2008 saw the Mercedez-Benz C 63 AMG hit Australian shores and today the German company announced that it had sold over 1,000 of the highly tuned V8 sport sedans and estates.
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The record currently stands at 1,006 sedans and 32 estates, put together they make the C 63 the best selling AMG model in Australia to date. The success has also helped put Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific into fourth place worldwide (by volume) for global AMG sales.

Despite stock shortages, last year Mercedes-Benz grow its AMG sales by 8 per cent, helped along by the limited edition “Edition 63” C 63 sedans and estates (built for Australia only).

The Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mr Horst von Sanden said “So far in 2010 we have posted a 22 percent increase in sales, with the all-new E 63 AMG already having sold more than 100 units and the C 63 AMG is on track for more 600 units. We have convincingly established the C63 as the ultimate prestige sports sedan in Australia by outselling our nearest rival by 66 percent in 2009 and 131 percent in 2010."

The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG manages 336kW at 6,800rpm and maximum torque of 600Nm. It will sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. The German sports car is directly pitched against the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Lexus IS-F.

“I sometimes think that AMG stands for ‘Australian Market Growth’,” concluded von Sanden.”