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Limited C63 set to storm SA

2009-12-02 13:42
Mercedes-Benz SA will unleash a number of C63 AMG Edition 63 models in the country from January 2010.

Adding zing to the already-intoxicating standard C63, the limited Edition 63 model has an exterior that is similar to that of the garden-variety AMG, yet it gains bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels and a choice of three special paint finishes.

Its cabin is made more appealing with black designo leather for the armrest on the centre console, the upper dash and door trim. Mercedes-Benz's media interface, which allows for the connection of mobile audio devices such as iPods or USBs, is also standard on the special edition.

Dynamically, the Edition 63 comes standard with the AMG driver's package that includes an upgraded braking system, improved engine cooling and a limiter that - invitingly - only kicks in at 280 km/h…

The range-topping C-Class makes use of the naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 engine common to AMG products. It produces 336 kW and 600 Nm of torque and shoves the C63 from 0 - 100 km/h in a mere 4.5 seconds.

But how would you identify this model, you ask? Well, look out for the "one of 63" markings in the outline of the map of South Africa on the gearshift lever… Neat.

The C63 AMG Limited Edition, when it arrives in January 2010, will cost R930 000 and come standard with the MobiloDrive 120 maintenance plan (120 000 km or 6 years), together with a two-year warranty.


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