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2016 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe previewed

Mercedes-Benz has released some revealing teaser images of the upcoming C 63 AMG Coupe, based on the yet-to-be unveiled C-Class Coupe.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe prototype-1

As these images show, the prototype features noticeably pumped wheel arches over the regular C-Class to separate it further away and to give it a unique character. There’s also a very short front overhang with an elegantly swooping hatch layout at the back.

The suspension is set to be a bespoke tune for the coupe, allowing it to sit lower and sportier than the C 63 sedan. There’s also staggered wheel sizes with 255/35 tyres on the front, up from the 235/35 units on the S sedan.

In the engine compartment the C 63 AMG S version will come with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out 375kW, up from 349kW in the regular 63 AMG non-S model. The unit also produces a whopping 700Nm in S tune.

The coupe is expected to be a bit lighter than the sedan, with 0-100km/h potentially coming up in under 4.0 seconds. Top speed is likely to be limited to 290km/h, as hinted in one of the preview images. The current 375kW S sedan can cover 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds.

As previously reported, the next C-Class Coupe will apparently go for an even sportier direction this time around. In other words, it won’t simply be a two-door version of the C-Class sedan. There’s speak of it sitting lower and shorter than before, with reduced rear seat and boot space being a possible sacrifice.

In any case, all will be revealed in just a few weeks on August 19. It will then make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.