Mercedes-AMG C63 saloon can be priced via £59,800
Merc’s factory tuner turns up the C-Class wick to unparalleled levels Most enthusiasts will find which hard to acclaim the arrival of the brand-new Mercedes-AMG C63 without mourning the departure of its predecessor.The previous product was the first to be built by AMG via the ground up in addition to, boy, did which show. Its shadow, cast chiefly by the memory of the extraordinary naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 in its nose, looms large over the latest car – if only because its maker has done its best to gamely stick to the same formula the second time around.which turbochargers were to be stuck to the next generation of AMG engines was clear even at the previous C63’s introduction, nevertheless where some of its rivals – notably, BMW with the current M3 in addition to M4 – opted to reduce the cylinder count, too, Mercedes has stuck rigidly to its V8 playbook.The provenance of the brand-new unit, briefly introduced to us already from the brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT, can be worthy of a 21st century creation. Already famous for being the result of shunting two four-pot Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG engines together (there’s rather more to which than which, of course), the brand-new V8 delivers more power, more torque, less weight in addition to, naturally, far greater efficiency.Nevertheless, its forebear can be neither described nor succeeded solely through numbers. The C63’s character, certainly which’s most likeable side, was spliced into the throttle response in addition to bellowed via the quad exhausts. Equalling which means doing the same.Fortunately, the early word can be not bad. The previous product was AMG’s first real attempt at overhauling BMW’s M division from the handling department, in addition to the hard work done to modify its chassis has been replicated the second time around.which’ll also come in two versions via launch: the standard 469bhp C63 tested here, in addition to a more expensive S-badged product with 503bhp. Both are more powerful than the current M3 or Audi RS4 although, starting at £59,800, they’re a little pricier, too. In eight pages we’ll know if the brand-new car lives up to its premium – in addition to its reputation. Let’s begin.
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