With the transition from Mercedes-Benz to Mercedes-AMG and Karl Benz suffering the bad effects of the said change, the latter is thankful enough that his name is still retained in the hood emblem. Additionally, our 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 retains the spirit any Mercedes-Benz roadster has inside its hood.
Rolling with the likes of BMW M3, Cadillac ATS-V and Audi S4, C63 is something to watch out for by the crowd fond of the sports sedan segment.
Exterior and Interior
We are all praises to the simplicity brought by C63with its white variant in pristine coolness even under the scorching heat of summer. Getting inside, we are greeted with premium materials for the cabin including the classy wood trim, suede-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheele and sports seats all clad in leather for the highlights. You have more leg room here most especially for the rear-seat passengers. The infotainment consists of the 7” screen highlighted on the dashboard reminiscent of a docked iPad Mini.
For the tires, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires give the edge for dynamic dividends and lateral grip. The 19-inch wheels are made of 35-seiries rubber wrapping ready to gauge a firm ride.
Engine, Transmission and Price
AMG included C63 in its downsizing project from which the original 6.2L was replaced by the mere 4.0L eight-cylinder V8 with a pair of turbochargers. Luckily the S variant runs smooth in 503 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. in torque.
- Engine : 4.0L 8-cylinder V8, front placement
- Transmission : 7-speed dual clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 503hp
- Torque : 516 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (city) 18 MPG; (highway) 25 MPG
- Price : starting at $72,825 to $91,080 (as tested)