Mercedes-Benz updated its C-class for the 2008 model year with new engine choices, body styling, and new cabin electronics. Then it gave the new model to its in-house tuner, AMG, resulting in the stellar C63 AMG.
The 6.2-liter V-8 AMG engine makes 451 horsepower at 6,800rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque at 5,000rpm. This is the same engine used in the much bigger S63, giving the C63 a better power-to-weight ratio.
The LCD pops up out of the dashboard when you turn on the car. A knob on the console lets you control the cabin gadgets, and you get quick access to navigation, stereo, and phone with a button on the instrument panel.