The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

The new Mercedes E63 AMG is faster than a Gallardo. It looks stunning and is a high performance car.

Being able to hit 0 – 62 MPH in just 3.6 seconds, it beats the Audi RS6 too. The superbly handcrafted 5.5 litre bi-turbo V8 engine is able to produce 549 BHP as standard. That however is able to increase to 577 BHP with the more powerful option. The Mercedes beats all nearest rivals in that respect. The Jaguar XFR-S hits only 542 BHP. Both the BMW M5 and the Audi RS6 Avant hits only 552 BHP. In just 0 – 62 MPH, the car will record a superb 4.2 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 MPH.

Economically speaking, the car does not perform too badly. It achieves a brilliant 28.8 MPG. That’s a brilliant return considering the type of car that the Mercedes is.

A brilliant seven speed dual clutch paddle shift gearbox comes as standard. This allows the driver to select from four different driving modes. These include Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport (S), Sport Plus (S+) and Manual (M). Here in the UK we will only get rear wheel drive vehicles. Other markets will have all wheel drive systems. As standard the Mercedes E63 AMG will come with adaptive suspension.

Carbon ceramic brakes are available on the vehicle. These are much more powerful and lighter than typical steel brakes.

Magnificent looks

Looks wise the vehicle has the lot. The LED lights looks futuristic, blending in with the outstanding front bumper nicely. The red brake callipers stand out behind the large grey alloy wheels. The side skirts come look aggressive as do the quad exhaust pipes. The design upon the car is set to influence future Mercedes-Benz AMG models in the future. Expect to see more magnificent headlights and splendid designs.

The interior is also up to scratch with an Alcantara steering wheel. The owner will get to select different colour options within the car.

The car will be seen at the Detroit Motor Show later this year.

You’ll be able to purchase the Mercedes E63 AMG in April of this year. Prices are expected to be around £80,000. Expensive but worth it in our opinion.

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