Mercedes C63 - New Car Prep
This car belongs to a very good customer of mine. The car came to me
with 200 miles on it pretty much brand new. The customer wanted to make
sure it was perfect and protected, as well as install clear film on it.
Some info on the MB C63
The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is the most potent version of the German
automaker’s C-Class sedan. The car delivers a whopping 457 horsepower,
putting it comfortably ahead of BMW’s all-new M3. With that amount of
performance on tap, and a price to match the M3, Mercedes looks to steal
at least a few sales away from its cross-country rival.
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In typical AMG fashion, the C63 features large performance-oriented
tires and wheels, an aggressive bodykit, a much sportier interior, and
suspension and chassis improvements.
Unlike the M3′s small displacement V8, the C63 uses a big 6.2L V8.
The C63′s powerplant is good for 443 lb-ft of torque and 457 horsepower.
The torque curve of the engine is just as impressive as its output:
from 2000 to 6250 rpm the driver always has more than 360 pound-feet on
tap – ideal for powerful acceleration in any engine speed range.
The sprint to 62 mph takes a scant 4.5 seconds according to Mercedes —
and that’s likely a conservative estimate: real world acceleration is
typically even quicker than claimed times.
Maximum torque of 443 pound-feet comes at 5000 rpm. The torque curve
is equally impressive: from 2000 to 6250 rpm the driver always has more
than 360 pound-feet on tap — ideal for powerful acceleration in any
engine speed range.
A new seven-speed AMG automatic transmission with paddle shifting
provides a wide range of driving modes. The different modes are “S”
(Sport), ” C” (Comfort) and “M” (Manual). Gearshifts in “S” mode are
around 30 percent faster than in “C”, and no less than around 50 percent
faster in “M” mode.
The C 63 AMG owes its outstanding handling dynamics to the AMG sports
suspension and an all-new three-link front axle design. The stiff
configuration of the springs and gas-pressure shock absorbers ensures
optimal road contact and low body movements when negotiating serpentine
bends at speed.
The new front axle has a 35-millimetre wider track – visible by the
more widely flared wheel arches – and therefore ensures lower dynamic
wheel loads when cornering.
The front brakes have size 360 x 36-millimeter discs with six-piston
fixed callipers, while deceleration at the rear is handled by 330 x
26-millimeter discs with four-piston fixed callipers.
The Electronic Stability Program offers a variety of settings. In
“ESP ON” mode, the onset of handling instability leads to braking
intervention at one or more of the wheels, accompanied by a reduction in
engine torque. Briefly pressing the ESP key activates “ESP SPORT”. In
this mode the braking intervention to counter oversteer or understeer,
as well as the accompanying reduction in engine torque, allows a higher
dynamic threshold. Prolonged pressure on the ESP key activates “ESP
OFF,” whereby there is no intervention.
There is no doubt that Mercedes-Benz is squarely taking aiming at
BMW’s M3 with its all-new C63 AMG Sedan, and that rivalry will be
reflected in the car’s price. Mercedes has announced that its C63 AMG
will come with a base sticker price of $53,800 — the exact same price of
entry for BMW’s M3 sedan.
Optimum Car Wash
Uber Boar’s Hair Wash Brush 7 inch
Swissvax Yellow Clay Bar and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer
Einszett Spray Wax
P21S Finish Restorer Metal Polish (on the tips)
Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
Wheels and tires:
P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel
Swissvax Wheel Brush
Uber Wheel Brush
Uber Spoke Brush
Interior and Glass
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Protection Cream
Lusso Glass Polish
Einszett Plastic/Vinyl Cleaner
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of “Uber” Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels
Gilmour Foam Gun
200 miles on this one
I’ll start with the interior first…
Cleaning it up
Before shot of the door jamb
And an in progress after shot.. (sorry the only one I had some spots still on the right)
Before shots and prep work
Pretty dirty for a car with 200 miles
P21S wheel gel doing its job
Wheel brushes in action
P21S Total Auto Wash on the bugs and on some of the areas which required more bite
Sorry no wash shots it was getting hot and I had to just get it done….
Jambs were cleaned up with Einszett Spray Wax
Gas Cover Before:
Pictures of the car prior to clear film install after polishing
Swissvax Divine after the clear film install
Love clean wheel shots
Random shots inside