In celebration of second place at the Texas Grand Prix? Just kidding.
A month ago, Mercedes-AMG revealed the controversial new C63 S E Performance. Unlike the average new BMW, the car isn't controversial for its styling but rather because the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 has been replaced by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a hybrid system. But just like other models bearing the S E Performance badge, the electrified performance here is magnificent, and much of its outstanding output can be attributed to lessons learned in the crucible of motorsport, specifically Formula 1.
In total, the new C63 develops 671 horsepower, and now you can really ram home the fact that this outstanding performance comes from the world of F1 thanks to a special edition that will be available for one year only.
Called the "F1 Edition," this special version of the new AMG C63 sedan is available for just one year from the start of sales. For Europeans and others who have access to the wagon variant, the Estate can also be had as an F1 Edition. So what sets it apart? Well, power output is more than adequate, so Mercedes-AMG has worked its magic on the styling front.
On the body, MANUFAKTUR (Merc's in-house bespoke department) has supplied Alpine Grey Uni paint and foil decals that feature the AMG logo and a color gradient from grey to black. Red trim accents feature on the front spoiler, side skirts, and rear diffuser, as well as on the 20-inch AMG forged wheels, which are painted matte black. These wheels are inspired by those on the GT63-based FIA F1 Medical Car.
As highlighted by those red accents on the body, the special edition car comes standard with the wind tunnel-developed AMG Aerodynamics Package with its larger front splitter, trunk lid spoiler (for the sedan only, of course), redesigned side trims, and additional diffuser board. These are then contrasted with the AMG Night Package I and II, which gives you the front splitter, mirror caps, beltline trim strip, window surrounds, and other accents in high-gloss black, while the radiator grilles louvers, the trim strip across the rear fascia, and the model badge on the trunk lid come in black chrome. The fuel filler cap gets a special silver chrome finish.
Inside, more black and red awaits. The AMG Performance seats get Exclusive Black Nappa leather with red topstitching and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. As is AMG's custom, colored seat belts are also included, with these naturally arriving in red for this particular model. The AMG Performance steering wheel is also included here, with Nappa leather, Dinamica microfiber, and more red topstitching, while the door sills are illuminated with red AMG lettering. A unique badge, AMG floor mats with red accenting and an F1 logo, and a customized AMG indoor car cover with the F1 logo are included too. As for pricing, AMG has left us in the dark, but expect a notable premium over the regular C63's base MSRP, expected to be in the region of $85,000.