2008 MY C63 AMG Sedan Features 451-Horsepower AMG V8 Engine
DETROIT, MI – The high-performance Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is on display at the 2008 North American International Auto Show, open to the public January 19-27, 2008. Following the widely acclaimed launch of the new-generation 2008 C-Class sedan earlier this year, the V8-powered C63 AMG represents an impressive top-of-the-line addition to the popular C-Class model family.
The New C63 AMG – Visually and Technologically Distinctive
Making its U.S showroom debut in April 2008, the 2008MY C63 AMG is distinguished by unique AMG body styling, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension and high-performance brake system – all designed by AMG specifically for this new model. The C63 AMG can be easily identified by a special front hood with two power domes and a muscular front apron with large air intakes and side air outlets as well as fog lights ringed in chrome. A “6.3 AMG” badge marks each front fender, and contoured side sill skirts carry the aggressive lines of the front end to the rear, while an AMG rear apron with a black air diffuser insert and three pronounced diffuser fins help enhance aerodynamic performance at high speeds. An AMG lip spoiler on the trunk lid and a pair of twin tailpipes completes the exclusive look and sound of this special model.
Inside the C63 AMG, a menu in the central display includes special “Warmup,” “Setup,” and “Race” modes that can be viewed via the multi-function buttons on the steering wheel. “Warmup” displays engine oil and coolant temperatures, while “Setup” shows the current ESP and transmission shift modes, and for owners who enjoy adjusting their vehicles to even higher limits, “Race” activates a timer that allows the driver to measure lap times.