Mercedes-Benz has, once again, tipped the balance of exclusivity with the release of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance F1 Edition, marking a historic moment in the 55-year legacy of AMG. Mercedes-Benz Singapore has announced the arrival of this game-changing marvel. It is not just an automobile but a manifestation of Formula 1™ expertise on the city streets. Beyond the glitz of this exclusive ‘F1 Edition,’ this vehicle is a fusion of cutting-edge motorsport technology and everyday driving, setting the stage for exceptional automotive performance.
Formula 1™ Technology Hits the Streets
As the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine with an extraordinary output per litre, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance stands as the epitome of the Future of Driving Performance. The exclusive “F1 Edition” model is also a testament to the fusion of innovation and luxury. It not only enhances the electrified future but also boasts exclusivity, with only one unit available in Singapore. Anticipation mounts for the official launch at the Singapore Motorshow 2024, with pricing details set to be unveiled in January 2024.
Claudius Steinhoff, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Singapore, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We grow extremely excited whenever we get to launch a product that applies our expertise in F1 racing to our road-going cars, offering our customers peak performance and exhilaration in a complete package.”
He further emphasized the significance of Singapore as a market for Mercedes-Benz globally, citing the recent launch of the G 63 Singapore Edition and the commitment to bring more special edition vehicles to cater to Singapore’s discerning car buyers and owners.
Designing the Future of Driving
Aesthetically, the “F1 Edition” captivates with an exclusive MANUFAKTUR alpine grey solid paint finish, a striking distinguishing feature that sets it apart. Foiling on the vehicle flanks, featuring the AMG logo and a colour gradient from grey to black, along with red trim lines, adds a touch of dynamism. The 20-inch AMG forged wheels, painted matte black with red rim flanges, follow the colour scheme of the wheels of the Official FIA F1 Medical Car™ from Mercedes-AMG.
The AMG Aerodynamics Package, developed in the wind tunnel, not only improves handling at high speeds but also enhances the dynamic visual impression. This package includes a larger front splitter, a spoiler lip on the boot lid, redesigned trim on the side members, and an additional diffuser board.
Night Packages and Interior Elegance
Enhancing the motorsport appearance, the limited edition features the AMG Night Package I and AMG Night Package II. High-gloss black finishes on the front splitter, trim elements in the front wings, outside mirror housings, beltline trim strip, and window surrounds contribute to its sleek aesthetic. Radiator grille louvres, rear apron trim strip, twin tailpipe trims of the AMG exhaust system, and the model badge on the boot lid are finished in black chrome.
Inside, the interior is a harmonious blend of black and red, featuring AMG Performance seats with exclusive black nappa leather upholstery, red decorative topstitching, and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. Sporty aesthetics continue with red seat belts and exclusive AMG carbon trim elements with red thread. The AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre, AMG door sill trims with red illuminated “AMG” lettering, and an exclusive Edition badge complete the interior.
To protect this exclusive masterpiece, a customised AMG Indoor Car Cover with an F1 logo is provided. In addition, the cover, made of tear-resistant synthetic fibre fabric with antistatic flannel inner fabric, ensures the vehicle remains pristine in the garage, and safeguarded from dust and scratches.
Formula 1™ Inspired Hybrid Drive
From design to performance, the heart of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance lies in its hybrid drive. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine, paired with a synchronous electric motor and the AMG high-performance battery, generates a system output of 500 kW (680 hp). Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.4 seconds, this marvel of engineering exemplifies the perfect synergy between combustion and electric power. Inspired by Formula 1™ technology, the AMG high-performance battery is a key player in this groundbreaking hybrid system. Developed in Affalterbach, it marries proven Formula 1™ hybrid racing car technology with a focus on high power delivery while low weight and fast energy draw, resulting in a vehicle capable of immediate power potential on uphill stretches and strong recuperation during downhill drives.
Tailored Driving Experience
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance offers a tailored driving experience with eight distinct AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes. From the efficient “Electric” mode to the dynamic “RACE” mode, each mode fine-tunes parameters such as drive system response, steering, and suspension damping. The haptic accelerator pedal, coupled with the kick-down function, ensures that the electric motor’s peak output can be summoned at any moment. Embarking on a journey with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance F1 Edition is not just a drive but also an immersive experience. From the streets of Singapore to the racetracks of Formula 1™, this hybrid marvel encapsulates the future of driving performance. As we navigate the pain points of traditional driving, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance emerges as the resolution, offering a glimpse into the electrified future.
Once again, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance F1 Edition transcends boundaries, heralding a new era of driving performance. As we navigate the roads of Singapore and beyond, this masterpiece, born of Formula 1™ brilliance, stands as a symbol of innovation and power. Now, ponder this: What’s the true cost of exclusivity? To claim ownership of the singular unit in Singapore, you’ll need to invest a hefty SGD$795,888. It’s not just a car, but also a statement. This is a testament to the extraordinary lengths to which true enthusiasts go for the pinnacle of automotive exclusivity.