Any concerns that the Mercedes-AMG C63 would’ve lost an ounce of character by inheriting the downsized 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 are washed away within seconds of starting the engine. Yes, that 6.2-litre V8 engine from the previous model, Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé, has been replaced with a finely-tuned 4.0-liter biturbo engine which delivers 503bhp. The Coupe benefits from all the poise and composure benchmarked by the saloon, and turns it up to 11. It’s immensely rewarding to drive at any speed, and the quality interior sets it apart from ageing rivals. That trademark V8 howl is simply the icing on the cake.
Steve Sutcliffe gives a closer look of the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Edition 1 and tells us why it is definitely one of the best hot rod cars in the 21st century.