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      02-26-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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C63 from $53,800

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Mercedes-Benz's all-new C63 AMG is intended to go head-to-head with BMW's M3 sedan, and the car's pricing will reflect that rivalry. Mercedes has announced that the C63 will sticker from $53,800 the same base price as the BMW M3 sedan.

To compete with the M3, the C63 features large performance-oriented tires and wheels, an aggressive bodykit, a much sportier interior, and suspension and chassis improvements.

The sprint to 62 mph takes a scant 4.5 seconds according to Mercedes and that's likely a conservative estimate: real world acceleration is typically even quicker than claimed times.

Unlike the M3's small displacement V8, the C63 uses a big 6.2L V8. The C63's powerplant is good for 443 lb-ft of torque and 457 horsepower. The torque curve of the engine is just as impressive as its output: from 2000 to 6250 rpm the driver always has more than 360 pound-feet on tap ideal for powerful acceleration in any engine speed range.

A new seven-speed AMG automatic transmission with paddle shifting provides a wide range of driving modes. The different modes are "S" (Sport), " C" (Comfort) and "M" (Manual). Gearshifts in "S" mode are around 30 percent faster than in "C", and no less than around 50 percent faster in "M" mode.

With that amount of performance on tap, and a price to match the M3, Mercedes looks to steal at least a few sales away from its cross-country rival.
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That's the base price--but remember, the options are pricey. From what I remember the P2 pkg is mandatory with the c63--about $2800. I just withdrew from the waiting list at a local dealer. There's not a day where I don't love getting into my M3. Hope to have the same feeling with the new gen coupe.
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Damn!!! I just cancelled my M3 order.
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Damn!!! I just cancelled my M3 order.
Total winnner!
Seriously! The C63 is a beast, and this price will just help it even more to sell.
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      02-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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Wow, that price is impressive. I was under the impression that the C63 does come with more options standard than the M3.
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Wow, that price is impressive. I was under the impression that the C63 does come with more options standard than the M3.
True, I believe it does... pretty much only one option I think, which is the premium option which comes with everything. The performace option, sadly, won't be available till '09 (comes with multi spoke 19s, LSD, ect.), so I guess a loaded car will come to around 60k, which is exactly what my S5 is gonna cost. I may have to take a look at this car.
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Official C63 price $53,800 per LLnews

competitive but would rather have an M3.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/mercedes...amg-sedan.html
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C63 price released today!!!

Starting at only $54625, this is a very good price if you ask me, but I am still going for M3.

http://www.mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=232361
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sorry dude, I beat you by 1min...
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competitive but would rather have an M3.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/mercedes...amg-sedan.html
Wonder if it will have C350 seat bottoms?

Also, I read somewhere that starting next year in the US model names referring to engine size would have to be accurate. Wonder if it will change to C62 next year?
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      02-26-2008, 03:59 PM   #12
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That's a pretty competitive price. I though it was going to be much more expensive. I guess MB really want "the crown"
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Wonder if it will have C350 seat bottoms?
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True, I believe it does... pretty much only one option I think, which is the premium option which comes with everything. The performace option, sadly, won't be available till '09 (comes with multi spoke 19s, LSD, ect.), so I guess a loaded car will come to around 60k, which is exactly what my S5 is gonna cost. I may have to take a look at this car.
Yep, I think you are absolutely right about the performance package. It will definitely be worth taking a look at. I called my dealer as soon as I heard the news about the price, lol.

One advantage it seems, is that those who were wanting to go the M-DCT route, won't have to wait for the transmission, and won't have to pay extra for it with the Merc. Though, the Mercedes auto and M-DCT are QUITE different transmissions.
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Here are the options:

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Premium 2 Package:
Bi-Xenon Headlamps
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Multimedia Package:
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Wonder if it will have C350 seat bottoms?

Also, I read somewhere that starting next year in the US model names referring to engine size would have to be accurate. Wonder if it will change to C62 next year?
lol, so true about the seat bottoms. Though, I think the 328i/335i sport seat bottoms don't look too bad with the US ///M seats.

Here is a picture of the "alleged" Merc seats.
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Is it confirmed no Sport pack till 09? No LSD?
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lol, so true about the seat bottoms. Though, I think the 328i/335i sport seat bottoms don't look too bad with the US ///M seats.

Here is a picture of the "alleged" Merc seats.
there very chunky like you would find in a suv
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there very chunky like you would find in a suv


I don't know, they look pretty sporty/comfortable to me. At least they're different?
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Thats a very good price. I thought it would be way over the M3.
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Yes... I went to the MB dealer like 20 min ago. I am considering getting the C63 instead now... it is gonna be one heck of a car.
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      02-26-2008, 07:06 PM   #22
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Yes... I went to the MB dealer like 20 min ago. I am considering getting the C63 instead now... it is gonna be one heck of a car.
It truly is. I was anxiously waiting for the C63 price to be announced. Even though I was seriously considering the M3, after I got the Dinan flash I just realized that in terms of power, there wouldn't be a large enough difference between my 335i and the M3.
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