By Otsile Kadiege
The new Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance is a real gamechanger in the 55-year history of AMG. With know-how from Formula 1, it brings state-of-the-art technologies from motorsport to the road. The potent newcomer recently received the “F1 Edition” package which boosts the C 63S E Performance‘s styling with unique exterior and interior trims, accents, materials and styling packages.
F1 Edition exterior styling
On the outside, the F1 Edition adds an exclusive Manufaktur alpine grey uni paint finish which is combined with foiling on the vehicle flanks consisting of the AMG logo and colour gradient from grey to black. It also adds red trim lines on the sides and front and rear aprons, matt black 20-inch AMG forged wheels in a 5-twin-spoke design with red rim flanges inspired by the wheels of the Official FIA F1 Medical Car from Mercedes-AMG.
It’s also fitted with the AMG Aerodynamics Package which includes aerodynamic elements like a larger front splitter, the spoiler lip on the boot lid (Saloon only), the redesigned trim on the side members and the additional diffuser board.
The AMG Night Package I and the AMG Night Package II also enhance the motorsport appearance of the “F1 Edition”. The front splitter, the trim elements in the front wings, the outside mirror housings, the beltline trim strip and the window surrounds are all finished in high-gloss black. In addition, the radiator grille louvres, the trim strip in the rear apron, the twin tailpipe trims of the AMG exhaust system and the model badge on the boot lid are all finished in black chrome. The AMG fuel filler cap in silver chrome with “AMG” lettering also emphasises the special status of the edition.
To protect the valuable vehicle, each customer receives a customised AMG Indoor Car Cover with F1 logo. With its breathable outer panelling made of tear-resistant synthetic fibre fabric and antistatic inner fabric made of flannel, it protects the vehicle in the garage from dust and scratches.
F1 Edition interior styling
Inside, the “F1 Edition” interior is characterised by the contrast of black and red. The AMG Performance seats are particularly refined with upholstery in Exclusive black nappa leather with red decorative top-stitching and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. They follow the sporty look just like the seat belts in red and the exclusive AMG carbon trim elements with red thread. The AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather / Dinamica microfibre with red decorative top-stitching and the AMG door sill trims with red illuminated “AMG” lettering are a perfect match. The finishing touches are the exclusive Edition badge in the interior and specific AMG floor mats with red decorative top-stitching and F1 logo.
The “F1 Edition” is available for the Saloon, which is manufactured in SA, and Estate for one year from the start of sales. Mercedes-Benz SA are yet to confirm local availability and pricing.
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