We rather like Mercedes-Benz new C-Class Coupe. It still holds a high status demeanor but with its bold curves really does stand out in terms of design. The car is to take on the likes of the 3 Series, no easy task, but Mercedes feel that this machine has what it takes. However the arch rival has a weapon that will merrily drive a stake through the new cars heart, it is of course the M badge. The performance mark of BMW is undoubtably top of its class but now Merc have let the crazy AMG engineers out to play in a bid to combat the Bavarians.
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe sure looks the business with bulging arches and swollen body lines. Challenging not only the M3 but also the brilliant Audi RS5 this car has to have the sheer performance to take on its fellow Germans. Lucky for the three pointed star it does in a very big way. The 6.2 litre V8 gives the driver 451BHP under their right foot with the capability of doing 0-62MPH in just 4.5 seconds. But it is the torque levels that really put this cars main rivals to shame as its 443lb-ft is a vast quantity more than the M3 and RS5. Top speed is limited to 155MPH but that 0-62MPH time can drop by a further 0.1 seconds by ticking the option for the performance pack bringing total BHP to 480. The C63 Coupe is equiped with a 7-speed transmission that can swap cogs in as little as 100ms.
Expect to see this monster on the road in July.