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Ingolstadt/Ponta Delgada, February 7, 2020 – Roads considered challenging enough to be a test of mettle for thoroughbred competition cars on the Azores rally have been chosen to provide a baptism of fire for the quattro system underpinning the all-new Audi A3. Journalists have been able to assess the dynamic capabilities of all-wheel-drive versions of the advanced new compact hatchback on these roads, which snake around the island of São Miguel in Portugal’s Azores archipelago, ahead of the car’s world public debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
Pure emotion: the original thought In a place where volcanoes once created a whole chain of islands and where there is a high level of volcanic activity, Audi is demonstrating the core of its DNA: quattro drive. The all-wheel drive system fittingly makes its first appearance in one of the most emotive versions of the fourth generation A3, and represents the latest stage in the evolution of this successful technology, which in Audi models with transverse engine installations is based around an electro-hydraulic multi‑plate clutch.
Managed by precisely tuned software, the system not only maximises stability, grip, and driving pleasure, but is also extremely efficient. Supported by the adaptive suspension and the progressive steering, it delivers composed, surefooted and incisive driving characteristics that impress over tight winding roads and varied mountain and valley stretches in particular.
Intelligent regulation: the quattro drive in detail The clutch is located at the end of the prop shaft, in front of the rear axle differential – a position that benefits the axle load distribution in particular. Inside is a package of plates that operate in an oil bath. Its metal friction rings are arranged behind one another in pairs – one ring of each pair is rigidly meshed with the clutch housing, which rotates with the prop shaft; the other ring is meshed with the short output shaft to the rear axle differential.
Audi tailored the electronic torque distribution control specifically to suit the new A3 and integrated it in the Audi drive select dynamic handling system. It takes the data of the suspension sensors into account and detects not only the driving conditions and road properties but also the driving style. The control unit uses this data as a basis to calculate a torque distribution that provides optimum efficiency and passes the value on to the clutch. This is particularly efficient.
The all-wheel drive distributes the torque with full variability between the front and rear axles. During normal driving operation, the majority of the engine’s power is transmitted to the front wheels. When driving off or when the front axle has little traction, the clutch diverts the torque at lightning speed: In this case, an electric axial-piston pump is activated, which applies up to 44 bar of hydraulic pressure to the clutch plates. The more the clutch plates are pressed together by this pump, the more drive torque is transmitted to the rear axle – the maximum is 100 percent. The clutch can already transmit part of the torque to the rear axle when the driver begins to make quicker turns of the steering wheel during more challenging driving. As soon as the driver accelerates, the torque presses the A3 into the corner. During load changes, the distribution of torque allows precise turning into the bend, which further increases driving dynamics.
Full control: the Electronic Stabilisation Control The wheel-selective torque control, a software function of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC), perfectly complements the latest quattro system. When the new Audi A3 negotiates a corner at high speed, the program applies the brakes slightly to the two wheels on the inside of the bend. The difference in drive forces on both axles turns the car into the bend, allowing it to follow the steering angle precisely. This makes the handling even more agile, fluid, and safe.
The perceived response of the quattro drive is also changed in the three functional modes of the ESC. This allows the traction and driving stability to be adapted to the driver’s request. If the ESC has to regulate, its adjustments are gentle and virtually imperceptible. Maximum power transmission is ensured in ESC ON mode. This means that acceleration is safe and stable and performed with as little wheel slip as possible. By selecting Sport mode, the driver can drift on surfaces with a low coefficient of friction, such as snow, in a controlled, safe manner. The greater wheel slip in this case provides increased driving pleasure. In ESC OFF mode, the amount of possible wheel slip is virtually unlimited.
Variable in every situation: the progressive steering Due to their design, conventional steering systems always require a compromise between directness and comfort. The electromechanical progressive steering that will be a feature of more performance-oriented versions of the new Audi A3 solves this conflict. Its toothed rack and pinion have a special shape and toothing. This results in different gear ratios depending on the steering angle. When the steering wheel is turned quickly during faster driving, it is smaller and the steering is very direct. This decreases the steering effort in urban traffic and while manoeuvring and increases the level of comfort considerably.
On twisting roads, the progressive steering facilitates an even more spirited driving style. The steering wheel has to be turned just 2.5 times between locks; the steering ratio in the centre position is 14.3:1. The power assistance is in perfect harmony with this character and adapts to the driving speed. At low speeds, it is higher in order to enable easier manoeuvrability; as the speed increases, the power assistance is decreased continuously. This allows the driver to experience reassuringly weighty steering feel even when driving at high speed on the motorway.
The progressive steering is equipped with a highly efficient electromechanical drive that supplies power only when it is needed. It works together closely with various assist systems, such as the adaptive cruise assist, the collision avoidance assist, and the park assist.
New damper technology in the compact model: the adaptive suspension Comfortably soft or sporty and taut? Both are possible with the suspension with adaptive damper control which will be available for selected models in the new range. Three damper settings ensure that the driver can experience the spread of the driving characteristics and enjoy particularly agile handling. Sensors measure the vertical acceleration of the body structure and the relative movement of the individual wheels in relation to it. The control unit processes its signal in a matter of milliseconds and continually adapts each damper to the condition of the road, the driving situation and the driver’s requests. The dampers include electromagnetically actuated valves that can be regulated extremely quickly and in a highly energy-efficient way. Depending on their position, they allow the hydraulic fluid to flow faster or slower, which changes the characteristics of the dampers between a soft setting for long distance ride pliancy and a firmer footing for faster A and B-road driving.
The driver can switch the basic damper settings between the three modes comfort, auto and dynamic in the Audi drive select system, which will be a standard feature of the majority of models in the new A3 range. Overall, Audi drive select offers a total of five modes – comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency, and individual – accessed via a physical button located near the gearshift or selector lever. If the driver selects the “individual” setting, they can freely specify their personal preferences to a great extent.
As well as the damper control, Audi drive select can also influence the operating characteristics of the throttle, steering and, where fitted, the S tronic transmission and quattro drive. Its setting also impacts on comfort and safety systems including the automatic air conditioning, matrix LED headlights, seat belt tensioners and adaptive cruise control, where these are fitted.
보디의 상당 부분을 카본 파이버로 이뤄진 파츠로 무장해 무게를 줄이는 동시에 공력 특성을 강화했고 엔진은 M3/M4와 같은 계열인 직렬 6기통 트윈 터보로 450마력까지 냅니다. M2 콤패티션보다 40마력 정도 높은데 이보다는 특성이 더 날카롭다는 것에 주목할 필요가 있어요.
The arrival of the new BMW M2 CS heralds BMW M GmbH's first ever foray into the premium compact segment with its prestigious and overtly sporty portfolio of limitedrun special-edition models. The exclusive BMW M2 CS is positioned one rung up the performance ladder from the BMW M2 Competition and will build on the success already achieved by the BMW M3 CS and BMW M4 CS models. This Immensely capable car also serves as a basis for the BMW M2 CS Racing model, BMW M Motorsport's new entry point to amateur racing and the new Clubsport segment from the 2020 season.
The BMW M2 CS has an even sharper look about it than the BMW M2 Competition and blends outstanding track performance with unrestricted everyday usability to create a four-seater sports car of exceptional appeal. The BMW M2 CS sets new, class-leading standards for acceleration, handling dynamics, precision and agility, making it the perfect choice for fans of high-calibre high-performance cars. The new gateway into the world of BMW M GmbH products will also stir the emotions of a younger target audience. Prices for the BMW M2 CS start at €95,000.
"The joint development of the BMW M2 CS and BMW M2 CS Racing underscores the close links between BMW Motorsport and BMW M GmbH," explains Markus Flasch, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH. "Our skillsets converge at the midway point between high-performance cars for the road and all-out racing machines - i.e. in the expanding Clubsport segment. We're covering this niche with the Clubsport variant of the BMW M2 CS Racing and will be working in a similar direction with future special-edition models from BMW M."
BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt adds: "The BMW Motorsport engineers have worked closely with their colleagues at BMW M GmbH in taking the ideal basis provided by the BMW M2 CS and adopting much of the knowledge gained in the development of the BMW M4 GT4. As a result, they have raised the bar in the entry-level class of race competition to a new high with the M4 GT4's smaller brother, the BMW M2 CS Racing. I have no doubt we'll be able to build on the success achieved so far by BMW M customer racing cars with this new model."
BMW M GmbH has used an array of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components to give the limited-run special-edition BMW M2 CS an extremely sporty appearance that vividly conveys its exceptional agility and dynamism before a wheel has turned. The output of the twin-turbocharged straight-six engine has increased to 331 kW (450 hp) - up 29 kW (40 hp) on the BMW M2 Competition - while the Adaptive M suspension hitherto reserved for the M4 models and the Michelin Cup tyres transfer this immense power to track and road alike to optimum effect. Commensurate levels of stopping power are provided by the standard M Sport brakes with red-painted callipers or optional M Carbon ceramic brakes.
The BMW M2 CS delivers instant visual confirmation of its sporting credentials, its stylistic modifications clearly distinguishing it from the BMW M2 Competition. The design team at BMW M GmbH focused in particular on the use of carbon fibre, a material that stirs the emotions and creates a strong link to racing cars through the intelligent lightweight design and exceptional body strength it promotes.
New bonnet and roof made from carbon fibre
A new CFRP bonnet, created specially for the BMW M2 CS, complements the BMW M2 premiere of a roof also made entirely from carbon fibre. The bonnet of the BMW M2 Competition has been modified to include an eye-catching central air vent in High-gloss Black towards its leading edge. The new design increases the car's downforce over the front wheels and also aids engine cooling. The bonnet's weight, meanwhile, has been halved. The new roof, with its sandwich design, makes the body more rigid and appears to have been cut from the same mould as the rest of the car; no trim strips are needed, meaning no visible joins either. This has the additional effect of enhancing acoustics, both inside and outside the car. And dispensing with the customary roof bows and insulation also saves weight. Together with the lighter bonnet, this serves to lower the vehicle's centre of gravity, resulting in even better driving dynamics.
Front splitter, Gurney and rear diffuser optimise aerodynamics
The new front splitter located south of the front apron, the Gurney spoiler lip on the boot lid and the rear diffuser are all made from exposed carbon fibre, giving them a striking appearance. Inspired by aerodynamic components used in racing cars, this trio of add-ons gives the M2 CS greater downforce and channels the air flowing around and underneath the body to optimise aerodynamics. The carbon-fibre caps of the streamlined M twin-stalk exterior mirrors round off the CFRP elements in the M2 CS. Bringing the car's design to a stunning conclusion is the redesigned dual-branch exhaust system with its quartet of stainless-steel tailpipes, M logo and M2 CS badge. The Misano Blue metallic paint finish is exclusive to the new BMW M2 CS.
The new BMW M2 CS extends a family lineage established by the BMW M3 CS and BMW M4 CS. It has been engineered for the express purpose of delivering scintillating track performance, but without falling short of the mark in everyday road use. The BMW M2 Competition's top-class agility, driving feel, handling stability, steering precision and controllability at the limit have been elevated another notch to make the BMW M2 CS a sports car of indisputable authenticity.
Adaptive M suspension and M Sport brakes fitted as standard
Underpinning the sensational driving dynamics of the BMW M2 CS are the standard-fitted Adaptive M suspension and M Sport brakes designed with the help of the motor-racing know-how. Formerly the preserve of the M4 models, Adaptive M suspension gives drivers the choice of Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes, each of which alters the damper settings. Comfort mode offers excellent ride comfort in everyday urban driving, Sport lends itself to powering along country roads, and drivers taking their BMW M2 CS out on a track will want to select Sport+; the firmest chassis setup minimises body movement and maximises dynamic performance. The Electric Power Steering with M-specific characteristics - which controls power assistance electronically according to the car's speed and the Drivelogic settings selected - allows the driver to adapt the level of power assistance to suit their personal preferences and is also adjusted in line with the three suspension modes. The M Sport brakes also benefit from the motor racing experience of BMW M GmbH. Compared with the M compound brakes featured on the BMW M2 Competition, the brake discs are larger (front: diameter 400 mm, rear: diameter 380 mm) and the brake callipers - painted in a bold red colour - have also been upgraded (front: six-piston fixed callipers, rear: four-piston fixed callipers). This highly capable system delivers exceptional braking performance with outstanding stopping power in all conditions, plus excellent fade resistance and thermal stability. The BMW M2 CS is also available with the option of M Carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston callipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear. These are lighter, can withstand the sorts of extreme loads exerted during track use and are longer lasting too.
The CFRP high-precision strut brace employed in the M2 CS has already seen action in the BMW M2 Competition. This single-piece carbon-fibre component weighs a mere 1.5 kg and combines with the tower-to-bulkhead strut to give the car's front end a high level of stiffness. This, in turn, has a positive impact on turn-in response and steering precision. The front and rear axles have a lightweight aluminium construction and transfer forces laterally by means of ball joints with zero play for high-precision wheel location. Specially designed elastomeric bearings in the torque arms result in direct longitudinal transmission of the chassis forces, which also ensures the desired level of ride comfort. All of the five-link rear axle's control arms and wheel carriers are made from forged aluminium. The rear-axle subframe, with its lightweight steel construction, also has a rigid bolted connection to the body without any flexible rubber elements. Typically used in racing cars, this type of mounting further improves wheel location and directional stability.
Active M Differential and specially tuned DSC
The electronics of the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system govern the car's handling with fingertip sensitivity, generate excellent grip when driving in wet or slippery conditions and prevent an abrupt breakaway of traction middrift. The DSC is aided in its task by the Active M Differential, an electronically controlled multi-plate locking mechanism that enhances traction and handling stability with unbeatable precision and speed. The locking effect can be varied between 0 and 100 per cent, depending on the driving situation, and factors in steering angle, accelerator pedal position, brake pressure, engine torque, wheel speeds and yaw rate. By analysing the situation in this way, the control unit can detect an imminent loss of traction on one side and calculate the ideal degree of lock, which is then applied using an electric motor. It takes just 150 milliseconds to generate maximum locking torque of 2,500 Newton metres (1,843 lb-ft). This serves to prevent wheel spin even in extreme conditions on slippery surfaces or when one rear wheel has far less grip than the other.
The Active M Differential can even intervene proactively in certain situations. When pulling away on slippery road surfaces, for example, a certain percentage of lock is engaged before a wheel can start to spin, ensuring that both wheels build up identical amounts of slip at the same time. And in high-speed corners, the levels of lateral acceleration and drive torque dictate the degree of the lock required to stop an unloaded inside wheel from turning too fast. The differential's permanent and continuously variable control also results in sharper agility, elimination of understeer at corner entry and superior directional stability during braking and load changes.
M Dynamic Mode (MDM) is a DSC sub-function that can be selected as required to allow a greater degree of wheel slip. This can be beneficial in certain situations, such as high-speed track driving. It pushes back the intervention points for the DSC system's various stabilising measures, giving drivers extra leeway to explore the car's dynamic limits. Increasing wheel slip enhances traction, which then helps to propel the car down the road with extra assurance. More significant oversteer and understeer are possible, as are moderate, controlled drifts. However, drivers can still depend on the array of DSC driving safety aids to intervene in critical situations.
19-inch wheels with Cup tyres
The BMW M2 CS rides on 19-inch Y-spoke forged wheels in a High-gloss Black finish. Here again, the M GmbH engineers have applied the principles of systematic lightweight design. As a result, the 9J x 19 wheels at the front weigh just 9 kilograms, while the 10J x 19 items at the rear add less than 10 kilograms. This keeps unsprung masses low and is another factor in the extraordinarily dynamic potency of the M2 CS. The wheels can also be specified in an optional matt gold shade. The front wheels are shod with 245/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres that have been specially matched to the M2 CS and offer the ultimate in lateral control, directional stability, steering feel and steering precision, while the 265/35 ZR 19 tyres at the rear optimise traction, lateral control and directional stability. Customers intending to use their M2 CS mainly for everyday driving can select the no-cost option of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres, which generate more grip on wet roads than the Cup items.
The twin-turbocharged six-cylinder in-line engine in the BMW M2 CS is derived from the unit fitted in the BMW M4 Competition Coupe and offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand, it has an extraordinary appetite for revs for a turbocharged engine, plus linear power build-up over a wide rpm band and a distinctive soundtrack. And M TwinPower Turbo technology keeps peak torque on tap across a wide engine speed range. But the engine will also put a smile on the driver's face with its exemplary efficiency.
The straight-six generates maximum output of 331 kW (450 hp) at 6,250 rpm, 29 kW (40 hp) more than the BMW M2 Competition. Peak torque of 550 Newton metres (405 lb-ft) is on tap between 2,350 and 5,500 rpm. This enables the BMW M2 CS to race to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in just 4.0 seconds when equipped with the optional seven-speed M doubleclutch transmission (M DCT). The same sprint takes 4.2 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox. The top speed of the special-edition model, which comes complete with the M Driver's Package, is an electronically governed 280 km/h (174 mph). Manual models achieve combined fuel consumption figures of 10.4 - 10.2 l/100 km [27.2 - 27.7 mpg imp) and combined CO2 emissions of 238 - 233 g/km. Cars fitted with the M DCT transmission burn just 9.6 - 9.4 l/100 km [29.4 - 30.1 mpg imp) on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 219 - 214 g/km. The petrol particulate filter fitted in the BMW M2 CS in the relevant EU countries further reduces particulate emissions.
Instantaneous response thanks to M TwinPower Turbo technology
The package of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprises two fastresponse mono-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection direct petrol injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-VANOS fully variable camshaft timing. The variable valve and camshaft timing combine to enable continuous adjustment of intake valve lift as required. This allows the engine to build up its power to optimum effect while also responding at lightning speed to the drivers' inputs. At the same time, fuel consumption and exhaust emissions are reduced. The six-cylinder engine's crankcase is remarkably rigid thanks to its closed-deck construction, paving the way for higher cylinder pressures and improved power output. Cylinder walls with a wire-arc sprayed coating instead of liners help to keep the weight of the engine down.
Racing car experience to the fore
The level of performance offered by cars such as the BMW M2 CS places specific demands on engine oil supply during track use. This is an area where BMW M GmbH's many years of motor racing experience come into play. The oil sump, for instance, has an additional cover to restrict the lubricant's movement under the high lateral forces exerted during sharp changes in direction. There is also an extra oil scavenge pump and a sophisticated oil return system near the turbocharger to keep the oil circuit functioning smoothly under extreme acceleration and braking. This ensures a reliable supply of oil for every engine component under all circumstances - from everyday road use through to maximum attack on the track.
The BMW M2 CS makes allowance for the greater quantities of cooling air required by the engine with measures such a CFRP bonnet featuring design modifications over the BMW M2 Competition's. Incorporating an air vent, for example, helps to dissipate hot air more effectively. The BMW M2 CS has retained its sibling's large kidney grille and large air intakes in the front apron to optimise the flow of air through the car's front end. The track-tested cooling system originates from the BMW M4 with Competition Package and comprises a central radiator plus two radiators at the sides, along with an additional engine oil cooler. Models specified with the optional seven-speed M DCT also benefit from a separate transmission oil cooler. This sophisticated system ensures that optimum operating temperatures are maintained at all times, not only in everyday road use and on short urban journeys, but also during outings on the track.
Dual-branch exhaust system with two electrically controlled flaps
Offering even greater aesthetic and aural appeal than in the BMW M2 Competition, the exhaust system has a dual-branch design and concludes in a familiar quartet of tailpipes, each bearing the M logo. Two electrically controlled flaps ensure the BMW M2 CS emits a sound worthy of a BMW M model. The M Engine Dynamics Control function with direct selection buttons in the centre console allows drivers to vary the engine note further through their driving mode selection.
Choice of two transmissions
The BMW M2 CS is the first CS model from BMW to be fitted as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, thereby catering to the often-expressed penchant of the M2's target clientele for a good stickshift. Standout characteristics include its compact construction and low weight, while carbon friction linings for smoother shifting also feature. Shift comfort is further improved by the gearbox's engagement speed control, which automatically blips the throttle when changing down and lowers the engine revs when changing up. This also gives the car extra stability when pushed hard on the track. Engagement speed control is deactivated when DSC is switched off.
Customers can also specify the optional seven-speed M double-clutch transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic. DCT consists of two sub-transmissions (each with its own clutch), allowing both extremely fast gear changes without any interruption in power flow and silky smooth shifting, depending on the selected setting. The gear changes can be performed either automatically or manually by the driver using the gearshift lever on the centre console or the shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel. In both automatic and manual modes, the Drivelogic function gives the driver the choice of three preconfigured settings: EFFICIENT, SPORT and SPORT+. In automatic mode these alter shift timing, shift speed and the automatic blip of the throttle on downshifts.
The manual mode settings only affect the speed of gear shifts, with the timing determined by the driver. The system is able to predict the driver's next gear selection based on rev speed, accelerator pedal position, acceleration and the chosen setting, allowing it to engage the next gear before the shift paddle has even been operated. At this point, one clutch is simply disengaged and the other engaged to complete the gear change with lightning speed.
The cabin of the BMW M2 CS blends an exclusive, authentic aesthetic with the sporty looks and feel of fine Alcantara and innovative lightweight design. Its centre console is made entirely of lightweight carbon fibre, producing a weight saving of more than 50 per cent over the standard car's. CFRP has also been used for the door pulls and door panel trim.
On their way into the BMW M2 CS, drivers are welcomed by a door sill plate with M2 CS badging before settling into the same lightweight M Sport seat fitted in the BMW M4 CS - an ergonomic and stylistic masterpiece of its kind. The seat's bucket-style design takes its inspiration directly from motor racing and guarantees optimum lateral support even when the driver is pushing the limits on the race track. The seat backrests are upholstered in Merino leather and Alcantara, their red contrast stitching also gracing the armrests, the centre console and the door and side panel trim. The front seats' integral head restraints feature BMW M stripes, while the backrests sport CS badging. CSspecific red contrast stitching appears again on the Merino leather rear seats.
M Sport steering wheel with Alcantara covering and centre marker
The optional M Sport steering wheel with exclusive Alcantara covering injects another shot of authentic racing flair into the cabin. It has a red centre marker to make racing drivers feel at home, and offers unbeatable grip in all driving situations. The distinctive M2 CS badging in the instrument cluster can be clearly seen through the M Sport steering wheel. Fine Alcantara also adorns the centre-console armrest and an interior trim strip on the instrument panel. The trim strip's large red CS logo clearly identifies this as the new rangetopping car in the BMW M2 line-up - one that cuts a dashing figure both on the track and in day-to-day road driving.
이 모델을 보니 이제 거의 벤츠의 개혁이 끝나가는군요. 물론 가장 핵심인 E클래스의 신형이 남아있지만 말이죠. 이번 C클래스 쿠페의 디자인도 S클래스 쿠페의 축소판입니다. 당연히 C63도 그대로 따랐고요. 전체적으로 이전보다 살짝 커졌지만 무게는 오히려 더 가볍다고 합니다. 새로운 모델이 나올 때마다 무거워지는 현대가 안타까울 정도네요. 엔진은 V8 4.0리터 트윈 터보로 최고출력을 510마력과 476마력으로 나눠 S와 기본형에 얹습니다. 변속기는 7단 듀얼이고요. 멋진 스펙이네요. ㅎㅎ
Affalterbach. Mercedes-AMG is setting a further landmark in the brand history: the new C 63 Coupé is the next step on the way to yet more technical and visual distinctiveness. The far-reaching technical modifications are evident at first sight: strikingly flared front and rear wheel arches, an increased track width and larger wheels give the Coupé a muscular look while at the same time providing a basis for the highly agile longitudinal and lateral dynamics. The brand's typical "Driving Performance" is taken to new heights also with the C 63 Coupé. The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with 350 kW (476 hp) or 375 kW (510 hp) is just as much a completely in-house development from Affalterbach as, for example, the sophisticated AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers, the set-up of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the rear-axle limited-slip differential or the dynamic engine mounts.
The C-Class is Mercedes-AMG's best-selling model series and forms the backbone of the company's success. Since its launch in 2011, the Coupé version has steadily gained in significance, culminating with the C 63 AMG Coupé "Black Series". "The new C 63 Coupé embodies our conception of progress: It offers impressive longitudinal and lateral dynamics at an extremely high level along with improved fuel economy," says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "In addition, we are making a bold visual statement with the muscular design. Our customers can therefore experience the progress with each of their senses: seeing, hearing, feeling and, above all, driving!" The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 15 September 2015 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The market launch will begin in March 2016.
The models at a glance:
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé
375 kW (510 hp) at 5500-6250 rpm
350 kW (476 hp) at 5500-6250 rpm
700 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm
650 Nm at 1750-4500 rpm
Fuel consumption NEDC combined
8.9-8.6 l/100 km
8.9-8.6 l/100 km
Kerb weight (according to DIN/EC)
1725 kg* / 1800 kg**
1710 kg* / 1785 kg**
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
* Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, without driver and luggage); ** Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg); *** Electronically limited; 290 km/h with AMG Driver’s Package
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé already fascinates at first glance with its impressive proportions. The expressive exterior design differs significantly from the Mercedes-Benz model, which shares merely the same doors, roof and boot lid. The powerful 8-cylinder engine, together with the increased track width on the front and rear axles, calls for a redesigned front end and a model-specific rear assembly as well as new side walls. The flared wheel arches make the AMG Coupé 64 millimetres wider at the front and 66 millimetres wider at the rear, enabling the vehicle to hug the road better.
The larger wheel arches allow the use of wider tyres (up to 255 millimetres on the front axle and up to 285 millimetres on the rear axle), contributing to improved lateral acceleration, traction and agility. Under the outer skin, the body structure has been reinforced in key areas to transfer and compensate the extreme longitudinal and lateral forces from the powertrain and suspension. There is also the model-specific rear axle carrier.
The 60-millimetre-longer aluminium bonnet is adorned by two distinctive powerdomes, which are among the typical distinguishing features and underscore the muscular appearance. The extremely wide front section is characterised by large air inlets and precisely positioned flics. The low, arrow-shaped "twin blade" radiator grille with AMG lettering visually lowers the vehicle's centre of gravity. The typical AMG "A-wing" front spoiler is three-dimensional, also serving as an air deflector for the three cooling air inlets. Additional flics ensure an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules. And a front splitter at the bottom of the front apron helps to reduce front-axle lift.
The side line, too, presents an entirely unique face thanks to the large wheels, which finish flush with the body on the far outside, and the special side skirts. The lateral inward step from door to sill lends additional emphasis to the wide base. Added benefit of the newly designed body elements: no compromises were required with regard to the connection of the aprons and other components: every joint and light-catching contour blends in harmoniously with the overall design. In the diagonal view from behind, the muscular line from roof to shoulder via side wall and wheel cutout looks especially impressive, lending emphasis to the impression of an intricately modelled sculpture with alternating light reflections. Fine detail: in typical sports car fashion, the exterior rear-view mirrors are mounted on the door rather than in the mirror triangle.
Taking its inspiration from the S-Class Coupé, the completely redesigned rear end includes a diffuser insert that revives a typical feature from the world of motor sport. The special design of the laterally positioned, optical air outlet openings improves the rear air flow, allowing it to break away with aerodynamically advantageous precision. Features such as the narrow rear reflectors reinforce the impression of width. The two chrome-plated twin tailpipes of the AMG exhaust system are perfectly integrated into the diffuser. The boot lid includes a narrow spoiler lip in the form of a sharp blade. It not only looks elegant, but also significantly reduces the rear-axle lift.
Interior with superior perceived quality
Carefully selected, high-grade materials with a pleasant touch and precision workmanship produce a level of perceived quality that is rare even in higher vehicle classes. Numerous AMG-specific controls underscore the motor sport heritage. As an alternative to the standard sports seats in ARTICO/microfibre DINAMICA man-made leather, Performance seats are also available: these allow the occupants a lower seating position and are more strongly contoured for increased lateral support.
Top on performance
Also as regards its engine, the C 63 Coupé occupies an exceptional status among the competition, being the only vehicle in the segment to boast an 8-cylinder biturbo engine. Mercedes-AMG thus meets the wishes of those customers who desire a combination of a highly emotive, unmistakable engine sound and torquey power delivery.
The driver also benefits from the unrivalled performance: the C 63 S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, the C 63 Coupé in 4.0 seconds. This makes the Coupé just a fraction faster than the Saloon - thanks to the wider tyres and shorter-legged rear-axle ratios. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited; 290 km/h with AMG Driver's Package).
New V8 biturbo closely related to the engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT
The 4.0-litre 8-cylinder biturbo engine is already used in the C 63 Saloon and the C 63 Estate. It is also installed in the GT sports car with dry sump lubrication. Characteristic feature: the two turbochargers are positioned not on the outside of the cylinder banks, but between them in the "V" – experts call this a "hot inside V". The main advantages of this design are the compact engine construction, optimal response and low exhaust gas emissions.
Exhaust system with flap technology for variable engine sound
The typical V8 engine sound was likewise a key development goal. It was specially tailored to the Coupé. A model-specific exhaust system with flap technology is used as standard. It is automatically map-controlled depending on the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode, the power demanded by the driver and the engine speed. The engine sound varies between discreet/suitable for long-distance driving and robust/emotively appealing. Optionally available is the Performance exhaust system, which allows the sound to be modulated at the press of a button. In any case, the exhaust systems are so designed that all noise limits are at all times complied with irrespective of the flap position.
Faster gearshifts: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
The transmission plays a major part in the direct and sporty character of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission impresses with its tailor-made dynamics and high variability. Whether automatic or initiated by the driver using the steering wheel shift paddles, upshifts and downshifts are executed noticeably faster than in the previous model. This increased spontaneity is made possible by an even sportier set-up of the engine and transmission parameters.
Specially developed suspension for maximum lateral and longitudinal dynamics
The fascinating agility and high cornering speed of the C 63 Coupé are also thanks to the completely redesigned suspension. A four-link front suspension with radial, racing-style brake connections is used. Model-specific steering knuckles and a wider track allow greater lateral acceleration. The rear axle, too, was completely newly developed for the Coupé. The multi-link concept impresses with highly precise wheel control and increased stiffness. The AMG-specific rear axle carrier makes the increased track width possible; the contact surfaces of the wheel bearings were moved a further 25 millimetres towards the outside in comparison with the Saloon. Other measures include AMG-specific wheel carriers, stiffer elastokinematic tuning and higher negative camber.
The C 63 Coupé comes as standard with 10-spoke light-alloy wheels 9.0" x 18" (front) and 10.5" x 18" (rear) as well as with tyres of size 255/40 R 18" (front) and 285/35 R 18" (rear). In the case of the C 63 S Coupé, the tyre sizes are 255/35 R 19" (front) and 285/30 R 19" (rear) on 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels 9.0" x 19" (front) and 10.5" x 19" (rear).
With the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adjustable damping, the customer can choose between maximum sportiness and excellent long-distance comfort in three stages at the press of a button. The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension settings is also subjectively perceptible - depending on the particular driving situation.
Rear-axle limited-slip differential: optimal traction, including on the race track
For improved traction and vehicle dynamics, the C 63 Coupé is provided with a mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential, while the C 63 S Coupé comes with an electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential. Both differentials reduce the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without control interventions in the braking system. This allows the driver to accelerate out of corners earlier thanks to the improved traction. The car remains more stable when braking from high speeds, and the limited-slip differential also improves traction when moving off. The model-specific, completely redesigned rear axle was specially adapted to the higher vehicle dynamics of the Coupé.
The greatest benefit of the electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential - installed as standard on the C 63 S - is the even more sensitive and faster control, which further raises the critical limit of driveability. The 3-stage ESP® with "ESP ON", "ESP SPORT Handling Mode" and "ESP OFF" settings works in perfect unison with the rear-axle limited-slip differential and is optimally tuned to the outstanding dynamics.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes
The driver is able to influence the characteristics of the C 63 with four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes. The C 63 S has an additional "Race" transmission mode. There is therefore scope for maximum individualisation. The driver decides on the desired driving experience, from comfortable-economical to super-sporty, using a controller to the left of the touchpad. The driver can choose between various preconfigured transmission modes and an "Individual" mode that the driver can to a large extent personally configure.
C 63 S with dynamic engine mounts as standard
Unique in its segment, the C 63 S Coupé – like the Saloon and the Estate - is equipped with dynamic engine mounts. These help to further resolve the conflicting aims of comfort and dynamic performance. These dynamic mounts are instantly and variably able to adapt their stiffness to the driving conditions and requirements. Soft engine mounts improve comfort, as they provide more effective decoupling of noise and vibration. However, handling and agility benefit from a generally stiffer mount set-up. These measures enhance the vehicle's precision when driven dynamically. For example, the steering response and feedback are even more direct.
Safety of the highest calibre
The Coupé also offers a supreme level of safety. It comes as standard with the ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to prevent rear-end collisions. Many other optional assistance systems are available to increase both comfort and safety.
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Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz is adding a Coupé to its C-Class family. Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensual design of the new Coupé cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior raises elegance and style to a sporty level. A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, low road roar and tyre vibration, agile handling, and driving pleasure. Lightweight construction to reduce weight, excellent aerodynamics and high-performance yet efficient engines likewise contribute to this. New assistance systems provide safety of the very highest calibre. With its high-class appeal and generous interior, the new C-Class Coupé sets new standards in its segment. It arrives in December 2015.
"Our new C-Class Coupé continues the philosophy of our exciting coupés. It combines thrilling design with agile sportiness and modern luxury. The C-Class Coupé therefore clearly pledges itself to stylish driving enjoyment," states Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
As the sportiest variant of the C-Class, the Coupé displays its driving enjoyment-oriented character in an emotive and at the same time formally distinct design. A sportily striking front section featuring diamond radiator grille and long bonnet – the new Coupé is 60 millimetres longer than its predecessor between the firewall and front axle alone – gives way to a low greenhouse whose lines flow into a bold and powerful-looking rear end incorporating the Mercedes coupé genes. A high beltline and frameless doors with free-standing exterior mirrors underscore the sporty character.
Clean lines and sensually arranged surfaces structure the side sections into vivid light and shadow effects. One particular highlight is the long drawn-out dropping line typical of a coupé. In contrast to the C-Class Saloon, the dropping line extends further past the rear wheel arch. To underscore the Coupé's sporty disposition, the suspension is 15 millimetres lower than that of the Saloon, making it a very sporty proposition when combined with the standard 17-inch tyres.
Interior: generous, dynamic, exquisite
The interior is likewise a statement of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy and combines emotion with intelligence. Although it exudes athletic and youthful charm, it has grown in maturity. Driver and passengers enjoy an ambience that leans toward the interior of the C-Class Saloon yet raises it to a new, sporty level. Flowing forms characterise the centre console as well as the door and rear side panelling, which smoothly merge into one another to emphasise the coupé character. The individually designed trim elements underscore the sporty character of the interior. A seating system including integral sports seats designed specifically for the Coupé offers sporty comfort. Plus there is an automatic belt feeder for added convenience. The choice of materials and the finish have a hand-crafted feel with high-class appeal and deliver a new take on modern luxury: sportiness without compromising on comfort and exquisite style.
With an 80 millimetre longer wheelbase, the C-Class Coupé is 95 millimetres longer and 40 millimetres wider. The increased vehicle volume above all creates more spaciousness for the driver and front passenger. There is more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom in all seats.
The unique position of the new C-Class Coupé is emphasised by the special upholstery colour combinations: saddle brown, porcelain and – in the Edition 1 – nut brown/black with turquoise topstitching.
The Coupé features a wealth of equipment as standard. The AMG Line is available as an alternative to further underline the dynamism of the Coupé. It differs by virtue of exterior features such as special bumpers and sills featuring AMG bodystyling, a diamond radiator grille with pins in chrome and 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. Interior highlights of the AMG Line include sportily exclusive touches such as upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with contrasting topstitching, a multifunction sports steering wheel with flattened bottom section and AMG sports pedals. The trim in open-pore black ash, combined with aluminium in the dashboard and the doors, emphasises the look.
Another eye-catching feature is the optional Interior Chrome package featuring numerous highlights shrouded in silver chrome, including the instrument cluster, the air vents and the door openers.
Suspension – sportily agile and comfortable
The suspension offers a high level of comfort with low road roar and tyre vibration whilst ensuring agile driving dynamics – the basis for driving enjoyment.
A new 4-link front axle with wheel suspension decoupled from the spring strut plays a part in the agile handling characteristics. This enables sporty axle kinematics for plenty of grip and high lateral stability. As a result, the suspension responds more sensitively to steering movements and allows a sporty, agile driving style. Multi-link independent rear suspension with 5 links ensures excellent wheel location qualities and supreme straight-line stability.
The Coupé comes with steel suspension as standard. There are two variants with selective damping system available in conjunction with this suspension, each of which is 15 millimetres lower than on the Saloon:
Comfortable AGILITY CONTROL suspension with a sporty character
Sports suspension with tauter springing and damping including Sports Direct-Steer system for even more agile handling
The Coupé comes with the option of AIRMATIC air suspension on the front and rear axle. Its electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping on the front and rear axle ensures outstanding road roar and tyre vibration characteristics in every situation and gives the driver the option of selecting the desired driving style: sporty, comfortable or consumption-optimised. To this end, the driver can select one of five driving modes using the DYNAMIC SELECT Switch: "ECO", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +" and "Individual". Selecting "Individual" allows the driver to customise the vehicle settings. AIRMATIC also features all-round self-levelling for excellent ride comfort even with the vehicle loaded.
Efficient and lively engines
Powerful and efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function provide for sporty performance and driving pleasure. All are compliant with the Euro 6 emissions standard. Compared with the predecessor they consume up to 20 percent less fuel.
There are initially four petrol engines available for the Coupé. The power spectrum ranges from the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine in the C 180 with 115 kW/156 hp to the two-litre C 200 (135 kW/184 hp) and C 250 (155 kW/211 hp) models and the C 300, likewise with a displacement of two litres but with an output of 180 kW/245 hp.
The two diesel models are equipped with an enhanced four-cylinder unit developing 125 kW (170 hp) or 150 kW (204 hp) and feature ecofriendly SCR technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for exhaust gas aftertreatment.
Lighter, stiffer and stronger
Intelligent lightweight construction with a higher proportion of aluminium helps make the Coupé lighter than its predecessor. Light-alloy components include the wings, bonnet and boot lid. At the same time, the body is now much stiffer and stronger thanks to the use of high-strength materials, which has a positive effect on not only driving dynamics and noise levels but also crash safety. The Coupé therefore follows a Mercedes-Benz tradition in not only meeting all current national and international laws, but also all rating requirements as well as the more stringent internal Mercedes-Benz safety requirements, which are based on what actually happens in real-life accidents.
Through the wind
Mercedes-Benz is setting the pace in the field of aerodynamics and delivers cars with the best drag coefficients (Cd values) in almost all vehicle classes. The new C‑Class Coupé boasts a Cd value of 0.26. This leading figure pays off above all when driving on country roads and motorways as wind resistance is greater than other forms of driving resistance at speeds above 70 km/h.
Safe semi-autonomous driving to reduce stress
There are several safety and assistance systems based on the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive concept to choose from. ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, is included as standard. Further standard equipment includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which features an acoustic warning for the driver at speeds above 7 km/h and Adaptive Brake Assist to help avoid collisions by boosting the braking effect in line with the current situation. When a danger of collision persists and the driver fails to respond, the system is able to carry out autonomous braking at speeds of up to 200 km/h, thereby reducing the severity of collisions with slower or stopping vehicles or, in the best-case scenario, even avoiding the collision altogether. At speeds of up to 50 km/h the system also brakes in response to stationary vehicles, and is thus able to help prevent rear-end collisions at up to 40 km/h.
New assistance systems with substantially enhanced functions are optionally available, combining data from various sensor technologies such as radar sensors and a stereo camera as part of the Intelligent Drive concept to enhance comfort and safety:
DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot is an adaptive cruise control system that can adjust the speed of the vehicle in line with a slower-moving vehicle ahead in a speed range from 0 to 200 km/h if required. Likewise available from 0 to 200 km/h, steering intervention helps the driver stay in lane. And at speeds below 130 km/h, for example in traffic jams or when driving bumper to bumper, the system can follow the vehicle ahead even where there are no or unclear lane markings, thus enabling the driver to safety and comfortably follow the flow of traffic.
As well as vehicles ahead and stationary vehicles, the BAS PLUS Brake Assist System can also detect crossing traffic and boost the braking force if the driver fails to apply the brakes sufficiently; in addition to slower-moving, stopping and stationary vehicles, the PRE-SAFE® Brake can even detect pedestrians and brake autonomously if the driver fails to react, thus preventing accidents up to 50 km/h and mitigating the severity of collisions at speeds of up to 72 km/h. In flowing traffic the PRE-SAFE® Brake provides assistance according to the same mode of operation throughout the speed range from 7 to 200 km/h.
Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist can now also prevent the vehicle from unintentionally drifting out of lane by applying the brakes on one side when the lane markings are solid or broken and there is a risk of collision, e.g. as a result of vehicles overtaking at high speed, parallel traffic or even oncoming traffic.
PRE-SAFE® PLUS extends the Intelligent Drive functions to take account of imminent rear impacts. It warns the following traffic by activating the rear hazard warning lights at increased frequency and initiating preventive PRE‑SAFE® occupant protection measures such as the reversible belt tensioner immediately prior to the impact. If the vehicle is stationary, the brakes are locked to reduce the forward jolt, which reduces the forces acting on the occupants and the risk of secondary collisions.
The numerous assistance systems also include
Active Parking Assist, which enables semi-automated parking with active steering and brake intervention in both parallel and end-on parking spaces
A 360° camera which is able to show the vehicle and its surroundings from various perspectives, including a virtual bird's-eye view, thus assisting with parking and manoeuvring
Camera and navigation-based Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function, which warns of speed limits and also alerts the driver to the start and end of no-overtaking zones and gives the driver a visual and audible warning if no-entry signs are detected
Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, which allows the high-beam headlamps to be kept on permanently without dazzling traffic by masking out other vehicles in the cone of light from the high-beam headlamps
Airbags for safety
In addition to 3-point seat belts with pyrotechnical belt tensioning and belt-force limitation for driver, front passenger and rear passengers, numerous airbags serve to protect the vehicle's occupants in an accident. These include:
Frontal protection systems: Adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger, additionally with a kneebag on the driver's side
Side protection systems: Thorax/pelvisbags for driver and front passenger plus front and rear windowbags, with rear sidebags available as an option
Climate control with satellite navigation
The air conditioning system in the new C-Class Coupé operates efficiently and ensures high air quality. As in the Saloon, it uses satellite navigation to detect tunnels. It therefore closes the air recirculation flap automatically when entering a tunnel and opens it again after exiting a tunnel.
Vibrant infotainment experience
The new multimedia generation offers intuitive controls with visual animations and effects. Frontbass ensures a listening experience almost on a par with a concert hall – especially if the optionally available Burmester® sound system is specified. The Frontbass system uses the space within the cross-member and side member in the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers.
The navigation system, which supplies the driver with precise traffic information in real time (Live Traffic Information), processes its contents interactively. Its features include an animated compass, a "Drive Show" with information for passengers similar to the on-screen presentations on board airliners and Google Maps displayed on the head unit.
Extensive networking even in the basic version
A Bluetooth®-compatible mobile phone with data option is all it takes to make even the Audio 20 system internet-capable. This enables surfing the internet without restrictions when the vehicle is stationary.
Mercedes-Benz Apps can be used while driving. Audio and video playback is possible from various sources.
COMAND Online provides not only a larger display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, it also allows digital TV/radio reception and, in addition to many other features, offers fast hard-disc navigation, integral WLAN hotspot functionality and the LINGUATRONIC voice control system.
The basic Audio 20 system as well as Audio 20 CD and COMAND Online all offer basic telephony as standard, which links up a mobile phone to the vehicle via a standardised Bluetooth® interface.
Mercedes connect me: connected with the car
Like other models, the new C-Class Coupé has an extensive range of free Standard Services and Remote Online Services available as part of the "Mercedes connect me" package. Standard Services include automatic emergency call (eCall), Accident Recovery, breakdown assistance and after-sales service. The Remote Online services (standard with COMAND online and usable free of charge for the first three years) allow access to vehicle information at all times, including the status of windows and doors, mileage, tyre pressures and other diagnostic data. There is also a Vehicle Tracker function, remote door locking and unlocking, and remote auxiliary heating activation and deactivation.