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Mercedes-AMG C 63 S announced as official Safety Car for Bathurst 12 Hour


Mercedes-Benz will return to Mount Panorama from 4 – 7 February to provide the official Safety Car for the 2016 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race.

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Sedan Safety Car will is expected to make several appearances on the iconic roads of Mount Panorama, Australia’s most revered and intimidating circuit.

“Mercedes-Benz has a proud heritage at Mount Panorama and we’re excited to bring a strong presence back to the Bathurst 12 Hour” said Horst von Sanden, CEO and Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific.

“We’re thrilled to showcase the performance and safety of our vehicles at such an iconic event, and feel honoured to continue our provision of the official Safety Car.”

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S will provide maximum safety for the field at the Bathurst 12 Hour, and safely negotiaite the circuit when adverse weather conditions or incidents call for the Safety Car to be deployed.

The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S generates a maximum output of 375 kW and peak torque of 700 Nm. Driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission, the C 63 S accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds.


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