The C63 AMG S
The AMG C63 is a very well-known car in a very popular segment. It is a fast German sedan with a big, loud, powerful engine.
It competes with the BMW M3, Audi RS4, and now the new kid on the block, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Powering this car is a 4.0L twin-turbo V8. The drive is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The outputs in the more powerful S version are 375kW (503bhp) and 700Nm of torque. This is enough to get the car from 0-100kph in 4 seconds flat!
There were speculations that this engine would not be as good as old 6.2L V8 in the previous generation. This old engine was known as one of the best V8’s and was brutal and in such a small sedan. The new V8, however, has lived up to the expectations and is a full powerhouse with the noise and grunt. There is next to no turbo lag too. Give it a rev and on lift off, you can hear the turbos whoosh!
There are four different body shapes that you can have; the sedan, a wagon, a coupe, and a convertible. All of which are stunning to look at with its smooth but aggressive lines and will get the stares as you drive past even if it is a little subtle.
The wagon in particular is a very practical car and there is a huge amount of space to fit all of your luggage in and whatever else.
Like a lot of cars these days, the chromed exhaust tips are fake, but the sound coming out is magnificent and it is always crackling and popping. Press the exhaust button in the dash and the sound is even louder and more amazing.
Wrapped around the 19-inch staggered wheels are Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres which offer huge amounts of grip and precision for fast acceleration and cornering. They are also good enough to have a great time at the track.
On the inside, you site nice and low down. This give you an even more sporty feeling and makes you want to drive faster. You are supported in big bucket seats which hold you in place when you go flying around the corners.
A small, thick, flat bottomed steering wheel gives you a great grip to control the car and feels lovely covered in part leather, part alcantara. The upholstery is in premium nappa leather and there is heaps of carbon fibre and premium soft touch materials. With all this, it makes you never want to get out of the car.
There is a big touchscreen on the dash which a lot of people hate the way it is integrated but the infotainment works very well and has all the connectivity that you could want. You control a lot of the car’s set-up in this too. A premium Burmester audio system puts out some of the clearest audio with its 13 speakers and 590W of power.
Overall, this is a car that almost anyone would love to own. If you like it or have an experience with it, please leave a comment below and we will see you next time.