Classy Fast is a term sometimes used to describe sleepers. Cars that could be at home at a debutante ball or a drag race. The latest version of the C-Class drop-top is a quiet & solid ride. The chassis is incredibly strong, which allows the suspension to be less brutal than AMG examples of the past.
Except for the flared fenders, many wouldn’t realize what a hammer lies under the hood. The latest in twin-turbo technology is coupled to a 4.0 liter V8. Because the turbos are mounted inboard, they spring to life in an instant. It’s the boost that makes the C63 such a dual-purpose machine. In Comfort mode, it is content to cruise the beach for a top-down summer evening. Three clicks to the right is Race mode.
In an instant, the steering becomes weighted. Your shocks go to maximum on compression and rebound. Your exhaust becomes more foreboding than the gates of Mordor. At your command will be 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It is sent to 285/35/18 tires by the Speedshift automatic. The 7-speed transmission has a traditional torque converter instead of a dual-clutch setup. The advantage is proven technology with years of reliability ahead of it. You will be at 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, which makes the C63 one of the fastest convertibles on the market.
The powered cloth top has several layers of sound and moisture protection, and it can open at speeds up to 30 mph. While a V6 powered C-Class falls victim to depreciation, AMG models hold their value when it comes time for the trade-in. This pristine example has every option and only 18 miles and it is priced to move. Click the link below for more details and photos.
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