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2011 Mercedes C-Class C 63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

(3 Stars)  Getting closer to the 3 Series

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Overview
A long time favorite in the entry level luxury/sport sedan market, the "Baby Benz" as it's been called is a close competitor the BMW 3 series and the Audi A4. The C series falls in between the sportiness of the three series and the poshness of the A4. It's styled to resemble the larger Mercedes models.

As with most Mercedes models, there are several variations on the c series theme. Four major trim levels are present: the C300 luxury, the C300 Sport, the C350, and the C63 AMG. Both 300 series share the 3.0 liter V-6 producing 228 HP. The C300 Luxury comes standard with a 7 speed automatic. On the C300 sport, this is an option, but they mount a 6 speed manual as standard. Both models of the C300 can be equipped with all wheel drive. The C350 is gets its motivation from a larger 3.5 liter V-6. This engine produces 268 Hp and is only available with the 7 speed automatic.

The C63 AMG is the Mercedes' Rocket ship in the C class. A huge 6.2 liter V-8 sending power through a seven speed automatic to the rear wheels.

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2011 C 63 AMG Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.2L V eight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 13 MPG city, 19 MPG highway, 15 MPG combined and 261 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
17.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 451 hp @ 6,800 rpm; 443 ft lb of torque @ 5,000 rpm

'11 Mercedes C 63 AMG Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Rear Sunshade
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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