E 63 AMG: An airplane on the road
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E 63 AMG: An airplane on the road

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The new E-Class has two AMG versions in the line-up, with all wheel drive, V8 engines and dynamic features similar to the most exclusive supersport models.

For Mercedes-Benz, the AMG versions are very efficient tools in the rebranding and rejuvenating campaign. The spectacular sales increase is considered the proof, and with an additional 30% in 2012, to approximately 25,000 units, Mercedes-Benz plans to reach the 30,000 number in 2017, when AMG will be 50 years old. The result is remarkable and from a financial point of view, if we take into consideration the fact that an AMG model costs around 100.000 euros.

  • All wheel drive for both versions
  • Lock rear differential for the S version
  • Two versions available
  • Exterior and interior kit which create a sport character even for a massive limousine
  • Easy to drive in day by day use

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  • Impossible to enjoy without limits by high-tech capabilities of the drive train

As it wishes to proclaims its supremacy over the competitors, Mercedes-Benz suggests two engine versions for E Class, with 557 and 585 HP. And it seems that, step by step, the horse power race between Audi (RS), BMW (M) and Mercedes-Benz leads to real engineering wonders with incredible performance values. The acceleration time of only 3.6 seconds to reach the 100 km/h is a trait of the supersport classic brands like Ferrari or Lamborghini. As an exercise, imagine a Ferrari California owner who is surpassed by a break E-Class from Mercedes-Benz…and yes, it’s true a break E 63 AMG. We can notice outstanding values if we look at the fuel consumption. A 5.5 liter, V8 engine uses, at least theoretically, 10.3 liters/100 km.

Certainly, from a rational point of view, it is hard to define the usefulness of such car. But, emotionally, when you first look and when you hear the first sound of the engine, everything is simply unbelievable.

From a visual point of view, the major difference when compared to the other versions of the E- Class, are the oversized air intakes that seem to warn about the aggressive nature of this through-bred sporty model.

Characteristic for E 63 AMG is the four wheel drive with torque distribution of 33% at the front and 67% at the rear, providing traction and safety very difficult to reach. Furthermore the S version carries a differential lock on the rear axle.

Verdict

E 63 AMG is a polyvalent car which can be used in the day by day drive or as a family car but could deliver at request extreme sensations if you find the place without speed limitations.

Technical data Mercedes E 63 AMG EU version

ModelE 63 AMGE 63 AMG 4MaticE 63 AMG S 4Matic
Engine typeV8, biturboV8, biturboV8, biturbo
Displacement (cmc)5.4615.4615.461
Max.power/revs (CP/rpm)557/5,500557/5,500585/5,500
Max. torque/revs (Nm/rpm)720/1,750-5,250720/1,750-5,250800/1,750-5,000
Transmission7 speed, aut.7 speed, aut.7 speed, aut.
L/l/h (mm)4,879/1,854/1,4744,879/1,854/1,4744,879/1,854/1,474
Wheelbase (mm)2,8742,8742,874
Boot capacity(l)540540540
Kerb weight(kg)1,8451,921,94
Maximum speed (km/h)250250250
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)4.23.73.6
Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)9.810.310.3
Emission CO2 (g/km)230242242
Price (euro with VAT, GER)103,411107,338118,762

Technical data Mercedes E 63 AMG US version

ModelE 63 AMG 4MaticE 63 AMG S 4Matic
EngineV8, bi-turboV8, bi-turbo
Displacement (cc)5,4615,461
Max.power/revs (HP/rpm)550/5,250-5,750577/5,500
Max. torque/revs (lb-ft/rpm)531/1,750-5,000531/1,750-5,000
Transmission7 speed, auto.7 speed, auto.
L/l/h (in)192.1/81.5/56.8192.9/81.5/56.8
Wheelbase (in)113.2113.2
Curb weight (lbs)4,3874,420
Trunk capacity (cu. ft)15.915.9
Acceleration 0-60 mph (s)3.73.5
City fuel consumption (mpg)1615
Highway fuel consumption (mpg)2322
Price (USD)92,77099,770

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