In our line of work we often get to drive a some pretty nice cars. Sometimes even over the course of a few days. Occasionally it will be hard for us to formulate an opinion of the machine we’re put behind the wheel off. But in the case of the all-new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé, we needed only single lap on the Sepang International Circuit to find out that we really loved it.
It’s said that the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupé was introduced just in time to celebrate the team’s third Formula One constructors’ title. And if this ‘celebratory’ package is anything to go by, we hope that more championships are on the cards in years to come.
But performance comes at a price, and this one sports a sticker price in excess of RM780,000. However, it is a machine that’s well worth its weight in gold. If you’re on the lookout for a performance machine with style, bravado and performance to match, rest assured you don’t have to look beyond the C 63 S Coupé. Here are five reasons why…
IT’S A BONAFIDE RACING MACHINE
Handcrafted by Mercedes-AMG, the new C 63 S Coupé is a Dream Car with racing DNA, which takes driving performance to a whole new level. Armed with a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine and matted to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, the C 63 S Coupé is always ready to go at a moment’s notice. The performance stats alone are impressive with a total of 510 horses on tap with a century sprint clocked at under four seconds.
DRIVES LIKE A BEAST, RIDES LIKE A DREAM
From the moment we sprinted off the starting line, it was evident that the C 63 S Coupé meant business. It took on whatever our driving skills could muster and challenged us for more. With the dynamic AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers keeping everything in check it also boosted our confidence levels at each and every turn. It’s a rocket no doubt and arguably the safest and most fun we’ve been on in quite a while.
FITS LIKE A GLOVE
Designed for drivers the cockpit of the C 63 S Coupé offers a sophisticated appeal that marries sporty performance and everyday comfort. The motorsport oriented cabin maintains Mercedes’ renowned high-class appeal with accents like the AMG-specific controls and leather trimmed interior underscoring the brand’s motor sport heritage. The seats naturally wear the AMG Performance badge, which delivers a lower seating position and strong contours for increased lateral support.
THE AWESOME SOUND SYSTEM
Not the one inside the car, which is great too, but the one on the outside. The C 63 S Coupé is equipped with an exhaust system with flap technology for variable engine sound. This, together with the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, gives this dream machine a unique and highly-appealing throaty engine sound. Our advice – turn the radio off and put the pedal to the metal and just sit back and listen to that soundtrack sung by that V8 and all those ponies under the hood.
There’s no faulting Mercedes styling, because they do make great looking cars. But the C 63 S Coupé benefits from additional cues from AMG and striking design elements that gives the model a muscular and stylish appeal. It looks menacing even when it’s parked further demonstrating to its admirers that this is one model that’s not to be trifled with. For those who dare take it on, C 63 S Coupé will also be kind enough to give them the one of the best views that they ever laid eyes on –that sexy redesigned rear and sports diffuser.