It was definitely worth the wait as the high-performance compact coupe from Daimler has what it takes to go head to head with the BMW M4 Coupe not just from a design point of view, but also if we take into account its underpinnings. The body is tastefully restrained as although it does look aggressive, the designers did not exaggerate by developing an overly wide body which would have made the car appear ostentatious.
Instead, it gets some subtle tweaks such as the larger air vents, reworked front and rear bumpers, more muscular side skirts and a new set of alloy wheels to go with the lowered sports suspension. The back of the car is perhaps the most interesting, with a diffuser hosting the quad exhaust pipes while the trunk incorporates a spoiler lip made from carbon fiber to keep the weight down.
The heart and soul of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe is the same twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter you will find in the sedan and estate body styles. It can be had with 469 bhp and 650 Nm in the base model and with 503 bhp and 700 Nm in the higher specification S version. The standard model needs 4 seconds to complete the 0-100 kmph run whereas the more powerful variant is 0.1s quicker in the sprint. Both of them have an electronically-limited top speed of 250 kmph, but upon request Mercedes-AMG is willing to raise that limiter to 290 kmph.
Aside from installing a more powerful engine and an aggressive body, Mercedes-AMG has made other changes to the C63 compared to the lesser versions. For example, it comes with a limited-slip rear differential and has an AMG-specific rear end along with the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension benefiting from adjustable damping. Those willing to buy the range-topping S version will also take advantage of the dynamic engine mounts.
Sales of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will start March next year in Germany and chances are the model will reach Indian dealership before the end of 2016.