Mercedes-Benz C Class Cabriolet | C63 S 2dr 9G-Tronic

MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS CABRIOLET C63 S 2dr 9G-Tronic
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£9,416.41 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£7,549.56 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Reversing Camera
Reversing Camera
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
19" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Side windows surround in polished aluminium
BRAKES
  • Adaptive brake system with hold function, hill start assist and brake drying function
  • AMG high performance braking system
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Black floor mats with AMG lettering
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • AMG Ride Control sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
DRIVER AIDS
  • 3 stage speed sensitive sport steering
  • Active park assist with parktronic system
  • AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, sport, sport and Individual)
  • Attention assist
  • Collision prevention assist plus
  • Cruise control with speedtronic variable speed limiter
  • Reversing camera
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Remote boot release
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • 12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
  • AMG track pace
  • Comand Online HDD Nav with media interface,radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 10.25 screen, linguatronic voice control
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Pre-wiring for SD navigation system
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
  • Wireless charging
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Artico man-made leather dashboard with contrast stitching
  • Grey oak open pore trim
ENGINE
  • 66l fuel tank with increased capacity
  • Increase to electronically limited top speed
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB digital radio tuner
  • Mid-range sound system
  • SD card slot
  • Two USB ports and one SD Card slot in centre console
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Acoustic soft-top with enhanced climate and noise comfort
  • AIRCAP wind deflector and draught stop
  • AMG bonnet with powerdomes
  • AMG boot lid spoiler in body colour
  • AMG front apron with A-wing in high-gloss black
  • AMG performance exhaust system
  • AMG rear apron with 4 diffuser fins, diffuser board plus trim strip painted in matt iridium silver
  • AMG side sill panels with silver chrome inserts
  • AMG specific radiator grille in high sheen chrome with AMG lettering
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Door sill panels with AMG lettering
  • Double angular tailpipe design
  • Lamella design of side air intake, rear apron, diffuser and diffuser blade
  • Radio aerial integrated into rear window
  • Semi-automatic boot separator
  • Solid paint
  • V8 BITURBO badging with flared AMG wings
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Full LED tail lamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Indicators
  • LED third brake light
  • Multi beam LED headlights
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • THERMATIC 2 zone automatic climate control
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 spoke AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather/dinamica
  • AMG emblem in front head restraints
  • Artico man-made leather dashboard and beltline with contrast stitching
  • Artico man-made leather upper dash trim with contrast stitching
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Illuminated glove compartment stowage
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Steering wheel gearshift paddles
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front LED reading lights
PACKS
  • Interior lighting package - C Class
  • Memory pack with Electric adjustable steering wheel - C Class
  • Mirror package - C Class
  • Storage pack - C Class
SAFETY
  • 2 rear seatbelts
  • 3 point automatic seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Automatic seatbelt pretensioner for driver and front passenger
  • Dual stage airbags - driver and front passenger, front sidebags, driver kneebag, pelvis bag and windowbags for driver, front and rear passengers
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points with top tether in rear
  • Seat belts in Crystal grey
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seats
  • AMG performance seats
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Heated front seats
SECURITY
  • Anti-theft alarm system/interior protection with tow-away protection and interior monitoring systems
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Immobiliser
TRANSMISSION
  • AMG rear axle limited slip differential lock
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9 speed automatic sports transmission
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" front / 20" rear AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised painted in tantalite grey, high sheen finish red brake calipers
WHEELS - SPARE
  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 236
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 83
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 3982
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: V8
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Stroke: 92
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 27.2
  • EC Extra Urban: 35.3
  • EC Urban: 19.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 17.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 11.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 9.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 10.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 11.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 11.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 11.6
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: N
  • Coin Series: AMG S
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 510
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 4.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 57
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 4.1
  • BHP: 510
  • Engine Power KW: 375
  • Engine Power RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 516
  • Engine Torque MKG: 71.4
  • Engine Torque NM: 700
  • Engine Torque RPM: 2000
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 174
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 265/45 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1404
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4750
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.8
  • Wheelbase: 2840
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1877
  • Width (including mirrors): 2016
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 66
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2280
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1865
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 415

Reviews

Mercedes-Benz C Class Cabriolet THE GERMAN OPEN (72/100)

If you're looking at paying over six figures for a high performance luxury Mercedes-convertible model, then don't. Not at least until you've looked at this car, the improved C 63 Cabriolet. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Mercedes' C-Class Cabriolet model line-up is topped off by this improved and now even more desirable C 63 high performance V8 variant. Toupees will need to be very well tied-down indeed.

Background

Mercedes' C 63 Cabriolet is the only model in its sector with an 8-cylinder biturbo engine - yes, the one used in the brand's AMG GT supercar. Here, that unit powers the very top version of the C-Class Cabriolet, which goes head to head with rivals like BMW's M4 Convertible. If your recollection of AMG open-topped models is that they go very fast but don't particularly like going round corners, this one will surprise you too. And it's been usefully refettled in this improved guise.

Driving Experience

On the move, this car is everything you'd want it to be, with aural fireworks and spine-tingling acceleration that flings you up the road with urgent, angry aggression. The SPEEDSHIFT MCT auto gearbox now gets 9 speeds and its 'RACE START' function makes it easy to replicate Grand Prix-style starts that'll take 4.2s in the standard 476hp model. Or 4.1s if you go for the uprated C 63 S Cabriolet variant that offers 510hp and 700Nm of torque, enough to pummel a rival BMW M4 Convertible into submission. Both versions use much the same V8, a twin turbo 4.0-litre engine that's impressively efficient for its size. Top speed is 174mph if you opt for the AMG Driver's Package. A rear limited slip differential is standard and you'll need it to properly get the power down through the bends. As before, buyers aren't offered the 4MATIC 4WD sytem you get in the lesser V6 C 43 Cabriolet model, so it's rear wheel drive only; which can lead to a few tense moments when cornering in the wet. C 63 buyers do get adaptive suspension though, one of the elements that can be tweaked via an 'AMG DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system that can alter steering feel, throttle response, gearshift timings, stability control thresholds and even the exhaust note via 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport+' settings. No matter how you fiddle with these, the ride remains coarse, but the steering's good, the brakes are excellent and the gearshift response is rifleshot-quick. It's an experience to savour.

Design and Build

With its top up, the profile of this two-door cabriolet resembles that of the C 63 Coupe, with virtually identical basic dimensions. That means you get the same striking front end featuring increased track width on the front and rear axles and flared wheel arches. These make the AMG Cabriolet 64mm wider at the front and 66mm wider at the rear compared with the standard Cabriolet, enabling the vehicle to hug the road better. Two striking powerdomes adorn the 60mm longer aluminium bonnet, underscoring the powerful looks. Subtle aesthetic changes underscore this revised MK2 model C 63's visual identity. The AMG-specific radiator trim sports vertical louvres in high-gloss chrome and a re-styled front apron features a sleeker 'A-wing' design. In profile, there are sporty side skirts plus aerodynamically optimised AMG light-alloy wheels, while at the rear, the twin tailpipes sit in a more expressive diffuser. The fully automatic fabric soft top can be opened and closed using a matt chrome curved switch on the centre console. The process takes less than 20 seconds up to a speed of up to 31mph. After opening, it folds down quietly and is stored in the soft-top compartment in the boot. Inside, the high-grade materials and build quality are everything you would expect from a Mercedes cabriolet. Inside, the main change is the addition of a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster in front of the driver which brings the vehicle functions directly to life with the three AMG-specific display styles - 'Classic', 'Sport' or 'Supersport'. Most owners will want to specify the optional AMG Performance seats, which provide optimum lateral support when adopting a dynamic driving style thanks to the special design of the seat side bolsters of the seat cushion and backrest. The rear pews are in the form of individual seats. Their backrests offer a through-loading feature, can be split 50:50 for high everyday practicality and can be completely folded down. This extends boot capacity which is 355-litres - or 260-litres with the roof open.

Market and Model

Think in terms of needing around getting on for £73,000 for your C 63 Cabriolet, once you've allowed for a few well-chosen extras. And there'll be a premium of around £9,000 if you want the uprated 510hp 'S' version. This gets an electronic (rather than a mechanical) limited-slip differential, dynamic engine mounts that offer extra cornering feedback, an extra 'Race' mode for the auto gearbox and bigger 19-inch wheels featuring larger brake discs and red callipers. Inside a C 63 S, you'd get grippier AMG Performance seats and an even classier AMG steering wheel that blends DINAMICA microfibre with the standard Nappa leather for a DTM-style feel. Should you want to go further, you could also specify a powerful Burmester surround sound system or, for those wanting a soundtrack straight from Affalterbach, the option of a variable AMG exhaust. There's also the incredible LED Intelligent Light System to consider. We particularly like the sensitive climate control system that adapts itself whether the car is being driven with the roof up or the roof down. A key option you really have to have on this car is the 'Cabriolet Comfort package'. This gives you two key features; the electric AIRCAP draught stop system that reduces the interior turbulence for rear passengers at the press of a button. And the AIRSCARF neck-level heating set-up for the driver and front passenger. Alternatively, there's also the option of a retrofitted manual folding draught stop behind the front seats. This noticeably stops draughts in the front seats.

Cost of Ownership

Even this V8 engine is Euro6-compatible and gets an ECO start/stop function. As a result, it's supposed to be able to achieve as much as 31.7mpg on the combined cycle and up to 236g/km, pretty impressive for a car of this performance. So how have the engineers from Affalterbach done it? Well by clever design of the 'M177'-series 4.0-litre V8 biturbo powerplant, developed as part of Mercedes' BlueDIRECT' engine family. The neat element here lies in the fact that the two turbos have been moved from their usual position on the outside of the cylinder banks and placed instead within the cylinder 'V'. That means this Euro6 engine can be smaller, slighter, more responsive and cleaner. More efficient electro-mechanical steering and an engine stop/start system also help. Of course, as a driver, you'll need to do your part here. The quoted figures assume that the SPEEDSHIFT MCT transmission is operating in its most relaxed 'Controlled Efficiency' mode that gives you softer gearchanges and a more restrained engine note. At cruising speeds in this setting, a 'Gliding Function' will also be activated that temporarily de-couples the engine from the drivetrain when you lift off the throttle.

Summary

We're sure that there must be very good reasons why you would buy AMG versions of Mercedes convertible models like the SL and the E-Class cabriolet but right here, right now, in considering this C 63 Cabriolet, we can't readily think of them. Yes, the ride on this car is rather over-firm - but that's about it. If you can put up with that, then this model gives you everything you could want in a super-fast open-topped sporting Mercedes. And that makes it a very desirable thing indeed.

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