Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe

March 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Mercedes finally came up with a proper rival for the BMW M3, using the same recipe as the Bavarian company.

That means they took a ordinary car, C Class Coupe, added bucket loads of power and sprinkled some aggressive style at the top! Except Mercedes and AMG are always very generous when it comes to power. So when the Bimmer has to make do with only 420 hp, the C63 AMG Coupe offers a massive 457 hp and peak torque of 600 Newton metres. That’s before you order the AMG performance pack. In that case the power goes up to 487 hp! That totally outguns the M3 and all the other mid-size coupes in this segment.

Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe c63

The coupé is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 155 mph (electronically limited). With this kind of specification, the new two-door vehicle is set to take the lead in its segment.

The new coupé variant benefits from all the technology updates that have been adopted on the C 63 AMG saloon and estate models. Deploying the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with “Controlled Efficiency” mode as standard and a new power steering pump reduces fuel consumption: the combined NEDC figure for the C 63 AMG coupé is 233.5 mpg. The only slight issue is the pricing which is around 80,000 Euro.

Key data at a glance:

C 63 AMG Coupé
Displacement 6208 cc
Bore x stroke 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Output 457 hp at 6800 rpm
487 hp at 6800 rpm*
Max. torque 600 Nm at 5000 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 195 kg
192 kg*
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 23.5 mpg
CO2 emissions 280 g/km
Acceleration 0 – 62 mph

4.5 s

4.4 s*

Top speed 155 mph**

* with AMG performance package; ** electronically limited