MercedesBenz E63 AMG Smodel 4Matic drive review Autoweek

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Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-model 4Matic review

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What is it?

It seems only yesterday that launched the E63 AMG. and with it a new 5.5-liter V8 engine. But in a sign of how quickly things move in the arena, here is a facelifted less than two years to rival the likes of the BMW M5 and Cadillac .

The heavily revised car is the first AMG to benefit from a new design we’re told will be on all upcoming models from performance car unit.

The sculptured end gives it an even more look than its predecessor and to separate it visually from the E-class. The headlamps are now housed in assembles with complex LED graphics for a menacing nighttime The taillamps retain their shape, but also receive new LED The rear fenders have smoothed out in a move that the new model with a more rear. The wheels and tires are 19 all around — 9 inches up front with 255/35 tires and 9.5 inches wide at the with 285/30 tires.

The big news, however, is about the which is significantly altered for the American market.

The E63 AMG’s V8 has never lacked for outright Modifications to the intake manifold and package boost power and In standard guise the 90-degree now delivers an extra 31 hp and 15 lb-ft of at 549 hp and 531 lb-ft. In range-topping S-model which replaces the performance option, AMG’s forced unit kicks out 577 hp and 590 lb-ft 25 hp and 89 lb-ft more than the BMW twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 and 21 hp and 40 lb-ft than the CTS-V’s supercharged V8.

Power continues to be channeled AMG’s seven speed MCT transmission) with four modes. A beefed-up version of the 4Matic’s four-wheel-drive system is on all E63 AMGs destined for the United

The four-wheel-drive system operates via a shaft running forward the gearbox to a front differential and 154 lb to the curb weight. Drive in the 4,112-lb E63 AMG is biased toward the with 33 percent sent to the wheels. In addition, there’s a lock on the rear axle to drive between each wheel. A three-stage electronic program system incorporates a CDA (curve dynamic assist) to selectively brake individual to reduce any tendency toward or oversteer.

What’s it like to

This is a car of two characters. On the one hand, it is a cruiser, delivering vast and high refinement in comfort out on the highway. But, boy, it go when the right road itself and you dial the gearbox Sport+ mode before the throttle.

The twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 the E63 AMG S-model 4Matic a pace belies its considerable heft. claims 0-to-62 mph in just 3.6 which undercuts the M5 by 0.8 second and the by 0.5 second.

The addition of four-wheel provides an added dimension in over the old rear-drive model. with the fine-tuning brought to its of driver assistance systems, the E63 AMG now adept at getting its power to the in all weather and road conditions. It endows the car with improved speed stability, important in and its unrestricted autobahns.

But there’s more to Mercedes-Benz’s performance model than shove. There’s also a delicacy to its dynamics. Changes to the steering system, which is as being 20 percent more than standard E-class provides a sharper feel.

damping results in more body movements as lateral build in corners. The new model 11 sensors to constantly vary the characteristics — four to the drive and brake torque with steering angle and acceleration, another four for height and direction of motion, and to identify the state of body

The result is more dependable on challenging back roads, that allows the driver to further into the E63 AMG S-model considerable performance with confidence than ever

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC Base

Another facet that us greatly was its overall ride There are three levels of firmness, ranging from to sport and sport +. Depending on the conditions, the former two are the preferred with the latter reserved for driving.

The car is also superbly practical, accommodation for up to five adults and a deal of luggage capacity supercar quick but not supercar It’s also surprisingly Official figures based on the test procedure see it deliver fuel consumption of 22.8 a figure that equates to an range of almost 400 miles on the small standard 17.4-gallon tank (a larger 21.1-gallon offering a 483-mile range is as an option).

Do I want one?

It be a rare chance that get to use the full extent of the E63 AMG S-model vast potential on North roads, but those that do experience one of the finest and most four-door performance cars built. It is the consummate all-season for the family man.

The only reason we can see not to buy one is the existence of the new AMG S-model 4Matic — a car shares its mechanical package and performance with the E63 AMG S-model but comes wrapped in a more body offering greater and bling factor.

2014 E63 AMG S-model 4Matic

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Base Price: TBA

Drivetrain: 5.5-liter V8, 577 hp, 590 lb-ft; 4wd, automatic

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC Base
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC Base
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC Base
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC Base

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