Mercedes launches a high-performance version of the recently introduced C-Class Coupé. Like the sedan, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe is powered by a V8 bituminous petrol engine. The 4,0 liter engine is available with either 350 kW / 476 PS or 375 kW / 510 PS in the model. The two two-door cars will celebrate their premiere at the IAA (17 until 27, September), with the market launch in March. Then probably at prices from around 76.000 Euro.
Even in the weaker version with 650 Nm torque accelerates the AMG eight-cylinder coupe in four seconds from zero to Tempo 100. With 50 Nm more in the second version, the spurt lasts for 3,9 seconds. The power is directed to the rear wheels via the Speedshift MCT seven-speed automatic transmission, which is familiar from various AMG models, and where a starting clutch is installed at the torque converter. The maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h in both cases, but is raised to 290 km / h for an extra charge. As consumption, the manufacturer specifies 8,6 liters for both performance levels.
Matching the performance plus there is a completely new suspension with wider track and variable dampers. In addition a mechanical limited slip differential - with the standard model it works mechanically, with the S-model it is controlled electronically. In addition, the more powerful C 63 version comes as standard with dynamic engine mounts on board, adapting its rigidity to the current driving situation, providing the best compromise between comfort and precision.
Mercedes does not yet give the exact prices. The previous model offered between 2011 and today cost between 74.000 euros (336 kW / 457 hp) and (373 kW / 507 hp). The main competitor of Mercedes athletes is the BMW M4 (72.500 euros, 317 kW / 431 hp) and the Audi RS5 (331 kW / 450 hp, from 79.900 euros).
Author: Holger Holzer / SP-X