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Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance

01 Mercedes AMG C63 S E Performance 2024 review front driving lead
01 Mercedes AMG C63 S E Performance 2024 review front driving lead

For 25 years, Mercedes-AMG has used a V8 engine to define the unique appeal of its ‘super’ Mercedes C-Class. But now the V8 C is dead – and its usurper is the new four-cylinder Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance.

The very first V8-powered one, the W202-generation C43 AMG, emerged just as Mercedes’ then-parent DaimlerChrysler was buying control of what would become its in-house performance brand right at the end of 1997. It became the very first AMG model to be built on one of Mercedes’ own production lines.

If not for the V8 C-Class, perhaps AMG might not have become the success it is today. But, like it or not, another page in the AMG development story is now being turned.

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