Shopping for a new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG?
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impressive attributes that you don't expect from a Mercedes
Remove the hero costume...it [is] as humble as the C-Class
a mobile sound studio -- and movie theater
Most everything you'd expect is standard on the 2010 C63 AMG, including power sport seats; leather upholstery; an AMG gauge pack; a sunroof; dual-zone climate control; Bluetooth; Sirius; a telescoping steering wheel; cruise control; and a garage door opener. BusinessWeek reports that the base Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has "all sorts of standard gear: power everything, a sunroof, Sirius satellite radio, an AM/FM/CD player [as well as] leather seats."
The "previous and awkward-to-use version of Mercedes' COMAND system" has been greatly simplified, according to Edmunds; the AMG Mercedes now features "physical dash buttons with a mouselike controller and a large LCD screen that pops out of the dash upon startup."
Option packages include a leather package, a multimedia package, and the AMG Performance Package. Stand-alone options include iPod integration, a roof spoiler, a rearview camera, rear side airbags, a six-disc CD changer, and alternative wood trim.
ConsumerGuide notes that these range from "mundane features" like metallic paint and a CD changer to more useful options such as the TeleAid communications system.
Audiophiles who simply must have the latest and greatest stereo sound system in their AMG Mercedes will pay almost $3,000 extra for a CD changer, Harman-Kardon Logic 7 audio, and a voice-controlled navigation system with seven-inch power-retracting dashboard screen. Edmunds reports that the Multimedia Package transforms the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG "into a mobile sound studio -- and movie theater," with a built-in, 4GB hard drive and DVD capability (these only appear on the pop-up LCD screen when the vehicle is in park). This package also includes the "superb Logic 7 surround-sound system," as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has enough high-tech gadgets and conveniences to satisfy the most demanding technophile.