- Bespoke paint color and sticker pack
- Inspired by the F1 medical car
- No extra grunt.
- 63 sedans are coming to Australia.
Australia will have a limited allocation of 63 C63 AMG F1 Edition sedans, so contact your dealer early to reserve one.
Max Verstappen may have secured the 2022 and ’23 Formula One driver’s titles, but Red Bull doesn’t make road cars – however, Mercedes-AMG does.
To commemorate the brand’s involvement in the F1 championship, AMG has produced a limited F1 edition of the 2023 C63 SE performance sedan and wagon. There’s no extra power, but unique paint, wheel details and an aero package are standard.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed for any of the C63 SE Performance variants, but the new hybrid four-cylinder C-Class flagship is rumored to command over $200,000 on the road. Expect the F1 edition to still be expensive.
What does the C63 F1 Edition get?
The C63 SE Performance F1 Edition retains the same output: 500kW of power and 1020Nm of torque.
In case you missed it, that grunt no longer comes from a woofly twin-turbo V8, but from an enlarged four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motors. A brisk 0-100 km/h sprint of 3.4 seconds and drift mode should go some way to make up for the V8’s lack of power.
Scroll horizontally to see how the C 63 SE performs against the Audi RS4, BMW M3 and its V8 predecessor
|W206 C63 SE Performance||W205 C63 S Sedan||Audi RS4 Avant||BMW M3 Competition xDrive|
|engine||2.0-liter 4cyl turbo + electric motor||4.0 liter V8 twin turbo||2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo||3.0-liter inline-6 twin-turbo|
|power||500kW (combined)||375kW @ 5500-6250rpm||331kW @ 5700-6700rpm||375kW @ 6250rpm|
|Torque||1020Nm (combined)||700Nm @ 2000-4500rpm||600Nm @ 1900-5000rpm||650Nm @ 2750-5500rpm|
|The weight||2036 kg||1745 kg||1715 kg||1855 kg|
|0-100 kmph||3.4 seconds||4.0 seconds||4.1 seconds||3.5 seconds|
The F1 Edition is made up of visual changes rather than mechanical ones. On the outside, you’ll only be able to get it in Alpine Gray matte paint from the brand’s ‘Manufaktur’ range.
A gradient decal fades to black at the bottom, flanked by subtle AMG logos. The five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels are surrounded by red piping to complement the front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and door handles with the same color accents.
Mercedes-AMG says the F1 Edition is inspired in its design by the official F1 medical car, currently the AMG GT four-door.
Some performance enhancements have been made, namely the inclusion of the AMG Aerodynamics Pack bringing a more prominent front splitter, wider side skirts and a rear lip spoiler.
The AMG Night Package – a Black Pack to you or me – finishes trim elements such as the grille, window surrounds and mirror caps in gloss black instead of chrome.
|C63 SE Performance F1 Edition Features|
|20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with red piping|
|AMG Aerodynamics Package|
|AMG Night Package I and II|
|Black nappa leather upholstery with contrast red stitching|
|Red seat belt|
|Carbon trim with red thread|
|11.9 inch MBUX touch screen|
|Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto|
|Installed AMG car cover|
Inside the C63 F1 Edition
The cabin treatment, like the exterior, is all about black and red. Black nappa leather upholstery has red contrast stitching and piping.
Even the carbon trim inserts get red threads, and the seatbelts get colorful accents. The AMG Performance steering wheel is appointed in AMG’s Dinamica suedecloth material.
Aside from these changes, the F1 Edition shares its hardware and software with the regular C63 SE Performance. 11.9-inch MBUX touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital driver’s display.
Mercedes-AMG Australia has allocated 63 cars for Australia, although unlike overseas they will be exclusively sedans.
Pricing is yet to be confirmed, though We expect the C63 S F1 Edition to cost more than $200k on the road. in Australia.