The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé, which is pegged as the sportiest C-Class ever, will be unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) on September 15.
Building up on the success of C-Class, which is Mercedes-AMG’s best-selling model series, new C 63 Coupé is technically and visually distinct. The flared front and rear wheel arches, and an increased track width with larger wheels give the new Coupé a muscular look.
To be available in two models – C 63 Coupé & C 63 S Coupé – the new car brings with it supreme level of safety. According to the press release announcement, ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, which helps to prevent rear-end collisions come as standard.
“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.
Both the models pack the 4.0-litre 8-cylinder biturbo engine with C 63 S Coupé accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and the C 63 Coupé in 4.0 seconds. The top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited; 290 km/h with AMG Driver’s Package).
The powerful 8-cylinder engine, together with the increased track width on the front and rear axles, calls for a redesigned front end and a model-specific rear assembly as well as new side walls. The flared wheel arches make the AMG Coupé 64 millimetres wider at the front and 66 millimetres wider at the rear, enabling the vehicle to hug the road better.
The larger wheel arches allow the use of wider tyres (up to 255 millimetres on the front axle and up to 285 millimetres on the rear axle), contributing to improved lateral acceleration, traction and agility. Under the outer skin, the body structure has been reinforced in key areas to transfer and compensate the extreme longitudinal and lateral forces from the powertrain and suspension. There is also the model-specific rear axle carrier.
The interiors have been made with high-grade materials that have a pleasant touch. As an alternative to the standard sports seats in ARTICO/microfibre DINAMICA man-made leather, Performance seats are also available: these allow the occupants a lower seating position and are more strongly contoured for increased lateral support.
The C 63 Coupé comes as standard with 10-spoke light-alloy wheels 9.0″ x 18″ (front) and 10.5″ x 18″ (rear) as well as with tyres of size 255/40 R 18″ (front) and 285/35 R 18″ (rear). In the case of the C 63 S Coupé, the tyre sizes are 255/35 R 19″ (front) and 285/30 R 19″ (rear) on 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels 9.0″ x 19″ (front) and 10.5″ x 19″ (rear).