2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (Euro-spec) - 2014 Paris Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
Mercedes-AMG has just unleashed its new C63 sedan and wagon, in both regular and more potent S trim. The car goes on sale in March and while we’ll only get the sedan here in the U.S., we can look forward to at least one additional bodystyle in the not too distant future: a coupe.
Yes, a new generation of the C63 Coupe is in the works, and Auto Express, citing information supplied by an insider, is reporting that the car will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. That means we’ll likely see the car launched on the market as a 2016 model.
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The new C63 Coupe will be one of 16 new or updated Mercedes models being introduced this year, with others to include a new version of the regular C-Class Coupe as well as an all-new C-Class Cabriolet.
The drivetrain destined for the new C63 Coupe will be identical to the one in the sedan, which means a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and spinning the rear wheels only. And peak output should remain capped at 469 horsepower for the regular C63 Coupe and 503 hp for the more potent C63 S Coupe.
While the drivetrain will be common to both the coupe and sedan, the styling won’t be. The source also revealed that the new C-Class Coupe (from which the C63 Coupe will be derived) won’t just be a two-door version of the C-Class sedan. Instead, designers are said to be giving the car a unique look, similar to how the S-Class Coupe looks very different to the S-Class sedan.