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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (15-18) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (08-11) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Storming performance, wonderful engine, understated looks, forgiving ride

CONS

High running costs, incredibly thirsty, almost too fast to appreciate on public roads

At a glance

New price £53,650 - £59,515
Used price £9,160 - £16,845
Used monthly cost £226 - £416
Fuel economy 20 - 21 mpg
Road tax cost £570
Insurance group 48 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Storming performance, wonderful engine, understated looks, forgiving ride

CONS

High running costs, incredibly thirsty, almost too fast to appreciate on public roads

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG rivals

Lexus
IS F
4 out of 5 4.0

Mercedes has a great reputation for producing high performance AMG versions of its cars. However while there's no doubting these models are quick in a straight line, they've often struggled to match that performance in the corners. The C63 AMG looks to address that with more focussed handling, a wide track and a sophisticated suspension and chassis set-up.

However, as you'd expect, it is still stormingly quick and with a 457bhp V8 engine it can race from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds. It's hugely enjoyable to drive and the sheer acceleration it delivers is addictive, but the Mercedes is also easy to live with day to day thanks to a forgiving ride. The AMG's natural environment is fast A-roads where it's poise and agility shine through but it's the all-round ability of the C63 that makes it such a great car.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG rivals

Lexus
IS F
4 out of 5 4.0

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