellow contrast stitching. The trim choices have also been revamped as customers can order new options such as anthracite open-pore oak and open-pore walnut.
No changes to the engine but there’s an updated transmission
Under the hood, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine carries over. It produces 476 PS (350 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque in the standard model, while the C63 S is rated at 510 PS (375 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
While the ratings remain unchanged, the engine is now connected to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission which promises even shorter shift times. Depending on the model, the C63 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in as little as 3.9 seconds before hitting an electronically-limited top speed of up to 290 km/h (180 mph).
Besides the new gearbox, the cars have been equipped with a retuned AMG RIDE CONTROL steel suspension with adaptive damping adjustment. Other updates include a newly standard limited-slip rear differential and a new AMG DYNAMICS system which allows users to select from up to six different drive modes such as Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+” RACE and Individual.
You’ll have to wait until next year to get it
The 2019 C63 Coupe and Cabriolet will be unveiled in New York later this week and U.S. sales are slated to begin early next year.