Mercedes-Benz unveiled the all new 2012 C63 AMG coupe, set to debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.
Similar to the C63 AMG sedan, the C63 AMG coupe features a 6.2-liter, V8, 451-horsepower engine, 443 lb-feet of torque, a 7-speed MCT (Multi-Clutch Transmission) with Controlled Efficiency mode, a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds, and a limited top speed of 155 mph. An optional AMG Development Package brings the AMG coupe up to 481-horsepower, a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds and a controlled top speed of 174 mph.
The new coupe variant benefits from all the technology updates that have been adopted on the C63 AMG sedan models. Fuel economy is improved with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT (multi-clutch transmission) 7-speed sports transmission with “Controlled Efficiency” mode as standard and a new power steering pump.
Inside, the C63 Coupe gets the same new dash, steering wheel, and seats as the sedan version. The new dash uses a more horizontal design stretching across the car and integrates the navigation screen for a more cohesive appearance. The center panels of the new seats are covered in a synthetic suede-like material Mercedes refers to as DINAMICA.The bolsters are covered in M-B Tex for easier entry and exit, plus better wear resistance. The steering wheel is taken straight from the CLS63 and features flat sections on both the top and bottom.
The new C63 AMG coupe will also include 18-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with 235/40 R18 front tires and 255/35 R18 rear tires, AMG sports exhaust system, AMG high-performance braking system, leather upholstery, a sports steering wheel, aluminum trim, carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler, Mercedes COMAND system with an integrated TFT screen and 3D display, adaptive highbeam assist, attention assist, parktronic parking assistance, lane-keeping assist, and blind spot assist.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe will hit North American showrooms in September.
|MERCEDES-BENZ C63 AMG Coupé SPECS
7-speed AMG Speedshift
451 hp @ 6800 rpm
|Torque||443 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm|
|Acceleration 0 – 60 mph||4.4 seconds|
|Top Speed (electronically limited)||