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The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built. Read more »
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looks decidedly more like a gung ho street fighter

an aggressive-looking body

racy looks...sheer, extroverted extravagance

like a fashion model snaking into a pair of tight jeans
Detroit News

sportier and looks more dramatic

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG—the most powerful, dramatic-looking version of the Benz C-Class compact family--wears the equivalent of a biker jacket over its normally staid four-door suit, with fender flares, spoilers, and cues to show off the powerful engine lurking underneath its hood.

BusinessWeek, not exactly sure what to make of this AMG Mercedes's looks, says that "it's clear that something wicked has overtaken the C-Class [and] muted its sometimes awkward look." MyRide.com agrees, especially when comparing the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to its (unnamed) BMW rival; despite some questionable design features that include prominent badges and "power domes" on the hood as well as a plethora of air intakes, "compared to a certain other German automaker that produces performance cars that are specially 'M'arked," they say, the [Mercedes-Benz] C63 AMG is "downright subtle."

Several sources consulted by TheCarConnection.com, including Automobile and AutoWeek, use strong, masculine descriptors for the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, such as the ever-popular "aggressive." On the other hand, Detroit News gives this AMG Mercedes more feminine attributes, comparing it to a "fashion model snaking into a pair of tight jeans" (not a terribly accurate description, since this year's Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG weighs a hefty 3,800 pounds.)

Edmunds describes the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG's interior as "well-crafted" but "a bit austere," while Automobile calls it "a functional and well put together driver's environment." MyRide.com mentions the "newly developed AMG leather sport seats, a three-spoke AMG sport steering wheel with aluminum shifter paddles and an AMG gauge cluster," pointing out that although "none of that makes it any faster...it does carry the sporting motif inside."


The 2008 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG dons a hardcore performance that transforms its C-Class silhouette.

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