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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 7, 2020
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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S is a symbiosis of AMG with C-class blessing the enthusiasts with one of the best compact luxury coupe year after year. The rumor mongers have it that it is the last year for bi-turbo V8 and the 2021 model might bring-in something more eco-friendly. For right now, V8 at its heart, C63 S is the most ferocious and sonorous, dying to be driven. With the asking price of $77,500, the AMG justifies every bit of it with opulent, comfortable and plush interiors.

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Pros

Scintillating Power and Acceleration

Luxurious and Plush interiors

Efficient Bi-turbo V-8

Wide-array of features

Cons

Limited Cargo space.

Best Safety features come optional

Harsh Ride

What's New?

The Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S comes unchanged for the 2020 model year.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Review video
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Styles

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S in Pearl White color
Pearl White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.2

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Base

Base

power
503 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$77,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $77,500 MSRP TBD 503 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8,
9-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


The C63 S coupe incites an emotion of driving it until you can’t, no more. As delightful as terrifying, the C63 is an ultimate AMG coupe showcasing power-packed performance in style. The C63 S best exemplifies dual-dynamics, from tarmac to track the car will simulate the hidden hooliganism. The explosion of lunacy as you push the limits are well insulated by the automaker with the best of all tech and safety features.

The AMG C63 S is the superlative expression for the entry-level compact coupe which tends to tick most practicality boxes in the segment. However, taking on directly over BMW M4, the Merc AMG holds its own USP. Germans’ lust for performance has been their trademark, but among them as well, one can opt for a different set of performance weight-age. The Audi also competes with its RS5 while the Japanese reliability and unique design can be best exemplified by the Lexus LC 500.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Rear View

8.0/10
Features

 

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 

6.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Features

8.0/10

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is a performance-master of the C63 coupe. With its Biturbo V-8 churning out uprated 505-hp, C63 S armors the C-class AMG lineup with its opulent cabin, a plush ride and demonish on-road performance. Hardly anything to you off. The expensive price-tag is not a mere brand statement but ensure every penny is worth it.

The unique rear-wheel-drive is the most fun-factor, differentiating it from the most in the segment. This natural drifter is a multi-purpose utility, be it track race, tarmac daily drive or smoky burn-outs. Style is something which comes naturally to the Merc, what is engineered is that the after-market tuners hardly have anything to spec this AMG.

Trims AMG C 63 S Coupe
MSRP (RWD) $77,500
Key Features Panorama Roof
  19/20-inch AMG forged Wheels
  Attention Assist
  14-way power front sport seats with memory
  64-color LED ambient lighting
  Dual-zone automatic climate control
  AMG S instrumentation
  AMG Track Pace

What do we recommend?

If your focus is the performance that to powerfully seductive, AMG C63 S coupe with 20-inch rear wheels wrapped in performance rubber will be the perfect combination. Every bit of $77,500 will feel justified, just get into it for once.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Engine and Performance

8.2/10

Summon the AMG’s rumbling V-8 to life and its 503 German horses resonate through the standard AMG performance exhaust. Probably a fitting swansong, the C63 S is more than mighty under the hood. Giving a full-flat experience, AMG C63 S drive is fiery fast and seems as delightful as it is terrifying.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Has a 4.0L V8 biturbo Engine

The shifting duties are intelligently handled by the dual-clutch 9-speed automatic transmission system. With the closer gear ratios, you will likely enjoy the smooth and quick shifts at any point in time. Using the paddle’s behind the wheels won’t be abrupt but urge your hooliganism to loose free.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS 5

BMW M4 (automatic)

MSRP

$77,500

$92,950

$74,200

$69,150

Engine

4.0L Biturbo V8

5.0L Premium Unleaded V8

2.9L Turbo V6

3.0L Twin Turbo inline-6

Drivetrain RWD RWD AWD RWD

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

10-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission

Power (hp @ rpm)

503@5,500-6,250

471@7,100

444@5,700

425@5,500–7,300

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

516@1,750-4,500

398@4,800

443@1,900

406@1,850–5,500

The fun-factor in the AMG C63 S is what makes it a unique proposition. When the bigger AMG’s have moved to an all-wheel-drive, the C63 S is a rear-wheel-drive. Drive the coupe in the comfort setting for a cruising adventure and step things up with a tap on paddles behind the steering for chasing the tenth of speeds or attack corners with ridiculed aggression.

How fast is the AMG C63 S?

The standard rear-wheel drive is indeed a breathing monster, ever ready for the lunacy you would expect. Turn the traction off, and the inertia-free V-8 will push the levels of speed exponentially. Off the line, C63 S charges with a bit of tail wagging for a stupendous 3.8 seconds to 60 mph. The compact coupe in spite carries a lot of weight but offers a low stance.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe 0-60 MPH in just 3.7 sec

It is a sleeping beast until you provoke the furious change-up with the paddles at hand, to allow the rumbling V-8 to scorch towards its 7,000 rpm redline. The top speed is electronically controlled from 155 mph to 180 mph.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS5

BMW M4

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.7

4.4

3.7

3.9

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (MPH) 155 168 174 190

Engine

4.0L Biturbo V8

5.0L Premium Unleaded V8

2.9L Turbo V6

3.0L Twin Turbo inline-6

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The specs are just part of the story. Mercedes-AMG with the C63 S coupe ups the ante with an equally aggressive stance. Further, not much is left for the aftermarket-tuners, with the AMG C63 S is fully loaded. The natural competitor BMW M4, is just a tenth-slower but shares the lunatic trait of the rear-wheel-drive.

What about the handling and driving impression of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S?

Which other cars are potent of daily driving dynamics with practicality boxes ticked, but can shred like a purebred sportscar? The Mercedes-AMG C63 S comes equipped with nine different adherence one-touch settings from the AMG Traction Control. From the daily driver’s needs to the track-ready sport ardent the springs, steering, and exhaust output can be toggled up and down from the steering mounted controls. From the Comfort to Sport, Sport+ and Race mode, there is a Slippery Mode for this natural drifter. Further, the settings being complex, Mercedes AMG allows “Individual Mode” for the customized, once and for all set.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Front View

To pull double-duty as a super-footed track dancer to a luxurious highway cruiser the AMG C63 S coupe uses a perfectly weighted steering, limited-slip rear differential, and an AMG ride control suspension with active dampers. The handling remains superb. The C63 S attacks the corners with all its heft with e-differential minimizing inside wheel slip and offering optimal traction on corner exit.

The AMG C63 S is a true performance package that might feel a bit harsh over rough pavements but the versatility on offers shadows the very fact for us.

How do brakes perform on the AMG C63 S?

For someone who seldom sees the chequered flag on his neighborhood racetrack, the AMG high-performance stoppers are good enough. For more frequent ones, the uprated ceramic composite brakes can be opted for. However, for leisurely daily drives, brakes are more than a lifetime strong. The Mercedes engineering uses perforated brakes than cross-drilled to reduce the probability of cracking under excessive heating.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Front Brake is 15.4 in.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS 5

BMW M4

Brake Rotors Front (in)

15.4

15.7

14.8

N/A

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

14.2

14.1

13

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs)

4134

4280

3968

3685

60-0 MPH (ft)

157 (70-0)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sharing the braking system with the E-class, this hefty sports bred AMG equipped with summer tires managed 157 feet stopping distance from 70 mph

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Fuel Economy

7.5/10

Irrespective of the different power figures, C63 and C63 S share the EPA fuel economy. The hot rod AMG C63 S from its dual-clutch transmission to the use of limited-slip rear differential allows for savings in fuel economy. Sparring enough the AMG C63 S is a healthy drivetrain with equitable appetite. The more you push the limit, the thirstier it gets.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS 5

BMW M4

MPG (City)

18

16

18

17

MPG (Highway)

27

25

27

23

MPG (Combined)

21

19

21

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.4

21.7

15.3

15.8

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

296/452/365

347/543/412

275/413/321

284/395/300

Also, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S manages to surprise us with the table-topping EPA rating. The 17.4-lt fuel tank combined with exceptional efficiency allow you to cover more distance between two halts at gas stations.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Interior

8.0/10

Some say the AMG C63 S is the most powerful, what if it is the most seductively powerful? The C63 S is officially a four-seater but is plagued with pretty much the same problem as the others in the segment. The rear is reserved for the younger offsprings and getting to the back can be a bit tricky exercise. The leather-wrapped, heated front-seats are more than comfortable and easily accessible irrespective of the driver. The seats are mounted low and adjustable to allow for breezy headroom, generous legroom, and great outward visibility. For more sporting feel, opt for the AMG performance seats which come with ventilation features.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Front Seats

The interior is plushest of all, an elegant car at heart is designed with the best of the best materials and technology justifying the high asking price. C63 S gets a choice of wood or aluminum interior accents.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS 5

BMW M4

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

38.8/54.8/42.0

37.2/56.5/42.0

39.0/55.3/41.3

39.8/55.3/42.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in)

35.6/51.7/32.0

32.2/49.0/32.5

36.1/50.7/32.7

39.8/51.7/33.7

How is the infotainment on offer?

For the 2020 model year C63 Sl, the Mercedes and Burmester partnership continues to offer a 13-speaker surround-sound system. What you hear can be controlled by multiple redundant controlling options such as center-console mounted-controller or the steering wheel-mounted controls or the touchpad. One can view on what’s going on with the dash-mounted 10.25-inch touchscreen display. Through this infotainment system, one gets access to satellite radio, Apple and Android device compatibility, and HD radio. Connectivity duties are furnished by standard USB ports and Bluetooth technology.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Has10.25-inch Touchscreen Display

Options include factory COMAND navigation, a WiFi-hotspot, TuneIn radio, and Wireless charging with NFC pairing.

Key infotainment features

  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Dual USB ports
  • HD Radio
  • 3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • COMAND navigation
  • AMG Track Pace

How capacious is the C63 coupe?

The practicality Vs the coupe-style shall be the key discussion point among the automakers to conclude on how much a person can carry with them. If its the style-statement that brought you here, the question of how much C63 S can carry diminishes. However, the C63 S is capable of holding four to five carry-on suitcases in the trunk. If its the space you need, opt for the sedan which offers about 13.1 cu-ft of cargo. Also, the available 40/20/40 split enables the rear seat to extend the storage space at least.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS 5

BMW M4

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

10.5

5.4

N/A

11

Inside, the available cubbies are large and accommodating, spread across the cabin intelligently for judicious storage capabilities. However, the BMW M4 offers a whooping trunk space with just 11 cu-ft of trunk volume, doesn’t it sound vague. Decide if its the coupe-style or space you want?

Key interior features

  • Dual-zone climatic control
  • 14-way power-adjustable seats with memory
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • Heated front seats
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Interior

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Exterior

8.0/10

The C63 S is only second to the AMG GT R, showcasing the best of the AMG design language. From every direction, the AMG C63 S speaks volumes and arose a different sentiment. The powerhouse has opted for the best skin for the best representation.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Three Quarter View

At the Front, C63 S saloon has a long, and taut hood guarded by the trademark Panamericana grille. Framed by LED headlights and enhanced by the gaping air dams. On the sides, fenders feature indentation of air-vents, with the bulging arches marking the 19-inch wheels. The rear is no less expressive with quad-tipped exhaust, fake vents, elongated LED taillights and a diffuser.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S

Lexus LC 500

Audi RS 5

BMW M4

Curb Weight (lbs)

4134

4280

3968

3685

Length (in)

187.1

187.4

186

184.5

Width (in)

79.4

75.6

N/A

73.6

Height (in)

55.2

53

53.5

54.4

Ground Clearance (in)

N/A

5.2

N/A

4.7

Wheelbase (in)

111.8

113

108.9

110.7

Key exterior features

  • Panorama roof
  • 19/20-inch AMG forged wheels
  • AMG carbon-fiber trim
  • AMG night package
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe Exterior

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Safety

6.0/10

Neither NHTSA nor the IIHS has conducted their respective crash-tests for the C63 S Coupe. However, for your reference, the mechanically related MG C-CLass snagged the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS. Standard safety tech included in the C63 S features blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision system, and drowsy driver warning. Additional driver-assistance technology in the C63 S comes at a price as a part of the Driver-Assistance Package.

Key safety features

  • Airbags
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with semi-autonomous driving
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Full-speed automatic emergency braking

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Vs Lexus LC 500

The Lexus LC 500 seems to be the most underappreciated vehicle on sale today, especially in the segment. Without the turbo, its naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 seem a little average performer. With the curb weight of 4280 lbs, it charges to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. On the road, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S will batter it badly. However, the Lexus is tuned for superior comfort for daily driving and offers not lavish but ergonomic interior. Coming as a boon, the respite of turbo grants the Lexus a much sweeter sound. Merc is always the first priority for performance-oriented drivers who want style and elegance at its best.

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Vs BMW M4 coupe

When it comes to the outright performance, each of these vehicles has its own USP. The AMG C63 S is a more powerful option churning out 503 hp, while the M4 with competition package gets 444-hp. Mercedes AMG C63 S will out-accelerate the M4 in a drag race but M4 will out-class the Merc in the corners without breaking a sweat. M4 is a better driver’s car as it comes with a standard manual gearbox, which C63 doesn’t have. However, both the cars are capable drifters and spirited performers, the fun-to-drive factor of lighter M4 competition makes it our favorite.

Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Vs Audi RS 5

The Audi RS5 features turbo V-6 which brings down the weight and improves the fuel economy and torque figures exceptionally. No engine not can silence the roar of this engineering victory. The C63 S packs more power with extra heft than the RS5. However, both these vehicles share a lot of performance traits, but the C63 S would win on any race, any day. Fun-factor is superior with the Merc and luxury on offer is unmatchable.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Final Verdict

The Mercedes- AMG has been honing its car in such a way that keeps pushing the envelope even further. The C63 S is a fiery contender in the compact coupe segment with the AMG powerhouse. With wealth of modern-tech and safety features, there is no stopping this AMG monster. In comparison to the sedan version, the coupe offers a wider track and accomplishes better performance. This is not a GT car and a bit of trade-off with the comfort may be minuscule for the true power-ardent.