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.


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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Frankfurt 2013: Mercedes Concept S Class Coupé

Mercedes-Benz Concept S Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has brought its vision for the next S Class Coupé to Frankfurt and for the most part we think it looks pretty good.

Typically the S Class Coupé is a big car and this concept model is no different. It’s over five metres long, almost two metres wide and 1.4 metres tall. Power comes from a 4.6 litre V8 biturbo producing 455bhp/700Nm.

Based on the new S Class saloon, some of the technology in the Concept S Class Coupé sounds pretty cool. We like the sound of Magic body control, well, who wouldn’t! A pair of cameras scans the road ahead to anticipate bumps and undulations and then alters the suspension setup to provide the best ride possible.