Mercedes-AMG C63 S review

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  • Mercedes C63 S 2020 boot open
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon digital instruments
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Introduction

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AMG has form for shoehorning ridiculous engines into sensible cars, and the Mercedes-AMG C63 S is no exception. While the standard C-Class has fuel-sipping diesel or CO2-cutting plug-in hybrid options, the C63 S’s power source is decidedly extravagant.

How extravagant? How about a hand-finished, highly potent, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine? Despite having a potentially traction-troubling 503bhp under the bonnet, the C63 S is only available with rear-wheel drive, with power routed through a standard nine-speed automatic gearbox. Acceleration is predictably eye-widening, with a top speed of up to 180mph, depending on the version.

However, if you’re worried the C63 S is just a sports car for a sunny Sunday drive, rest assured. It's available to order in every bodystyle the standard C-Class comes in, which means there’s a saloon and estate for those who want practicality, and a coupé and convertible for those who… don’t.

The sparkle of that three-pointed star badge shouldn’t blind you to the talents of its high-performance rivals, though. These include the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (known as the QV) and BMW M3, which vie with the C63 S saloon for your attention. The Audi RS5 and BMW M4 that are natural rivals to the C63 S coupé, while the Audi RS4 Avant lines up in competition with the C63 S Estate.

If you’re tempted by that AMG allure, stick with us to find out our verdict on which model, spec and body style to go for with our in-depth review of the C63 S. When you're done choosing, simply head over to our New Car Buying service – amazing deals are there for the taking without the need to haggle.

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Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions25.9 - 26.2
Avaliable doors options4
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£898 / £5,780
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£1,796 / £11,561

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