2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

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$68,600

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

21

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

184.5” x 55.3”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Excellent cabin materials
  • Strong acceleration
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Well-executed folding backseat

The bad:

  • Somewhat numb steering
  • Low backseat cushion

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Digital instrument panel now standard
  • Sedan, coupe and convertible body styles
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder, V-6 or V-8 engines
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact luxury car is available as a sedan, coupe or convertible. The C300 is powered by a 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the AMG C43 gets a 385-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. The high-performance AMG C63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 469 or 503 hp. All engines work with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Lexus IS.

What’s New on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

A 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and heated front seats are now standard. There’s also a new Night Edition appearance package for the sedan that features black exterior trim, black 19-inch wheels, Night Edition badges, AMG sport seats and an AMG steering wheel.  

What Features in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power trunk lid
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10.25-inch multimedia screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Blind spot warning

Available features include: 

  • Sport suspension and steering 
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation
  • Head-up display
  • Burmester stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Lane-centering steering
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

While the C-Class favors comfort over driving performance, it’s still a poised and powerful compact luxury car. Interior luxury is a highlight, as is the car’s multimedia system. We also like the range of available body styles and engines. We did notice, however, that the car’s backseat cushion is close to the floor, which may be uncomfortable for some passengers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 3.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Why would you settle for anything less

Have had my C63 for just under a year now and no issues to report thus far. The ride is what you’d expect from a sport tuned car, stiff for sure but not unforgivable. The interior looks fantastic from the drivers seat and everything feels and looks of quality built, I will say however that if you use the sunglasses holder it causes a most maddening rattling in the car. Other then that I wish the cup holders offered a bit more grip as I hate things moving around while driving. The rear seating area only has the 2 vents with no other accessory ports or climate control. The exterior styling is excellent and I love the aggressive stance and contours that make it stand out easily from your standard C class. The black AMG wheels look great especially like mine with the silver paint and carbon fiber trims however, be ready to spend at least once a week doing a deep clean of those wheels because the brake dust is relentless. Also I wish it was just a bit lower in the rear. Finally the performance: this car will absolutely put a smile on your face everytime, I am always surprised as to the noises I get from that AMG exhaust. The emotion start feature is great too for when you want people to know, this ain’t your aunts C250. I absolutely love the angry burbles, cracks, and rumbles of that exhaust. The engine is poised and mild mannered in comfort settings and becomes an angry high reving monster in the sport modes, I like that it has sport and sport+ also for that extra and in between rush you’re looking for. I personally like the nice heavy feel to the steering wheel and it’s extremely tempting to not want to whip the xxx around at every turn. It does take some getting used to at the corners to avoid looking crazy with unexpected wheel spin. Ive yet to do a proper launch on it since I’ve still been getting used to it, being my first RWD car. Overall this is an incredible machine that will always remind you why you bought it. I feel almost smug driving this around as it gets plenty of compliments and of course hate from your local mustang/mopar boys.

5.0

Unsure why the owner wrote a negative review.

Not sure why the previous owner wrote the negative review. I have had Mercedes Benz for over 10 years and have never had any issues. I owned previous AMG models and no issues. Perhaps he had a lemon? Nevertheless, the C63S is one of the more reliable german cars I have owned. Dont take my word for it. Do your own research and look at all the online reviews from car and driver Doug Demuro to name a few.

3.0

Can’t recommend

The problems are as varied as possible. In 4 months I have replaced rear brake pads and rotors. I have a roof that sometimes won’t retract. I’ve had 2 cel…one mysteriously just disappeared. The other is a thermostat and assembly that has been in the shop for 6 days. I’ve had my screen go blank. Trunk locking button fail to work. Check coolant pop up…no problem. This car has 16k on it. Not what I experienced in my previous 3 MB’s.

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Safety

Based on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 base trim.
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
11.0%
Rollover rating
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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