- 9,600 Miles
- Reg Date: 2016
- Year Built: 2016(16)
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Here we have a truly Awesome 2016 Mercedes C63 Saloon finished in Brilliant Blue Metallic (£685 Option) with AMG Black Nappa Leather Sports Seats and AMG Interior, its travelled just 9,439 miles by its one owner from new.
Specification is comprehensive, COMAND Online Bluetooth interface Phone and Media with hands-free function, Reversing camera Park-Pilot including PARKTRONIC, Digital DAB Radio, DVD player, 8 loudspeaker Hi Fi Headlamp assist, Heated Seats, Driver Memory Seat, Cruise Control, AMG sports exhaust system, Two-mode Ambient lighting, AMG bodystyling Wider wheel arch for AMG wheels, Exterior mirrors – electrically adjustable and heated, Tinted glass green all-round, Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers, Electrically folding exterior mirrors, Heated rear window with timer switch, Remote boot-lid release, Remote Online Aerial for GPS Communications module (UMTS) for the use of Mercedes connect me services, Live Traffic Information Touchpad with Controller Mercedes-Benz emergency call system, Collision Prevention Assist Airbags, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) Tyre pressure monitoring system, Brake wear warning display, Traffic Sign Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Anti-theft alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection. AMG High-performance braking system Cruise Control, AMG rear axle limited-slip differential lock, ECO start/stop function, DYNAMIC SELECT, Rear air suspension, AMG speed-sensitive sports steering 3-stage
It has a full Mercedes Service History visiting the workshop at 4,200 and 9,439 miles, Manufacturer warranty runs until March 2019.
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Few cars can match the muscular Mercedes-AMG C63 for driving thrills. With its booming V8 soundtrack, scorching performance and involving handling, the C63 forces you to savour every moment. It’s not cheap to buy or run, but with this type of car you’re buying with your heart over your head.
The twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 is a mechanical masterpiece. Not only does it deliver thumping performance, its backed by a thunderous soundtrack that adds to the car’s hugely engaging and entertaining character. And the C63 backs this up with great handling. Sure, ride is firm, but the Merc delivers great composure. There’s also plenty of scope for personalisation, as the throttle, suspension and gearbox settings can be altered independently.
The first C63 came with a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8, but today that has been replaced by the more fuel efficient, but just as powerful, 4.0-litre twin turbo V8. This engine is a real powerhouse, and comes in two guises in the C63, with either 469bhp and 650Nm of torque, or 503bhp and 700Nm in the C63 S.
The sound of the V8 is addictive and its performance is explosive, but there’s much more to the C63 than just straight line pace. The suspension delivers fine handling, too, so this is a car that’s just as happy in corners as it is accelerating from the lights.
Fully selectable drive modes allow you to adjust the throttle response, steering and suspension stiffness, while Mercedes offers kit such as a sports exhaust to free up the engine’s breathing – and sound – as well as carbon ceramic disc brakes for improved stopping power.
Compared to the standard C-Class, bigger wheels, bonnet bulges, quad exhausts and a subtly muscular bodykit give clues to the C63’s potential.
Prices for the C63 start from around £63k for the saloon, while the coupe is around £500 extra, the estate is about £600 more and the Cabriolet carries a £4k premium. The S versions are around £7k more than the standard C63.
The current Mercedes C-Class trails the compact executive class leaders when it comes to driving dynamics. Lifeless handling, a poor ride and a line-up of lacklustre engines have taken some of the shine off the otherwise upmarket Mercedes. However, AMG has worked hard to transform the C63 from a humdrum saloon into a high performance humdinger.
The C63 is engaging and involving, and it maintains a rock-solid composure where rivlas such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio can get a little flustered. This is partly down to the Mercedes’ superior traction, which allows you to make better use of the available performance for more of the time, particularly when the roads aren’t dry.
And while the AMG’s steering isn’t as quick as the Alfa’s, it’s better weighted and offers more feedback. Yet it’s the Mercedes’ composure over twisting and undulating roads that impresses. It’s less affected by bumps than the Giulia, which can skip and slide over broken surfaces, even when the stability control is switched on. Turn the systems off, and the Mercedes is more approachable.
The trade-off for this reassuring control is a firmer ride, even with the adaptive dampers in their softest setting. However, it’s far from uncomfortable, and in combination with low levels of wind and road noise it makes the C63 an effortless and enjoyable cruiser.
Further increasing the impression of speed is the standard 7-speed auto gearbox, which on the whole provides fast and crisp shifts via the steering-wheel mounted paddles and delicious throttle blips when you change down a gear. However, in Sport+ and Race modes the gearbox can take a fraction too long to respond the steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The Mercedes’ blistering performance is accompanied by an equally exciting soundtrack, particularly on models equipped with the optional £1,000 sports exhaust. At idle it burbles away in typical V8 fashion, while extending the revs creates an evocative NASCAR bellow.
So the Mercedes is powerful, but is it possible to access all this performance on the road? Well, AMG has worked hard on the C63’s suspension, and the good news is that it has managed to transform the C-Class from a slightly lead-footed saloon into a genuine sportscar contender.
The uprated steering is direct and benefits from meaty weighting, plus there’s bags of grip. Body control is also excellent, and the C63 remains composed even during extreme cornering. Drivers can also alter the steering, gearbox and throttle response to suit their mood and road conditions. And while it doesn’t feel quite as alert as a BMW M3, the AMG’s more measured approach inspires more confidence, particularly when the road is wet and slippery.
Like all AMG models, you can adjust the rear-wheel drive C63’s line through a corner using a blend of steering and throttle. Turn the car’s electronic safety aids off and, on the safe confines of a track, it’s possible to indulge in some showboating, smoky tail slides.
The good news is that this hooligan behaviour and high performance doesn’t come at the expense of everyday usability. The low speed ride is firm, even in the softest damper setting, and the C63 fidgets a little on the motorway, but the road and wind noise are well isolated, while the V8 engine subsides to a distant hum at a cruise.
Overall the automatic gearbox performs smoothly, but there is an occasionally clunky low speed change. Like every C-Class, the C63 benefits from a wide-range of seat and wheel adjustment, making it easy to get comfortable.
Even if you miss the C63’s power bulges in the bonnet, flared wheelarches and quad exit exhausts, you won’t be able to ignore the rumbling V8 soundtrack.
The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 delivers 469bhp and 650Nm in the standard C63, while the S version raises these figures to 503bhp and 700Nm respectively. As you’d expect, this translates into explosive performance. Good traction off the line meant that when we tested the C63 against an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Mercedes blasted from 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds, four-tenths quicker than the Alfa.
The Giulia hit back during our in-gear tests, where the shorter ratios of its eight-speed auto delivered quicker acceleration than the seven-speed Mercedes. However, in the real world there’s little to separate our duo, while the C63 S’s twin-clutch transmission responds more crisply to manual gearchange requests, and is smoother when left to its own devices in auto mode.
Then there’s the Mercedes’ addictive soundtrack, which starts with a baritone burble at idle before turning to a thunderous, crackling bellow as the needle on the rev counter swings around to the red line. By comparison, the V6-engined Alfa sounds a little flat and muted.
MPG, CO2 and running costs
You don’t expect a near 500bhp V8-powered sports saloon to be cheap to run, but the Mercedes-AMG C63 attempts to minimise the impact on your wallet.
By downsizing the engine from 6.2-litres to 4.0-litres and adopting technology such as stop-start, Mercedes’ engineers have managed to reduce CO2 emissions to just 192g/km and deliver fuel economy claims of 34.5mpg – these figures are almost identical to the smaller engined BMW M3. The C63 and C63 S Coupe are slightly worse, returning 32.8mpg and 200g/km.
Of course you’ll have to drive with a feather light right foot to achieve these fuel figures, but the reduced CO2 emissions will make the new C63 a far more cost effective choice for business users.
Private buyers will also be heartened by the news that residuals for the new models are strong, with our experts calculating that the entry-level C63 saloon will have retained around 49 per cent of its new value after three years. Mercedes also offer a service package that allows owners to spread the cost of maintenance by paying a £40 monthly charge.
Prices for the C63 saloon start at £60,060 (which is around £900 more than an automatic gearbox-equipped BMW M3), while the more powerful S model is £66,810. The estate versions of each cost an extra £1,200 while the C63 Coupe costs an extra £1,100 more than the C63 Saloon and the C63 S Coupe costs an extra £1,210 over the C63 S Saloon.
Interior, design and technology
Mercedes has taken a low-key approach to the design of the C63 AMG, and at a glance you might struggle to tell it apart from the standard car. However, look closely and you’ll spot the deeper front bumper that takes its cues from the larger E63, the subtly flared wheelarches and the prominent quad exit exhaust.
Other highlights include the small ‘V8 BiTurbo’ badges on the front wings and the powerful all LED headlamps.
Standard versions get 18-inch alloys, while the more powerful S is identified by its larger 19-inch rims and red brake calipers. Overall, the C63 doesn’t shout about its potential in the same way as the more aggressive looking BMW M3, but for many buyers this less showy approach will be a big benefit.
However, the Coupe is far less subtle with Mercedes giving the two-door coupe an agressive look matches the BMW M4 for visual punch.
In many respects, Mercedes has made even less effort with the C63’s interior. There’s a thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel complete with gearshift paddles, a bespoke AMG instrument cluster and a pair of heavily bolstered sports seats, but that’s about it.
The rest of the cabin is pure C-Class, which means slick design, neat detailing and top notch fit and finish. It’s heavily influenced by the brand’s flagship S-Class limousine and oozes that sort of premium appeal that even Audi and BMW struggle to match. Highlights include the metal-finished ‘eyeball’ air vents, the intuitive rotary controller for the COMAND infotainment system and the 8.4-inch tablet style screen mounted on top of the dashboard.
Practicality, comfort and boot space
Look past the supercar-rivalling performance and razor-sharp handling, and you’ll discover the C63 is every bit as practical as a standard C-Class.
It shares its exterior and interior dimensions with more humble models, so it’s no surprise to find it’s as spacious inside. There’s a decent amount of head and legroom in the back, but the large transmission tunnel eats into the foot space available for occupants sitting in the middle of the rear bench.
Elsewhere, the interior is littered with handy storage space. There are decent sized door bins, a large glovebox and a deep. lidded cubby on the centre console. There are also a number of useful cupholders dotted around the cabin.
Opening the tailgate reveals a well-shaped 480-litre boot, which can be extended by folding the standard 40/20/40 split fold rear bench.
Buyers wanting even greater carrying capacity can choose the estate version, which is around £1,200 more expensive than the saloon and features a 490-litre load area. Prod the remote release buttons and the rear seats fold flat to liberate a reasonable 1,510-litres of space. The C63 estate’s practicality credentials are further boosted by a powered tailgate, numerous shopping bag hooks and a 12V power supply.
Unsurprisingly the Coupe is the least practical of the lot – there’s precious little space in the back for adults thanks to that sloping roofline and sports front seats. The boot is smaller too, naturally, with 355 litres on offer – in comparison, the BMW M4 offers 445 litres while the Lexus RC F packs a smaller 366-litre boot.
Reliability and Safety
Mercedes has cultivated a long-standing reputation for producing durable and well-build cars, and this is reflected in the brand’s excellent ninth place finish in our 2014 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey.
The C63 certainly feels robustly screwed together, while many of its components are shared with the standard C-Class. And although the new 4.0-litre V8 is new, it’s already seen service in the AMG GT coupe and, like all units from Mercedes’ high performance brand, the twin-turbo engine is essentially hand-built to the highest standards.
Safety is another area where Mercedes has built up an enviable reputation – and the C63 does nothing to undermine this tradition. All versions get seven airbags, an active pedestrian protection bonnet, autonomous emergency braking and stability control. And because it’s an AMG, you also benefit from bigger and more powerful brakes.
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