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 |  Dec 08 2011, 2:00 AM

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Mercedes-Benz is adding all-wheel-drive to their C-class and E-class coupes according to a report by Car and Driver.

Until now, both coupes were available exclusively in rear-wheel drive. The 4Matic versions will only be available with one engine option: Mercedes’ 3.5-liter V6 making 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

Despite the 4-matic option, Mercedes will continue to offer rear-wheel drive versions as well as the rear-wheel drive exclusive C63 AMG coupe,  E550 coupe and C250 coupe.

Car and Driver speculates that this could signal a C 350 4-matic sedan in addition to the C300 where it is standard equipment.

Gallery: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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[Source: Car and Driver]

 

 |  Jun 02 2011, 7:38 AM

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Mercedes-Benz has just released a new spot for its C63 AMG Coupe, highlighting the new 451-hp beauty on a backdrop of stunning scenery and roads that we’re now desperate to drive.

With some sex appeal mixed in, it also shows just how men and women differ in their thinking. There’s even a little cross-promotion with Ducati; which is relevant because AMG sponsors the Ducati Moto GP team.

GALLERY: Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe

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Watch the video after the jump. Plus, we tacked on an extra video where the blonde take the Ducati for spin.

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 |  Apr 22 2011, 5:10 PM

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Joining the C-Class, C-Class Coupe and C63 AMG Sedan, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe is powered by the same 6.2-liter V8 from the sedan, making 451-hp and a serious 443 lb-ft of torque and can hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

But if you’ve got an AMG-type personality, then the AMG Performance package is the way to go with a modified engine that delivers 481-hp. Other upgrades include even more capable AMG brakes (painted red), a carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler, and an AMG steering wheel coated in Alcantara. AMG Performance Package equipped models shave a tenth of a second off to 60 mph, and raise the top speed from 155-mph to 174.

All models get a wider track with a more aggressive aero package, an upgraded suspension package, more direct steering, plus big 18-inch alloy wheels coated in 235/40/18 tires up front and 255/35/18 tires in the rear.

Keeping those tires gripped to the road should be a challenge, and making smokey burnouts all the more easy to achieve is a three-stage Electronic Stability Program that can be shut completely off.

For all the New York Auto Show news, see our coverage page here.

GALLERY: Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe

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 |  Mar 20 2011, 11:36 AM

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Following hot on the heels of the C-Class Coupe, Mercedes’ AMG division has revealed a high-performance version of the car. The C63 AMG Coupe gets the same 6.2-liter V8 borrowed from the sedan, making 451-hp and a serious 443 lb-ft of torque. Combined with a 7-speed Speedshift MCT transmission, this newest Benz can hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

But if you’ve got an AMG-type personality, then the AMG Performance package is the way to go with a modified engine that delivers 481-hp. Other upgrades include even more capable AMG brakes (painted red), a carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler, and an AMG steering wheel coated in Alcantara. AMG Performance Package equipped models shave a tenth of a second off to 60 mph, and raise the top speed from 155-mph to 174.

All models get a wider track with a more aggressive aero package, an upgraded suspension package, more direct steering, plus big 18-inch alloy wheels coated in 235/40/18 tires up front and 255/35/18 tires in the rear.

Keeping those tires gripped to the road should be a challenge, and making smokey burnouts all the more easy to achieve is a three-stage Electronic Stability Program that can be shut completely off.

For more on the C63 AMG Coupe (including live photos) look for AutoGuide’s coverage of the car’s unveiling at the New york Auto Show on April 20th.

GALLERY: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe

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 |  Mar 07 2011, 10:36 AM

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Having just unveiled the new C-Class Coupe at the Geneva Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz will introduce the C63 AMG Coupe in New York on April 20th.

Previewed to select journalists ahead of the Geneva show, the C63 Coupe is expected to feature the sedan’s 451-hp 6.2-liter V8, as well as a new 7-speed MCT transmission. Along with flared fenders, a more aggressive front fascia, rear diffuser, carbon trunklid spoiler, larger wheels, upgraded brakes and a stiffer suspension, the C63 AMG Coupe is likely to be offered with an optional AMG Performance Package can boost output to 481 horsepower thanks to reworked engine internals.

Look for AutoGuide’s full coverage from New York starting April 20th.

[Source: Car & Driver]