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2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe: A German muscle car with finesse

The C63 S Coupe is a 503-horsepower brute.

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Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe heads into the 2020 model year powered by same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine as before.

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The engine produces 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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It's connected to a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission that was part of the C63's midcycle update last year.

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Mercedes says the C63 S Coupe is capable of hitting 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 180 mph. 

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To improve handling, the C63 S features adaptive dampers and a limited-slip rear differential and is available with carbon-ceramic brakes.

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For maximum grip, the C63 S is available with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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Along with the transmission, style was massaged last year,  with a new front end featuring AMG's Panamericana grille.

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The interior received a designed flat-bottom steering wheel.

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Handling infotainment inside of the C63 S Coupe is the COMAND system that features a 10.2-inch center screen. It comes standard with a Burmester audio setup, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and Bluetooth.

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe begins at $78,495, including $995 for destination.

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