2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé revealed

2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe

The wraps have finally come off the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé and here it is! The overall shape of the C Class Coupé is proving to be a bit of an oddity here at AUSmotive HQ.

From most angles the shape looks very good. But from the three-quarter rear it just looks wrong—a bit too much like a GLE Coupé. And if there’s one thing a sporty Merc shouldn’t look like, it’s a bloated SUV.

That aside, the new C63 Coupé 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 Coupé has 350kW/650Nm and the C63 S (pictured) has 375kW/700Nm. They’re huge numbers!

This coupé 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 Coupé 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 Coupé and the electronic diff yields more sensitive and faster responses compared with the mechanical version.

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 15 September. European sales release will commence from March 2016.

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VIDEO: Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé teaser

We’re expecting the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé to be revealed in the next 24 hours; until then here’s a very quick teaser. As you might expect, the car sounds pretty good.


Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé leaked

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

Last week Mercedes-Benz released images and details for its new C Class Coupé. It stands to reason then that we all want to know about the hot AMG version, the C63. Well here’s a first look thanks to these leaked images.

Power will come from the same 4.0 litre V8 biturbo found in the C63 sedan and estate. The full reveal for the coupé version should be later this week, so we won’t have too long to wait for the full monty.

[Source: zero2turbo | Thanks to John for the tip]

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You can pick your nose while drifting!

Mercedes-AMG C63S

Just over a month ago Chris Harris gave us his take on the new Mercedes-AMG C63S. We’re not sure how we missed it, but we’re sorry we did.

It’s Harris by numbers, but they’re numbers that work so well. We’re presented with an in depth look at the car, including the interesting bits under the skin.

Respect to the viewing audience is paid by the length of the video. At a touch over 20 minutes it’s not too long. More importantly, it’s long enough to give us a proper sense of the car.

And, of course, with 375kW/700Nm to play with from the 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 engine it’s pretty easy to make the new C63 go sideways. So easy in fact, you can pick a winner while doing it.


Mercedes-AMG C63 revealed

Mercedes-AMG C63

Mercedes-AMG (as they like to be called these days) has a new 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine. We saw it first in the AMG GT, and now they’re going about the process of stuffing it into pretty much every model they make that’s bigger than an A Class.

With the forthcoming Paris Motor Show the C Class has been given the AMG treatment, which brings us to this new C63 model. We like this a lot, because it means we can get off on another stupidly fast estate. There is a C63 sedan, of course—and coupé and Black Series models will no doubt follow soon—but right now we couldn’t imagine being in a cooler place than the driver’s seat of an AMG C63 Estate.

There’s two states of tune for the latest C63; the standard model has 350kW/650Nm, while the C63 S is beefed up to 375kW/700Nm. Interestingly that’s an extra 50Nm than the AMG GT S.

When coupled to the MCT 7-Speed transmission you’ll get yourself to 100km/h somewhere in between 4.0 and 4.2 seconds, depending on the model chosen. All models have a limited top speed of 250km/h.

From the outside this new C Class looks pretty good, especially with its fancy pants AMG body kit in place. But the inside, well, we wouldn’t knock back the car if someone gave us one, but the interior is a clear weak point in this car.

What do you think?


Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate spied

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate prototype

This is the latest version of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate, which has been spied recently in Germany.

It’s awesome to see Mercedes will continue the C63 model line with the new C Class range. Except it won’t be a “63” at all. No, the old and much loved 6.2 litre normally aspirated V8 will be making way for a 4.0 litre V8 with a pair of turbochargers for good measure.

Peak power is predicted to start at 331kW (450hp) but as is the norm with forced induction you can expect the AMG boffins to provide a range of factory-backed power enhancements. We can start the bidding at 368kW (500hp), but we all know Mercedes will go beyond that!

Mercedes says it will be sticking with the C63 badge, too, even though it will have no relevance to the car’s engine. Just like a BMW, then!

[Source: World Car Fans | Pic: Automedia]

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Chris Harris says goodbye to the M156 V8

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Estate

The normally aspirated V8 engine found in the C63 was first launched back in 2007. Since then it has powered AMG-enhanced C Class coupes, saloons and estates to the top of many people’s wish lists. The M156 V8 has been AMG’s stock-in-trade in recent years, beating away in plenty of other models too.

Approaching the end of its life, and for the great benefit of us all, Chris Harris takes a brief moment to say goodbye to the one of the world’s great V8 engines. The arrival of a new C Class will usher in a new turbocharged more fuel efficient era. Mercedes promises the C63 badge will remain, but it won’t really be the same.

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AIMS 2012 gallery: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz had a huge presence at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show, made even more noticeable by the absence of both Audi and BMW. It’s actually very refreshing to see how serious Mercedes takes the Australian market, when we often get treated as second best by other manufacturers.

A great example of that is the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake ‘Edition 1’ you see above. With an extra 24kW/100Nm compared to the base-spec CLS 63 AMG, if you can call any AMG base-spec, the Edition 1 boasts the massive numbers of 410kW/800Nm. It’s limited globally and five have been allocated to Australia, all of which will be delivered a full three months ahead of regular Shooting Brake deliveries.

Further highlighting the level of faith Mercedes holds with local customers another three special AMG models were on display. Fans of open top motoring were presented with the SLK AMG 55 in designo magno cashmere white metallic paint, a fancy term for matte white. Other highlights on the SLK included carbon fibre interior and mystic blue exclusive leather upholstery.

There was also an SLS AMG Roadster, which just looks the balls from behind. It was wearing a specially created coarse silver metallic paint, which did look a little odd we have to admit. We’re mostly not fans of red interiors, but in this SLS Roadster it looked great.

If you’re like us and prefer your road cars to have a roof then you can stand and admire the C63 AMG Coupé in designo mystic blue paint. It looked hot! The look was completed with lashing of AMG’s best carbon fibre trim, a leather dashboard and trick 19″ alloy wheels. It was our pick.


Mercedes C63 AMG Black lands down under

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black

Mercedes-Benz Australia is making a big deal about the first C63 AMG Coupé Black Series making its way to our shores. And why wouldn’t they. With 380kW on tap from a handbuilt 6.3 litre V8 and a kick arse body kit it’s a car sure to win admirers from all walks of life.

The car in the photos is painted in Diamond White and features matte black wheels as well as the AMG aero package. It’s the first of just 32 C63 AMG Blacks coming to Australia, all have been sold, and it will make its first public appearance at the Australian Grand Prix.


Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupé Black Series – Australian pricing & specs

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.

And Lord, can it please be a $245,000 C63 AMG Coupé Black Series? There’s only 32 coming to Australia and I kind of need to know now if you can help or else I will probably miss out.

Do you think he’ll help? I’ve got until April next year to get the money. That’s about five months away. Maybe I could save the cash myself, it’s only about $1700 a day.

Yes, we are big fans of the C63 Coupé AMG Black here at AUSmotive and we reckon a fair number of you will be as well. It has to be one of the best looking and most aggressively styled cars to come out of a German factory ever. With 380kW of normally aspirated 6.3 litre V8 fury it will go like stink as well.

Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Mr Horst von Sanden is very confident he will have no trouble shifting the C63 AMG Black from his showrooms.

“In Australia we have offered two AMG Black Series models in the past and they were very quickly snapped up by AMG aficionados who recognised their unique character and scarcity,” said von Sanden.

“The C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series will be limited to a total of 35 units for Australia and New Zealand. Obviously we wanted to get more but, the global customer demand for this latest Black Series has seen our allocation limited… and we already have a double figure order bank.”

More from Mercedes-Benz Australia after the break, including basic specification. Start saving!


VIDEO: Mercedes C63 AMG Black spied

Pistonspy has come up trumps again with some great footage and pics of the seriously cool Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black. Perhaps the most desirable Black Series yet—in our eyes at least—it’s interesting to see this development car lapping the Nürburgring with a large rear wing.

Turns out that wing is part of an AMG Aero Package, which includes a revised front splitter, among other enhancements. Also being tested is the AMG Track Package, which consists of special 19″ tyres and improved cooling at the rear axle to benefit the transmission.

[Source: Pistonspy]


Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Lust has a new name and it’s called the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. It’s a new more extreme AMG C-Class packing a 380kW (517hp) punch. The most powerful C-Class ever uses an M156 6.3 litre V8, coupled to a 7-speed MCT gearbox, to good effect reaching 100km/h in 4.2 seconds. The engine offers plenty of brute force, as well, to the tune of 620Nm of torque.

Amazingly, given the current climate of fuel efficient turbocharged engines, AMG has delivered all that power the old fashioned normally aspirated way. They even nicked a few internals from the SLS AMG for good measure.

Helping to turn the dial way past eleven AMG has fiddled with the bodywork. There’s comically flared wheel arches allowing increased track (40mm front, 79mm rear) filled with lightweight 19″ alloys. Heat extracting nostrils in the aluminium bonnet add a distinct personality and an aggressive front splitter is complemented by a matching rear diffuser.

Beneath the fire-breathing skin you’ll find adjustable coilover suspension, a locking diff, 6-pot front brakes, with 4-pots at the rear. Race-tuned ESP and ABS programs complete the transformation for this angry beast.

The C63 Black will be launched to market overseas in January 2012. We’ll try and get the skinny from MB Australia on availability down under. In the meantime check out the pics and press release after the break.

UPDATE: Mercedes-Benz Australia tell us the C63 AMG Black will launch here in the middle of next year.