•   Engine
    4.0L Bi-Turbo V8
  •   Power
    503 HP / 516 LB-FT
  •   Transmission
    7-Speed MCT
  •   0-60 Time
    3.9 Seconds
  •   Drivetrain
    Rear-Wheel Drive
  •   Engine Placement
    Front
  •   Curb Weight
    3,935 LBS
  •   Seating
    2+3
  •   MPG
    18 City/ 25 HWY
  •   Base Price
    $72,825
  •   As Tested Price
    $92,835
  •  
Daily Driver videos are micro-reviews of vehicles in the Autoblog press fleet, reviewed by the staffers that drive them every day. Today's Daily Driver features the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, reviewed by Greg Migliore.

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[00:00:00] Hey, everybody. It's Greg Migliore and in this Daily Driver, I am taking the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S for a spin.

It starts at about 92. We've optioned this one up to about 93. There's a lot of goodies in here. So Let's start out underneath the hood.

This is a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8. Pushes out 503 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque. That's a lot of juice and it gives this car a great energy.

[00:00:30] The seven-speed transmission rounds out the powertrain. I really think this is one of Mercedes' better powertrain combinations. I really like this 4.0-liter V8. I've really warmed up to the bi-turbo, as they call it, and I think it's a really capable, really modern engine for this day and age for enthusiasts.

I really am impressed with how this car looks. We've got the LED lights. They're adaptive up front. Another feature that's functional and looks great. Tons of creases up here in the hood, as I look over the long front end of this car.

[00:01:00] In back, it's a little shorter, a very tailored, neat sort of packaging here. Again, give Mercedes designers a lot of props, here. I really like how the C-Class looks, especially in AMG 63 trim.
It rolls on 19-inch AMG wheels. They're black and I think it's a great sort of contrast to the rest of the car. You can tell this is not just a regular C-Class. I think it's good to have the subtle black wheels that still look sporty, almost sinister even,

[00:01:30] but they set off the rest of the car and give it some attitude.

The interior is black and red pepper. It's a spicy layout. I really like the color combination. You've got the black overtones that make up a good chunk of the cabin, but then the red just on the performance seats really pops, really looks good. Really like this big sort of overlay of carbon fiber. Really makes the rest of the car pop. It's a great compliment and it's a really good accent.

[00:02:00] Love this IWC watch facing here in the center. That is an expensive watch. I'm a watch guy. I cannot afford an IWC, but it's just a really nice element there. The silver trim here really makes the doors pop.

I'm a big fan of Mercedes interiors right now. I think they're being aggressive. They're moving away from that very staid sort of traditional German layout, which you could obviously still get if you want in all of their cars, but if you want to really dress it up, this, to me, is hot.

[00:02:30] This is contemporary and it really gives the C63 S some real edge.

This is the Mercedes infotainment system. It's a little controversial because some people think this kind of just looks like they dropped an iPad right in the middle of your car. I think it looks okay. It's clear. It's easy to read. Relatively easy to use. This sort of touchscreen mouse here in the console, it's a little challenging. It takes a little getting used to. What I do is I just use the rotary knob next to it and it works fine.

[00:03:00] To me, muscle cars could me more than just you know, Challenger Hellcats. They could be powerful, German sedans. This, to me, is the definition of that.

That's the 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. You get all the Mercedes luxury, plus a ton of AMG-powered performance. For Autoblog, I'm Greg Migliore. [00:03:23]

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