Is the Best AMG Ever Made Now a Full Decade Old?

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AMGs keep expanding their capabilities, but raw experiences from cars like the CLK63 Black might be long gone.

“Best” is subjective. To go along with everyone’s varying tastes in cars, there are cars of different capabilities. You might think a car with incredible lateral G-force stats is the best, or you might think straight-line speed is best. But for something that fits an overall definition of “best,” it has to perform well in almost every category.

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

Because practicality and design are part of making something the best, all things have to be considered, including what a car is like to live with on a daily basis.

Doug spends a good part of this video talking about things that are found on every CLK but thankfully he gets behind the wheel to find out what it’s all about. And it’s all about the delivery. Delivery of power, steering feel, bumps in the road through the hard suspension, and engine noise.

But there’s something about the CLK63 AMG Black Series that sets it apart from other AMG models. Depreciation. While most AMG’s become cheaper than a new Civic after their lease is over, the CLK63 Black is still an $80,000 car.

Is that because the driving experience is that much more involved than say, an SL65? Is it because of the upgraded and beefed up hardware that Doug fails to mention in the video? Considering a CLK55 of the same chassis can be bought for one tenth the cost (as the author can testify), it really makes you wonder.

Now, about that SL65 Black…

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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