The striptease continues! Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe has been caught again ahead of its 2016 debut, showing its aggressive front-end for the first time.
The final design cues are more and more visible. Not even the light camouflage on this test prototype can hide the styling changes made to the rear. Theboot-lid and tail-lights are brand new, in Mercedes’ quest to mimic the successful lines of the bigger S 63 AMG Coupe.
Just like its run-of-the-mill sibling, the hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe will use the versatile MRA platform as its foundation, retaining the fixed central pillar and four-seat layout of the previous generation. On the other hand, its sleek design will only be surpassed by its sportiness with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe expected to be “even better to drive than it looks,” according to design chief Gorden Wagener.
Power comes from the 500 HP 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 from AMG. The only major difference between this and the 4-litre V8 on the Mercedes-AMG GT sportscar is the dry sump lubrication used on the latter, whereas the first sticks to the traditional wet sump solution.
Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe will be the third of four initial models to launch in the new C-Class AMG lineup, following the four-door sedan and five-door estate. It’s expected to be revealed in full in 2016, with the Cabrio likely to follow.
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