Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (2008 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
4.5
Mercedes has a great reputation for producing high performance AMG versions of its cars. However while there's no doubting these models are quick in a straight line, they've often struggled to match that performance in the corners.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (08-11)
Storming performance, wonderful engine, understated looks, forgiving ride
High running costs, incredibly thirsty, almost too fast to appreciate on public roads

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Mercedes has a great reputation for producing high performance AMG versions of its cars. However while there's no doubting these models are quick in a straight line, they've often struggled to match that performance in the corners. The C63 AMG looks to address that with more focussed handling, a wide track and a sophisticated suspension and chassis set-up.

However, as you'd expect, it is still stormingly quick and with a 457bhp V8 engine it can race from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds. It's hugely enjoyable to drive and the sheer acceleration it delivers is addictive, but the Mercedes is also easy to live with day to day thanks to a forgiving ride. The AMG's natural environment is fast A-roads where it's poise and agility shine through but it's the all-round ability of the C63 that makes it such a great car.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

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