Mercedes E 63 AMG Estate (2010 – ) first UK drive – Auto Trader UK

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Mercedes E 63 AMG

Estate (2010 ) first UK drive

Friday 04 2010

The Mercedes E 63 AMG Estate has one of the pronounced split personalities of any car on the market.

On the one hand, the E 63 Estate is an practical load lugger, a gargantuan 695-litre boot and for five; but on the other its 6.3-litre V8 a thumping 525bhp punch.

think that Mercedes has a car that’s a niche too far – its insiders say the E 63 AMG Estate will eventually more than the more E 63 AMG

And it’s not too much of a push to it. After all, other German estates include the BMW M5 and Audi RS6 Avant – the latter a Lamborghini engine under its and is capable of beating the V8-engined R8 supercar to 62mph.

Luckily this stiff competition, the E 63 AMG can dance as well as the saloon, the added girth the big boot It has steel front suspension, but the is air-sprung with AMG’s Control system which the setup for the optimum ride.

Epic high speed

Three modes are available, the softest setting making the E 63 an high speed cruiser, the firmer settings making it to provide huge driver

On the move the steering is light, in a big car sort of way, but when the picks up it feels meatier and car sharp. It’s a car you could drive to the Nurburgring, put in a few hot laps and home again. After a change of course#8230;

And that’s like the E 63 AMG Saloon, the Estate a 6.3-litre V8 which is tuned to 575bhp and 465lb/ft of torque – to spin the wheels if you’re enough to turn the ESP through its setting to the off position.

We left the ESP on during our test but three-quarter throttle was still to bother the ESP and get the warning light

Less than five to 60mph

Assuming the ESP is engaged, or a talented enough driver to get the car off the without smoking its tyres, reach 62mph in 4.6 seconds – 0.1 slower than the saloon, hitting a limited 155mph

Like all AMG models, the E 63 has a soundtrack straight from the drag scene – bassy, loud and under full throttle, but civilised at a cruising pace.

The is transmitted to the rear wheels via a automatic gearbox which three modes, throttle on downshifts and launch control. It is, in one of the most intelligent gearboxes on the with predictable shifts at the times.

Mercedes E 63 AMG Estate

Mercedes E 63 AMG

The biggest 155mph boot?

Like the saloon, the estate has of equipment – it should too, its £74,400 asking price – but so much more space. The measures almost 700 litres, and a flat floor and low sills, the best use of this room.

more than enough for a family of five, and rear is excellent.

Naturally running will be just as big – aside the £75k price tag, are CO2 emissions of 299g/km; insurance be steep, as will fuel – and expect the official 22mpg to drop considerably if you abuse the Replacement tyres for the wide alloys won’t come either.

But if your pockets are deep the Mercedes E 63 AMG Estate is all the car you could need, with searing masses of space and comfort And it looks pretty good

Key facts:

Model tested: E 63 AMG Estate

On the road price:

Price range: £29,785 £73,855

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