2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 Lineup Gets A Facelift And New Tech

Mercedes-AMG has detailed the facelifted C63 lineup ahead of the New York Auto Show that kicks off on Wednesday.

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.

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  • Soob

    The front end looks a bit less aggressive with that new grille.

    • NissLover

      I agree. Like it’s almost smiling.

  • Marc H

    An AWD option for the C63 would certainly help sales.

    • Trim105

      Perhaps but it’s already already one of their best selling models without it. RWD is part of the C63 experience and charm. Also considering that almost all other ’63 models are now equipped with AWD its nice to have still have full RWD model. As a C63s coupe owner myself I’ll admit 4matic would come in handy sometimes but it’s just so fun and rewarding to drive as it is.

      • Belthronding

        good choice,you should be having fun with that monster,also looks great to me.

  • Honda NSX-R


    • Belthronding

      well, i already upvoted your almost same comment,but it is ok i ll do it again.

  • klowik

    but that grille looks better if it’s upside down!!

  • javier


  • Robert

    That thing is hideous. And don’t even get me started on that tacky, garishly styled interior.

  • Vassilis

    Awesome car.

  • SteersUright

    I like the new grille. I also think this is the only good looking coupe they make outside of the AMG GT (only in C63 guise, regular versions look like beans without the fender flares).
    My chief complaint is that the interior actually feels cheap in person (looks great in pics) and the engine sound sucks. It idles aggressively, promising greatness. Then when it revs up in gear it never crescendos or sounds better for it, just sort of grumbles along, nothing like the beautiful music the old 6.3 V8’s used to make.

  • Fabián Montiel

    I said this before but I’ll say it again: THE PANAMERICANA GRILL ONLY LOOKS GOOD ON THE GT R.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I prefer the former grille.

  • PK

    i don’t see anything wrong with it. looks gorgeous!

    • Honda NSX-R

      I don’t have any grudges against it’s looks either, I just knew that grille would show up. Nonetheless it does look awesome

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