Taking a cue from how BMW markets its 3-series, Mercedes-Benz is expanding the model variations of its C-class. Launched as a small sedan, the C-class can be had as a wagon, as an AMG performance car, and now a coupe.
Yes, this car has the homely profile of a wagon, with side windows stretching back to a D pillar. But underneath, it is laden with Mercedes-Benz's latest performance gear from the AMG tuner division, such as the 457 horsepower V-8.
To emphasize the practicality of this monster, Mercedes-Benz fits the rear area with cargo rails. The divider net will come in handy when a month's worth of pet supplies are bouncing off the sides and ceiling.
The steering wheel has a flat bottom, which means the car is supposed to be cornered hard. And the AMG logo on the instrument cluster reminds that this car really is Superman hiding in a Clark Kent disguise.
Mercedes-Benz updated the AMG gear in this C63 wagon, using knowledge gained from SLS AMG development. That means a refined seven-speed gearbox and better suspension tuning. A knob by the shifter lets the driver choose different modes. We assume the S means scary, and the S+ means change your underwear.