Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupé in the test

Rossen Gargolov
Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupé in the test
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O kay - there is always one somewhere who is a bit faster and better trained. The competition is tough and every athlete has to live with that. But when the new superstar comes from the same club, the already painful defeat hurts twice. With this in mind, one can almost feel a little sorry for the Mercedes C63 AMG.

Basic Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé with 487 hp

The simply gray-clad two-door model with rear seat and performance package punches an impressive lap time of 1.13.6 minutes on the Hockenheimer asphalt - for which the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé was also extensively recognized in the sportauto test - and then comes the own 517 instead of 487 hp, sustainably tempered black brother in the in-house training camp and promptly messes up the happy ending for the smaller of the Prince Charming. That should have followed in the form of the super test in one of the next editions - according to the motto: 'The best for last'.

And now that. The sports car manufacturers quickly sparked such a firework of products that too few sport auto issues faced too many potential supertest candidates. And because Mercedes even went one step further with the C63 AMG Black Series, what had to happen happened: The standard model fell through the grate, or better - would have fallen through the grate if this article hadn't existed.

Here we are now submitting the test values ​​from the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé determined as part of the Supertest production - in a somewhat more unusual, albeit no less informative, form. We already had it from the Hockenheim circuit. We particularly like the splendid, seven-speed automatic and 6.2-liter V8 vacuum drive unit.

The brake system, which is a little smaller than the Black Series, is not quite as gripping, but it is stable . A look at the acceleration and elasticity values ​​determined in the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé shows that the 487 and 517 hp test cars hardly differ from each other. A rogue who thinks bad about it ...

The main difference in the lap times, which differ by exactly 2.9 seconds on the small circuit in Hockenheim, should therefore be in addition to the modifications to the chassis owed to the primary purpose of the top Sportsman rearedClearly wider soles can be attributed to the Dunlop Sport Maxx Race specification. This also had a beneficial effect on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, as the excellent lap time of the Black Series proves.

Basic C63 AMG Coupé with 8.01 minutes

With those 7.46 minutes, the normal Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé, which seems hardly more comfortable in everyday life, but with an average consumption of 16.4 to 20.6 liters per 100 kilometers, can of course not keep up. There are already the lower lateral acceleration values ​​of 1.25 to 1.4 g. The bottom line, however, is that the Nordschleife lap time of 8.01 minutes achieved by the gray star warrior is also remarkable - especially since the latter cannot rely on the beneficial effects of sports tires. The smaller brake with the 360 ​​millimeter discs at the front shows no nakedness here either.


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