2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 delayed for Australia

2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 delayed for Australia
2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 delayed for Australia

The new-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 performance sedan – which has switched from a twin-turbo V8 to turbo four-cylinder hybrid power – has been pushed back from mid-year to the end of 2023.

The Australian launch of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C63 has been pushed back by approximately six months.

Mercedes-Benz Australia representatives previously advised the new-generation C63 sedan was due in local showrooms by the middle of this year.

However, that deadline has been pushed back to the end of this year due to unforeseen production delays.

Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson told Drive: “We are working with the factory to have the first deliveries of the new C63 in showrooms by the end of this year, pending any further delays.”

The delay comes despite reportedly slow sales of the C63 in its home country of Germany, where the high-performance sedan has already launched.

German blog MB Passion (via Carscoops) claims demand for the C63 has been “largely and consistently close to zero”, citing dealership sources.

The report says the car’s smaller engine and heavier weight than the BMW M3 – the C63’s traditional rival – means customers are turning away from the AMG, particularly after the C63 received a significant price increase in Germany with the new model.

There have also been reports out of the US suggesting Mercedes was considering swapping its four-cylinder engine for a V8 again – however, company insiders have since denied the claims.

The range-topping Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance plug-in hybrid is expected to cost more than $200,000 when it eventually arrives at the end of this year, while the C43 is priced from $134,900 before on-road costs and is available to order now.

The post 2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 delayed for Australia appeared first on Drive.

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