Mercedes-AMG has revealed the new C 63 Coupé, a high-performance C-Class Coupé stoked at Affalterbach to shred its rear tires with its 510 hp, V8 heart. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé will celebrate its world premiere on 15 September 2015 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The market launch will begin in March 2016, and it’ll straightaway aim for the BMW M4 Coupe.
The new C63 Coupé can be visually differentiated from its tamer cousin by the flared front and rear wheel arches, an increased track width, larger, 18-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, wider tyres (255/40 – front; 285/35 – rear), the arrow-shaped “twin blade” radiator grille with AMG lettering, chrome-plated twin tailpipes of the AMG exhaust system, a rear diffuser and two distinctive power domes on the aluminium bonnet. The interiors imbibe high-grade materials, standard sports seats in ARTICO/microfibre DINAMICA man-made leather, and optional Performance seats which allow the occupants a lower seating position and are more strongly contoured for increased lateral support.
The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is available in two states of tune – while the standard car makes 476 hp and 650 Nm of torque, the S variant ups the ante with 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque. The S variant also adds dynamic engine mounts as standard. The engine is mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with steering wheel shift paddles, which sends power to the rear wheels through a mechanical rear-axle limited-slip differential, while the C 63 S Coupé comes with an electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential. The transmission gets four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT modes, with the C 63 S getting an additional “Race” transmission mode.
The C 63 S Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, the C 63 Coupé in 4.0 seconds. This makes the Coupé just a fraction faster than the Saloon – thanks to the wider tyres and shorter-legged rear-axle ratios. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited; 290 km/h with AMG Driver’s Package).
The C 63 Coupé employs a four-link front suspension with racing-style brake connections and multi-link setup at the rear. Other measures include AMG-specific wheel carriers, stiffer elastokinematic tuning and higher negative camber. Furthermore, the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension comes with adjustable damping, wherein the driver can choose between maximum sportiness and long-distance comfort in three stages at the press of a button.
Standard safety kit includes the ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to prevent rear-end collisions, along with other other optional assistance systems. Then there’s the 3-stage ESP with “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT Handling Mode” and “ESP OFF” settings, which works with the rear-axle limited-slip differential.
“The new C 63 Coupé embodies our conception of progress: It offers impressive longitudinal and lateral dynamics at an extremely high level along with improved fuel economy,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “In addition, we are making a bold visual statement with the muscular design. Our customers can therefore experience the progress with each of their senses: seeing, hearing, feeling and, above all, driving!”
The models at a glance:
|Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé||Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé|
|Displacement||3982 cc||3982 cc|
|Output||375 kW (510 hp)|
at 5500-6250 rpm
|350 kW (476 hp)|
at 5500-6250 rpm
|Peak torque||700 Nm|
at 1750-4500 rpm
at 1750-4500 rpm
|8.9-8.6 l/100 km||8.9-8.6 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||209-200 g/km||209-200 g/km|
|Kerb weight (according to DIN/EC)||1725 kg* / 1800 kg**||1710 kg* / 1785 kg**|
|3.9 s||4.0 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h***||250 km/h***|
* Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, without driver and luggage); ** Ready-to-drive condition (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage (7 kg); *** Electronically limited; 290 km/h with AMG Driver’s Package