While the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S sedan and wagon seat five, the coupe and the range-topping cabriolet seat four in a 2+2 configuration. Rear room is squeezy for grown-ups, although the pay-off is a sleek two-door profile with a slightly wider body, wider track, and wider rubber. And headroom in the cabrio is especially generous with the roof down.

The C 63 S is powered by the all-alloy, direct-injection, 4.0-litre (M177) twin-turbo V8, producing maximum torque of 700Nm from 2500rpm all the way to 5000, with peak power (375kW) taking over at 5500rpm and remaining at full force until 6250.

All models now feature the 'AMG Speedshift MCT 9G' auto transmission, replacing the previous seven-speed unit. It features a wet start-off clutch in place of a torque converter, for quicker shift response.

Claimed 0-100km/h time is 4.1sec, balanced by claimed fuel economy for the combined cycle of 10.4L/100 km (emitting 236g/km of C02 in the process).

When it comes to standard features, as well as all the safety and dynamic performance tech detailed below, you can expect dual-zone climate control air, ambient interior lighting, 19-inch alloys, active cruise, alloy-faced pedals, electrically-adjustable and heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, nappa leather trim, keyless entry and start, a sunroof, 13-speaker audio with digital radio and TV, satellite navigation, as well as the 12.3-inch-digital instrument display, and 10.25-inch media screen.