Target: M3When Mercedes-Benz launched the new C-Class coupé, we were already hoping that the performance arm of the German automaker already had an AMG version in the works, specifically to go head to head with the M3 from BMW.
Mercedes-AMG did not dissapoint, as now they have revealed the new C63 AMG Coupe, blending the more athletic proportions of a two door sports coupe with AMG's mechanical expertise.
The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine in the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupé delivers a maximum output of 457 hp and peak torque of 600 Newton meters for outstanding performance, giving the new C63 coupe acceleration times of 4.5 seconds to 100 km/h from a standstill. Top speed is still limited to 250 km/h. The new coupé variant also benefits from all the technology updates that have been adopted with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with "Controlled Efficiency" mode as standard and a new power steering pump that is claimed to reduce fuel consumption down to 12.0 l/100 km by NEDC standards.
The new coupé joins the successful C-Class AMG family, which includes the classic saloon as well as the estate model. The market launch commences in July 2011.