2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

It is hard not to fall in love with the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz
C63 AMG Coupe. Its design looks very stunning. Finally,
Mercedes has launched a serious onslaught at the BMW M4. I
won’t be surprised if the Coupe becomes the top dog of the
segment. The model is already in dealerships.

Therefore, if you want a model to use for running your daily
errands as well as hitting the tracks on weekends, then the
2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe is your best bet. Read along
to find out more about the coupe:

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Exterior

If you love the C63 AMG Sedan look, then you will find the
Coupe quite appealing as its exterior is based on the sedan.
For those who are not familiar with the sedan, its elegantly
aggressive. The automaker has taken that design and developed
it into quite a stunner with all the characteristics of a
modern muscle car for the coupe.

The front fascia has a mean look that is characterized by an
A-shaped bumper that is different from that of the sedan. It
also features a single-bar grille. The grille is flanked by
slim and sharp headlights that add to the mean look. On the
sides, the model features pronounced side skirts and larger
wheels which are wrapped in meatier tires.

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At the rear, the coupe features a revised bumper. The bumper is
integrated with an aerodynamic diffuser.  Four exhaust
tips in turn flank the diffuser. The rear also features slim
taillights. A small spoiler is mounted on the trunk lid to give
the rear a sporty look.

Unlike the outgoing coupe, which looked like a 2-door version
of the sedan, the designers this time took more time to hook up
the coupe with a body of its own.  Compared to the sedan,
the front end of the coupe is 2.5 inches wider while the rear
is 2.6 inches wider. The model also features wider tires
compared to the sedan. The unique upgrades have made the coupe
look very aggressive.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Interior

Mercedes is renowned for its luxurious interiors. As such, you
can expect the same treatment on the C63 AMG.  Rather than
construct a new interior design from scratch, the automaker has
derived inspiration from the C-Class Coupe cabin, which is
awesome. The cabin combines sportiness with premium luxury. The
seats on the base model are wrapped in synthetic Dinamica
leather as well as microfiber. Surfaces that are not covered in
leather feature wood or metallic trims.

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Unlike the standard coupe, the C63 AMG features a customized
instrument cluster. There is an option for performance seats
that come with a lower seating position and extra lateral
support. In addition, there is a 13 o’clock stripe accenting on
the AMG-badged steering wheel.

In comparison with the regular coupe, the C63 AMG Coupe adds an
AMG Dynamic Select switch close to the touchpad and an analog
clock on its carbon-fiber trimmed center console. Buyers have
option to customize many features to their liking.

The coupes come standard with a full package of airbags
including front pelvic airbags, driver’s knee airbag,
front-side airbags as well as full-length side curtain
airbags.  In addition, the model features blind-spot
monitoring, pre-collision mitigation system, rear cross-traffic
alert as well as a lane-keeping assist system.

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Engine Specs and performance

The coupe gets its juice from the 4.0 L, V-8 mill that powers
the AMG GT and the AMG C63 Sedan.   The engine
delivers two different outputs depending on the trim level
chosen. On the base model, the twin-turbocharged mill produces
469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. On the S trim, the engine will
produce 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. On the standard model,
the engine powers the Coupe to run from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds
and has a top speed of 155 mph while on the top S trim, the
Coupe makes the same run in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of
180 mph.

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In fact, the Coupe is quicker than the sedan courtesy of its
lighter body. The engines are paired with a revised AMG
Speedshift 7-speed automatic transmission with four modes
(Individual, Comfort, Sport+ and Race). In comfort mode, the
Coupe delivers a fuel efficient and comfortable driving
experience.  The Race mode is a direct opposite of the
Comfort mode as it turns the coupe into a racecar.  The
personal mode allows the driver to personalize how the coupe
behaves on the road.

The coupe also comes with an AMG Ride Control sport-tuned
suspension system that features 3-stage adjustable damping.
This system further features 4-link suspensions at the front
and a multi-link suspension at the rear which can be further
adjusted for optimum, long-distance comfort or even for a
sporting performance when you decide to take the coupe on the
tracks.  Stopping power comes from radically mounted
brakes with a ceramic composite system offered as an option.

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Price and release date

Mercedes is yet to put an official price tag on the 2017
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe. However, for comparison purposes,
the current model has an MSRP of $63,000. I think the new model
will remain in the same range with a slightly higher price of
around $64,500. The S model will fetch around $80,000. The
automaker will want to keep the coupe’s price close to the
prices of its close competitors like the segment-leading BMW
M4.

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Competition

The top competitors of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe are
the new models of BMW
M4 and Lexus RC
F sport.