2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG photo gallery

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

We must have been getting our nails done, or something, when this material was released by Mercedes-Benz a couple of weeks back. But, such is the goodness of AMG product we would hate you to miss out. So here are 33 pics of the refreshed C63 AMG range. We’ve started with the estate because, well, a hot Euro wagon is pretty much as good as it gets in our book.

Power from the 6.2 litre V8 remains at 336kW (or 358kW if you tick the AMG Performance option). However, the revised C63 introduces a new 7-speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission, which has been nicked from the SL63 AMG.

Also new on the C63 AMG are numerous cosmetic changes, including the now obligatory LED DRLs. Other visual tweaks include, among others, a revised front grille, a new aluminum bonnet and an updated rear apron.

In Australia, the C63 AMG is a relative performance bargain and its no surprise to learn Mercedes has sold 17,000 of these cars worldwide. But, really, you want to see the pics. So check them out after the break.

[Source: Daimler AG]


2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate

Current Wheels Car of the Year, the Mercedes-Benz C Class, has a new stable mate sharing the showroom floor in the form of the new C Class Estate. For those of you reading this that do not realise just how cool Euro wagons are, trust me. Think of Euro wagons as the Dunlop Volley of the automotive world. You’re probably thinking terms such as ‘daggy’, ‘unfashionable’ and a bit ‘pointless’. If that is you, then I am sorry to say, you could not be more wrong. You just are. Euro wagons are the business and this new C Class Estate further enhances that fact.

The new Benz wagon is available in three models, a supercharged four-cylinder C 200 Kompressor Estate (available now), a turbo-diesel C 220 CDI Estate and the cool enough to make hell freeze over high-performance C 63 AMG Estate (both available from September 2008). Just like the Saloon, the Estate version of the new C Class has been awarded an Environmental Certificate, which attests to the environmentally-oriented development process as conforming to the international ISO standard. Try fooling your mates over an organic soy latte that any petrol powered SUV has any bona fide environmental credentials. But, an AMG Estate, well, that’d be enough to make Alan Partridge cower into a quivering mess of denial.