Mercedes has just introduce ourselves in New York, the new Mercedes GLC Coupe, but it is not the only novelty. We have also been able to meet the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet. This is the version of high-performance C-Class Cabrio, which has also recently released his version AMG C 43, the more highly diluted with ‘only’ 367 HP. But if you’re looking for thrills and you do not want to hide from the BMW M4 Cabrio, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet is your car, especially in your version S of 510 HP.
1) A mechanical and running gear already known
Feature a series of electronic suspension adaptive AMG RIDE CONTROL.
Under the hood of this Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet hides a mechanical already by all known. A gear train identical to that of other Mercedes-AMG C 63: a engine 4.0 V8 Biturbo that develops 476 HP, and reaches up to 510 HP in the S version, the top-line of sportsmanship. This explosive engine stands by a gigantic torque: 700 Nm between 1750-4500 rpm, and 50 Nm less, in the version of 476 HP. At the moment, only offers with propulsion exclusively rear, and without the option of a manual gearbox, as well as his brothers saloon and Coupe.
The power passes to the ground through a gearbox AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven relationships. We already know that is not a box of double clutch, but a box traditional automatic that has replaced the torque converter by a series of clutches multidisk, gaining in speed when changing gear. In the rear axle both versions feature a limited-slip mechanical, with electronic control in the C 63 S Cabriolet. Driving modes and different settings for the transmission put the icing on this cake.
2) how Much have you gained with regard to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe?
In both versions the tip is limited to 250 km/h and the average consumption varies between 8.9 and 9.3 l/100 km, according to the cycle NEDC.
The million dollar question, and a fact that the press release is not explicit. But the information to calculate it is there: the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet has a weight in running order of 1.925 kg. Is 125 kg heavier than its Coupe version, due to the necessary reinforcements to maintain the rigidity on a car with soft top. This increase of weight does not seem to translate to a worse performance, since that just gives 0.2 seconds in the 0 to 100 km/h: 4.0 seconds for the S version of the 510 HP and 4.2 seconds for the version of 476 HP.
3) A soft-top convertible looks really really gross
optionally, the AMG Performance Studio offers extras aesthetic of carbon fiber and other materials for this convertible.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet has a menacing look as little. Inherits all the details of your specific design of the AMG, which is applied for the first time a body convertible. Has been widened to 64 millimeters in front and 66 millimeters behind, doing gala of a bumper oversized, full of air tickets. Serial mounts light-alloy wheels of 19 inches, although in the back train can be to fit tires up to 20 inches, shod with tires in 285 mm section.
through the front wheels you can see the huge braking equipment of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet, with front discs that reach up to 402 mm in diameter in the case of applying the sport brakes optional. Descapotado, the chrome frame that surrounds the passenger compartment forms an interesting contrast with the far behind, they live in four exhaust outlets and a huge diffuser and central. Decidedly, its appearance is much more appealing to the open sky, falling slightly sporty feel in the case of a circular “hat”.
4) A Edition 1 to commemorate its launch
As usual, to celebrate its launch, Mercedes will sell a exclusive Edition 1. Only available in color white, you will have series extras as a rear tires of 20 inches or Nappa leather color brown lining the sports seats. Optionally, you have packages aesthetic carbon fiber, or a bundle called “Night”, that color with dark shades some exterior details of the car, tinting color black the rear spoiler. It will only be available for a limited time.