It was another one of these days. A day where you need to hurry because the weather can ruin your day. Luckily there are smartphone apps that can predict when and how much rain will fall. With illegal speeds we head south in the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate to avoid the rain, for as long as possible.
Unfortunately we can only use this lovely car for a few hours and that’s why we can’t share a video with you, we’re really sorry. Luckily we could use the car just long enough to get a feeling of amazing 4.0 liter V8 which produces 510 hp. We already got a feeling of this engine in the Mercedes-AMG GT S and it was a really amazing engine. It won’t be any different in this version except for the fact that it needs to pull a more heavy car. The C 63 S Estate weighs up to 1785 kilograms which isn’t that much for an Estate, especially when you know that the AMG GT weighs 1645 kilograms. The difference in speed between those cars won’t be that big until you’ll have some corners ahead of you. The C 63 S Estate is aiming for more comfort although you can still use the car for sportier driving. Red with black and contrasting carbon fiber on the center console, an alcantara steering wheel with red stitching, shift paddles and lovely bucket seats are the most important parts of the interior. Next to that, a big part of the interior has black leather with red stitching. It gives the passengers a very luxurious feeling. Next to its seats in the back, the big advantage of the Estate is the enormous amount of space in the trunk.
The C 63 S Estate accelerates to 100 kph in 4.2 seconds and has a combined fuel consumption of slightly more than one liter per 10 kilometers, in optimal situation. We’re pretty sure that the fuel consumption will be higher when you’re really driving the car. That’s just because the lovely V8 keeps asking for more throttle. The only disadvantage of the AMGs and Mercedesses overall are the terrible gearboxes. We can’t understand that Mercedes hasn’t improved this yet. The response of the gearbox is terribly slow when you compare this with the Audi or BMW gearboxes. It’s better than a few years ago but still it’s far from perfect.
So, now that we’ve mentioned the weakest point of the C 63 we can continue with our review of the Estate and its great driving experience. The car drives just great and without any problems you can steer the car through corners without any oversteer. That’s a great thing to know when you lend your car to a friend. Of course you can create the oversteer when you shut down the ESP system and floor the pedal. The alcantara steering wheel feels great in you hands and this improves the communication between the car and the driver.
We can’t say anything bad about the looks of the car. For 111.000 euros excluding options you will get the most beautiful Estate available in this segment. Widened fenders with 19 inch black wheels with red striping to make the car look even more brutal. We also see the striping on the mirrors and the nose of the car. When you’re looking for a great Estate with a lot of power the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate is definitely one of the best options!
Photography by Christian Kalse & Adam van Noort