Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe inches closer to its Frankfurt debut. Until then, the Germans are wheting our appetite with a fresh batch of teaser pictures.
Its run of the mill C-Class Coupe brother hasn’t even seen the daylight and the hotly anticipated Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe is already showing its teeth. Set to become the pinnacle of AMG’s new C-Class derived line-up the new model joins the sedan and estate variants already available.
All C 63 models share the same rear-wheel drive biased MRA platform with the Coupe expected to feature a lower center of gravity and unique suspension and electromechanical steering settings.
AMG engineers have decided to bless the all-new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe with a mechanical locking differential, offered as standard. And this is not all, a quicker, more complex electronic differential being reserved for the top-of-the-line S variant.
At the heart of Mercedes’ new pride and joy will sit the AMG-bred M178 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8, derived straight from the AMG GT supercar’s M177 coded mill, complete with turbochargers mounted up high between the cylinder banks. Mimicking the sedan and estate strategy, Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe will be available in two states of tune, 476 HP in standard-guise and 510 HP for the top-of-the-range C 63 Coupe S.
The generous power reserves on hand will be send to the rear-wheels via AMG’s own seven-speed SpeedShift automatic gearbox which trades the torque converter for a wet clutch deemed to offer faster shift times, especially in manual mode.
Design-wise, the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe will closely mimic its bigger forebear’s, the S 63 AMG Coupe, sensual lines. Commercial debut is slated for later this year, following the official unveil set for this September.