2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe to be unveiled in Frankfurt

  • AFP
  • Updated: Aug 21, 2015 16:11 IST

Mercedes is set to present its new AMG C63 S Coupe, developed with the help of its high-performance division, AMG. It will be one of the main attractions at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, taking place from September 17-27.

This ultra-sporty take on the latest C-class version Coupe is characterized by a much more aggressive hood, enlarged car wings and 19-inch tires. The Mercedes-AMG C 63 packs in a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 AMG engine with 469 horsepower (503 horsepower for the C 63 S Coupe), equipped with a 7-speed manual or automatic transmission that will propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds (3.9s for the C 63 Coupe) and a top speed of 155 mph.

AMG has also included suspension with a "sports" version of the electronic stability program (ESP). The hum of the engine varies according to the positioning of the flaps located near the exhaust pipes; a small button lets the driver control the flaps and adjust the volume.

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show alongside the C-class Coupe, revealed a few days earlier. The vehicle should be available early 2016 at an undisclosed price, though potential buyers should consider the environmental penalty, which stands at 8,000 euros.

The German manufacturer and its performance division previously created a buzz during the Paris Motor Show with the presentation of the Mercedes-AMG GT.

(The 66th International Motor Show, from the September 17-27, 2015, website: iaa.de)

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