Mercedes Benz has one of the most diverse lineup of vehicles that have proven to be market leaders in their respective categories. However, due to changing dynamics of the market companies need to understand that a creating a new segment with an existing car is the way to go. The C-Class Coupe has been to Mercedes in-house tuning division, AMG, for a new outlook.
The new C63 AMG Coupe shows the positive progression that Mercedes have made through their hardcore tuned vehicles. With two variants of the model consumers are free to choose how much performance they need.
The exterior of the coupe has seen a completely different outlook from the sedan. The front end has been redesigned and has been fitted with a model specific rear assembly as we all as new front and rear end fenders. The flared wheel arches are signatory to the AMG lineup and the new C63 coupe follows suit.
The structure of the car has been reinforced in order to withstand great longitudinal and lateral forces in high speed cornering. Aerodynamics have also been adjusted to provide a higher downforce on the car and repositioning of the certain components have also been done in order to decrease the center of gravity for providing more stability to the car.
The interior has been created with high grade materials with careful attention to detail and the choice of different racing seats allows the driver to feel comfortable within the cabin.
The power unit in the C63 AMG Coupe is the showstopper; the engine is a 4.0-Liter V8 Biturbo. The power ratings on the vehicle are an astounding 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque on the standard model and 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet on the “S” model. This means that both models have performance figures of 3.9 and 3.8 seconds respectively.
The power is linked to an AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sport transmission ensuring that the power is correctly dealt with and distributed perfectly to the rear wheels. This in cohesion with the model specific exhaust system makes the C63 AMG Coupe one of the best sounding cars in the market. The exhaust has various settings that cater for both a long drive cruise and a fun day at the track. An option is also available for a Performance exhaust system which allows a modulation of the exhaust note