The new output meant the car could hit 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, and its top speed was limited at 174 mph instead of the standard 155-mph limit. As Harris explains, this makes it comparable in performance to the BMW M3 and sufficient enough to make an Audi RS 4 seem bland.
The current C63 AMG is likely to have a completely different character to its upcoming replacement, however, which is widely expected to go the downsized, turbocharged route. Sadly, we may never again see a small sedan or wagon packed with a big, naturally aspirated V-8 pumping out north of 500 horses.
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