By Kingsley Wijayasinha
Priced at Bt10.129 million, the C 63 S Coupe competes against the BMW M4 Coupe, priced from Bt8.399 million to Bt11.399 million depending on the horsepower package.
Apart from heart-thumping performance, the C 63 S Coupe also features a new system called “Mercedes me connect”.
“This added service provides a seamless experience to connect owners to authorised dealers, plus convenient access to other services of Mercedes-Benz at the touch of a finger,” Mercedes-Benz Thailand vice president Frank Steinacher said.
Features include an emergency call system, telediagnostics for car condition assessment submitted automatically to the service centre when repairs or maintenance is needed and remote engine start.
The C 63 S Coupe is powered by a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine capable of developing a whopping 510 horsepower at 5,500-6,250rpm and 700Nm of torque from 2,000-4,500rpm.
Transmission is a nine-speed AMG Speedshift, and the car comes with a specially-developed rear axle with an electronically-controlled limited rear differential.
Mercedes claims that it can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 290km/h.
The car is also pre-loaded with special commands in the AMG menu, including engine data, boost pressure, G-forces display and race timer, which makes it perfect for circuit driving.
There isn’t a drift mode, but there’s a “slippery” mode for wet or snow-covered roads, apart from the usual normal, sport, sport+ and individual modes.