Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe. Following the formula of the successful S 63 AMG, the C-Class gets its Coupé version with two doors down and a drawing of its own that is beautiful to die for
When it developed the Coupé version of the S 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz did much more than just remove two doors from the huge sedan. She created her own design, so engaging and enthralling, that it was an immediate success. So, nothing more logical than replicating the strategy in the younger brother, the C 63 AMG.
Keeping only the front mudguards and the bonnet of the sedan, the C Coupé has in the rear the biggest changes, which only reinforce the kinship with the S Coupé. There is a very wide rear spine, four flamboyant escapes, a discreet airfoil, a nervous air diffuser and, above all, the beautiful horizontal lanterns, a set that overflows with beauty and harmony.
The same touch of refinement and sportiness dominates the interior, filled with leather or Alcantara and chrome trim with a little carbon fiber in the center console. The integral series seats offer great lateral support and allow the driver and passenger to travel well, without feeling uncomfortable.
Through the exclusive steering wheel (three spokes, with the flattened bottom) we can see the AMG finishes imitating carbon in a digital instrumentation that emulates spins and speedometer with pointers.
Although it is a Class C in essence, the rear space is smaller than in the sedan. It is true that the wheelbase is the same, but in the Coupé there are only two individual seats and its sloping roof line at the end makes the passengers behind can not be more than 1.70 meters in height under penalty of spoiling the hairstyle .
In addition to the internal and external design, another star is the engine, a V8 biturbo of 470 or 510 hp (S version). In our test drive in Spain, the C 63 AMG S has shown that it can be almost as soft and soft as a common C-Class, provided that the steering mode is in Comfort and the air cushions (optional) in the most tender position.
So, it does not look like a beast with rim wheels 19 and tires of very low profile (285/30 ago). But it is only to go to the Sport mode that it unloads on the asphalt an aggressive performance, of brutal starts, able to go from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds.
The identity itself worked very well in the S-Class Coupé. In Class C, it was no different.
Technical Details – Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé
- Engine: front , long, V8 biturbo, 3,982 cm3, 32V, 510 hp at 5,500-6,250 rpm, 71,4 mkgf at 1,750-4,500 rpm
- Gearbox: automated dual-clutch, seven-speed, rear-wheel drive
- Suspension: four arms overlapped (front), multilink (rear), with adjustable dampers
- Brakes: ventilated and perforated discs
- Tires: 255/35 R19 (daily) 285/30 R19 (rear)
- Dimensions: length, 475 cm; height, 140.2 cm; width, 187.7 cm; between-axles, 284 cm; weight, 1,725 kg; luggage compartment, 355 l
- Performance: 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 s; vel. max. 250 km / h (electronic lim)