Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition
Celebrating 50 years of AMG in styleby Ciprian Florea, on
Mercedes-AMG is celebrating 50 years since the performance brand from Affalterbach was founded by launching a lineup of limited-edition vehicles at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Among them is the AMG C63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition, which combines new equipment with special design features into an individual setup.
Designed for "a particularly design-oriented and fashion-conscious target group," the Ocean Blue Edition is available globally, but it’s built in very limited numbers. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from an anniversary model, and the extra features that it brings to the table are far from mundane.
Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, explained, “2016 was the most successful year so far in our company history. We shall be using this momentum to fill even more customers with enthusiasm for Mercedes-AMG in our anniversary year, 2017. We shall be supported in this by our new Editions, which we are presenting at the Geneva Motor Show. So we can now offer our customers an even wider choice of individual performance models.”
The AMG C63 Ocean Blue Edition joins the AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50 and C43 Night edition models as part of the 50-year celebration.
Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition.
What makes the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition special
The Ocean Blue Edition isn’t the kind of special-edition model that stands out in an ostentatious way, but it draws attention using a few carefully placed features. The first thing that catches the eye is blue fabric top. Finished in a brand-new color called Deep Ocean Blue, it provides a striking contrast with either of the available body paints, which are Designo Cashmere White Magno and Designo Selenite Grey Magno. Needless to say, you can’t go wrong with blue over white or silver.
The first thing that catches the eye is blue fabric top.
The same Deep Ocean Blue color highlights the front bumper, rear diffuser, and the surrounds on the hubcaps. The front apron, the mirror caps, the side sill panels, and the spoiler lip are painted in the body color, giving the drop-top a more elegant appearance. The exterior package is rounded off by AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design. The rims measure 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. They’re painted in Titanium Grey.
Finished in a brand-new color called Deep Ocean Blue, it provides a striking contrast.
The blue over grey theme continues inside, where the Crystal Grey upholstery is highlighted by Deep Ocean Blue topstitching and analog clock. The standard trim is matte silver glass fiber, but a high-gloss carbon-fiber material is available as a no-cost option. Mercedes also added an "Edition" badge in the center console and a flat-bottom steering wheel with black trim, Nappa leather, and silver buttons from the larger AMG S63 Cabriolet. The seats are also wrapped in Nappa leather with diamond quilting, while the AirScarf neck-level heating is standard. Finally, there are AMG badges in the backrests of the front seats and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints.
The blue over grey theme continues inside, where the Crystal Grey upholstery is highlighted by Deep Ocean Blue topstitching and analog clock.
The drivetrain is identical to the standard model, but this is far from being an issue, as the base AMG C63 Cabriolet comes with a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 rated at 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. What’s more, the package is also available for the C63 S model, which benefits from 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of twist. Charging from 0 to 60 mph takes 4.1 and four seconds, respectively.
There’s no word on pricing yet, but Mercedes did say that the Ocean Blue Edition is limited to only 150 units worldwide. As a result, it’s safe to assume it will cost significantly more than the regular AMG C63 Cabriolet, which retails from $72,850 in base trim and $80,850 with an "S" badge.
|Engine||Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo|
|Output||503 hp @ 5,500-6,250 rpm|
|Max. torque||516 lb-ft @ 1,750-4,500 rpm|
|Drive system||Rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph||4.0 seconds|
|Top speed||174 mph (electronically limited)|