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Mercedes AMG E63 vs Cadillac CTS-V: This Comparison Might Surprise You 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Cadillac, Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac Videos, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 18th, 2018


The all-new Mercedes-AMG E63 has arrived looking for the crown of the best super saloon but first it needs to have a chat with the Cadillac CTS-V.
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Watch A Mercedes E63 AMG Estate Race A Porsche 911 And Audi R8 6
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Audi R8, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 01 6th, 2018


Last August, Doug DeMuro purchased a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG for $44,000. The YouTuber claimed that the 520-horsepower (525 PS) wagon would become his daily driver and promised to do all sorts of fun things with the machine.

Well, he’s taken a break from reviewing cars, like the Tesla Model 3, which he called the coolest vehicle of 2017, to take his E63 AMG wagon to a drag strip.

DeMuro’s wagon was joined by an Audi R8 and a Porsche 911 at Atco Dragway in Atco, N.J. to see if the E63 AMG could keep up with them. While it certainly isn’t a sports car like the other two, the E63 AMG can get to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds, so it had more than a fighting chance against them.

On the other hand, the wagon may have more power than the R8 and the 911, but it’s heavier and compared to the R8’s all-wheel-drive layout and the 911’s rear-engine setup, is down on traction, as well. So, it wasn’t really surprising when (spoiler alert) the Merc lost a quarter-mile drag race against the R8. The times were pretty close though, with the E63 AMG wagon setting a time of 13.293 at 109.12 mph. The R8 was a little quicker, with 13.120 110.23 mph respectively.

DeMuro claimed that the Mercedes was in Eco Mode and in its comfort settings. The second time around, he chose the proper go-fast settings and things turned out better.

We won’t get into too much details, as that’s what the video’s for, so if you want to find out whether a super-estate can outrun bona-fide sports cars in a drag race, just click the play button.

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And The Title Of UK’s Best Sports Car For 2017 Goes To… 30
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW M4, Caterham, Film, Honda Civic Type-R, McLaren 720S, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes E63 AMG, Porsche-911, UK, video on 12 30th, 2017


As 2017 bids us adieu, Autocar has gathered an eclectic team of the best sports cars this year had to offer in order to crown this year’s champion.

The best of the best list for those past 12 months includes cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Aston Martin DB11 V8, BMW M4 CS, Caterham Seven 420R Donington Edition, Honda Civic Type-R, McLaren 720S, Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, Mercedes-AMG GT-R and Porsche 911 GT3.

Being the fastest around a track isn’t what this is all about, with the journos instead trying to find out which one does the best job at being a sports car both on the road and on a circuit.

Therefore, things like chassis balance, grip, power delivery, steering and damping quality are all taken into consideration before deciding which one performs the best as a driver’s car.

It will be certainly interesting to see how cars like the Honda Civic Type R and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio compare against the McLaren 720S and the latest Porsche 911 GT3, don’t you agree?

If the answer is ‘yes’, get yourself comfortable and prepare for 40 minutes of high-speed driving, along with the usual insights, on the video linked below.

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Posaidon’s Previous-Gen Mercedes-AMG E63 S Is A 1,000PS Hyper-Saloon 29
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, tuning on 12 29th, 2017


As it turns out, the previous generation Mercedes-AMG E63 has immense tuning potential, and in the right hands – Posaidon in this case, it can become a force to be reckoned with.

So what can you do to a car that is still very fast, even by today’s standards? How about giving it 920PS (907hp) and 1,350Nm (996lb-ft) of torque, which is 335PS (330hp) 550Nm (406lb-ft) more than stock.

But don’t go anywhere just yet, because Posaidon have an even more impressive performance mod up their sleeve, one that increases the engine’s capacity from 5.5 to 6.5 liters, and tunes almost all components to the max.

The result is 1,000PS (986hp) and 1,500Nm (1,106lb-ft) of torque, and this option comes with new limited slip differential and a strengthened 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox to withstand the new power.

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S W212 shown here retains the 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 engine (920 PS), and features a few subtle carbon fiber-made updates on the outside, in addition to the urban camo wrap, and special badges. It also gets the tuner’s sport suspension to round up the changes, whereas the rims, carbon fiber brakes, and interior remain untouched.

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Watch The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Hit 307Km/h On The Autobahn 15
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 12 15th, 2017


The new Mercedes-AMG E63 S has already proved its mind-blowing performance by going against some very fast machines on the drag strip, thanks to its staggering output of 612PS (604hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque that’s good enough for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in just 3.5sec.

That kind of performance has rightfully granted the range-topping E-Class the super saloon title. Heck, it’s so fast that the Estate version has become the fastest station wagon to lap the Nurburgring, with a time of 7 minutes and 45:19 seconds and reaching speeds of up to 270km/h (168mph).

The following video takes us not on the ‘Ring but the Autobahn for a very fast drive. After a few attempts, the E63 S eventually passed the 300 km/h mark, hitting 307km/h (191mph).

Now, we’re awaiting to see who’ll come up first with the Mercedes-AMG E63 S pinned against the all-new BMW M5, its natural rival and the new challenger to the throne.

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Watch The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Hit 307Km/h On The Autobahn 15
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 12 15th, 2017


The new Mercedes-AMG E63 S has already proved its mind-blowing performance by going against some very fast machines on the drag strip, thanks to its staggering output of 612PS (604hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque that’s good enough for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in just 3.5sec.

That kind of performance has rightfully granted the range-topping E-Class the super saloon title. Heck, it’s so fast that the Estate version has become the fastest station wagon to lap the Nurburgring, with a time of 7 minutes and 45:19 seconds and reaching speeds of up to 270km/h (168mph).

The following video takes us not on the ‘Ring but the Autobahn for a very fast drive. After a few attempts, the E63 S eventually passed the 300 km/h mark, hitting 307km/h (191mph).

Now, we’re awaiting to see who’ll come up first with the Mercedes-AMG E63 S pinned against the all-new BMW M5, its natural rival and the new challenger to the throne.

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Renntech’s Mercedes-AMG E63 S Has 773HP, Hits 60 In 2.8 Seconds [w/Video] 9
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Renntech, tuning on 12 9th, 2017


The stock Mercedes-AMG E63 S is pretty impressive as it stands, with 604hp and 627lb-ft (850Nm) of torque, and a 0-60mph (96km/h) sprint made in just 3.3sec.

However, Renntech have improved this super saloon by applying their performance software, which the tuner claims unleashes the true potential of the car.

By modifying the throttle mapping, boost mapping, and ignition timing, optimizing air-to-fuel ratios, and increasing the rev limiter, the tuner has made the engine deliver an impressive 773hp and 778lb-ft (1,055Nm) of torque at the crank, and 665hp and 669lb-ft (907Nm) at the wheels.

Renntech’s tuned E63 S can now reach 60mph (96km/h) from a standstill just 2.79sec , which makes it 0.11sec faster than the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The 0-100mph (0-160km/h) sprint takes 6.61sec, and the quarter mile run is completed in 10.88sec, at 129mph (208km/h).

Despite choosing not to release an extensive image gallery of their latest product, Renntech have dropped a short video that shows just how fast their Merc’ AMG E63 S really is.

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Can Mercedes-AMG E63S Outrace A Tesla Model S P100D? 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, Drag-Racing, Electric Vehicles, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos, video on 12 9th, 2017


With the Mercedes-AMG E63S repeatedly impressing everyone with its sheer acceleration force, it was always a matter of time before someone would pit it against a Tesla Model S.

UK’s Top Gear magazine has a love affair with drag races and they just had to see if the latest weapon from AMG has any chance of wiping that smug smile off the Model S’s face.

The latest E63 S features a special all-wheel drive system which clearly has made it a true monster when taking off from a stop.

Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 sends 604hp and 627lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a nine-speed Speedshift MCT gearbox, propelling the E63 S to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds. The Tesla Model S P100D on the other hand has two electric motors for a total of 680hp and a 0-62mph in a mind-boggling 2.7 seconds.

Stupid amounts of power combined with all-wheel drive equals good drag racing, so let’s find out which one is faster.

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Is A £90k Mercedes-AMG E63 S Really 10 Times Better Than A £9k Dacia? 4
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, DACIA, Dacia Logan, Dacia Videos, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 12 4th, 2017


It’s David versus Goliath in CarWow’s latest video, which puts together two very different cars against each other: the estate versions of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Dacia Logan.

In Britain, the former can be had from around  £90,000 and the latter in MCV (wagon) from close to  £9,000, while the tested cars here are priced at about  £110,000 or the equivalent of $148,000 for the Mercedes and  £11,000 or $14,800 for the Dacia.

You might say that the two estates have absolutely nothing in common, apart from their five-door body styles and the same number of wheels, as the differences can be overwhelming, which should put this review in our ‘Science Fiction’ category, if only we had one.

Still, for the sake of the very unusual video, which won’t surprise anyone, let’s see what Mat Watson tried to do. First, the  Dacia Logan and  Mercedes-AMG E63 S were unleashed on the drag strip a few times, although that’s a very enthusiastic word to use for the Romanian budget car, which has only 90PS (89hp) from a 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine, whereas its German counterpart makes do with 612PS (604hp).

Next came a brake test, from 70mph (113km/h), which was won, again, by the super estate, and finally, the latter proved to be more comfortable as well, thanks to its air suspension.

So, what’s the purpose of this video? Well, apparently, trying to find out whether the 10x price difference between the two is that obvious, and we’ll only tell you this: the Merc’ is at least 10x better, if you ever had your doubts.

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Old Mercedes E63 S Estate Needs 600+ HP To Keep Up With 2018 Flagship 14
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 11 14th, 2017


In order for the old AMG-powered E63 S to contend with the brand new model, over 600 horses needed to be injected into the mix.

When stock, the old E63 S was good for 585 PS (577 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, leading it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, or 3.7 seconds for the Estate, which is relevant in our case.

The 2018 E63 S on the other hand packs 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque straight from the factory, enough to hit the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in just 3.3 seconds.

We already knew the newer car was quicker in a straight line, both on paper as well as in a real life test. Although, if you wondered how the two would compare if the old E63 S came with a bit more power, you’ll find that this video provides an answer.

The car in question (an E63 S Estate) is said to put down over 600 horses, which should at least give it a better chance of keeping up. Also, the two AMGs raced from a rolling start, which simplified matters since neither had to worry about losing traction.

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Shows Widebody S63, GT-R How Its Done 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes S-Class Coupe, Mercedes S63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


There’s always something tremendously satisfying about watching certain cars dispatch their more extravagant and expensive siblings in a straight line.

It’s probably because it upsets the status quo, sort of how you feel when the underdog wins the match, aka the Rocky Balboa effect.

So if you actually own an S63 Coupe, you probably won’t take too kindly to knowing how the cheaper and less glamorous E-Class has surpassed your car when it comes to performance. Still, you can’t bargain with progress, as newer tech always comes out on top.

The new E63 AMG S is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, putting down 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. It can race to 100 km/h (62 mph) in as little as 3.4 seconds. Meanwhile, the heavier S63 Coupe (without the facelift) needs 3.9 seconds, sending 585 PS (578 HP) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque to its all-wheel drive system.

Since this drag racing event wasn’t open to just Mercedes-badged cars, the E63 got to stretch its wings against a few other supercars, putting on an overall good show for the fans.

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Is The World’s Fastest Wagon On The ‘Ring At 7.45:19 10
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Nurburgring, Record, video on 11 10th, 2017


The family-friendly Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ became the fastest Estate car to ever lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife, recording a time of 7 min and 45.19 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz is among a select group of automakers that offer customers extremely fast wagons, able to fit the whole family, luggage plus the dog, while keeping up with just about any supercar out there.

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate is the very best Mercedes has to offer in this segment, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 putting down 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. It’s so quick, it will get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds.

However, Sport Auto just proved that the E63 S Estate isn’t just fast in a straight line, setting a time of 7.45:19 seconds on the Nordschleife behind the wheel of this family-oriented E-Class, riding on factory tires.

Keep in mind that the E63 S Estate is heavier than its saloon counterpart, weighing just over 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs). So pretty much everything is impressive about this result, and seen as how this was an independent test, the car could actually be even quicker around the legendary circuit.

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Watch The World’s Quickest Family Cars Go Head-To-Head 9
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, audi, Audi RS6, Audi Videos, BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Videos on 10 9th, 2017


Just a few short years ago, it was extremely uncommon for any type of vehicle other than a supercar to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 4 seconds.
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Super Saloons Take On Nissan GT-R In 1/4 Mile Race 28
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi RS7, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, nissan, nissan gt-r, Top Gear, video on 09 28th, 2017


For something that has four doors, enough room in the back for two or three adults plus a spacious boot, keeping up with a Nissan GT-R, let alone beating it over a 1/4 mile, can be considered a solid achievement.
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Watch A Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wipe The Floor With A C63 S 27
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 09 27th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is a very quick car. In fact, it can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 4 seconds, a figure once restricted to expensive supercars.
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