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Mercedes-AMG C63 review – A proper Affalterbach hot rod - MPG and running costs

Available as a Saloon, Coupé, Cabriolet and Estate, the C63 offers massive performance and your choice of style or practicality

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from £60,460
  • Fast and sounds great
  • Ride is firm and engine isn't as characterful as previous C63's

MPG and running costs

By turning to turbocharging the new C63 is significantly less profligate than the previous model. Where the naturally-aspirated car guzzled fossil fuels at the rate of one gallon every 23.5 miles, the latest car will take you a whole 11 miles further according to Mercedes.

Its carbon dioxide emissions have dropped accordingly – 192g/km won’t placate the greens but it’s still a significant improvement on the 280g/km exhaled by the previous car. The estate records figures of 33.6mpg and 196g/km, while both bodystyles sit in the group J VED band. That’s a hefty £485 in tax in the first year, £265 per annum thereafter.

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