First drive 2014 MercedesBenz E63 AMG 4Matic | Driving

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First drive: 2014 E63 AMG 4Matic


BARCELONA, – It looks like the folks at have deemed smoky lurid donuts and oversteering verboten. Because while the 2014 E 63 AMG sedans and wagons can now up to a supercar-like 585 horsepower, all that oomph is being reined in via a AMG-designed version of Mercedes’ all-wheel-drive system.

All-wheel-drive new to the German automaker’s high-performance AMG but only on SUVs such as the ML 63 Yet more and more luxury customers are demanding the potential of traction at all four wheels, when there’s gobs of on-hand. So, as part of a mid-cycle that sees the entire get new exterior and interior styling and a of other upgrades, the only model left in the 2014 range is the E 400 Hybrid.

But we’re not driving hybrids Nope. We’re in sunny northeast of Barcelona. Where the of having to deal with or ice on roads is as foreign as toques and underwear. Funnily enough, is where AMG decided to launch its AWD car. (In truth, the new E 63 AMG will be available in some foreign as a rear driver.)

When go on sale in Canada this the 2014 five-passenger, four-door E 63 AMG sedan and wagon will be in two levels of tune. The regular gets 557 hp and 531 pound-feet of torque of 39 and 15, respectively). There’s also the new E 63 AMG 4MATIC, with its outrageous 585 hp and 590 rating. Both models using a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre As before, AMG’s seven-speed MCT transmission) is the lone gearbox

Even with the additional 70 AMG says the new AWD gear adds to the E 63 zero to 100 kilometres per hour times have been by about half a second. At 3.6 the quickest model is the E 63 AMG S-Model sedan. The relatively slowest is the E 63 AMG Wagon, but only 0.2 seconds For comparison, an $82,300 Audi S6 4.0 Quattro sedan (with 420 hp) 4.7 seconds, while a RWD, BMW M5 sedan (560 hp) takes 4.4

Base prices for the 2014 haven’t been announced but we don’t expect any huge over last year’s for the rear-drive E 63 AMG sedan/wagon, with a $12,000 to $15,000 premium for the

Just like AMG’s try at combining nuclear-grade power a mundane Mercedes mid-sized the 1986 Hammer, the new AMG E-Class its predecessors Jekyll-and-Hyde impersonations.

cruising, the Mercedes is a roomy, comfortable, luxury sedan, of handling both a long with the family and a daily Employing the standard AMG Ride least aggressive of four driving modes, Controlled the fuel-saving ECO start/stop function is and the auto box’s gearshifts are smooth and early in the rev range.

Knowing what lies your right foot in the E 63 though, is like holding a Before you pull the pin, want to dial up the tauter and Sport#43; modes. Suddenly, the Mercedes grows fangs, the barks like a Gatling gun and the big rockets ahead like a car its size. And now with traction at all wheels, drivers without licenses have more too.

To prevent said spinning donuts, etc. AMG the torque 33:67 front-to-rear of varying the split between and 70:30 as the road conditions in the original, 4MATIC system) and a three-stage electric stability to its Torque Vectoring Brake that can brake individual when the ESP’s more Sport Handling mode is

Despite its gaudy power it was quite easy to access all the from the topline, E 63 AMG S-Model sedan I drove. A revised blesses the 2014 version a more direct and communicative Turn-in seems sharper the old RWD version (I’m assuming the front wheels are helping out but the AWD was transparent on the dry, Spanish And you can now apply the throttle earlier and more thrust, with fear you’re going to your $100,000-plus super into the woods.

Hoon won’t be happy. And back in you’ll need a racetrack to get the measure of the E 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC’s performance. However, now knowing AWD is now for the ride should only drivers to exploit the AMG sedan’s power on a more regular in public all year round.

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