2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

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2017 MODEL
$65,200 - $72,800 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

The light turns green. Your right foot presses “go”, your fingers grab the upshift paddle as the rpm and mph needles incline, engine and exhaust sing their baritone with respect to the tachometer. Seconds after the fact, you achieve top gear and settle in at cruising speed. After your ride becomes poise you realize that AMG C63 is made for both effortless and exuberant at once.

The cars emerging from the workshop of Hans Aufrect and Erhard Melcher (Now AMG) have traditionally been leather-lined ferocious monsters. C63 AMG is driven by 4 liters V8 biturbo mated to 7 speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class delivers attractive styling, a lust-worthy interior, cosseting comfort and a healthy dose of performance on all fronts.

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Pros

Flawless Interior

Great Powertrain

Three Body Styles Available

Best in class Handling

Cons

Low Fuel Economy

Price Options

Automatic Only

Rear Seats are Cumbersome

What's New?

For 2017, Mercedes-Benz introduces the fully redesigned coupe and convertible C-Class.Also, the AMG gets a new transmission and a rearview camera for added safety.



Styles

 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in designo Diamond White Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Cardinal Red Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Dakota Brown Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Brilliant Blue Metallic color  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 in Black color
designo Diamond White Metallic

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Ratings

Exterior

9.3

Engine

9.6

Interior

9.6

9.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Base

Base

power
469 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$65,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $65,200 MSRP (18/21/25) 469 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S

S

power
503 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$72,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $72,800 MSRP (18/20/24) 503 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5 NA

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 8, 2019

9.5

Overall Rating


 

9.6/10
Engine

 
 

9.6/10
Interior

 

9.3/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Think of a C-class compact sedan, slap a hand-built twin-turbo V-8 under the bonnet, and you’ve got a demonic weapon to nudge archrival BMW. The Alfa pizza with a Ferrari ingredient and American hotrod ATS-V are also in the rivalry.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Features

The AMG C63 starts life with 4 liter V8 punching out 469 horsepower and a $65,200 sticker price. The $5550 Premium 3 package contains Mercedes-Benz’s COMAND infotainment system bundled with a dozen or so driver-assist systems. The cheaper alternative is Premium 2, which provides COMAND without the extra gear for less than half the cost. Other options include the following:

  1. Carbon Ceramic Brakes($5450)
  2. Forged Wheels With Performance Tires($1600)
  3. Performance Seats($2500)
  4. Performance Exhaust System($1250)

Trim

Mercedes Benz AMG C63 sedan

MSRP

$65,200

Key

Features

  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED headlamps and LED Taillamps
  • SiriusXM Radio w/6-month All Access trial
  • 7" high-resolution color central screen
  • Console-mounted rotary central controller
  • High-resolution color multifunction display
  • Front Bass system
  • Smart Key remote locking w/KEYLESS-START
  • HD Radio receiver
  • Prewiring for Garmin MAP PILOT

We Recommend

There are no other trims rather than a completely different cabriolet or a coupe. You can opt for several different options which significantly adds up the price. Also recommended is spending $990 for the optional head-up display to help keep eyes on the road.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Engine

9.6/10
  Against its BMW 3 Series archrival, the C-Class tends to have slightly softer manners, but is still impressively athletic when pushed. Equally notable are the C-Class' roster of tech/safety features and amenities, right down to the interior fragrance system that broke ground in the latest S-Class."  - Kelly blue book

Affalterbach, Germany is home of AMG where for nearly 50 years championship racecars are created. Each AMG engine is assembled by a single technician – you’ll find their name proudly inscribed on it. Seamless performance comes from the 4.0 liter V8 Biturbo that produces 469 hp @5500 rpm and 479ft-lb of torque at 1750 rpm. That’s for the standard car, 503bhp and 516lb ft for the S, somewhat incredibly making up the same bhp as the AMG GT S, but with an extra 37lb ft of torque.

The C 63 Speedshift automatic transmission has seven speeds, paddle shifters, and a wet-starting clutch in lieu of a torque converter for lower rotating inertia and a quicker response. Whether automatic or actuated by the driver, upshifts and downshifts are executed quickly.

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG C63 4dr Sedan

BMW M3 4dr

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio 4dr

Cadillac ATS-V 4dr

MSRP

$65,200

$64,000

$72,000

$60,695

Engine

4.0L V8

3.0L i6

2.9L V6

3.6 L V6

Transmission

7 Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

8 Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

Horsepower

469 hp@5500rpm

425 hp@5500rpm

505 hp @6500rpm

464 hp@5850rpm

Torque

479 ft-lb@1750rpm

406 ft-lb@1850rpm

443 ft-lb@2500rpm

445 ft-lb@3500rpm

The Mercedes also looks to one-up BMW, Cadillac and an Alfa Romeo with a bi-turbo V-8 versus its rivals’ twin-turbo sixes. “Hot inside V” describes the energy-efficient, space-saving layout that stuffs turbochargers between the engine’s V-shaped banks. Developed in-house by the AMG performance division, the V-8 makes more ponies than the M3. The Quadrifoglio and ATS-V make more power than the AMG which only helps at higher speed.

Acceleration

The stats of three pointed stars are suitably impressive, V8 biturbo thrusts this monster from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and taking 12.7 seconds to accomplish the quarter-mile mark topping out at 172 miles an hour. It is really, quick. But it’s also not spiky, or scary, or any of the other things that make you back off.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Fuel Economy

The biturbo technology combines power with efficiency. It returns 21 MPG combined which is pretty decent for a performance oriented car.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG C63 4dr Sedan

BMW M3 4dr

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio 4dr

Cadillac ATS-V 4dr

MPG (city)

18

17

17

16

MPG (highway)

25

26

24

23

MPG (combined)

21

20

20

19

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Interior

9.6/10
 First of all, the CLA-Class is technically Mercedes' entry-level sedan now. But more importantly, the C-Class is more impressive than the words 'entry-level' would lead you to believe. It comes with an impeccably built interior, high-quality materials inside and out, upgrading and customizing options galore, and a variety of engine choices." - edmunds

The interior of the AMG C63 offers a wealth of fine details and precise workmanship. Inside you get the same C- class layout with a sprinkling of AMG-ness, three air vents placed below a freestanding infotainment screen on the center console, and loads of premium materials (leather, microfiber, aluminum) used all over. The seats are sporty and highly bolstered, the steering wheel has three spokes and a flat bottom, and the gauge cluster is unique to the AMG line. Contrast stitching is used as well. The touchpad is flanked by the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch and several AMG-specific controls. The headroom and legroom ample for an average size adult.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG C63 4dr sedan

BMW M3 4dr

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio 4dr

Cadillac ATS-V 4dr

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/55.3/41.7

40.3/55.1/42.0

38.6/56.1/42.4

38.6/54.1/42.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/55.5/35.2

37.7/55.1/35.1

37.6/53.6/35.1

35.1/51.1/33.5

The Mercedes’ haute couture interior is strictly two-plus-two. But it makes a Cadillac ATS-V and an Alfa Romeo look something from a decade ago. The BMW, on the other hand, is driver-focused and well laid.

Interior Features

  • Head-Up Display
  • AMG Performance Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Multicolor Ambient Lighting
  • AMG Dynamic Select

Infotainment System

  • 4-inch COMAND infotainment system
  • 13-speaker Burmester sound system
  • Live Traffic Information 
  • Android Auto & Apple Car Play
  • Voice Navigation
  • Bluetooth Audio

Cargo volume

Practicality is another important aspect for the sedan buyers and the AMG C63 provides ample cargo spaces for your luggage. The boot has a wide opening, which can swallow maximum luggage for a daily driver and even a weekend’s getaway.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Exterior

9.3/10
"However, the C43 has a swagger and a presence that makes it feel special in a way the 4 Series can't touch. Nor can most any other car in the sub-$60,000 price bracket. Its combination of luxury coupe style and sports coupe performance isn't something you see very often these days. It both oozes class and excites your soul. In a sense, it's a lottery car you don't have to win the lottery to afford -  Road and track

The C63 exhibits characters which you expect from the top of the line AMG model.

Up front is the conventional three-pointed star, which is bisected by a “twin-blade” radiator grille. Underneath that is an "A-wing" guard, with huge side intakes and a front splitter that bulges off the button. Around the flanks, there are aggressive side skirts. The doors are frameless, and there's matte chrome trim around the A-column. In back are signature AMG taillights and a rounded tail. The quad exhaust tips get incorporated with an all-around characterized diffuser.

The C63 casts a large shadow: 187.0 inches long and 72.9 inches wide, the latter attributable to beefy, engorged fenders necessitated by the car’s wider front track and 10.5-inch-wide rear wheels.

Exterior Features

  • Aero Honed Body
  • Agile Stance
  • “19” inch Alloy Wheels
  • Twin Louvered AMG Grille
  • Adaptive LED Headlamps
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • LED Taillamps
  • AMG Performance exhaust system with flap control

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG C63 4dr sedan

BMW M3 4dr

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio 4dr

Cadillac ATS-V 4dr

Curb weight (lbs.)

3829

3575

3806

3812

Length(in)

187.2

184.6

182.6

184.0

Width(in)

72.4

73.9

73.7

71.3

Height(in)

56.1

56.1

56.1

55.7

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

4.7

3.9

5.4

Wheelbase (in)

111.8

110.7

111.0

109.3

Track width (in) F/R

63/61

62.2/63.1

61.2/63.3

60.5/60.4

Its aero honed body and bombshell of volatile curves, make an AMG, a reasonably handsome car in its own right. The BMW M3 and Cadillac ATS-V seem aesthetically tame and predictable with effortless power delivery. Alfa, on the other hand, makes up for a well all-round package with a great engine.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Safety

  • 9 airbags offering 11-way protection
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist 
  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  • Emergency-sensing Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Adaptive braking technology

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Vs BMW M4

Get in the driver's seat of the M4 and set for explosive acceleration and razor-sharp handling. Power originates from a 425-hp twin-turbo inline-six, with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed double clutch automatic and rear wheel drive

BMW has made a decent attempt to camouflage that the M4 is turbocharged, with sharp throttle reactions conveying close moment help, and the DCT gearbox handles these sudden torque spikes superior to anything the manual does.

Both the German rivals fight neck to neck in all the aspects while the BMW produces significantly low horsepower.

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Vs Alfa Romeo Quadrfoglio

The Quadrifoglio engine is “inspired by Ferrari technology and technical skills.” Eventually, it’s a six-cylinder cousin to the Ferrari F154 twin-turbo V-8s that power the Scuderia’s 488GTB and California T which churn out 505 horsepower.

The six-speed manual gearbox, standard on (and available only for) the Alfa, delivers the purer driving experience. Four selectable drive modes adjust suspension damping and throttle response. Beautiful looks, snarling exhaust note, and sharp handling are essential for an Italian machine.

The cabin quality and drive comfort are better in the AMG while the Quadrfoglio delivers you an exceptional performance.

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Vs Cadillac ATS-V

Cadillac ATS-Vis powered by a supercharged 640-hp 6.2-liter V-8, Brembo brakes, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive. A manual is not available, but you won’t mind when this brute hits 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and 100 mph just 3.9 seconds later. The steering is accurate yet heavy, while the ride is surprisingly smooth thanks to a magnetorheological suspension. Cadillac claims a top speed of 200 mph which is amazing.

The ATS-V lags behind in terms of quality and driving experience if compared to the AMG demon.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 Final Verdict

Easier to drive fast than a BMW M3, more fun than any Alfa Romeo, eats a Cadillac for breakfast. But more than that, it’s more fun, because it works with you, rather than scaring you silly.

That is a big news when you have a car that is unpretentious yet attractive, a flat out satisfaction to drive fast, equipped for carrying the family you know you have a winner.