First impressions – The 2019 Mercedes Benz C 63 S AMG

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If the new 2019 C 63 S and its powerful, domineering personality is anything to go by, we are in for a series of super family icons that are going to defy gravity and spit in the face of other supercars with their sheer audacity and versatility.

Overview

Grinning like a demented outcast from Mad Max: Fury Road and presenting a personality as gritty as Tom Hardy in Venom, the new grill and warrior-like looks of the AMG definitely remind you of its purpose: to be fast.

The C 63 S manipulates the senses in such a way that even a die-hard superbike rider like myself was grinning at the car’s absurd abilities.

Technology

For those who played Microsoft’s Flight Sims and were fans of Top Gun’s cockpit view and loved it, this is the car for you. Erupting with buttons, toggles, digital displays and more screen time than Naas Botha, the new car is a feast for tech junkies. It’s complicated enough to warrant paying attention to the guidebook and the lengthy explanations of the experts, but flamboyant enough to just drive.

And that is where you want to be.

Intimately engaging and glamorously emotional, this car has a grin factor than can rival any competitor, so plant your Converse to the floor and watch out Dorothy, Kansas is about to go bye-bye.

Specifications and Models

Mercedes Benz C 63 S AMG

Price R1 546 600

Engine 4.0-litre V8 Twin Turbo

Power 375kW

Torque 700Nm

0-100 3.7s

Top Speed 290km/h

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