What's not to love about the C63 AMG? It's got great power, impressive handling, a fabulous V-8 sound, and a unique appearance. It makes a normal C-class just seem so bland. The interior is very driver oriented. But what stood out most to me was the D-shaped steering wheel with alcantara wrapped around the nine and three positions.
The brakes are stellar, with cross-drilled and ventilated rotors. Lap after lap on the racetrack the brakes continued to bite without much fade at all. Not bad for a five-passenger, four-door luxury sedan.
However, with an as-tested sticker price of $77,105, buyers might not realize that's only $3000 shy of a Jaguar XFR, which starts at $80,000. The XFR has 60 more hp and more interior space.
- Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator