2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe proves one good tune deserves another
When a new Mercedes-Benz model like the C-Class Coupe debuts, it’s usually just a matter of time until the AMG version comes along. Times’s up: say hello to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe.
Destined to be unveiled at the next month’s New York Auto Show, the C63 AMG Coupe is essentially a 2012 C63 AMG sedan unburdened of a couple of doors. Either way, you’re looking at Affalterbach’s prized 6.2-liter V8 engine driving 451 horsepower (481 with the optional AMG Development pack) to the rear wheels via a seven-speed Speedshift MCT gearbox. Expect a 4.4-second sprint to sixty and an electronically-limited 155 mph top end in stock trim, or 4.3 seconds and 174 mph in AMG Development spec.
To go with the extra power, AMG has also stiffened the suspension, widened the tracks, sharpened the steering, upsized the wheel/tire package and beefed up the brakes. Tweaks to the interior and exterior let everyone know this is no mere boulevard cruiser, full details of which you can read about in the press blast after the jump and view in the high-res image gallery below.