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R2.5 million non-V8 Mercedes-AMG C63 (F1 Edition) goes on sale in SA

Mercedes-Benz South Africa introduces exclusive 'F1 Edition' C63 SE Performance. See availability and pricing below.

  • Time-limited special model of the performance hybrid available from market launch
  • It brings state-of-the-art technologies from motorsport to the road, with exclusive exterior and interior features on the special “F1 Edition” model
  • While AMG fans might still be coming to terms with the loss of the V8 engine, the new-generation C63 is said to be more efficient and faster than its predecessor all thanks to the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine – with an output per liter of 176 kW
  • 0-litre engine at the front and electric motor on the rear axle with 500 kW system output for a superior driving experience
  • It boasts fully variable AMG Performance For the For the first time in C63 history, the fully variable 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive and active rear-axle steering is used
  • It’s competitively priced against its market rivals at R2 476 800

The first non-V8 version of the Mercedes-AMG in two decades,  the ‘F1 Edition’ is available for the Saloon and Estate for one year from the start of sales. The exclusive Manufaktur alpine grey uni paint finish is a striking distinguishing feature. It is combined with foiling on the vehicle flanks consisting of the AMG logo and colour gradient from grey to black. distinguished features include red trim lines on the sides and front and rear aprons add further colour accents. The 20-inch AMG forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design are painted matt black.

The red rim flanges provide an attractive contrast and thus follow the colour scheme of the wheels of the Official FIA F1 Medical Car™ from Mercedes-AMG.

Developed in the wind tunnel, AMG Aerodynamics Package features distinguished, among these is the larger front splitter, the spoiler lip on the boot lid (Saloon only), the redesigned trim on the side members and the additional diffuser board.

Mercedes introduces the exclusive “F1 Edition’ C63 SE Performance.

The AMG Night Package I and the AMG Night Package II also enhance the motorsport appearance of the “F1 Edition”. The front splitter, the trim elements in the front wings, the outside mirror housings, the beltline trim strip and the window surrounds are all finished in high-gloss black.

In addition, the radiator grille louvres, the trim strip in the rear apron, the twin tailpipe trims of the AMG exhaust system and the model badge on the boot lid are all finished in black chrome. The AMG fuel filler cap in silver chrome with “AMG” lettering also emphasises the special status of the edition.

The interior is characterised by the contrast of black and red. The AMG Performance seats are particularly refined with upholstery in exclusive black nappa leather with red decorative topstitching and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. They follow the sporty look just like the seat belts in red and the exclusive AMG carbon trim elements with red thread.

The AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather / Dinamica microfibre with red decorative topstitching and the AMG door sill trims with red illuminated “AMG” lettering are a perfect match.

The finishing touches are the exclusive Edition badge in the interior and specific AMG floor mats with red decorative topstitching and F1 logo.

To protect the valuable vehicle, each customer receives a customised AMG Indoor Car Cover with F1 logo. With its breathable outer paneling made of tear-resistant synthetic fibre fabric and antistatic inner fabric made of flannel, it protects the vehicle in the garage from dust and scratches.

The all-new C63 SE Performance brings state-of-the-art technologies from motorsport to the road, with striking contrasts of black and red interior. 

How fast is the Mercedes-AMG C63?

According to Mercedes-Benz SA, the 2024 AMG C63 can travel from 0–100km/h in 3.4 seconds, making it sixth-tenths of a second or so faster than the rear-wheel-drive model it takes afterq. This vehicle boasts a top speed of 280km/h.

While the new C63 is the most powerful C-Class ever, it’s also the heaviest, weighing in at 2111kg – up more than 300kg on the previous-generation C63 S, which packed a V8 engine, no hybrid system and no powered front axle.

New-generation C63: Pricing and availability

The new performance sedan from Mercedes-AMG is available with a standard 2-year/unlimited kilometre warranty and 5-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.

Available only in one specification, the C63 SE Performance, pricing starts from R2 476 800.

Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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