The 2012 C63 AMG Coupe will be a strong competitior for the BMW M3 and Audi RS5
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the New York Auto Show next month.
Power output is the same as the sedan and wagon variants - 451hp (336kW) and 600 Nm (443lb-ft of torque via the 6.3-litre V8 engine.
A seven-speed SpeedShift MCT transmission enables the Coupe to dash from 0 to 100 in 4.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 250kmh.
Fuel consumption is a thirsty 12L/100km.
The optional AMG Performance Package increases output to 480hp (358kW) and the sprint time is one-tenth of a second faster at 4.4 seconds.
The sporty two-door gets a unique chassis set-up, with three-link front suspension, multi-link rear suspension and wider track at both ends. There’s also thicker anti-roll bars and revised spring and damper rates.
Exterior highlights include an AMG front splitter, LED daytime running lights, side air vents, five-spoke AMG alloy wheels, bespoke side sill panels, a rear diffuser and twin chrome exhaust tips.
Interior features include an AMG performance steering wheel, metallic trim, AMG sports seats, covered with a new breathable man-made fibre called Dinamica, and piano black finish on the instrument panel.
The C63 AMG Coupe will launch in Europe in July.
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Specifications C 63 AMG Coupé
Displacement 6208 cc
Bore x stroke 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Output 336 kW at 6800 rpm (358 kW at 6800 rpm*)
Max. torque 600 Nm at 5000 rpm
Engine weight (dry) 195 kg (192 kg*)
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 12.0 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 280 g/km
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h 4.5 s (4.4 s*)
Top speed 250 km/h**
* wiith AMG performance package; ** electronically limited