Last week Mercedes-Benz revealed the gorgeous brand-new C-Class coupe and today, the C63 AMG Coupe. A perfect cross between the C-Class Coupe and the C63 AMG Sedan, the C63 Coupe is a seriously good looking coupe, with no less than 469 hp and 479 lb-ft in ‘standard’ form and 503 hp and 516 lb-ft in C63 S form. The dry sump is the same 4L V8 twin-turbo lump used in the C63 Sedan and in the AMG GT S. Both variants will be equipped with the Mercedes AMG Speedshift seven-speed automatic transmission.
The C63 S Coupe is good for a 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 3.8 seconds, while the standard C63 Coupe takes a whopping .1 seconds longer to do it in 3.9 seconds. This makes the Coupe just a fraction faster than the Sedan, due to the wider tires and shorter rear-axle ratios. Top speed is electronically limited to a paltry 155 mph on the C63 Coupe, and 180 mph on the C63 S Coupe.
Taking a look at the sleek and aggressive lines that make up the C63 AMG Coupe, I can’t help but think the C63 AMG Coupe is equal parts refined luxury and equal parts aggressive, brutality that’s as home cruising the streets at the speed limit as it is nailing the apex of the nearest racetrack while making a monstrous, raspy racket that would serve as fit soundtrack for a Greek god battle of old – a true Jekyll and Hyde kind of car.
While the C63 Coupe shares the same doors, roof and trunk lid as the C-Class Coupe, the two cars become significantly different once you start looking more closely, or to a more perceptive eye, the differences are a lot more obvious.
The C63 is much wider than the C-Class Coupe – 64 mm wider in the front and 66 mm wider in the rear – the flared wheel arches, along with giving the C63 a much more aggressive stance, enable the fitment of much wider wheels and tires, for maximum grip in acceleration, braking and cornering.
The hood is 60 mm longer and two ‘powerdomes’ add to the aggressive and muscular look, while the twin-blade grille sits lower for an improved centre of gravity. Massive air inlets combined with the AMG ‘A-Wing’ front splitter aids aerodynamics while optimizing air flow to keep things cool while reducing front-end lift.
The side profile continues the sleek, muscular and refined look with wheels that sit flush in the wide wheel arches and unique to the AMG side skirts. The rear end features a diffuser insert that would look at home on a competition car, it also integrates with the twin chrome-plated tailpipes that finish off the high-flowing AMG exhaust system that sings a glorious song of its people. The rear bumper’s two air openings improve aerodynamics while working with the narrow spoiler on the trunk lid to reduce rear-axle lift.
Looking at the C63 AMG Coupe from behind and the rear three-quarter view, one can really tell just how much business AMG means with the new Coupe.