Mercedes E63 AMG review | first drive |

10 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes E63 AMG review | first drive |
Mercedes E 63 AMG


Peter Barnwell tests and reviews the new Mercedes E 63 AMG at its launch.

Mercedes Benz E63 AMG 5

The of Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG started ago and has progressed to the latest and greatest E 63 AMG S — now with a colossal from its twin turbo petrol V8 engine. It#39;s to push the 1900kg plus door luxury projectile 0-100kmh in about 4.0 seconds and on without let-up to its arbitrarily set velocity.

AMG has fully fettled the beast and a swag of special components to deliver the goods when it to sporty driving.

The brakes are multi-piston units, the suspension has damping, the steering is super and even the transmission offers modes as well as race – all courtesy of AMG.

But the of the E 63 is its 5.5-litre, direct injection V8 twin variable geometry variable cam timing and other trickery to help deliver performance and impressive fuel along with ‘green#39; all at the same time.

Where the previous model was with a Sports Package for power and kit at extra cost, the is only available in ‘S#39; – with all the go fast included. The price is $249,900.

is the locking diff#39; that the E 63 but which few optioned previously. It has a big on how this monumentally powerful drive sedan puts its to the ground and why it behaves so well pressure. All wheel drive E 63s are overseas but not here.

Something else pretty is the seven-speed dual clutch with paddle shift and modes.

The interior is at luxury car and includes premium audio, media connectivity, Nappa sports wheel and a 360 degree camera. ‘Intelligent#39; LED headlights with selective aiming aid driving. Driver assist kit nearly the full suite of ‘help#39; as well as active assist for parallel and nose to parking.

This amount of is rare in a road car with V8 cranking out not much more in the way of — and certainly not as much But you can#39;t compare this car a ‘coarse#39; V8 racer, the E 63 is a much refined beast – a iron fist in a silk as it offers superlative levels of in a stylish and practical package.

We had a bit of a crack in the latest E 63 at Sandown track where the largish happily carved up the tight and blasted down the straights a real race car. We too chicken to go the whole hog and switch to off or full manual control on the but even with one notch to go, the E 63 delivers the required drive sought by enthusiast drivers with a measured amount of wheel slip and tail-out Acceleration is brutal.

The sound burbling out the back is but nowhere near as stirring as the naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre V8 (still in the C The look inside is understated and much like the exterior

Mercedes E 63 AMG

It’s a more refined sedan than the HSV GTS – a well-educated thug in a classy Boss suit. It’s a piece of gear and brings out the in you. And we’d have it in a if money were no object.

Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG

Price: $249,900

Engine: 5.5-litre 430kW/800Nm

Transmission: 7-speed RWD

Thirst: 10L/100km, CO2 234g/km

approximately 4.0 seconds

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