2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S first-drive

On road or on track, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S is ready to thrill the thrill seekers. It’s a beast – 503 horsepower does the trick there – but one that’s also refined; more than track-capable yet finessed in so many ways that it could well be the perfect road-going sports coupe.


Since it doesn’t go on sale stateside until sometime next summer, I took a long trek to Malaga, Spain courtesy of Mercedes-AMG for some quality time. It would be my second chance to tackle Ascari Circuit, a brutally technical course with 26 turns spread over 3.36 miles. Perhaps sensibly, Mercedes-AMG sent us out on the track before letting us loose and on our merry way around the city streets and back roads of Spain. Certainly the C63 S can satisfy any “need for speed” you might have, but getting it out of my system meant I could more fully appreciate what the car has to offer on the road.

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