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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 facelift: UK prices and specs revealed

The updated C-Class line-up is now complete with the arrival of new C 63 and C63 S models

Mercedes has announced full UK prices and specs for its refreshed C 63 line-up, comprising of a saloon, estate, coupe and cabriolet version of its facelifted flagship performance C-Class.

Prices start from £66,429 for the C 63 Saloon, with the Estate priced up at £67,629. The Coupe and Cabriolet are priced at £68,719 and £72,537 respectively.

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Regular cars boast 469bhp, but hotter S versions are available too with 503bhp. The C 63 S Saloon comes in at £75,408, with the premium for the Estate taking things up to £76,608. The Coupe costs £77,698, with the C 63 S Cabriolet marked up at £81,516. The new cars are on sale now, with first deliveries in October.

All cars are equipped with new 12.3-inch digital dials as standard and a new 10.25-inch infotainment unit, while a Premium Plus equipment package from £2,595 includes a Burmester surround sound system, a panoramic glass roof, 360° camera, and Keyless-Go. The panoramic roof is obviously not applicable on the Cabriolet, meaning the package costs £1,195 on that model.

The Driving Assistance package costs £1,695 and includes blind spot assist, lane keeping assist and cross traffic alert, steering assist and Distronic radar cruise control, and automatic emergency braking.

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Top speed for the saloon and Coupe with S power is limited to 180mph. The limiters on the Estate and Cabriolet are set at 174mph, while all standard C 63 cars are muzzled at 155mph.

AMG boss Tobias Moers told Auto Express at the New York Motor Show: “The AMG C-Class is our best-selling model series and therefore a key cornerstone of our company's success of recent years. The perfected driving dynamics and expressive design underscore the powerful, muscular character of the rear-wheel drive icon.”

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Visual tweaks include a new AMG-specific radiator grille, special aero wheels and gloss chrome exhaust pipes. In addition, buyers can also spec an optional AMG Aerodynamics package for the C 63 Coupe, which adds a more aggressive front splitter, spoiler lip and border side skirts. Inside, you’ll find fully digital dials and an updated AMG steering wheel, while buyers are now offered open-pore wood trim, as well as extra carbon trinkets.

Under the skin, AMG engineers have extensively re-tuned the suspension and dampers, as well as the electronically controlled limited-slip differential. The diff is now standard on all 63 models, while S versions also boast dynamic engine mounts. The new nine-speed dual clutch gearbox is lifted from the larger E 63, offering shorter shift times than before.

Six drive modes are available: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race and Individual, with the last of these allowing owners to tweak their car’s settings to suit their driving style. Within these modes there are four ‘agility functions’: Basic, Advanced, Pro and Master, which are automatically selected by the respective drive program.

Despite the various tweaks, performance is unaffected. That means the C 63 S saloon can accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.0 seconds, while the Estate is one-tenth slower. The Coupe is faster still (3.9 seconds), while the Cabriolet completes the same sprint in 4.1 seconds. Non-S versions are slightly slower across the board.

Prices for the updated AMG C 63 will be announced later in the year, with UK deliveries expected in the summer.

Click here for all the latest on the facelifted Mercedes C-Class range...

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