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Stiffer springs and a locking rear diff make C63 a track star

Our Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a thunderous V8 super-saloon. It's fast, aggressive and beautifully built

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    Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe

    Effortless performance with a fittingly deep baritone growl that fully befits its muscle car brief
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    Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series

    Seriously fast and focussed AMG special has performance and handling to rival the best

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12 August 2008

Why does AMG insist with these after-market peripherals that are only ripping off the purist Mercedes fan from his/her hard earned cash instead of offering them as standard?

I haven't had the chance to drive the C63 yet but everything I've read here and elsewhere suggest that it's more than a fine driving machine so why doesn't Mercedes just offer the diff as standard and make it a great driving machine?...I'm just fed up with all the added packages AMG seems to think people need! For starters you have the 'regular' 63 AMG which is fine and for another £3500 or so (not sure) I think there's a driver's package - which is also fine because as long as the manufacturer is willing to give its customers the proper tools to get the best performance out of their machines, then so be it. I mean Audi have their Plus division, BMW M have their CSL cars, Jaguar and Porsche also have 'R' and 'RS'' respectively so why shouldn't AMG have one of their own.

And they do...it's called the Black Series but before you get there, they have silly pointless pit-stops after the driver's package. Like for example a competition package which removes the speed limiter, adds a little more carbon fibre, slightly bigger bolstered seats and in the SLK gives you a flat-bottomed steering wheel!!

Come on, stop being so tight and have these as standard for a smaller premium over the regular car because if you don't you then end up with a very decent car but as in the CLK 63 AMG Black series' case, is nowhere near its bang-for-your-buck at £100,000! For that most people would rather have a Porsche 911 GT3 for the track and £20,000 left over.

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