Mercedes-Benz is currently working on the next-generation C63 AMG and the C performance family is expected to switch to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine. However, about 10 years ago, the C63 had a giant 6.2-liter V8 under the hood, mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. For those of you who still miss the golden era of the German V8, here’s a little something for you.
A new video by AutoTopNL brings us to the Autobahn where the team behind the YouTube channel puts the Mercedes C63 AMG from the W204 generation to its limits. It’s from the wagon body style, which makes it even more desirable for most Motor1.com ship’s crew. And with its impeccable V8 soundtrack and fast gearbox reaction, this car is almost the perfect vehicle.
As you might expect, this C63 has no problem reaching speeds above 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour). The top speed seen in this video is around 160 mph (256 kph). Funnily enough, when the top speed was reached, there was another vehicle in front of the C63, which also looked like a Mercedes car. At no point did the car in front let the C63 overtake him.
At 451 horsepower (336 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque, the C63 from the W204 is definitely not the most powerful factory C-Class. The new one, for example, is expected to produce as much as 600 hp (447 kW), which means it will be much faster. However, don’t expect the same engine and exhaust soundtrack.
Speaking of the C63 W204, even Michael Schumacher had one. He used a black C63 wagon as the company car when he joined the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team in early 2010. The legendary pilot drove the Merc for a few months and recently, it sold for €27,600 (about $29,140 on current exchanges). price) during the Bonhams auction.