Mercedes-Benz has gone through something of a makeover in recent years. For years, the premium marque got associated with older people that wanted executive models. The German firm is desperate to appeal to younger audiences. Their current models are more appealing to such markets nowadays.
Even their high-performance AMG brand has had a makeover. Now known as "Mercedes-AMG" one appealing example is the C 63 Saloon. If you want a practical car that doesn't make you feel thirty years older, this model is for you! But what's so great about it? Let me share with you some of the C 63's main selling points:
It has a beast under the bonnet
When you buy a high-performance saloon car, one thing's for certain. You will want to know how powerful the car is on the road! The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 doesn't disappoint. As standard, it comes with a 4.0-litre V8 bi-turbo engine.
It'll get you from zero to 60mph in 4.0 seconds flat. And it can offer a top speed of 155 mph. This is electronically limited, of course. If you de-restricted it, you could get closer to 200 mph! The engine also boasts peak power of 476 brake horsepower.
It looks like a sleeper
The thing about AMG models is they look subtle and blend in well with any environment. Some car makers prefer to make their performance models stick out like a sore thumb. That isn't the case with the C 63 Saloon.
Take a look at https://www.mercedes-benz.inchcape.co.uk to see what I mean. There is no outlandish styling. Just subtle styling that will surprise anyone when you put the pedal to the metal! I'm a big fan of sleepers, so I'm probably biased when I say I love the styling on the C 63 Saloon!
The V8 engine does have some green credentials
When you buy a high-performance car, little effort gets made to make it an eco-friendly model. Sure, you could buy models like the BMW i8, for example. But, making a thirsty V8 greener is akin to getting blood out of a stone!
Somehow, the engineering team at Mercedes-AMG have managed to do that! According to the car maker, the C 63 Saloon's V8 bi-turbo engine boasts CO2 emissions of 192 g/km. That's also good news for people that loathe having to pay high car tax amounts.
It looks dynamic and smart for a Mercedes saloon
Most people are indifferent to the styling of a Mercedes-Benz saloon. The C 63 AMG version looks quite appealing and dynamic. Take its front-end, for example. It comes with an AMG-specific front grille and LED headlights. The front apron also sets it off well and makes it looks mean without being outlandish.
The car sits on 18-inch alloy wheels, although you can upgrade to 19s if you wish. With its chiselled lines and AMG side skirts, there's no denying this is a sporty C 63!
The interior is more comfortable than your living room sofa
Sit inside the interior of a Mercedes-AMG C 63 Saloon and you'll soon realise one thing. The cabin of this car is so comfortable; you don't want to leave it! As standard, the model comes with AMG sports seats covered in Nappa leather.
The rear seats are quite practical and offer a split folding 40:20:40 design. Meanwhile, the ambient lighting offers five dimming levels with three different colours! Now you don't have to get into your car at night and get blinded by the lights. Nor do you need to feel disappointed by the lacklustre illumination.
Take a look at this video to see what it’s like inside the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Saloon
The SPEEDSHIFT transmission is perfect for the V8
When you buy a car these days, it's likely that you'll see more automatic models offered than manuals. That's the case even in Europe where people traditionally bought manual cars in the past.
There's a reason for that fact: modern automatics are more efficient than manuals. You'll notice that the auto versions of most cars use less fuel yet offer the same power output from the engine.
The SPEEDSHIFT automatic in the C 63 Saloon is no different. It's a seven-speed unit that offers various driving "modes" to suit your needs. It doesn't matter if you're driving on the road or a race track. You'll find a transmission mode that is best for the driving conditions.
You can see more of the sky with a panoramic sunroof
It goes without saying that you need to keep your eyes on the road when you're driving. But, if you've parked up somewhere and are relaxing for a few minutes, you might want to lie back in your seat.
One optional extra on the Mercedes-AMG 6 63 Saloon is the electric panoramic sunroof. Even your rear seat passengers can enjoy a direct view of the sky with it.
The COMAND Online system is brilliant for smartphone users
As you might expect, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 is rather packed full of technology. One notable example is the "COMAND Online" system. In a nutshell, it allows your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to link up with the car.
You can then stream music, make and receive calls and even go online using COMAND Online. What's more, it also offers an innovative satellite navigation system. It's also linked to a DVD Player and hard drive. In many respects, it's like having a PC in your car!
It's affordable to maintain
You might think that an AMG will cost a small fortune to maintain and repair. But, it might shock you to learn the costs are quite reasonable! Sure, it's not as cheap to run as a Ford Fiesta, for example. But, considering this is a high-performance model, the maintenance costs are low.
I'd recommend entrusting the maintenance of this car only with skilled AMG technicians. You'll also find some third-party specialists around. Just don't let anyone else touch your car!