The facelifted twin-turbo V8 muscle car from Stuttgart has had an overhaul to become a more refined machine (the details of which are explained in our recent review), though receiving no power increase over the 375kW/700Nm it already had.
Pricing remains sharp, however, with only small increases in cost for a big step up in tech.
The 2019 AMG C63 S Sedan now costs $159,900, where it cost $157,211 by the end of the previous version’s lifespan.
For the do-it-all Estate, buyers are set back $162,400, rather than $159,711, and a Coupe costs $164,900 now rather than $163,611. Those wanting to get a better sense of the C63 S’s V8 theatre can opt for the Cabriolet at $182,900, previously costing $181,611.
It’s set to arrive on Aussie shores in January 2019, while the rest of the new C Class hits showrooms next month.
Mercedes’s efforts to bring the C Class up to speed for 2019 are most obvious inside, where a new interior awaits buyers, and C63 S customers will have new ESP and Traction Controls settings to play with, borrowed from the AMG GT.
“The C-Class update – which encompasses sedan, estate, coupé, cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG models – includes new or modified parts to nearly half of the total component set, equating to around 6500 parts that have been changed.”
The AMG C43 also has a boost, this time in the power department. With an extra 17kW it now makes 287kW with its 520Nm matching the output of its predecessor.
A C43 Sedan now costs more than previously, up to $107,900 from $102,611. Similarly, an Estate now costs $110,400 rather than the previous $105,112, a Coupe sets buyers back $111,900 instead of $105,615, and a C43 Cabriolet is up to $124,900 from $120,611.