Thursday, 10 September 2015

Style N Power: 2017 Mercedes- AMG C63 Coupe Revealed

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe and C63 S Coupe aren’t just about style (though they’ve got plenty of that): They pack a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 good for up to 503 hp.

We like looking at the recently unveiled
Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe , and we love driving the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan. The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe brings both together in one svelte, powerful package, and we couldn’t be happier.

Save for the doors, roof and trunk lid, all sheetmetal has been switched up compared to the non-AMG C-class. Coupled with the characteristically aggressive AMG fascias, the car boasts a subtly different look all around. In
addition to a longer hood, the coupe is 2.51 inches wider up front and 2.59 inches wider in back. Flared wheel arches hide meatier tires,
255 mm fronts and 285 mm rears.

The C63 coupe’s drivetrain mirrors that of the C63 sedan: a wet-sump version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 tucked under the hood of the AMG GT S , mated to a seven-speed multiclutch automatic transmission. In the C63, it’s good for 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. In the C63 S, it achieves 503 hp and
516 lb-ft. The former car gets a mechanical limited-slip differential, while the diff on the latter car is electronic.

Curb weights are down compared to the four-door, however: 3,770 pounds and 3,803 pounds for the C63 and C63 S, respectively (at least in European specification, U.S.-bound cars might pick up a few pounds). And 0-60
times are down a hair, too: 3.9 seconds for the C63, 3.8 seconds for the C63 S.

But the C63 hasn’t been about brute force, not exclusively, at least -- though we do love the muscular straight-line acceleration it has historically offered. The standard AMG Ride Control allows you switch up the suspension
between comfort and sport modes, and the AMG Dynamic Select system offers four adjustable transmission modes (plus a race mode on the C63 S).

According to Autoweek, The C63 coupe will get its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September and will make its way to U.S. dealers starting next summer.


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