Mercedes-AMG 2016 E63, C63 Coupe Spy shots
Mercedes-AMG engineers have been working on the new Mercedes-AMG E63, and C63 Coupe which will hit the global markets in 2016 with the turbo 4-liter V8.
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG E63 will be powered by the 4-liter turbo V8 that powers the W205 C63 and the GT S.
The 2016 E63 will be available with with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and the 4-liter turbo V8 will produce up to 600 hp in the E63 S version.
Due to higher usage of aluminium the updated modular MRA chassis will be 200 lbs lighter than the previous generation E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz is dropping the V6 in favor of an inline six cylinder in the upcoming normal range of E-Class and will bring a host of new technologies borrowed from its bigger brother the S-Class.
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG E63’s transmission will provide faster gear changes and a 0-60 mph of 3.3 seconds in the S model.
The 2016 E63 will be available in Sedan, Wagon, Coupe and convertible body styles and will spawn a new CLS63 and CLS63 shooting brake which will be closer to E63 design language than ever before as Mercedes-AMG is working on a more extreme 4-door coupe completely developed by AMG.
An interesting W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe has been spotted testing in Nurburgring with new aerodynamic bits, wider fender flares and tires.
Mercedes C63 is very well poised to fight off its competitors the BMW M3/M4, Audi RS5, Lexus RC F, and the newly announced 510 hp 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia.
Very wide front and rear tires suggest an All-Wheel drive C63 Coupe.
Mercedes is also testing a rear spoiler on the new W205 C63 Coupe, which suggest a possible C63 Black Series in development phases, however head of Mercedes-AMG has confirmed that Black Series models are no longer a focus and they may eventually make a comeback.
Rumors suggest that Mercedes is focusing on providing more hardcore non-Black Series versions of its AMG coupes similar to Porsche’s 911 GT3, and Cayman GT4.