Mercedes-AMG has handed down the first official teaser images of its muscular new 2016 C 63 Coupe, set to debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show.

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The new coupe’s launch will follow the late 2014 unveiling of its sedan and Estate wagon siblings. (Catch our February review of the new C 63 AMG S sedan here.)

These shots, along with CarAdvice’s earlier spy photos, confirm that the new AMG C 63 Coupe will appear largely identical to its sedan and wagon companions in front-end styling, while taking its cues from the big new S 63 Coupe through the profile and along the rear half.

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Power in the new AMG C 63 Coupe is expected to come from the same new 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 powerplant that drives the sedan and wagon models, which means 350kW and 650Nm in the ‘regular’ version and 375kW/700Nm in the enhanced C 63 S.

The new hero coupe will debut as a rival to BMW’s first-ever M4, which is driven by a 317kW turbo six. Audi’s 331kW V8-powered RS 5 Coupe will also stand out as a key rival, as will the new 351kW V8 Lexus RC F.

Watch for the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe to debut in Frankfurt, and catch all of our AMG coverage here.