The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe made its debut recently and we knew it was just a matter of time before car tuning companies got their hands on the coupe and improved its performance and looks. This time however, it was Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuners AMG that tuned the coupe to bring us the C63 AMG Coupe.
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, it looks identical to the C63 AMG Sedan with two missing doors and of course a slanted roof. Power comes from a 6.2 liter V8 engine that makes 451 horsepower and 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-Speed transmission, helping propel the C63 AMG Coupe to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). An optional AMG Development package is available which ups the horsepower to 481 ponies and reduces the 0 – 60 mph time to 4.3 seconds.
To handle the added power a new sports suspension, wider front and rear track, high performance braking system, sharpened steering, and bigger wheels and tire package was thrown into the mix. The interior has been upgraded a bit to set the C63 AMG Coupe apart from the standard C-Class Coupe.
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe looks like a winner, it has good looks and lots of power, and it should give BMW M3 a run for its money. We’re looking forward to M3 vs. C63 AMG Coupe comparisons in the upcoming months. No word on price yet.