With the introduction of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class last year, the black sheep of the family has arrived, tuned by AMG. This new C 63 has more power, more speed, and more thunderous noises coming from the exhaust.

No longer are these AMG specials badged as Mercedes-Benzes, though. As of this model year, all of these enthusiast models are officially know as Mercedes-AMGs and, personally, I like this new name for its distinctiveness and simplicity.

Perhaps the most understated sedan in the segment, the C 63 has the same soft, modern proportions as Mercedes-Benz’s range-topping S-Class, but in the dimensions of the entry-level executive sedan. In AMG specification, it’s anything but entry level.

The model I tested is specifically the C 63 S, meaning it has more power and torque than the standard C 63, and it also features some interesting technology.

The AMG perfectly fills the gap between the clinically precise BMW M3 and the cutting edge Cadillac ATS-V with a boisterous, little hot rod of a sedan from Stuttgart. It certainly sounds the best and, for bench racers at least, you’ve got horsepower bragging rights, as it’s the most powerful sedan in the segment.

 

Published on Aug 18, 2015