Its Australian debut took place at Australia’s spiritual home of motor racing, where the C 63 AMG completed a lap of the internationally-renowned Mount Panorama racing circuit.
“This is the ideal playground for this stunning performance saloon: the road-going model of our most successful touring car at the home of touring car racing in Australia,” Horst von Sanden, managing director for Mercedes-Benz Cars in Australia.
The C 63 AMG is far from out of place at the iconic home of the bent-eight, boasting an AMG-designed and developed 6.3-litre V8 petrol engine.
Developing peak output of 336kW at an enthusiastic 6,800rpm and maximum torque of 600Nm, the C 63 AMG accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.
Power is left in the more than capabale hands of AMG's Speedshift Plus 7-Tronic transmission, equipped with steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and an automatic throttle blipper for rapid downshifts.
Driving agility is enhanced with AMG speed-sensitive sports steering and the new, 3-stage ESP, along with specially-developed AMG sports suspension components and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels.
Distinguishing the AMG deviation from the standard C-Class is a new bonnet with power domes, the distinctive AMG radiator grille, flared front wings, the AMG rear apron with a black diffuser insert, the AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes and the AMG spoiler lip.
The new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Saloon begins at $139,500.