The new 2012 C63 AMG Coupe designed by Mercedes-AMG combines distinctive design with a powerful drivetrain and dynamic handling. The new coupe joins the C63 AMG Sedan as well as the AMG family of coupes which includes the CLS63 AMG and the CL63AMG. It makes its U.S. showroom debut in September 2011. (continued below)
2012 C63 AMG Coupe Photo Gallery
The New C63 AMG Coupe: Excitement and High Performance at its Best
Source: Mercedes-Benz | Published: Sun Mar 20, 2011
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The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine in the 2012 C63 AMG Coupe delivers
a maximum output of 451 hp and peak torque of 443 lb-ft. Reflecting its
outstanding performance, the coupe is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph
in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).
The new coupe shares all the technology updates from the 2012
C63 AMG Sedan and features the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
with standard "Controlled Efficiency" mode, and a new power steering pump that
helps to reduce fuel consumption.
Design of the C63 AMG Coupe
Visually, the coupe version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has a confident, athletic
presence that is reminiscent of the high-performance SL63 AMG roadster. The C63
AMG Coupe has a sinister low profile, powerful shoulderline and a narrow
C-pillar, combined with short overhangs, long hood, steeply raked windshield and
long, sloping roof.
As is typical for AMG, the car has a striking,
arrow-shaped front section with the new AMG front apron housing a high-gloss
black horizontal edge, AMG-specific LED daytime running lights and side air
outlets. The large Mercedes star sits on a wing-shaped transverse lamella in the
new radiator grille, while a modified aluminum hood with powerdomes, emphasizes
the strong character of the car. The new clear-lens headlamps are particularly
eye-catching, especially when equipped with the optional Lighting Package which
includes bi-xenon headlamps.
The wide front fender bearing the "6.3 AMG"
script, AMG rocker panels and the new 18-inch 5-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy
wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-gloss finish dominate the side view.
Excellent contact with the road is provided by the wide 235/40 R18 (front) and
255/35 R18 (rear) tires.
At the rear, the unique AMG rear apron has a
distinctive, black diffuser insert and three pronounced diffuser fins along with
two chromed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system.
Inside, the instrument cluster with
integrated screen immediately recalls the new Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG with three separate
round gauges providing information on speed, engine rpm, fuel level, and coolant
temperature. Other display options are available through the AMG main menu
accessible via the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel. The
three-dimensional TFT color display located inside the speedometer welcomes the
driver by showing an AMG logo.
The specially shaped AMG performance
steering wheel has been adopted from the CLS63 AMG and includes flattened top
and bottom sections, metallic trim elements, grip areas trimmed in perforated
leather, and aluminum shift paddles. The instrument cluster and center console
are trimmed in high-gloss black piano lacquer while the dashboard and doors
feature aluminum trim; optional carbon fiber or wood trims are also available.
The rotary control for selecting the C, S, S+, M transmission modes and RACE
START is situated on the center console.
The new AMG sports seats with
integrated head restraints, EASY-ENTRY system and AMG badges have a sporty
design with horizontal stitching. Combined M-B Tex/DINAMICA black upholstery
comes as standard. DINAMICA is a new type of breathable man-made fiber which is
pleasing to the touch and is characterized by low emissions and high durability.
The side bolsters of the AMG sports seats are covered in M-B Tex while the
center panels of the seat cushions are upholstered with DINAMICA. The C63 AMG
Coupe is a proper four-seater with the rear seats featuring the same style of
horizontal stitching as the AMG sports seats. Standard split-folding rear seats
help expand available cargo capacity.
Optional leather interior
appointments help individualize the inside with four single tone and three