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NY LIVE: 2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63

by Justin King

The lineup gains a more modern interior, new nine-speed wet-clutch transmission and a few visual tweaks.

Mercedes-AMG is set to reveal a mildly refreshed C 63 lineup at the New York International Auto Show.

Among several slight changes to the front end styling, a new vertical-slat grille is the most noticeable. The new look brings the C 63 into line with the rest of the latest AMG offerings.

The company has dropped the current seven-speed transmission in favor of a new Speedshift MCT nine-speed gearbox with a wet clutch and promise of a "more agile" shift response. Engineers have also revised the active driving dynamics algorithms.

AMG's 4.0-liter biturbo V8 carries over unchanged with two outputs of 469 or 503 horsepower.

Inside, the 2019 C 63 family boasts a modernized digital cockpit and several new trim packages including natural-grain walnut, carbon-fiber/aluminum, or silver fiberglass and aluminum.

All 2019 AMG C 63 variants will go on sale by early 2019.

Live image by Brian Williams.