2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe on sale in Australia from $162,400

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe has touched down in Australia, coming in as the company’s new muscle coupe next to the popular sedan.

2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe

Like the sedan counterpart, the coupe in Australia is only available in ’S’ form. This means it comes with the higher-tune 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine churning out 375kW and 700Nm (up from 350kW and 650Nm).

Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 3.9 seconds with the help of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Needless to say, it is the quickest and most powerful rear-wheel drive coupe in the class, easily bettering the BMW M4’s 4.1-second sprint, and the Lexus RC F’s 4.6-second effort.

Being the S model also means it comes with more standard equipment and special features, including a sports exhaust system, active AMG engine mounts, adaptive dampers, an electronic limited-slip differential (non-S uses a mechanical LSD), and staggered wheel sizes with 19-inch items on the front and 20-inch units on the back.

Inside, it’s typical AMG sportiness paired with Mercedes-Benz luxury. There’s a set of deep bucket seats in the front and a similarly-contoured bench in the rear, Nappa leather, along with Mercedes’s latest infotainment interface and digital instrument cluster.

Standard features include heated front seats, digital TV reception, a large sunroof, AMG sill plates, and an AMG steering wheel covered in Nappa leather. Head-up display is also standard.

The new muscle coupe is on sale now with prices starting from $162,400 (excluding on-roads). Buyers can option for the Edition 1 pack which adds splashes of yellow around the place, for an extra $10,900 – seems fair.