YouTuber Reminisces on Awesome Adventures with AMG C63 S

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After more than 20,000 miles and a few mods and repairs, YouTuber wonders if it’s time to part ways with his big, black AMG.

Cars come and go through our lives for many reasons. Sometimes, it’s an upgrade from a hand-me-down to something more you. Other times, it’s an upgrade because it’s time to upgrade again. Maybe an accident completely ruined your ride, or maybe you’ve simply outgrown it.

For YouTuber Michael Vaim (a.k.a. AutoVlog), he’s owned his 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S for over 20,000 miles, and while he’d like to keep it if he could, he realizes he may have to let it go.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C63S

“This is my dream car,” says Vaim, “a 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S… In September, it’ll be two years I’ve had this car. It actually has 21,000 miles on it now. We’ve been on several road trips in the car. We’ve had our ups and downs during the ownership experience… It’s tough to say [it], but it might be time to get rid of the car, either sell it or trade it in, because as much as I want [to] keep this car forever, I do want to be able to experience other cars in my life.”

2018 Mercedes-AMG C63S

Thus begins his in-depth review of his C63 S, which he says could very well be one of the final videos involving the car. Immediately, he goes into what makes the car what it is: the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with dynamic engine mounts, plus 503 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. Vaim says that his car’s engine has been tinkered with, though, and now makes 630 horsepower at the crank. No matter how many horses escape through the back, Vaim says his C63S is a beast, its fury matching its sound.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

“What’s also insane is if you go and buy this car, and you don’t check the box for the performance exhaust… it should not be allowed for a potential buyer of this car to not want that feature,” says Vaim, “because if you don’t want that feature, if you don’t want an AMG, there is something extremely, severely wrong with you.”

Vaim goes on to the exterior of his C63 S, starting with the first mod he applied, a carbon fiber rear spoiler. He’s also added a carbon fiber rear diffuser, matte black badging to replace the original pieces, a third set of wheels, and some hydro-dipping for the stock grill piece to give it a carbon fiber look. All of this makes Vaim’s C63S a truly evil ride on the outside.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

“I’ve been on rallies in this car, and it’s probably one of the best rally cars you can have,” says Vaim. “It’s fast, it’s practical; a lot of people [who] go on rallies, they have supercars, and they have luggage, camera equipment, and they can’t fit it in their own car. They have to use chase cars. When I’ve done it, it’s in this car, and it keeps up with most of the cars, as well, because it’s extremely fast.”

Vaim gives praise to Mercedes for his C63 S’s interior, proclaiming the company does an excellent job on all of their cars’ interiors. The black leather with white stitching in the seats, door panels, and dash are wonderful, as are the seats themselves for their comfort. The whole affair makes for a dream-like driving experience.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

“One thing about this car is that I have yet to get bored driving it or listening to it,” said Vaim, “basically just experiencing it every day when I get into it. It just has so much character. It has a soul. It’s mean. It’s angry. It’s loud. It just sounds so awesome.”

Though Vaim loves the sound his C63 S makes everywhere it goes, he does admit it’s a bit heavy, coming in at around 4,240 pounds with him inside and a quarter-tank of fuel. Yet, his car moves like a linebacker gunning for the quarterback, and for him, it’s the best-looking car any of the German luxury brands have ever made.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

“As we said in the beginning of the video, I might be giving this car up,” said Vaim. “I haven’t made the final decision yet. My dream is to be able to keep the car, but if I can’t do that, I can’t do that. I do wanna step to a supercar, and the car that I’m getting is a Ferrari F12. One thing that will be very hard is seeing it go, if that’s what ends up happening. But until that day comes, I’m gonna have this smile on my face every time I drive it.”

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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