Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe in the works

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Mercedes-Benz aims for a powered-up version of its upcoming C-class coupe to compete with the Audi RS5 and fifth-generation BMW M3.

To be launched in late 2011, this new two-door will be known as the C63 AMG Coupe. This vehicle is powered by Mercedes' four-year-old naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine and seven-speed MCT (multi-clutch transmission).

This set-up will also appear in a facelifted version of the C63 saloon that's expected to arrive next year. According to officials from Mercedes' performance car division, the AMG Coupe was created to be a direct rival to the RS5 and M3.

A source from AMG said that the company was aiming for power that goes beyond that of today's C63 AMG, adding that this will be the most powerful of the three. It's expected that Mercedes will offer an optional performance package for the C63 AMG Coupe and its four-door saloon sibling: a move done for the CL63 AMG too.

This package boosts power from a standard 450bhp to 480bhp, about 36bhp more than the RS5 and 66bhp more than the M3. But sources say that there is an even more powerful C63 AMG Coupe that's being developed.

The C63 AMG Black Series is expected to fill the void left by the discontinuation of the CLK63 AMG Black Series. However, its launch will be preceded by the SLS63 AMG Black Series towards the end of 2012.

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