Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Spied for the First Time, Looks Power-Hungry

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While we’ve met plenty of 2016 Mercedes C-Class Coupe prototypes so far this year, this is the first time when we come across the model that will change the history of the coup, starting with its designation.
Following the tire threads of the sedan, the Affalterbach machine will be dubbed Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe. As for the transformation it will bring, this might be greater than expected.

However, we’ll start with the more obvious bits first. As you can notice in these spyshots, the Germans are desperate to conceal the exact roofline and greenhouse details of the two-door C-Class, so it’s still raining camo.

As for the AMG bits, the front air intakes are so greedy in their quest to feed the new intercoolers that they scream even through the camouflage. The body kit worn by the prototype confirms our previous expectations.

While the previous C-Class coupe was a rugged-looking proposal aimed at emotionally connecting us to the DTM racing, the new model will use a more toned-down visual approach. The idea here is to keep things in line with the S63 AMG Coupe.

The technical side

The prototype wears centerlock rims, a feat we’ll see on the S model that will deliver 503 hp (510 PS). Both this and the standard 469 hp (475 PS) Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will borrow the sedan’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit. The only major difference between this and the 4-liter V8 on the Mercedes-AMG GT sportscar is that the latter features dry sump lubrication, whereas the first sticks to the traditional wet sump solution.

While we haven’t indulged ourselves in a proper C63 review yet, a stint in the sedan reveals a more relaxed character compared to the 3-liter twin-turbo straight six BMW M3 and M4. Nonetheless, we could expect Affalterbach to take things a bit further with the two-door C63. Remember, the M people are working on the 500 hp 2016 M4 CSL.

While the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is expected to land this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show, we’ll have some extra waiting to do for the manic versions.

PS: the AMG C63 Coupe, as the car will most likely be called in the US, was spotted in the proximity of the Nurburgring, so we're expecting to see that V8 at work on the track soon.
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