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    • C&D tests the 2018 W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S - 11.1@126 1/4 mile, 4587 pound curb weight

      Magazines are finally testing the new W213 generation E63 sedan with its 4.0 liter twin scroll turbocharged M177 V8 and it certainly impresses. The E63 S is a straightline missile. All wheel drive helps it hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.0 seconds flat.


      Which is all the more impressive when you consider the thing weighs 4587 pounds. They did not make it any lighter. They just added power and torque.

      It shows in the 126 mile per hour trap speed. On the street this is going to be a mean car in stock form let alone with an ECU tune.

      So it's big, heavy, and fast. What is surprising though is it grips too. 1.01g on the skidpad used to be a number for a world beating sports car. Now a fat Mercedes sedan can do it without a problem.

      You could almost argue this car is a German Hellcat. The weight and acceleration certainly match but it is much more refined. You pay for that refinement.

      The interior is gorgeous. The exterior is gorgeous. It's some of the best overall styling execution inside and out from AMG... ever.

      Car and Driver liked it and what is there not to like? You can even put it in a rear wheel drive drifting mode. The only downside seems to be the as tested price.


      VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-/all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

      PRICE AS TESTED: $135,330 (base price: $105,395)

      ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

      DISPLACEMENT: 243 cu in, 3982 cc
      POWER: 603 hp @ 6500 rpm
      TORQUE: 627 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

      TRANSMISSION: 9-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

      DIMENSIONS:
      WHEELBASE: 115.7 in
      LENGTH: 196.4 in
      WIDTH: 75.1 in HEIGHT: 56.6 in
      PASSENGER VOLUME: 98 cu ft
      TRUNK VOLUME: 13 cu ft
      CURB WEIGHT: 4587 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.0 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 7.0 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 11.9 sec
      Zero to 150 mph: 16.6 sec
      Zero to 170 mph: 23.3 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.9 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.3 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.7 sec
      Standing -mile: 11.1 sec @ 126 mph
      Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 186 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 155 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.01 g

      C/D FUEL ECONOMY:
      Observed: 12 mpg
      75-mph highway driving: 22 mpg
      Highway range: 460 mi

      EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
      Combined/city/highway: 18/15/22 mpg

      This article was originally published in forum thread: C&D tests the 2018 W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S - 11.1@126 1/4 mile, 4587 pound curb weight started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        And it even gets 22 mpg on the freeway. My god, what at time to be alive.

        Remember when 7 seconds to 100 was incomprehensible, something only hypercars could attain? Incredible. I do love this thing, I bet the M5 will be even quicker/faster due to a lot less weight and about the same (or more) power, but I have to say I prefer the way the E63 looks inside and out. I've even heard it handles quite well. M5 or this, can't go wrong either way. Both are cars that would've been unbelievable 10 years ago.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I bet the M5 will be even quicker/faster due to a lot less weight and about the same (or more) power
        I would agree to this. If that's the case the M5 will run 10's stock.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        I love this car. Also we get a pretty sweet deal on it in Canada, fully spec'd with carbon ceramics, premium package, AMG pack, etc. it's only ~142,000.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I would agree to this. If that's the case the M5 will run 10's stock.
        I think it might. It was possible to run upper-mid 11s in a bone stock F10 M5 Competition, at 123.xx. I've seen posted VBox numbers from a claimed stock non-comp car on F10post that showed 3.3 to 60, 7.1 to 100. And we all know that BMW underrates their engines even more than the other Germans...this is going to be a very good fight. The AMG will likely remain the torque king but by a smaller margin than last time around. I do wonder about the shift speeds on the new 9 speed MCT AMG boxes, they look dual-clutch-instant on video. As fast as the ZF 8 speed is always being touted to be, you can tell that it's just ever so slightly slower than a dual clutch box. Will be interesting to see how it is in the M5.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        I love this car. Also we get a pretty sweet deal on it in Canada, fully spec'd with carbon ceramics, premium package, AMG pack, etc. it's only ~142,000.
        If you want to go fully insane with every little thing you can get in the US, it's a bit over 150k, but with every "real" option and discounting any accessories, and not getting the matte paint, I think you end up around 147k or 148k "fully loaded" - 142 is a steal.

        Can't wait to see the depreciation on these, somehow I'm sure it will still be sharp. Might have to buy one down the road...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        The AMG will likely remain the torque king but by a smaller margin than last time around.
        Why do you think that? BMW has a similar engine design but with more displacement. I think they win torque, output, everything this time around.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I would normally agree but it seems somehow AMG has gotten an incredible amount of torque from this tiny engine, and I'm sure it's under-rated too by a decent amount. For some reason the S63 has always seemed to be less of a torque-monster than one might think, what's the new M5 quoted at, 560 pound feet or so? I bet it's far more than that, but I'm thinking the AMG will still end up with about 40-50 more when the dyno tests start coming in hard and fast.

        I bet this is due purely to the differences in philosophy and attitude between the two companies - AMG has always been all about brutal, punchy, torquey engines, whereas M has always favored more power over torque and higher revs. Even with the convergence of their two strategies in the modern era, it seems both are still trying to hold onto their respective traits just a bit. Who knows. I'm sure with aftermarket tunes and turbos and all the the rest, the S63 with its bigger displacement will take the lead.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        nd I'm sure it's under-rated too by a decent amount.
        It is. I was actually about to write an article on that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        AMG has always been all about brutal, punchy, torquey engines, whereas M has always favored more power over torque and higher revs. Even with the convergence of their two strategies in the modern era, it seems both are still trying to hold onto their respective traits just a bit.
        BMW is tuning their motors for so much torque down low I just don't buy this any longer.

        The higher redlines are ceremonial more than anything else.