Arriving Next, the MB C63 AMG Coupe

Arriving in U.S. Mercedes-Benz showrooms in September 2011, the all-new 2012 C63 AMG will offer the latest addition to the company?s high performance arsenal.

The new coupe joins the successful C63 AMG Sedan and CLS 63 AMG as well as the AMG family of coupes which includes the CLS63 AMG and the CL63 AMG.

The C63 is powered by the 451-hp 6.3-liter AMG V-8 engine , which gives the coupe the capability to accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds in addition to having a an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

The new coupe shares all the technology updates from the 2012 C63 AMG Sedan and features the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with standard ?Controlled Efficiency? mode, and a new power steering pump that helps to reduce fuel consumption.

For an even higher level of performance the C63 is available with the AMG Development Package which generates 481 hp. This optional package improves acceleration from 0 to 60 mph to 4.3 seconds thanks to technology transferred from the SLS AMG. ?The top speed increases as well to 174 mph (electronically limited). Visually, the AMG performance package can be identified by the variable intake manifold finished in titanium grey under the hood, the AMG high-performance braking system with two-piece front rotors and red painted brake calipers, the carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler and the AMG performance steering wheel in premium leather with an Alcantara? grip area.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission features a compact, wet start-up clutch which reduces the power losses normally associated with conventional automatic transmissions and significantly lowers fuel consumption.

The C63 AMG Coupe has a low profile, powerful shoulderline and a narrow C-pillar, combined with short overhangs, long hood, steeply raked windshield and long, sloping roof.

As is typical for AMG, the car has an arrow-shaped front section with the new AMG front apron housing a high-gloss black horizontal edge, AMG-specific LED daytime running lights and side air outlets. ?It is fitted with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-gloss finish fitted with ?235/40 R 18 (front) and 255/35 R 18 (rear) tires.

At the rear, the unique AMG rear apron has a distinctive, black diffuser insert and three pronounced diffuser fins along with two chromed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system.

Inside, the new instrument cluster with integrated screen is derived from the new CLS63 AMG with three separate round gauges providing information on speed, engine rpm, fuel level, and coolant temperature. Other display options are available through the AMG main menu accessible via the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel.

The new AMG sports seats have integrated head restraints and are covered in a new M-B Tex/DINAMICA black upholstery comes as standard. DINAMICA is a new type of breathable man-made fiber.? Leather is an option with four single tone and three two-tone combinations.? The C63 AMG Coupe is a proper four-seater.



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