2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Tested: Sublimely Ridiculous

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“From the sublime to the ridiculous is only a step” is a well-known idiom that came to mind multiple times during our week with the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S cabriolet. Could that step be the difference between the sublime and equally new C43 AMG cabriolet, with its sweet 362-hp twin-turbocharged V-6, and the ridiculously overpowered C63/C63 S cabriolets, endowed as they are with AMG’s hand-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 in 469-hp and 503-hp tunes? Or, considering the mass and structural challenges of convertibles, is that step Mercedes-AMG’s decision to risk diluting the street cred of its C63/C63 S coupes, being bad-ass creatures themselves? Regardless of the answer, a C63 S cabriolet is just a step away from two vehicles that could be fairly characterized as sublime, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on one, drop the top, and determine where it fell. READ MORE ››


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