The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S Coupe have both been unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. Despite being almost mechanically identical to the four-door C63 models, the Coupe offers something unique thanks to its stunning S-Class Coupe style looks. Impressed by pictures and details of the car, we headed over to Mercedes-Benz for an up-close look.
From a mechanical standpoint, both Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe models utilise a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, previously seen on the C63 sedan and estate as well as the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. In entry-level guise, that engine delivers 469 hp between 5500 and 6250 rpm. Meanwhile, the C63 S Coupe model delivers an even more impressive 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque compared to the 650 Nm of the ‘standard’ C63. Thanks to these figures, the C63 Coupe reaches 100 km/h in 4 seconds while the C63 S takes 3.9 seconds.
Mated to the engine is AMG’s latest Speedshift seven-speed sports transmission driving the rear wheels. This gearbox provides seamless gear changes which are significantly faster than those of the previous-generation C63 AMG Coupe. Other key elements of the new C63 Coupe include four-link front suspension, a 25 mm wider track than the sedan as well as either 18 or 19 inch wheels.
Visually, the C63 Coupe models bare many similarities with the S63 AMG Coupe and S65 AMG Coupe models. While from the front it is very similar to the sedan, the rear fascia has been entirely redesigned and incorporates sleek taillights.