Even though it will only be officially unveiled at the New York Motor Show, details of the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe have been revealed. While it retains many of the features of the 2012 C63 AMG Sedan, the coupe does have a few tweaks and changes.
New Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe is top classFirst up, the C63 AMG Coupe comes with a 6.3 litre V8 engine which delivers 451 hp and a peak torque of 443 lb-ft. This allows it to complete 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds while it caps out at an electronically limited 250km/h. Mercedes-Benz believe these stats will push the new C 63 AMG Coupe to the top of its segment.
Maintaining the focus on high-performance, the new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe comes with sports suspension and performance brakes. The AMG Coupe has a separate 3-link front suspension and a reinforced multi-link independent rear suspension with a wider track. It also has specially adjusted spring and damper rates, which have resulted in improved responsiveness as well as less road noise and tyre vibration. The high-performance brakes have internally ventilated perforated discs which improve on responsiveness, decreases stopping distances and higher fade resistance.
Looks-wise the AMG coupe has a low profile with a striking arrow-shaped front section over a long hood. The shoulder-line of the car has been emphasized while the C-pillar has been narrowed. Mercedes-Benz notes how the car has a “sinister low profile”, however the overall look of the car lacks aggression and comes off more corporate than sporty. One redeeming factor is the headlights, which have a crazed psychopath look to them.
The new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe will only be hitting dealerships in the United States in September this year, so look for a South African release some time after that.