Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible Spied Testing on the Nurburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Mercedes-AMG C63 convertible will make its debut this week at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

The German automaker has been spied doing some last-minute testing at the Nurburgring with the Mercedes-AMG C63 convertible, which is expected to hit the market in standard and “S” models. Like the coupe, the C63 convertible will be powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine with 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque as standard, while the more powerful C63 S convertible will pack 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

The standard Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertible made its debut a few weeks ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in the form of a C300 with rear-wheel drive or 4Matic, along with the Mercedes-AMG C43.

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Expect the convertible variant to weigh a tad more than the coupe. It will also come standard with the German automaker’s AirScarf, a neck-level heating system that allows occupants to enjoy open-top driving even in the brisk cold. The top takes 20 seconds to open or close and can be operated at speeds up to 31 mph.

The Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe was unveiled last year before heading to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show as the sportiest C-Class ever.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Deepak Eapen Deepak Eapen on Apr 21, 2016

    The pricey and mighty Merc is a handsome-looking beast for sure! The AirScraf is something that Im longing to check out. I hope it can deal with the wind noise as well. Well, Merc wouldnt have missed that essential feature on this C63 drop top. In my case, the noise and turbulence got so troublesome on my Mazda roadster that I had to mount an additional wind deflector called Windblox or something to chuck out that draft at high speeds. Now I have started relishing my top down drives to the fullest!

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