The C63 is one of AMG’s finest moments to date. It has a completeness to its dynamic repertoire that has eluded many previous Mercedes AMG products.

Apart from being shatteringly quick and beautifully made, it’s also just a thumping good car to drive. The not-so-good elements are the ride and the range (and they’re both quite serious issues), but the C63 remains an intoxicating and desirable car in any of its body styles. There's a lot to like about a roomy and versatile estate that goes and sounds like a C63.


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We are smitten with this car, and no mistake

Despite its poor economy, the naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 remains the pinnacle of AMG engine design in many people's eyes, with the sort of aggressive character and throttle response that is hard to replicate in a turbocharged engine, and could easily be reason enough to opt for this C63 over any of its rivals.

But thanks to the way the C63 handles and the quality of its interior, it's certainly not the only reason to want one.