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 gives the E63 AMG 4Matic a pace that its considerable heft. Mercedes-Benz 0-to-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds, undercuts the M5 by 0.8 second and the CTS-V by 0.5

The addition of four-wheel drive an added dimension in traction the old rear-drive model. Along the fine-tuning brought to its multitude of assistance systems, the E63 AMG now proves at getting its power to the ground in all and road conditions. It also the car with improved high stability, important in Germany and its autobahns.

But there’s more to latest performance model sheer shove. There’s a newfound delicacy to its dynamics. to the electro-mechanical steering system, is described as being 20 percent direct than standard models, provides a sharper

Altered damping results in progressive body movements as forces build in corners. The new uses 11 sensors to constantly the damping characteristics — to monitor the drive and brake along with steering and lateral acceleration, another for ride height and direction of and three to identify the state of roll.

The result is more feel on challenging back something that allows the to delve further into the E63 AMG 4Matic’s considerable performance greater confidence than before.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG S 4MATIC Base

Another facet impressed us greatly was its overall quality. There are three of suspension firmness, ranging comfort to sport and sport +. on the road conditions, the former two are the choices, with the latter for hard 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 we can see not to buy one is the existence of the new CLS63 AMG S-model — a car that shares its package and sensational performance the E63 AMG S-model 4Matic but comes in a more stylish body greater exclusivity and bling

2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-model

On Sale: 2013

Base TBA

Drivetrain: twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8, 577 hp, 590 4wd, seven-speed 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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