Ever since I was young, I have been a fan of the Mercedes line-up, most specifically the C63 AMG. However, with the makeover of the entire C-class fleet, Mercedes has also completely redone the C63. Frankly, it’s ugly now. But on the other hand, the 2015 version of the car comes with more technology and potentially more speed…
Having the honour to drive the 2014 C63 AMG, I can say that it truly is a beast of a car. Everything from the vicious roar of an exhaust (making it sound like a ferocious lion) to the perfect details on the exterior of the car. A little background of the 2014 C63 AMG’s specs (Coupe): This car packs some serious power for a starting price of $63,675. With a 0-60mph speed of 4.1 seconds, a top speed of 155mph and 481 total horsepower, this car paired up with its ghastly sounding AMG exhaust is the definition of a beast. Customers can opt-in to the 507 edition which offers 507 horsepower, a top speed of 174mph and a 0-60mph speed of 3.6 seconds! However, upon driving this car, many users complain that the transmission isn’t sufficient enough to keep up with this power and it’s very evident that there is a significant interval between when you switch gears and when the car actually does switch gears.
The 2015 C63 AMG on the other hand, looks more luxurious than it does sporty. But Mercedes is not to be blamed for this as they are afterall, a luxury car company. The 2015 version of this car comes with a significantly longer hood (adding to the luxury look), a more technologically advanced cockpit, but lacking the distinct AMG sound. At a starting price of $64,825, this car comes with 476 horsepower, a 0-60 mph speed of 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. The C63-S however packs 510 horsepower, a 0-60 mph speed of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 180 mph. The catch here is that they’ve fixed the issue with the delayed transmission, which makes the car faster than the previous.
Now the dilemma I have with choosing which car I would buy: Should I forfeit the luxury and potential speed of the 2015 model for the beauty and beastliness of the 2014?