From most angles the shape looks very good. But from the three-quarter rear it just looks wrongâ€”a bit too much like a GLE CoupÃ©. And if there’s one thing a sporty Merc shouldn’t look like, it’s a bloated SUV.
That aside, the new C63 CoupÃ© kicks goals everywhere else, mostly thanks to its 4.0 litre V8 biturbo. We’ve seen it already in the saloon and estate models and there’s been no tweaks to the key specs. That means the C63 CoupÃ© has 350kW/650Nm and the C63 S (pictured) has 375kW/700Nm. They’re huge numbers!
This coupÃ© is not exactly light, flirting with 1800kg, yet it can still reach 100km/h in only 3.9 seconds (C63 S). Top speed is limited to 250km/h, but can be raised to 290km/h with the optional AMG Driver’s Package (presumably that’s not an extra large set of balls).
As far as styling goes the C63 CoupÃ© has had its wheel arches pumped up. They’re 64mm wider at the front and 66mm wider at the rear. The increased track affords improved handling as well as beefy looks.
Grip is provided by 255mm tyres up front and 285mm at the back. You get 10-spoke 18″ alloys as standard on the C63 and 5-twin-spoke 19″ wheels on the C63 S.
Rear traction is aided by an old skool mechanical limited-slip diff on the C63, while the C63 S gets electronic trickery. Mercedes-AMG says the rear axle has been redesigned for the C63 CoupÃ© and the electronic diff yields more sensitive and faster responses compared with the mechanical version.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 CoupÃ© will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September. European sales release will commence from March 2016.