2013 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG Review

By on October 4, 2012
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The thrills of an overpowered sedan.

Good: Incredibly potent engine; Absurdly fast acceleration; Loaded with safety & driving assists; Extensive customization through onboard computer.
Bad: Optional extras are great, but cost a lot; Exterior styling hardly differentiates AMG from regular E-class.
Price: AED 632,000
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

The Mercedes Benz E-class is arguably one of the most popular sedans in the world, always being the frontrunner for the company since early 1950s. The executive car has gone through multiple changes through the decades, each model representing the visual aura of car design culture for its respective decade (more recently half a decade).

Today I’ll be looking at the AMG tuned E63 to see what the most recent model brings to this extremely competitive segment.

The first thing to notice is that Mercedes didn’t dump the dual-headlights design that’s been synonymous with the E-class since the W120 model debuted in 1996. Of course, now the lights aren’t rounded but rhombus’ed to go in line with the more edgy styling of all the latest Mercedes Benz fleet.

Apart from the traditional Mercedes angled grill, there are the obligatory AMG air dams on the front with gills in front of the front tires.

Move to the side and you’ll notice that while there fenders aren’t extending out as you’d expect from an AMG tuned E-class, there’s a slight indent where the V8 Biturbo logo is placed, enhancing the bulge of the front fenders. Even going to the back there’s a bug bulge part way above the rear fender and the C-pillar.

The rear looks ever so slightly beefed up with the four tailpipes and carbon fiber lip on the boot. Thing is that the design cues are so minimal on the E63 AMG, that it’s rather difficult to differentiate the regular, gentlemanly E-class from the monstrosity that is the E63.

Of course, the optional 19-inch AMG alloy wheels in our top end tester model does help set things apart, as does the AED 45,000 ceramic brake system where the massive rotors fill the entirety of the inner wheel.

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