The limited production Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show.
As with previous Edition 1 models, the new C63 coupe version is available with certain styling features that will be unavailable on future production cars. Both the regular C63 coupe and the more powerful C63 S are available in the limited run Edition 1 trim.
Purchasers can choose from two exterior designs for the Edition 1 coupe, but the he more extreme version, seen here, which is styled to resemble the 2016 Mercedes-AMG DTM race car (bottom), is only available on the C63 S.
The DTM-lite model features a unique paint colour dubbed Magnoa Selenite Grey, which contrasts starkly the yellow stripe that runs off-centre along the length of the car, as well as a yellow stripe above the car’s sills.
There’s also a yellow rim on the otherwise all-black performance alloy wheels that measure 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. The forged wheels are paired with 255/35 rubber at the front and 285/30 tyres at the back. Also standard on this DTM-aping version are carbon ceramic disc brakes.
The more sedate version of the C63 Edition 1 coupe features a matte grey, not yellow, stripe running the length of the car, and buyers are able to specify other body colours.
Both variants feature the AMG Performance Package and AMG Night Package, which include basically ensure that most of the major exterior trim and aero pieces are finished in high gloss black. On the inside, the Edition 1 features AMG Performance seats with diamond pattern stitching.
Like later versions of the C63 coupe that will trundle down the production line, the Edition 1 is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 hooked up to the rear wheels via seven-speed automatic transmission.
The regular C63 coupe variant has a 350kW/650Nm version of the twin-turbo motor, while the C63 S coupe is equipped with a variant that’s tuned to deliver 375kW/700Nm.