While it may closely resemble the regular C-Class sedan on which it’s based, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (virtually identical 2008 model pictured) is a whole different beast. Built by the legendary hands at AMG, the official in-house tuner of Mercedes-Benz, the C63 packs a unique version of the venerable 6.2-liter V-8 found in other AMG models including the SLS AMG supercar, and a host of chassis mods to make it sprint around a track much faster than a regular C-Class ever could.
Starting with the engine, the 6.2-liter is a hand-built unit that’s rated at 451 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It loves to rev and when matched with the quick-shifting seven-speed automatic will rocket the car from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is a claimed 186 mph.
The only downside is fuel economy, which in this case is 12/19 mpg city/highway. But when you’re having this much fun, who cares?
Note, drive is sent strictly to the rear wheels so if you live in a...