Mercedes will launch the coupe version of the C-Class at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. And, as inevitably as night following day, there will be an AMG version, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe.
This is it, albeit heavily camouflaged. Despite the wrap, you can see what’s going on stylistically. The front is carried over from the C saloon, the rear is S-Class coupeish, and the two are linked by deeply sculpted flanks, again much like those on other C- and S-Class models – the two share graphic themes.
Under the skin, the coupe will be identical to the AMG C63 saloon and estate. That means a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 with the blowers cleverly nestled between the two banks of cylinders. It will be offered in standard 470bhp, or 503bhp S tunes. Either way, it will sound positively filthy, especially with the inevitable optional sports exhaust.
Power goes to the limited slip differential equipped rear axle via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Performance should be similar to the saloon, so expect both the C63 and C63 S coupes to crack 62mph from rest in around four seconds, with top speed limited to 155mph.
Even though it’s pictured here in testing at Hockenheim, don’t expect the C63 coupe to be a precision instrument on track. The saloon and estate are competent enough, but they are at heart stonking long-distance blatters. Although if you’re feeling like a lunatic, they will happily drift until the tyres burst.
The AMG C63 vs BMW M4 vs Lexus RCF vs Audi RS5 face-off is going to be epic.
The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will be unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt debut on August 19. For more information click here
By Only Motors