It has also set a high bar. In any mode, at any time, the shifts are smooth and unimaginably quick. Good luck with selling it later. It bested both to a stop from 60 mph with a distance of only 105 feet. Side note to potential owners: You'd better think about investing in a Brazilian rubber company, stat. Its heft and an almost too-generous low-end torque doling, however, would put it at a disadvantage against such ballerinas as the Boss or M3.
Now if they could only all sound this good. The Engine Under the hood, Mercedes has kept the usual 6. Doing a swap would be imo a bit ridiculous, but I suppose you could do it. Put against the harder current-generation Competition Package, the Merc's ride is a tinge more civilized, enough that your co-pilot won't complain on an extended road trip. Indeed, going easy on the fun pedal allows the car's full performance potential to be tapped.
Based on the brand's sharp-looking 2012 C-Class Coupe, it's really a puppy at heart. The C63 is huge fun and a pretty wicked track machine wearing a street plate, a car you could lap extensively with no modifications. Pushing the Coupe on our figure eight proved supremely fun. Prices for the Coupes on sale in September haven't been announced, but should all be slightly higher than their sedan counterparts. Look even closer and you'll spot the unique grille, darkened headlight housings, and a miniscule carbon-fiber rear spoiler.
And when the going gets slow, commutes aren't nearly as frustrating when you're strapped into its bolstered Recaros. It's more like a conventional automatic transmission, but with the wet clutch in place of the torque converter in a traditional slushbox. It is a dual clutch transmission but not a true dual clutch. Well, it does not have a torque converter. The new model is expected to go on sale by the summer of 2011. The engine erupts with a sharp, startling bark, and acceleration from the 451-bhp powerplant is forceful, addictive and unrelenting.
Mercedes pegs acceleration to 62 mph at 4. Combined with a C63-exclusive 3-link strut suspension, a strengthened rear multilink setup and a re-do of all the elastomerics, there is remora-like adhesion and, despite suspension firmness and roll control that only an enthusiast could love, remarkably good rear compliance over bumps in the high-speed sweepers found throughout our road loop in Spain. Then the adaptation needs to be made, including cutting through the firewall so that pedals can be placed. This is due to the fact that as pointed out it's not a true dual clutch trans, just a wet clutch modified 722. It's likely possible, but not remotely worthwhile. Is it even possible to get a manual transmission in this car? Looking for another car with a manual transmission equipped will be far more worth your while. The bark conveys a lot.
Check out the new images in the gallery provided. Overall, this is a great development for the C63 as Mercedes continues to improve the model and make it far more of a drivers car. It's more of an auto with clutch packs than a dual clutch. . The transmission's S+ mode unfailingly seems to find the right gear and aggressively auto-blips on the double-declutch downshifts. With that sole click, the C63's hand-built, all-aluminum 6.
Time will tell, but this makes things very interesting in the sport sedan segment as it appears Mercedes has surpassed the M3 by continually upgrading the C63 while the M3 has stayed stagnant. Plastics are now far richer, switches have a higher-quality look and feel. But now it's a stylish 3816-lb. Front and rear track widths grow in the name of grip by an enormous 4. Elsewhere in the lineup, the base C250 Coupe comes with a 1796-cc turbocharged direct-injected inline-4 making 201 bhp and 229 lb.
It will be very expensive to find a transmission that could work. With 481 horsepower and 443 of twist below the right foot, it's best you'd train like said Englishman before unbridling the 63. When Can I Buy One? It serves as a muscular hello, demanding that I respect the C63's tremendous capabilities. It is able to handle the torque produced by the twin turbo V8 so perhaps this means the C63 will have a higher torque capacity than the old 7G-tronic automatic which was limited to 542 pound-feet of torque. As expected, the 3800-pound C63 Coupe dances as skillfully on mountain roads as it did at our test facility.
There are four shifting modes the driver can choose from. Coupes will come standard with the Sport package suspension 15 mm lower and stiffer than European base models and an optional Advanced Agility Package with cockpit-selectable shock damping. Mercedes continues to raise the bar and we applaud their efforts. It would be extremely difficult and costly, if even possible, to do it in the United States. Both models will go on sale in the summer of 2011. Then again, that's what the Black Series is for.
Offering rides with a distinct dual personality is how ' go-fast division likes to do it, so getting from Point A to B can be as awesome or scary as you'd like in the 63. Each is paired with the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. This allows faster shifts of about 100 milliseconds. The sporty look is completed by an aluminum shift paddles and fine trim elements in brushed dark aluminum. The Coupes are strictly 4-seaters, with noticeable bolstering for the individual rear buckets.