Mercedes-AMG E63 review – BMW M5 rival is better than ever - Design

Merc’s big V8-powered saloon and estate is about more than its big power and incredible acceleration times

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  • Incredible acceleration and pace, a strong engine, and really involving handling
  • E63 S ride is firm, expensive rear tyres won’t last long if you use Drift Mode

Design

Depending on your outlook, the E63 – especially the non-S with its 19-inch wheels – is either too demure and not aggressive enough, or it’s the perfect sleeper, looking much like a well-specced AMG Line E-class just with a different grille.

There aren’t any bulging arches, massive spoilers or garish badges on the outside of the E63. All you get are four square exhausts and a small lip on the boot at the back, some larger inlets in the front bumper, a more minimal grille and a few subtle AMG badges. The noise emitted from the exhausts attracts more attention and make it obvious it’s no ordinary E-class far more than the styling.

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Those wanting the subtlest version should opt for the Estate - no one ever expects a wagon to move as fast as the E63 can shift. 

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