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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There’s nothing revolutionary going on in the cabin, but it is plush and built with the high-level of craftsmanship and detail that you would expect a Mercedes to have. The interior differs from a ‘normal’ C-Class with the addition of a chunkier steering wheel; deep, bolstered sports seats and a proper stability control button that you can find without having to scroll through the lengthy menu.

This is a range topping car so the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG comfort levels are high. Up fronts the seats are well bolstered and have good side supports giving a great amount of comfort for long journeys. The front seats are not only adjustable for traditional fore/aft, seat back and seat height, but also the side bolsters can be moved in and out and there is adjustment for the lower back support though the operating buttons are not easy to find and are awkward to use being located on the side of the seat upright.

There’s good space in the rear for two adults but head room is not massive. The cabin is well insulated from road, wind and tyre noise, but the experts at AMG have been clever in allowing the glorious pops and bangs of the 6.3-litre V8 engine infiltrate the cockpit. However, the soundtrack of the V8 is never over-bearing making longer journeys a pleasant experience.

All-round visibility is good and kit like Active Blind Spot Assist is a sensible cost option as it makes switching lanes on motorways much safer. Entry and exiting to the rear seats can be little awkward thanks to sloping roof lines and the two-door coupe bodystyle.