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EDITORS NOTEBOOK: 2008 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, Day 1

Read Joe DeMatio’s comments on driving the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

Drove this only briefly, but from the first twist of the key, it’s clear this is no ordinary C-class. Wonderful rumble from under the hood and out of the tailpipes. Before you exit the parking structure, it’s clear that this car has some of the best steering Mercedes has ever done. Naturally, the ride is quite rough over Ann Arbor’s horribly pockmarked roads, but that’s to be expected. I opened this up a bit on Miller Road on my way home, and the acceleration and braking are out of this world. Gotta love that 6.2-liter AMG V-8. Seats are super-supportive, and the car feels good around you. Wish I had had more time in it, but didn’t even get it on the freeway.

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Buying Guide

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Fair Market Price $46,092 C300 Sedan
Motor Trend Rating
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EPA MPG:

23 City / 30 Hwy

Horse Power:

241 @ 5500

Torque:

273 @ 1300