When Mercedes puts an AMG badge on its cars, people take note. After all, the current Mercedes-AMG C 63 is powered by a potent twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine. There’s even a choice of power outputs: the standard C 63 ‘makes do’ with 469bhp; the more expensive C 63 S can unleash up to 503bhp. In all cases drive goes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
You can also add variety to the C 63’s list of the key attributes: you can order one in every body style the standard C-Class comes in. That means saloon and estate for those that need to factor in practicality, and coupé and convertible for those that don’t.
What are its main rivals? The BMW M3 goes head-to-head with the saloon, and the BMW M4 the coupé and convertible. Depending on which body style you are after you might also consider the Lexus RC F Coupé or perhaps a Vauxhall VXR 8.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth review of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 in all its versions.