Spotted development cars show the minor aesthetic changes due; S-Class tech predicted to trickle down into cabin

Mercedes-AMG will update its C63 and C63 coupé models for 2018 with improved cabin technology and small aesthetic changes - as shown by test cars spotted in public this week.

The C63 saloon and two-door models both share a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine. The unit currently outputs 469bhp in its entry form, but a small increase may be offered with the facelift.

The current S model is good for 503bhp but other cars in the AMG range far exceed that, such as the 563bhp E63, illustrating the breadth of performance the unit can offer.

Minor changes are due for both models' exteriors, with refreshed bumper designs featuring different intakes and a new grille the clearest differences. There will also be adjustments to the car's day running lights - as shown by the camouflage.

The main adjustments for 2018, however, will be found inside. More autonomous features that have trickled down from the S-Class will enable improved adaptive cruise control and Lane Keeping Assist features, while the latest infotainment system with a rotary control and touchpad will be integrated.

Mercedes-AMG has remained tight-lipped about when the new C63 pair will land, but the regular C-Class facelift is expected to land at the Geneva motor show in March. The AMG versions are therefore predicted to arrive later in spring.

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22 August 2017
More autonomous features. How exciting.

23 August 2017

It's hard to drive these days without some assistance, as every second person seems to be after:

a. Your licence

b. Your money through fines.

now you can have 90's supercar performance in you hatch for £400 a month, I think letting the car drive is becoming very attractive as a protection from an increasingly monitored existence. Assisted cruise and speed limiters are extremely useful. I'd like one that limits your speed by the sat nav speed limit, that can be switched off of course. Could be a licence saver in many instances.

i'm not sure whether 503bhp is fun or a liability.

i'm now going to sit under the table in my tinfoil hat.

Spanner

23 August 2017

Small potatoes.Hopefully the big change will come in the next gen when it gets the 4Matic + system so you can get all that great power down.Until then I will have to be content with a GLS63S!

Madmac

23 August 2017

I meantGLC63S!

Madmac

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