2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé revealed – exclusive studio pictures
Source : 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé revealed – exclusive studio pictures
First pictures of Mercedes-AMG’s BMW M4 rival leaked ahead of its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show
This specific is actually your vehicle Mercedes-Benz’s increasingly influential AMG performance car offshoot is actually relying upon to steal the thunder through the likes of the Audi RS5, BMW M4 in addition to Lexus RC-F: the rapid brand-new second-generation C63 Coupé.
Set to make its public debut at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show prior to going on sale inside UK in January, the muscular four-seat performance coupé is actually powered by the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine as the recently introduced C63 saloon in addition to estate.
In range-topping S form, the brand-new rear-wheel-drive C63 Coupé packs 503bhp in addition to a sturdy 516lb ft. This specific is actually 23bhp in addition to 74lb ft more than that will produced by the naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 used by the first-generation C63 AMG Coupé with an optional Performance Package.
the item also trumps the RS5, M4 in addition to RC-F by 59bhp in addition to 199lb ft, 78bhp in addition to 111lb ft in addition to 33bhp in addition to 125lb ft respectively, generating the brand-new C63 S the most powerful car in its class.
According to official performance figures released by AMG, the item is actually capable of accelerating through 0-62mph in just 3.9sec, or some 0.4sec faster than its direct predecessor. As before, top speed is actually electronically limited to 155mph, although buyers can specify the brand-new car having a so-called Driver’s Package that will lifts the item to 180mph.
The styling of the brand-new C63 is actually significantly differentiated through standard versions of Mercedes-Benz’s second-generation C-Class Coupé. The only external elements shared between the two cars are the frameless doors, roof in addition to boot lid. The remainder has been designed expressly for the brand-new car, with front fenders extending by 64mm in addition to rear fenders up by 66mm in width over those of its standard sibling.
The wider Centeng has been developed to house a revised chassis featuring unique tracks both front in addition to rear. the item also permits the fitment of standard 255mm wide tyres up front in addition to 285mm rubber at the rear. The previous product ran on 235mm front in addition to 255mm tyres. The wheels sizes vary according to product, with the brand-new C63 receiving 18in rims in addition to the C63 S 19in alloys.
Typical AMG styling touches include a heavily structured front bumper having a black insert in addition to integral front splitter, a prominent grille featuring an oversized three-pointed star emblem, ‘V8 turbo’ identification along the flanks, black external mirror housings, beefed up side sills, subtle boot deck spoiler, uniquely designed rear bumper in addition to four trapezoidal-shaped tail pipes integrated into the rear valance in addition to diffuser element.
Inside, there are AMG-specific instruments, controls, gear lever in addition to trim applications, along having a flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel in addition to sports seats. Buyers can specify more heavily contoured optional performance seats, which allow a lower seating position.
As with the latest C63 saloon in addition to estate, the C63 Coupé will be sold with the choice of two power outputs. In standard guise its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, known under the internal codename M178, develops 469bhp in addition to 479lb ft.
inside headlining S product, which receives dynamic engine mounts, the reserves are increased to 503bhp in addition to 516lb ft through increased boost pressure in addition to adjustments to the inlet manifold, giving the item exactly the same power output although 37lb ft more torque than the Mercedes-AMG GT S.
having a kerb weight of 1725kg, the brand-new C63 S Coupé tips the scales 70kg above its predecessor, owing mainly to its increased dimensions. although with one more 23bhp, the item offers a marginally increased power-to-weight ratio at 292bhp per tonne versus 290bhp per tonne for the old C63 Coupé with Performance Package.
Drive is actually channelled through AMG’s seven-speed Speedshift MCT (MultiClutch Transmission) automatic gearbox fitted having a shorter final drive than inside C63 saloon in addition to estate. inside standard C63 Coupé the item operates in combination having a mechanical locking differential, although inside C63 S the item is actually allied to a faster reacting electronic locking differential.
As with the C63 saloon in addition to estate, the driver can choose between four different driving modes on the C63 Coupé in addition to up to all 5 on the C63 S Coupé. The brand-new M4 rival’s switchable electronic stability control system also offers three distinct settings: On, Sport in addition to Off.
In standard C63 Coupé guise, AMG’s latest product possesses a claimed 0-62mph time of 4.0sec – generating the item 0.1sec faster than the C63 saloon in addition to 0.2sec faster than the C63 estate.
Despite the wholesale lift in performance, AMG claims the brand-new C63 AMG Coupé is actually significantly more economical than its predecessor with an official consumption figure of 32.8mpg for both designs in addition to corresponding CO2 emissions of 200g/km.
Underpinning the brand-new C63 Coupé is actually a heavily reworked product of the C-Class Coupé’s chassis featuring a four link front in addition to multi-link rear suspension. the item receives brand-new steering knuckles, wider tracks, a unique rear axle carrier which moves the contact surface of the rear wheels 25mm outwards of that will of the C63 saloon in addition to estate, stiffer elastokinematics in addition to greater negative camber. The dampers are adjustable in three stages at the press of a button.
Watch our drive of the saloon product of the C63 AMG.
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