Mercedes-AMG C-CLASS COUPE
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The fourth generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was unveiled in 2014.
Four years later, the range received a facelift and the C43 version for all of its shapes: sedan, station-wagon, convertible, and coupe.
Ever since the first AMG was created, the German brand wanted to make a clear statement of performance and exclusivity. That recipe was continued to all the models that wore the AMG badge on them. The 2018 C43 Coupe was no exception and since it was the first C-Class coupe, it had to show it properly.
In the front, the twin-louver AMG radiator grille was a significant visual improvement over the lesser version of the C-Class Coupe. The front apron featured new additional air-intakes to improve the air-flow to the engine, for cooling. From the side, the specific AMG side sills were aerodynamically sculptured. On top of the trunk-lid, a body-colored lip-spoiler was installed.
Inside, the leather, microfiber materials, and aluminum were the most obvious materials used to craft the sporty, yet elegant, C-Class Coupe AMG. The door panels and the dashboard were covered in Artico man-made leather. The instrument cluster was available either with regular round dials or a new, fully configurable 12.3” display. As part of the AMG line, the steering wheel was different than the rest of the C-Class range, with a thicker, grippy, and flat-bottom shape.
The C43 AMG was available only with all-wheel-drive system 4Matic, with a front/rear torque split of 31:69. The 3.0-liter V6 engine was mated to a standard AMG Speedshift TCT 9G gearbox, with 9 gears. It was an evolved version from the standard 9G-Tronic, double-clutch, gearbox.
Mercedes-AMG reveals the new C 63 Coupe facelift, equipped with the same twin-turbo V8 engine with a new look and a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Power output remains the same as before, with the S model pushing out 510 (375 Kw) at 5500-6250 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lb.-ft.) of torque at 2500-5000 rpm from the 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8, while the standard C63 has 467 hp (350 Kw) at 5500-6250 rpm and with torque power of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) rpm. Mechanically, the biggest change is to the transmission. Gone is the old, slightly clunky seven-speed auto, replaced by AMG’s nine-speed unit.
Mercedes-AMG introduced the C63 series in 2016 based on the C-Class C205 range and took the coupe to a higher performance level.
The AMG versions of the C-Class were the most successful versions built by the German performance company. With the introduction of the first two-door coupe ever produced by Mercedes-Benz, AMG improved the performances and heavily changed the car’s look.
Apart from the roof, doors, and trunk lid, all other body panels were replaced. It all started with a 60 mm (2.36”) longer aluminum hood that sported two powerdomes. Since the car featured wider tracks, both front, and rear, AMG installed new fenders, which were 64 mm (2.51”) wider at the front and 66 mm (2.59”) in the back, respectively. At the front, the grille sported a twin-louver horizontal slat and a new apron with wide air-intakes. On the trunk-lid, AMG installed an additional spoiler.
Inside, the C 63 featured sport seats fitted as standard. AMG included a set of Performance seats, which sported higher side bolstering and lower seating position when compared to the standard ones. The carbon-fiber trims and the AMG badges from the center stack and steering wheel ensured a sporty appearance.
From the technical point of view, the C63 was a completely different car than the regular C-Class. Its wider tracks, both front and rear, the limited-slip differential, and the adaptive suspension were just a few examples. On top of that, the inline-six, 4.0-liter turbocharged (biturbo) engine produced 476 hp or 510 hp for the Black Series version.