Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan 

  • $80k built in Germany
  • 2008
  • 457 HP 6.2L
  • 155 mph
Manual-mode shifts are slightly quicker, and you can happily bounce along on the 7300-rpm redline if you so choose.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
Ah, but Euro-sport sedan love means dancing through esses with the chassis sharing its most intimate secrets via the steering wheel.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan

0-60mph

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan
4.5 s
370Z Touring
5.45 s

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan
155 mph
CTS-V
190 mph
Charger SRT8
174 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan

Price

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan
$80k

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Sedan
457 HP
370Z Touring
332 HP

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Performance

The stability-control system's "sport" mode allows reasonable drift angles (it was programmed so as to allow the car to circulate the Nurburgring Nordschleife just as fast in the ESP-Sport mode as with the system switched off).
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
The C63's big-motor-in-small-car formula approximates rocket-propelled acceleration, but the throttle is never jumpy, making it easy to exit corners smoothly.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
Rev-matched, throttle-blipped downshifts happen exactly when you want them, up-shifts never happen when you don't.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)

Handling

A ride with DTM champ Bernd Schneider at the helm, making liberal use of the FIA curbing demonstrated that the extra-firm (pothole-patrons beware) suspension makes for exceptional body-motion control.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
The effect of all this front-end work is vastly improved steering feel and agility with reduced understeer.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
And the best proof that AMG's divining rod is indeed pointing in new directions is a suspension comprehensively dialed in by AMG to (finally)!
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2007)

Powertrain

Perhaps the most intoxicating aspect of car is its engine note-pure NASCAR stocker outside (it's impossible to believe this car passes the 75-dBA Euro noise regs), just enough mechanical music inside.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
The V-8 weighs about 80 more pounds than the V-6, so new impact beams manage the changed crash energy, and a stiffened subframe bears the extra mass.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2007)
The front track is 1.4-inches wider, standard 18-inch wheels permit larger knuckles, and a new engine cradle accommodates longer diagonal links that completely change the geometry.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)

Cornering,steering

Turn-in is quick, effort builds naturally with cornering intensity, and the chassis responds in ways that would make a blindfolded Bimmerphile surprised to find a three-pointed star on the airbag cover.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)
The C63 has fierce turn response through tactile steering but rolls over chuckholes with muffled impacts, all without resorting to pricey electronic suspension widgets.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2007)
As AMG was committed to new stampings and revised spindles, engineers seized the opportunity to widen the front track by 1.4 inches and tinker with core suspension geometry, lowering the car's roll center and increasing front and rear camber while reducing caster to sharpen the steering (along with a quicker 13.5:1 rack ratio).
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2007)

Engine

The C63 hopes to lure about 2000 U.S. customers per year, and it will have to do it against the V-8-powered M3.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2007)
A 451-hp, 6.2-liter four-cam 32-valve V-8 Vaseline-fit into the small C-class engine bay is a good start.
by Car and Driver (Sep, 2007)
Where this engine will trump the forthcoming M3's V-8 is not with its 30-plus extra horsepower, but with its titanic 148-pound-foot torque advantage.
by MotorTrend (Sep, 2007)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Price $80,225
Type of car Production car
Year 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 457 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb
Width 70.7 in
Height 56.6 in
Length 186 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
0-60mph 4.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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