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Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé

Mittwoch, 10. Mai. 2017

This December, Mercedes is rolling out its C Coupé: the sportiest version of the C-class. The most powerful C-class coupé, the C300, comes with a 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine that puts out up to 180 kilowatts.

Mathis Kurrat, Car tester

But our car tester Mathis Kurrat wants a sportier ride. And THIS engine will provide it.

It's a 4-liter, V8 twin-turbocharged gasoline engine in the AMG C63 S model. It's chock-full of decibels, and chock-full of fun. Of course, you can't really let it rip on a country road. So Matthis says he'll head for the famous Ascari racetrack, which is not far away.

On the way to the Ascari track, we already get an impression of the car's handling and how impressively it accelerates.

Mathis cautions that the AMG demands a sensitive foot on the gas pedal. Even if the road is dry, if you accelerate too powerfully out of a curve, you feel the muscular torque on the rear axle.

Mathis DOESN'T like the gear-shift lever on the steering column. It may be typical for Mercedes, but it doesn't really belong in an AMG model.

The Ascari Race Resort is not an ordinary racetrack. It combines replicas of segments of legendary racetracks in one course. So it's ideal for taking the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé to its limits.

Even a beginner can have fun with the sport coupé. Mathis says he'll leave testing the car's limits to the professional racing drivers. In Race mode, the ESP is restricted, letting the driver drift around curves.