Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe revealed

High-performance version of the C-Class Coupe gets 503bhp

A few days after the reveal of the Mercedes C-Class Coupe, the wraps have now been removed from the AMG C 63 Coupe, the high performance version of Merc’s sleek new BMW 4 Series rival. Set to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the car will arrive in showrooms in March next year.

Just like the C 63 saloon, the C 63 Coupe uses a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine that produces 469bhp and gets the car from 0-62mph in 4.0 seconds. An even more powerful version known as the C 63 ‘S’ boasts 503bhp; enough power to achieve a 0-62mph time of 3.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph. These figures look particularly impressive when you compare the car to its nearest rival, the BMW M4, which is down on power at 425bhp and slower from 0-62mph at 4.3 seconds.

Style as well as performance is an important part of these cars’ appeal and Mercedes has given the C 63 a more aggressive look to match its staggering speed. The design includes ‘powerdomes’ in the bonnet, flared wheelarches, larger air intakes and alloy wheels, more muscular side skirts and bumpers, plus quad exhaust pipes. The C 63 also has a thin bootlid spoiler, which further enhances the racy look of the car next to the base model.

The similarities between the C 63 Coupe and the existing C 63 saloon version don’t end with the engine. The cars have essentially the same interior, so plush materials like leather and suede§, switches, and controls for the infotainment system are very familiar. The coupe also comes with the ‘Ride Control’ pack that’s fitted to the saloon – it includes various electronic systems that control elements of the suspension and power delivery for better handling.

One way in which the Coupe is different to the saloon, other than two fewer doors, is a wider track (the distance between the wheels on the left and the right), which Mercedes says improves the C 63’s road-holding. The car’s wider wheelarches aren’t just for good looks – they make room for bigger tyres too, further improving acceleration and handling.

Mercedes is yet to announce prices for the AMG C 63 Coupe but we expect a starting price of around £60,000, which is very similar to the BMW M4. The extra power that comes with the C 63 S is likely to add around £10,000 to the list price.

Recommended

New Mercedes CLE Convertible to get S-Class tech
mercedes cle convertible render
News
22 Jul 2022

New Mercedes CLE Convertible to get S-Class tech

Mercedes EQE saloon review
Mercedes EQE saloon
Mercedes EQE
6 Jul 2022

Mercedes EQE saloon review

Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?
Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?
Tips and advice
22 Jun 2022

Should you buy an Audi, a BMW or a Mercedes?

New 2022 Mercedes GLC SUV unveiled
2022 Mercedes GLC Front off side
Mercedes GLC
1 Jun 2022

New 2022 Mercedes GLC SUV unveiled

Most Popular

New electric MG4 hatch to start at £25,995
MG4 Front driver side
News
5 Aug 2022

New electric MG4 hatch to start at £25,995

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Renault Clio hybrid
Deals
5 Aug 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

Kia EV4 SUV to take on the Volvo XC40 Recharge
2024 Kia EV4 - front
News
5 Aug 2022

Kia EV4 SUV to take on the Volvo XC40 Recharge

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
20 Jun 2022

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
12 Jul 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
12 Jul 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
24 Jun 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022