The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014, officially referred to as Mercedes-Benz AMG C-Coupé DTM or Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse Coupé DTM, is a DTM race car by Mercedes-Benz based on the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG.
It is the successor to the Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse which was permanently retired after the 2011 season. The AMG C-Coupé DTM is based on the Mercedes-Benz C-Coupé. Mercedes-Benz chose the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt to present the new 2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé. The new car is the successor to the AMG Mercedes C-Class, which scored 84 victories in 156 races to become the most successful vehicle in the 27-year history of the DTM. HWA AG began development, design and construction of the DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé in June 2010. The first chassis was assembled in June 2011, with the first vehicle completed in August.
The DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé was designed to meet the new and improved safety concept for 2012, which includes a state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque and a roll cage made of high strength steel. In order to improve driver protection in the event of an accident, all safety-related components such as the fire extinguishing system and fuel tank have been incorporated into the monocoque. Furthermore, each vehicle is equipped with six crash structures to give the driver additional protection to the front, rear and sides. These carbon fibre crash structures are designed to gradually absorb impact energy, so that the driver is not exposed to high deceleration forces.
The new safety concept was developed jointly by rights holder and promoter ITR e.V., the DMSB and the three manufacturers – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. In order to verify the performance of the DTM safety concept, the DMSB developed a test programme, which was carried out and analyzed by DEKRA, the independent testing organization. All tests were completed without any problems.
The new DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé is based on the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé, which celebrated its world premiere in summer 2011. The C-Class Coupé rounds off Mercedes-Benz's best-selling range and is offered with a choice of five engines – two diesel and three petrol units – developing from 115 kW (156 hp) to 225 kW (306 hp). The C-Class Coupé is manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. It’s the fourth model to be built on a single production line alongside the saloon and estate versions, plus GLK – a new production method for Daimler.
The C 63 Coupe has a starting rank of 1313, a MAX rank of 1593, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1754. The Tuning Kit bonus for this car is +54, slightly higher than most Class A cars. Only the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage and Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition have Tuning Kit bonuses which are significantly higher.
Within Class A, the C 63 Coupe closely rivals the Ferrari 330 P4, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Chevrolet Corvette C3, Sbarro Alcador, McLaren 675LT, and Mosler GT3. The C 63 Coupe is able to outrun all of these cars in certain maps/situations, though the C 63 Coupe cannot compete with the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25.
The C 63 Coupe is generally considered one of the fastest-accelerating Mercedes-Benz cars in the game, with similar acceleration to the Chrysler ME412. It out-accelerates some faster cars like the McLaren 675LT by a significant amount, but cannot accelerate as quickly as the McLaren Mercedes MP4-25.
The C 63 Coupe has decent handling, though this is far outshined by its precise and tight drifting radius; unlike cars like the Donkervoort D8 GTO, the C 63 Coupe doesn't tend to "over-drift". It can take most corners with ease.
The C 63 Coupe is very reliant on nitro, considering it is a Class A car, though it has a decent nitro efficiency of 7/12/17; although not as good as the 5/10/15 efficiency possessed by many Class A cars, this efficiency is still decent. Overall, the car is capable for use on any track, though it performs best on technical tracks, such as Venice and Sector 8, where it gains a larger advantage against higher-ranked cars.
The C 63 Coupe has a purely cosmetic negative display speed multiplier of 99.94%. Its real total speed at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit is 296.4 mph (477.3 km/h).
The C 63 Coupe is the second highest-ranked and second fastest Mercedes-Benz car in Asphalt 8: Airborne. It is behind the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, but in front of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Lightning, a car from the original 46. The C 63 Coupe's stat-build is far different from the SLK 55 AMG SE, which is more comparable to the Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS and BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. However, the Silver Lightning is highly comparable to the C 63 Coupe, sharing its extreme drifting ability, though possessing slightly lower speed, acceleration, handling, and nitro efficiency abilities.
The car, when properly tuned, becomes a formidable weapon in World Series races; however, don't tune it up past 1670 if you want to use the car for multiplayer.
It is possible to give the car MP tuning during its R&D while winning the car, but that setup- 0505 MAX, 3050 PRO will place it above 1586 (the car will have a rank of 1598 with such setup). Another yet better setup - 0504 MAX 5050 PRO, will place it at rank 1585, putting it at lower risk of meeting cars with a rank of 1600+ in MP. It would be slightly more difficult to beat the last AI with that setup, but if driven properly, the last AI can be beaten with this setup. The player, however, has to perform a glitch at the big jump near the London Bridge to obtain the car from R&D if it has MP setup. Unfortunately, the shortcut glitch has been patched, meaning that the car can only be won at MAX+PRO, which means that the car may be rendered useless for Multiplayer at that point.
Following the conclusion of its R&D event, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 was made available for a limited time from August 19, 2016 to August 21, 2016, in conjunction with an owners-only cup. The car was made available again from November 25, 2016 to November 28, 2016 in conjunction with another owners-only event. The car was once again made available for purchase for a limited time from April 14, 2017 through April 17, 2017. Currently, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Touring Car 2014 and the Weber Faster One are the only exclusive cars from the Enduro Update that haven't been made unlockable by Blueprints yet.
Its R&D was first revived on July 29th 2017, which forcibly ended two days after mostly likely due to a glitch where some players would receive a free ED Design Torq, 100, and 25,000 automatically upon starting the R&D. It was "officially" revived on August 1st 2017, this time giving players only 3 days to join. Those who participated during the "glitch" period were not forced out of the R&D, but it was reported that the 3rd and 4th labs were re-locked.