We savored every mile and every snarling backfire in the old Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, but here's the brutal truth about a brutal car: It was compromised. The outgoing two-door was a hastily contrived, late addition to the previous-generation C-class lineup, and suffered for it. Can you imagine another carmaker entertaining the idea of charging more than 60 grand for a coupe with sedan-style, framed-door glass? The old C63 Coupe also performed just like a C63 sedan, which wasn't quite enough to go head-to-head against purebred two-door sports cars. Yes, it had that unforgettable exhaust note, and it was always up for some sideways fun, but it never felt as well conceived as the best competitors.
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Is a Supercar for the Real World