2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: The Ultimate Driving Experience

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Mercedes-Benz’s smallest U.S. sedan, the C-class, continues to impress us, this time with the sport-tuned 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG version. We previously reviewed the C300, and found that its updated electronics put to shame the tech in more expensive models from Mercedes-Benz. With the AMG version, we have a car that competes with the BMW M3, not only in cabin tech but also in sheer performance and the exhilarating drive it offers.

Unleashing the Beast: Power and Performance

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is equipped with the same 6.2-liter AMG engine found in the much larger S63. This upgraded engine delivers better power-to-weight ratio, thanks to the car’s shorter length and sport-tuned suspension. The result is a nimble handling experience that is sure to thrill any driver.

Testing the Tech: Sound Off

One aspect that truly sets the C63 AMG apart is its engine sound. This car produces a vicious bark when fired up, a sound that commands attention and sends shivers down your spine. We compared the engine sound of the C63 AMG with the Maserati GranTurismo, and our judges unanimously favored the C63 AMG. Its staccato quality and immediate roar make it sound like a true sports car, ready to take on any challenge.

Unmatched Cabin Excellence

Inside the cabin, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG exudes a sporty and luxurious feel. The flat-bottom steering wheel and AMG logo on the instrument cluster immediately convey its high-performance nature. The cabin tech includes Mercedes-Benz’s Command interface, which provides easy access to navigation, stereo, and phone functions. The navigation system, with its high-resolution maps and intuitive guidance, ensures you reach your destination with ease.

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Power and Precision Combined

Under the hood, the true magic of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG comes to life. Its hand-built 6.2-liter V-8 engine is a work of art, offering incredible power and acceleration. Paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission tuned for performance, the C63 AMG delivers a driving experience like no other. Its sport-tuned suspension provides a stiffer ride, yet remains comfortable during normal driving conditions.


Q: How much does the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG cost?
A: The base price for the C63 AMG is $55,975, making it less expensive than a fully-loaded BMW M3, its main competitor.

Q: What is the fuel economy of the C63 AMG?
A: The EPA mileage numbers have not been published, but in our testing involving a combination of freeway, city, and winding mountain roads, we averaged 16.2 mpg.

Q: Does the C63 AMG have advanced navigation features?
A: While the C63 AMG’s navigation system lacks advanced features such as traffic or text-to-speech, it is hard-drive based, offering fast route calculation and high-resolution maps.


The 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a true masterpiece, offering unparalleled power, performance, and luxury. Its engine sound, cabin tech, and driving experience rival that of the BMW M3, its closest competitor. While it may not be the prettiest car on the road, the AMG elements add a touch of sophistication. We have no hesitation in awarding the C63 AMG with the prestigious Editors’ Choice title. Experience the thrill of driving this exceptional vehicle today!

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