Now we’re cooking. The range-topping Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG borrows its 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 from the AMG GT supercar. Consumers can choose from the 469-hp, 479-lb-ft C63 or the pricier, more powerful C63 S and its 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Go with the standard model and you’ll hit 60 mph in four seconds – the S does the deed in 3.9. Like the C43, all-wheel drive although it ditches that model’s nine-speed automatic for a faster, more aggressive seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Buying a C63 for fuel economy is like eating a deep-fried cheeseburger for its nutritional value. Look for 18 mpg in the city and 24 in the city for the Sedan, 17 and 23 for the Coupe, and 17 and 22 for the Cabriolet. Despite the extra performance, the C63 S returns the same EPA estimates.
The C63 AMG starts at $66,125 for four-doors, $67,925 for a two-door, and $73,775 for a convertible roof. Adding the S trim will increase the sedan's price by $7,600 and the Coupe and Convertible prices by an even $8,000.