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Mercedes-AMG E63 review – BMW M5 rival is better than ever - Interior and tech

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

Interior and tech

The E-class’s interior is a mix of well-placed ergonomically pleasing controls, proper materials (like aluminium, leather and wood) and the sort of trinkets you might expect on an expensive Mercedes, like coloured interior lights, wide LCD screens and fancy analogue clocks. Despite being an AMG, however, there aren’t many overtly sporty elements within the interior; a steering wheel with a mark at 12 o’clock and faux suede sections for your hands, and an AMG badge on the centre console are the most obvious.

A pair of modular front seats are optional on both the S and regular E63 and certainly make the interior look more purposeful. They aren’t as softly padded as the regular items, so if you’re seeking optimum cosiness they won’t be for you, but the AMG performance seats hold you better and keep you from sliding around so they’re far from uncomfortable. 

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