2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible

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$77,300
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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet is a ride worth cherishing. Not only is it capable of swiveling down race tracks but its retractable soft-top also makes it equally engaging as you drive down the countryside. This is one car that totally has what it takes to satisfy executives and sportscar aficionados alike.

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Pros

AMG-specific treatment

Engaging performance

Indulging interior

Widespread features

Adaptive driving characteristics

Cons

Size affects agility

What's New?

AIRCAP feature


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$64750

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

385 hp @ 6100 rpm

torque

384 lbs.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2/14.2

dimensions

wheelbase

111.8 in.

length

185 in.

width

71.3 in.

height

56.3 in.

curb weight

3825 lbs.

ground clearance

3.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

88.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

8.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/27/21 mpg

highway range

469.8 mi.


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Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

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Polar White

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Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.9

Final Verdict

8.5

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
mpg
21 combined

$77,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl 9A) Starting at $77,300 MSRP (18/21/27) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded
9-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The AMG treatment equips this Mercedes C-Class with a more potent heart and a more refined cabin besides also transforming its front and rear fascias. So the AMG C63 looks similar to the standard C63 but only significantly more imposing. Everything about the AMG C63 exhibits what raw refinement looks like.

However, while other convertibles in this class, like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Jaguar F Type R Dynamic, get supercharged powertrains, the one on the AMG C63 is only twin-turbocharged. Yet for a price of $77,300, the 2020 AMG C63 is far ahead of both those soft-tops in almost every recognizable situation.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear View

9.0/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

9.9/10
Safety

 
 

8.5/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Features

9.0/10

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet is that twin of the standard C63 Cabriolet that got bored of everyday life and joined AMG for special training. It includes in itself all the C-Class-specific characteristics but is also ready to give in to desire that much more easily.

While its spacious cabin and trunk enable it to be a welcoming cruiser, its 469 hp AMG V8 and rear-wheel drive make up for a dramatic entrance. This AMG C-Class Cabriolet gets all the features that make it fun on the track and on practically any road out there.

Trim AMG C63 Cabriolet
MSRP (RWD) $77,300
Key Features 13-speaker Burmester surround-sound system
  Retractable soft-top
  18-inch AMG wheels
  Heated front seats
  Dual-zone automatic climate control
  MB-Tex/Dinamica upholstery
  10.25-inch center-display
  Handcrafted AMG biturbo engine

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The AMG C63 Cabriolet is a logically packaged offering from Mercedes. Not only does it make tremendous power, it also gets all the equipment that allows you to enjoy this sweet ride even more closely. The AMG Night Package adds multiple jet-black accents to make this Merc stand out even more.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet gets a 4.0-liter V8 stirring up 469 hp and 479 lb.-ft. torque. That handcrafted V8 has been engineered by AMG to dispense both power and practicality. While the twin-turbos placed on the inside of “V'' ensure zero turbo lag for vigorous performance, the direct injection and multi-spark ignition technology substantiates efficiency. 

Together with the help of a 9-speed multi-clutch transmission that biturbo AMG V8 engine coordinates all its power to the hindquarters of this Mercedes-AMG.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible has 4.0-liter biturbo V8 Engine

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

MSRP

$77,300

$77,650

$68,995

$87,400

Engine

4.0L Biturbo V8

3.0L Twinpower Turbo Inline-6

6.2L Supercharged V8

3.0L Supercharged V6

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

AMG Speedshift 9-speed MCT

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

8-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

469@5,500 

425@5,500

650@6,400

380@6,500

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

479@1,750

406@1,850

650@3,600

339@3,500

While the AMG C63 and BMW M4 convertibles’ engines are only twin-turbocharged, the Camaro ZL1 and Jaguar F Type R Dynamic include a supercharger. Though the F Type’s 380 hp V6 is nowhere close to the 650 hp V8 of the Camaro.

How fast is the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet?

Aboard the C63 Cabriolet is AMG’s Dynamic Select feature allowing the driver to choose from as many as four different driving modes. Of those modes, the AMG C63 Cabriolet feels most alive in Sport and Sport+ modes. Everything from the feel of the engine to even the exhaust sound becomes a lot responsive and booming.

 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible

Furthermore, additional push-buttons allow the driver to configure each setting as per their preference regardless of choice of mode, while a driver-activated race start function tightens things up for precise shifts and rapid launches by optimizing traction and startup revs. 

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.0

4.4

4.0

4.8

Quarter Mile (sec)

12.2

12.4

12.0

N/A

Top Speed (MPH) 180 163 195 171

Engine

4.0L Biturbo V8

3.0L Twinpower Turbo Inline-6

6.2L Supercharged V8

3.0L Supercharged V6

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

8.8

8.8

11.1

8.0

The 650 hp supercharged V8 of the Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful in this segment. Still the AMG C63 cabriolet does well to catch up to the Chevy despite weighing more. Even the F Type R Dynamic, also supercharged, is not as engaging as that Mercedes-AMG.

What about the braking performance of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet?

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet’s braking is completely at par with the immense power its V8 puts out. All four corners of this Mercedes-AMG include AMG’s high-performance braking system designed to provide the kind of fadeless feedback needed to stop this car.

The discs up front get 6-piston fixed callipers while the ones at the back are fitted with sizeable callipers too. They are well aware of the car’s capabilities and weight, and thereby, bite down with requisite force.

 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Brake

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Brake Rotors Front

(in)

14.2

15.0

15.4

15.0

Brake Rotors Rear

(in)

14.2

14.6

14.4

12.8

Curb Weight

(lbs)

4242

4110

4120

3558

60-0 MPH (ft)

106

106

110

N/A

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet despite being heavier than the M4 Convertible, manages to stop just as quickly even though that Bimmer gets larger brakes. Clearly, the AMG C63 has a much better grasp on things.

What about its driving dynamics?

The AMG C63 Cabriolet has everything under its sleeve to make it equally engaging no matter where you take it. Its AMG Dynamic Select feature allows you to alter the feel and feedback of the entire car with respect to the choice of drive modes, which are Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Slippery.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The C63 Cabriolet’s AMG V8 balances immense performance with sizable efficiency. From its direct injection and multi-spark ignition technology to the rear-wheel drive unit, everything ensures substantial power without making this Mercedes-AMG equally extravagant. 

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

MPG (City)

17

17

14

19

MPG (Highway)

24

25

20

27

MPG (Combined)

20

20

16

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.4

15.8

19.0

18.5

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

296/418/348

269/395/316

266/380/304

352/500/407

Not only does the AMG C63 do well to offer above average efficiency, its large fuel tank enables it to return best-in-class range also. No other convertible in this segment, however, offers the kind of range and economy as the Jaguar F Type R Dynamic.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Interior

8.0/10

The C63 Cabriolet’s cabin has been designed to complement this AMG’s purpose. While the AMG performance seats, covered in DINAMICA upholstery, are deeply contoured to contain and support occupants, the MB-Tex trim on doors and dash is simply elegant to look and feel. At the same time, a flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, and brushed-metal pedals enhance overall sportiness of the cabin.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Front Seat

Even the AIRCAP feature ensures quiet and draft-free driving experience when you take down this Mercedes-AMG’s soft-top with the help of a speed-sensing airfoil in the windshield and a height-adjusting mesh screen between rear headrests. Availability of space in the front row and back is also more than adequate to ensure tirelessness over longer travels.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.8/54.8/42.0

40.4/55.3/42.2

38.4/55.0/43.9

37.0/56.5/43.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.6/51.7/32.0

37.1/49.8/33.1

33.4/50.3/29.9

N/A

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet boasts of a spacious and well-built cabin but the BMW M4 has a more accommodating second-row despite a smaller wheelbase. On the other end, the Jaguar Type R Dynamic does not even get a second row of seats.

Does it come loaded with tech inside? 

As should be the case with any car belonging to this segment of luxury convertibles, even the Mercedes-AMG C63 cabriolet gets several advanced technological features aboard its 10.25-inch central display. That high-resolution, widescreen display can be controlled via a console controller or Touch Control Button on the AMG-performance steering wheel. It features the following tech:

  • AMG menu with RACE TIMER
  • Apple CarPaly
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Dashboard

Creature comforts on offer in the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

Not that the AMG C63’s cabin has any shortcomings but that isn’t enough for an AMG. It gets other features to make this Mercedes even more indulging and occupant-friendly:

  • Heated front seats
  • Aircap
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Extendable sun visors
  • AIRSCARF neck-level heating unit
  • 13-speaker Burmester surround-sound system
  • Dual USB ports

What about utility?

The longer wheelbase and overall length of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet make it as practical as it is hot-headed. A lot of the usability is, however, taken away by the mechanism that supports the retractable roof.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

8.8

7.9

7.3

N/A

Still at 8.8 cubic feet, the AMG C63 has the biggest cargo space in this segment, which also makes sense considering the AMG C63’s longest wheelbase

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Front Seat
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Front Seat
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear Seat
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear Seat
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Cockpit Area
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Cockpit Area
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Front Seat
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Front Seat
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Cockpit
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Cockpit Area

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Exterior

8.0/10

Everything about the AMG C63 Cabriolet has been cautiously designed to state this Merc’s purpose, even the way it looks. In order to highlight the V8 under this AMG’s hood, the front has been aggressively styled with vertical-bar AMG grille with AMG badge. Under that grille lies a deep air-vent featuring an “A-wing” design to maximize airflow.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible 3 Quarter View

At the sides, sculpted door sill and 18-inch wheels bridge the gap between performance and elegance. As the bold shoulderline arches smoothly to accentuate masculinity, the wind-tunnel shaped rear spoiler enhances form besides adding functionality. The trapezoidal AMG tailpipes together with a black diffuser and deep rear valance complements the aggressive front.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Cabriolet

BMW M4 Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible ZL1

Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic Convertible

Curb Weight (lbs)

4242

4110

4120

3558

Length (in)

187.1

184.5

190.2

176.0

Width (in)

73.9

73.6

75.0

74.2

Height (in)

55.3

54.6

52.6

51.5

Ground Clearance (in)

4.0

4.7

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

111.8

110.7

110.7

103.2

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet is not only big on power, luxury, and efficiency but also in overall size. It is the heaviest of all convertibles in this segment and also has the longest wheelbase. That, however, doesn’t show in the way this Cabriolet performs.

What are those eye catching features?

The several AMG-specific external styling elements that transform this Mercedes C-Class into a menace looking to crash down on you are:

  • Vertical-bar AMG grille with AMG badge
  • LED headlight with LED DRLs
  • Air-vent with color-keyed insert “A-wing” design
  • 18-inch AMG 10-spoke wheels
  • All-season power soft-top
  • Rear spoiler
  • Trapezoidal exhaust pipes
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear view
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear VIew
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible 3 Quarter View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible 3 Quarter View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear View Mirrot
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Rear View Mirror
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Right Side View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Right Side View

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Safety

9.9/10

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet’s chassis makes strategic use of high-tensile steel and aluminum for ultimate durability under the harshest of conditions. Ensuring safety before things get that close are features like:

  • Active brake assist
  • Attention Assist
  • LED DRLs
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Blind spot assist
  • Rearview camera
  • ABS
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Rain-sensing windshield-wipers
  • 10 airbags
  • Electronic stability control

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Competition

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet vs. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Some might argue that the ZL1 offers a lot more than the AMG C63 while costing less but in reality, it only impresses on paper. Even with its 650 hp supercharged V8 the ZL1 is only slightly ahead of the AMG C63 in terms of performance. In every other considerable aspect the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet completely dominates the Camaro ZL1.

2020 Camaro Zl1 

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet vs. Jaguar F Type R Dynamic

Another supercharged convertible of the segment, only this one is more expensive than the AMG C63 Cabriolet. Yes, the Jaguar F Type R Dynamic also looks to be packing quite the firepower. Looks can be deceiving though. For more money than the AMG C63 Cabriolet, the F Type R Dynamic’s only upside is its higher fuel efficiency. It does not even get a backseat like the AMG C63.

2020 Jaguar F Type R Dynamic

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Convertible Final Verdict

8.5/10

Very few cars out there can match up to what the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet has to offer. The AMG treatment simply elevates the overall standard of performance and indulgence of this Mercedes C-CLass. It manages to encompass within itself all the qualities that make it a fun ride for all-round drivability. Clearly, this Merc is capable of being the best convertible of its segment.