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The Mercedes-AMG C63 — in its saloon, coupe and cabriolet variants — has become cleverer and more involving to drive. Even if by the tightest of margins, this enhanced C63 S has become the performance car that has it all — including the ability to choose how much intervention you want from a nine-stage AMG traction control system borrowed from the AMG GT R. The mighty biturbo 4.0l V8 engine with its 375kW and 700Nm outputs remains untouched. Depending on body style, the C 63 S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds (coupe), 4.0 seconds (sedan) and 4.1 seconds (cabriolet). The C 63 S sedan and coupé have a top speed of 290 km/h, and the C 63 S cabriolet reaches 280 km/h. However, there’s now a simpler launch control which now requires only the left-foot hard on the brakes and the right foot deep inside the carpet to launch.  A new Speedshift MCT 9G transmission replaces the old seven-speed unit and in addition there’s now a rear-axle limited-slip differential fitted as stan...

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