Britain's bestselling AMG C-class reborn: the Mercedes C63 Coupe returns

Published: 27 July 2015

► New generation C-class coupe
► AMG Coupe carries saloon engine
► Public debut at Frankfurt show

Not so long ago, CAR’s spies captured the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe testing in Europe wearing camouflage warpaint. Now Mercedes has cut out the middle man by issuing its own images of the same car undertaking its final development testing at the Hockenheim circuit in Germany ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in September. 

What exactly is the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe?

Quite simply, it’s the new Mercedes-AMG C63 saloon – a 4.0-litre twin-turbo’d V8 bruiser – wearing a slinkier two-door, slopey-roofed coupe body.

Since the latest-generation C-class family was launched in 2014 we’ve had saloon and estate versions; now it’s the turn of the coupe. Both the regular C-class Coupe and this, the AMG-fettled go-faster version, will be rolled out at Frankfurt.

If past form is anything to go by, the coupe is expected to become the best-selling variant of the AMG-tuned C-class clan in the UK. We’re expecting prices to start around the £60k mark.

Engine, specs

In the C63 saloon the 4.0-litre forced-induction V8 (replacing the much-loved previous-generation’s charismatic, naturally aspirated 6.2-litre powerplant) churns out 469bhp, or 503bhp in the more powerful C63 S model. Naturally, it’s rear-wheel-drive. 

CAR’s pitted the Mercedes-AMG C63 saloon against its BMW M3 nemesis: click here to find out which ’bahn-stormer came out on top.

By James Taylor

CAR's deputy features editor, occasional racer