Mercedes-AMG E63 review – design

Big supersaloons nowadays are no more subtle than actual supercars; the current black-packed and 20-inch wheel-shod UK specification is a prime example of this

Evo rating
Price
from £79,930

While an E63 S might lack the drama of an Audi RS6, its design is certainly more nuanced and substantial than it appears. Like BMW does with the M5, the E63’s body-in-white is shared with lesser E-class models, but fits bespoke panels forward of the A-pillar.

The main difference is the E63’s adoption of a nose cone-style front bumper, with the bonnet shut line sitting behind the front grille, rather than forming its leading edge as on normal E-class models. This is enhanced by the wider front arches and a domed bonnet, both of which are bespoke to the E63. The effect isn’t immediately recognisable, but put an E63 next to a standard E-class and the differences are certainly visible.

If you’re after a subtle E63 S it might be tricky, as AMG’s removal of silver wheels, brushed alloy brightwork or a smaller wheel and tyre package make it an aggressive car no matter the colour and specification in 2020.

Most Popular

Used car deals of the week
Used car deals main
used cars

Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
2 Dec 2021
Car pictures of the week
Tolman Peugeot 205 GTI
Peugeot 205 GTi hatchback

Car pictures of the week

In this week’s car pictures from issue 292, we look at the highlights from Adam Towler’s drive in the Tolman Peugeot 205 GTI
3 Dec 2021
Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022
V12 Vantage teaser
Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin V12 Vantage officially coming in 2022

Aston Martin’s dreamy small body/big engine combo is back, a new V12 Vantage is coming next year
1 Dec 2021