Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Saloon 

  • built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 576 HP 5.5L
  • 155 mph
 
Power and handling are top, but efficiency has crept up the list.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
Around the circuit, Sport Plus is great, as it keeps the whole car really stable and body roll is eliminated, but it's mighty stiff.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Saloon

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Saloon
155 mph
M6 Gran Coupé
189 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Saloon

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Saloon
576 HP

Torque

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Saloon
590 ft-lb
S8 5.2 FSI quattro
326 ft-lb
M5 (E60)
385 ft-lb

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Performance

Because it's naturally aspirated, instant torque is available from seriously low revs and it's so easily accessible that you'll need to watch your licence in this country.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
The optional carbon ceramic brakes should help though.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
That's another thing the E does better than the M. The M5 sounds far too rough at idle and you need to rev it to feel like you've got something special under the bonnet.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)

Handling

This isn't a fault with the E63's chassis, it's more that the steering in the E63 isn't quite as good as it is in the M5.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
AMG has canned the normal E's torque convertor and replaced it with an automated manual - ‘flappy paddles' for the less techy.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
From the limited and track-only time we had, it feels like the ride comfort will be pretty good for a pottering journey, despite the low profile tyres, optional 19-inch wheels and the fact the front air suspension has been changed for normal springs and dampers.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)

Torque

AMG wanted a fast shift for this new box, but couldn't engineer it to be 100 millisecond-quick with 464lb ft of torque.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
The fastest way to reduce that torque is to shut off the ignition to the cylinders.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)
Because there's so much torque on top, the engine has to shut down up to six of the eight cylinders when you change gear.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)

Suspension

That should assist with ride quality, and if you're thinking of taking the E63 on a track, you'll need them because the normal brakes faded after only a couple of laps.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)

Powertrain

And they probably wouldn't help AMG shift its current image (amongst some) of simply being an engine tuner.
by Top Gear (Jun, 2009)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car
Year 2013

power & handling

Maximum hp 576 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 5,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,461 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.6 in
Valvetrain DOHC

road tests

Top speed 155 mph

transmission

Drivetrain 4MATIC AWD or S-Model RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 229
Rear wheels 457/? 241
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