Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe first official pics

Mercedes C63 S Coupe

MERCEDES has given us our first taste of the fastback two-door that will take on rivals such as the Audi RS5 and BMW M4, releasing images of the C-Class Coupe in its most powerful form.

Due in Australia mid-next year and priced from about $160,000, this Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will become the quickest model to wear the C63 badge. Its 3.9sec 0-100km/h sprint beats the four-door version by 0.1sec, thanks to wider rear tyres and shorter rear-axle ratios. 

Mercedes -c 63-s -coupe -frontAnd just like the four-door, Australian buyers will shop for the higher-performance 375kW/700Nm C63 S – the car shown here – with Mercedes-Benz Australia bypassing the lower-spec model. 

The fastback coupe uses the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 as its sedan-based sibling, paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. However, the coupe sits wider than the sedan, with the wheel arches plumped an extra 64mm at the front and 66mm at the rear to accommodate a wider track. 

Mercedes -c 63-s -coupe -rear -jpgMercedes-AMG says the larger wheel arches allow the use of wider tyres – up to 255 millimetres up front and 285 millimetres down the rear – contributing to improved lateral acceleration, traction and agility. 

In front, the aluminium bonnet sitting behind the twin-blade grille is 60mm longer and features a pair of “powerdomes” to make the coupe look more muscular. 

Mercedes -c 63-s -coupe -interiorThe re-shaped rear end also features a ducktail kick to the bootlid, featuring an integrated spoiler that, according to Mercedes-AMG, significantly reduces rear-axle lift. 

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be one of the highlights of September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

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