#CarOfTheWeek - The menacing w204 Mercedes C63 AMGWRITTEN BY THE EDITOR ON JANUARY 27, 2015. POSTED IN WHEELS
In 2007, Mercedes decided to make the C Class in such a way, that people under the age of 75 might actually buy it. Once they signalled this intent to appeal to people who could use the bathroom voluntarily, they gave us the v8 powered C63. A car so explosive you actually needed to leave the house house with an extra set of undies...
Mercs are often technically flawed, aesthetically cumbersome, or at times plain old ostentatious. But as experienced in the C63, when they sound this good and make you feel as good as this does, none of that other stuff matters.
This beautiful C63 from DNA Cars that you see above is the w204 version. This was the first AMG car that Mercedes essentially built from the ground up performance wise. In the past they just strapped on a few performance enhancers to the orginal model, but in this car you have a true blue beast.
With a thumping 6.2 litre V8 powerplant, it delivers a menacing sound I can only liken to what a Great White Shark would sound like on dry land, on a leash.
From the moment you start it up to the time you reach the upper rev reaches, it gives you the impression that something truly amazing is taking place. It is just so so so powerful, and when released offered more in the power and torque stakes than its BMW M3 and Audi RS4 rivals.
Sure, those rivals may boast slightly better lap times, but when it comes to living with your car on the street, exactly where you have it, it's a dead set boss!
0-100 in 3.9 seconds, when this car debuted, it was the quickest 4 door production sedan in the world. A fact it seems to want to remind you of everytime the road opens up in front of you.
It's just such a wonderfully mad car, but also hugely sensible at the same time. It is afterall a C Class, so you can still take the family out to dinner and listen to contemporary pop music while doing so. You can still drive it to work and listen to the news of the world. But when you want the blood to rush a bit, you can drop the hammer in a heartbeat and suddenly you go from driver to fighter pilot.
When Mercedes released this model back in 2007 in SA I had the extreme pleasure of doing a full on track day in the C63 AMG. It blew my mind back then, and just over 7 years later, it did exactly the same.
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