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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé For March 2016

From March 2016, The C 63 S Coupé is likely to cost £70,000 - but this is not confirmed. Its sibling is expected to start at £62,000.

What Is It?

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé is the most powerful and enticing version of the C-Class Coupé. This 2-door lifestyle statement – that launches March 2016 – is distinguished from its siblings thanks to more muscular exterior styling. Features include the strikingly flared wheel arches that house very large 255mm wide wheels at the front, and 285mm at the rear. Larger wheels/tyres improve “lateral acceleration, traction and agility”, the manufacture confirms. The beefy air intakes, side skirts, quad exhaust pipes and compact rear spoiler further emphasise this model's status. Mercedes-AMG says it is the sportiest C-Class ever. 

What Engine Is Available?

The C 63 S Coupé has a 4.0-litre, 510hp, V8 engine that produces 700Nm of torque from 1,750 to 4,500rpm. This power plant – that burns petrol and is twin-turbocharged - propels it to 62mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph, but the optional AMG Driver's Package enables it to hit 180mph. Mercedes-AMG claims its engine “Occupies an exceptional status among the competition, being the only vehicle in the segment to boast an 8-cylinder bi-turbo engine.” It is for those that “Desire a combination of a highly emotive, unmistakable engine sound and torquey power delivery.

What Equipment Does It Have?

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé has 7-speed transmission. This enables the motorist to either cruise in automatic mode or select any gear manually – without a foot operated clutch – via paddles behind the steering wheel. Either way, the manufacturer says that any gear changes are “noticeable faster” than the previous model's.

The C 63 S Coupé has AMG Ride Control too. This enables the motorist to tweak the response of the suspension for a sportier or more comfortable feel, in 3 stages. Mercedes says “The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension settings is subjectively perceptible depending on the particular driving situation”. Ride Control complements “completely redesigned” suspension. 

This coupé also has an exhaust flap that varies the engine note from “discreet/suitable” for steady cruising to “robust/emotively appealing” should the driver favour faster, higher-rev, manoeuvres.

Anything Else I Should Know?

The C 63 S Coupé has a slightly tamer sibling badged C 63 Coupé. It has a 4.0-litre, 476hp, V8 petrol that produces 650Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,500rpm. This trim – that like its sibling is twin-turbocharged – hits 62mph in 4.0 seconds and is limited to 155mph.

How Much Is It? 

From March 2016, The C 63 S Coupé is likely to cost £70,000 - but this is not confirmed. Its sibling is expected to start at £62,000.