The upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe has been spotted lurking around the Nürburgring track side test center. These are some first photos of Stuttgart’s high-performance version of the new C-Class Coupé, which has been diligently conducting camouflaged test rounds in preparation for its debut later this year.
The Mercedes AMG C63 Coupe will head for the premium high performance coupe podium fighting against the BMW M4, Lexus RC F and Audi RS 5.
Behind the flared wheel arches and beefed up bumpers is a drivetrain similar to its AMG C63 sedan and wagon sibling. This means a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which transmits its power through a seven-speed automatic and a limited slip differential to the rear wheels. As with the sedan version, the C 63 Coupé gets 350 kW of power and 650 Nm of torque, while the more powerful C 63 S pumps out 375 kW and 700 Nm. Expect a zero-to-100-km/h time of just four seconds, en route to an electronically limited 250 km/h top speed.
Visually, the scotching AMG is distinguishable from its normal C-Class coupe siblings by lowered ride height, larger air intakes, bigger brakes and the AMG-typical four-pipe exhaust. Both the new C-Class Coupé and the hot AMG versions will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.
We can expect to see market launch towards the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016, with prices likely to be slightly higher than the $154,900 AMG C63 S Sedan.