Current Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Will Be Produced Until Early 2015
The outgoing Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe is getting one final curtain call according to Car and Driver. The departing sports coupe, will eventually be replaced by the new twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG C63, but until the latter arrives sometime next year, Mercedes will continue to build the current C63 AMG Coupe as long as there is demand.
The new C63 lineup is currently devoid of a coupe model so keeping the old coupe in production to offer its clientele means that it’s not forsaking the two-door market just yet. The current M156 V-8 engine that Mercedes currently employs on the C63 AMG is also one of the best engines in the world, and many buyers are not ready to see it go. It’s hard to say goodbye to an engine that’s been universally lauded during its run so you can understand why the German company is looking to give it an extended run.
Whatever its intentions are, the last call of the C63 AMG should make it a hot-seller in its market before officially bowing out in the spring of 2015.
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Why It Matters
Its hard to say good bye to a car - and an engine - that has meant so much to the success of the C63 AMG. That’s why Mercedes is offering this last call for the lauded coupe C63 AMG models.
The next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 was already unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show,but thanks to the decision to keep the old Coupe, you will see the two models sit side-by-side in dealerships all over the world.
Make no mistake: the Mercedes-AMG C63 is the future of the line-up. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give its popular predecessor the swan song it so richly deserves.
The Mercedes-AMG C63 officially made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the automaker’s new styling design officially making its way to its most popular model.
The AMG C63’s exterior was also enhanced by a new aerodynamic kit that includes a reshaped front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, a new front grille pattern,
Under its hood, the AMG C63 will make use of an all-new engine, replacing the venerable 6.2-liter V-8 with a more fuel efficient 4.0-liter biturbo V-8. The base AMG C63 gets 476 ponies and 479 pound-feet of torque under its hood while a more powerful S model will receive 510 ponies and 516 pound-feet of twist.
Both models will have an electronically limited top speed of just 155 mph, but the S model is faster from 0 to 62 mph than the base version, clocking in that distance at four seconds, one-tenth of a second faster than the 4.1 seconds the base AMG C63 needs.