“Perfected driving dynamics and expressive design underscore the powerful, muscular character of this rear-wheel drive icon.”Tobias Moers, CEO, Mercedes-AMG GmbH
AMG TRACK PACE provides an expanded and more precise scope of functions and acts as a virtual race engineer for recording data when driving on race tracks. AMG TRACK PACE is part of the optional COMAND Online infotainment system. If this function is enabled, over 80 vehicle-specific sets of data (e.g. speed, acceleration) are recorded ten times per second while driving on a race track. There are displays for lap and sector times as well as the respective difference for a reference time. Because specific display elements are shown in green or red, the driver is able to see at a glance without reading numbers whether he/she is currently faster or slower than the best time.
After putting in some fast laps, the driver can use the data to analyze and, if necessary, improve his/her driving skills. In addition, acceleration and deceleration values (e.g. 0-100 km/h, ¼ mile, 100-0 km/h) can be measured and saved. Thanks to a newly developed algorithm, which determines the vehicle position as precisely as possible, AMG TRACK PACE even detects when the circuit is left or shortened by using data from the GPS as well as the vehicle’s sensors (acceleration, gyroscope, steering angle, wheel speeds).
The data are displayed on the multimedia display, in the instrument cluster, and on the head-up display. Known race tracks such as Nürburgring or Spa Francorchamps come pre-loaded in the system. It is also possible to record new circuits. The map display can be switched from 2D to 3D and updated online.
The distinct sound of the AMG V8 adds to the driving experience. The C 63 comes with an AMG exhaust system with a variable flap as standard. It is instantly map-controlled depending on the drive program, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. The engine sound varies accordingly between discreet/suitable for long-distance driving, and robust/viscerally appealing. An AMG Performance Exhaust System with three selectable exhaust flaps is optionally available for both engine variants, giving the driver an even wider range of sounds. All exhaust systems have been designed to comply with all statutory noise limits, no matter the flap position.
New interior options include AMG trim in carbon fibre and AMG trim in matte silver fibreglass are also available. The operating system of the C 63 is versatile and flexible, whether accessing it via touchpad and Controller, Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel, or voice entry. All options are aimed at enabling the control tasks to be carried out as quickly and conveniently as possible. It is available with an optional fully digital instrument cluster with a 31.2-centimetre (12.3-inch) screen which brings the vehicle functions to life with three AMG-specific display styles: “Classic”, “Sporty” or “Supersport”.