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2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan

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in Midsize sedans
2018 MODEL

$104,400

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Overview

AMG models are popular for their aggressive and sporty looks, high performance, and carbon-fiber rich design. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan falls under the latest fifth generation of E-class range of cars. AMG launched its first E 63 Sedan in the 2016 and the car was an ultimate hit in the market.

The latest 2018 model features a magnificent engine with impressive power and torque counts. The luxury sedan comes with all-wheel drive system along with several riding modes to choose from. The 2018 E63 features an impressive acceleration and boosts to 60 MPH in just 3.3 seconds! The interiors seem more premium and comfortable. The exterior is more aggressive and the use of carbon-fiber adds a sporty look to the car.

Starting at a six-figure price of $104,400, AMG E 63 S is one powerful Sedan in the segment. A fully-equipped E 63 S Sedan will cost you something around $122k. The major competitors of the Mercedes E 63 S Sedan are BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, and Audi S7 Premium Plus.

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Pros

Performance-packed V8 engine

Sculpted Cabin

Aggressive front with diamond -block grill

Cons

Low cargo capacity

What's New?

The car returns back in the 2018 model year and now comes based on the E class sedan


Features

Engine

v8 cyl

4 disp

MPG

39 city

25 hwy

Power

603 hp

627 torq

drivetrain

all wheel drive

transmission

Automatic



Styles

 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan in Diamond Silver Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan in Polar White color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan in designo Diamond White Metallic color  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan in Black color
Diamond Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Exterior

8.9

Engine

8.9

Interior

8.7

8.8

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63S Sedan AMG E 63 S

AMG E 63 S

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Manual, Seats: 5

$104,400

Configurations
AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)
Transmission: 9A MPG: (19/18/25)

Expert Review


carhp editor Last updated 25 days ago

8.8

Overall Rating


 

8.9/10
Engine

 
 

8.7/10
Interior

 

8.9/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

AMG models are popular for their aggressive and sporty looks, high performance, and carbon-fiber rich design. 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan falls under the latest fifth generation of E-class range of cars. AMG launched its first E 63 Sedan in the 2016 and the car was an ultimate hit in the market.

The latest 2018 model features a magnificent engine with impressive power and torque counts. The luxury sedan comes with all-wheel drive system along with several riding modes to choose from. The 2018 E63 features an impressive acceleration and boosts to 60 MPH in just 3.3 seconds! The interiors seem more premium and comfortable. The exterior is more aggressive and the use of carbon-fiber adds a sporty look to the car.

Starting at a six-figure price of $104,400, AMG E 63 S is one powerful Sedan in the segment. A fully-equipped E 63 S Sedan will cost you something around $122k. The major competitors of the Mercedes E 63 S Sedan are BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, and Audi S7 Premium Plus.

Features

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S is powered by the AMG V8 engine that offers sheer performance. The car has a wide range of advanced features including Illuminated entry system, 64-color LED ambient lighting and AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel. The latest generation E 63 Sedan offers an advanced voice control system which allows you to do a plenty of chores including phone, navigation, and music. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 Sedan features an interesting drift mode which shifts the power to the rear wheels and generate a magnificent amount of torque for the powerful sedan.

Trim Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S
MSRP $104,400
Key

 

Features

NANOSLIDE cylinder wall technology

  AMG High-performance Composite Braking System
  Dual-zone automatic climate control
  Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  Illuminated entry system
  64-color LED ambient lighting
  12.3-inch high-resolution central display  
  COMAND system with touchpad controller  
  Burmester Premium Surround Sound system
  Apple CarPlay
  An advanced voice control system lets you make easy use of the phone, audio and navigation by saying city names and your phonebook contacts normally
  Dual USB audio ports

Engine

8.9/10

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S Sedan is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine which produces enormous 603 horsepower and a torque of 627 pound-feet which is marginally better than the 2017 AMG E63 Sedan. This engine comes mated to Mercedes 9-Speed Multi-Clutch Automatic Transmission.

Models Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S BMW M5 Cadillac CTS-V Audi S7 Premium Plus
MSRP $104,400 $102,600 $87,490 $81,200
Engine 4.0L V8 Biturbo 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 6.2L (376 ci) supercharged V8 DI Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.0 L/244
Transmission 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 7-speed automatic
Horsepower 603 hp 600 hp 640 hp 450 hp
Torque 627 lb-ft 553 lb-ft 630 lb-ft 406 lb-ft

The most powerful car in this segment is the American-made Cadillac CTS-V. It is the only car in the competition with a Supercharged V8 engine that generates 640 horsepower. The Audi S7 loses to all its competitors by a huge margin in terms of performance and being the cheapest of the lot, it seems justified.

Acceleration

Mercedes AMG E 63 Sedan definitely impressed us in the acceleration segment. The potent V8 shows its potential with a powerful acceleration score. The car takes just 3.3 seconds in attaining a speed of 60 MPH from still.

Models Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S BMW M5 Cadillac CTS-V Audi S7 Premium Plus
0-60 MPH 3.3 sec 3.2 sec 3.7 sec 4.5 sec
Quarter mile 12.1 sec 10.9 sec 11.9 sec 12.2 sec
Engine 4.0L 4.4L 6.2L 4.0L
Emission

 

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4 10.4 10.4 9.8

The quarter-mile results are decent for the Mercedes AMG E63 Sedan, as it takes 12.1 seconds in covering a quarter-mile of distance but the competitors like BMW M5 and Cadillac CTS-V feature faster quarter-mile results at 10.9 and 11.9 seconds respectively. BMW M5 is 0.1 seconds quicker than the E63 S in the 0-60 MPH run making it the fastest amongst the rivals.

Ride and Handling

Mercedes AMG E 63 S Sedan features a massive riding experience in the segment. The acceleration produced by the sports cum luxury sedan is thrilling. The AMG SpeedShift multi-clutch transmission delivers a smooth experience. The premium sedan features comfortable interiors along with advanced steering wheel, which features good grip and confidence while you are cruising on the road. The handling is crisp and maneuvering the car in tight spaces won't be a problem.

Mercedes AMG boosted the E 63 S sedan with adaptive dampers, which delivers smooth riding experience without hick-ups even on rugged road conditions. The car breaks hell loose when you tap that accelerator and the steering are perfectly balanced for the same.

Braking

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S feature AMG's advanced carbon ceramic brakes, which offer competent braking performance for the sports sedan. The braking pedals are pretty large at 15.4 and 14.2 inches for front and rear respectively. The car takes 102 feet to come to halt from 60 MPH which is quite excellent considering it is the heaviest car amongst rivals.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S BMW M5 Cadillac CTS-V Audi S7 Premium Plus
Brake Front (in.) 15.4 15.6 15.3 15.7
Brake Rear (in.) 14.2 15.0 14.3 14.0
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4515 4370 4141 4486
60-0 MPH (ft.) 102 97.0 99.0 123

The BMW is the segment leader in braking and takes 97 feet to stop from 60 MPH. Audi S7 is the worst car in terms of braking as it travels 123 feet before coming to standstill from 60 MPH.

Fuel Economy

Mercedes AMG E 63 S features AMG's Advanced Cylinder deactivation system, which deactivates four cylinders (2,3,5,8) in the partial load range for better fuel efficiency. As a result, Mercedes AMG E 63 S offers best-in-class fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S BMW M5 Cadillac CTS-V Audi S7 Premium Plus
MPG (city) 19 15 14 16
MPG (highway) 25 21 21 24
MPG (combined) 21 17 17 20

No other car matches the efficiency of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E63 S Sedan. The closest that comes to Merc is Audi S7, rest of the rivals are far behind the E63.

Interior

8.7/10

AMG E63 S Sedan's interiors justifies its six-figure price. The interiors are well built, and the material quality is best in class. Front passenger seats are power, heated, massaging while the rear seats are cooled and heated. Among other utilities, there are four cupholders (two front, two back) are present on the board. The dash has distinctive, premium styling with aluminum buttons on the board. The big 12.3-inch central infotainment display features good visibility and convenience.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

BMW M5

Cadillac CTS-V

Audi S7 Premium Plus

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/57.8/41.3

38.8/58.7/41.4

40.4/56.9/45.7

36.9/57.2/41.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/56.9/35.8

37.5/55.9/36.5

37.5/54.8/35.4

36.6/55.9/37

The E63 S Sedan features decent head/shoulder/leg space for the front passengers along with best-in-class spacious rear seats. The competitors like BMW M5 and Cadillac CTS-V offer a bit more passenger volume for the front passengers but lacks in rear passenger volume when compared with the AMG E 63 S Sedan.

Infotainment

The COMAND infotainment system in the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S sedan is equipped with a pair of 12.3 inches displays, one for driver info. and other for infotainment needs. The infotainment system features convenient connectivity and interactive features. For connectivity, there are two USB audio ports, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration on the board. Smart interactive features like smart voice control and touchpad is standard in the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan.

Cargo capacity

Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S features below average cargo capacity of 13.1 ft. cube only. Being a five-seater luxury sedan, we expected a bigger boot space from the AMG E 63 S Sedan. The boot easily handles two medium sized bags but adjusting one big with one medium is a herculean task.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

BMW M5

Cadillac CTS-V

Audi S7 Premium Plus

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13.1

18.7

13.7

24.5

Audi S7 Premium Plus features a massive boot volume of 24.5 ft. cube. Other rivals like BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V are also equipped with higher boot spaces of 18.7 and 13.7 feet cube respectively. At last, Cargo capacity is the segment in which Mercedes AMG E63 lags behind from the competitors.

Exterior

8.9/10

Dimension and Weight

Mercedes AMG E 63 S features a sturdy build quality along with aggressive styling in the front side. The large 20-inch alloy wheels complement the muscular look of the E63 Sedan. The dimensions of the AMG E63 S measure at 196.4, 75.1, and 56.6 for length, width, and height respectively.

Model Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S BMW M5 Cadillac CTS-V Audi S7 Premium Plus
Curb weight (lbs.) 4515 4370 4141 4486
Length(in) 196.4 195.5 197.6 196.3
Width(in) 75.1 74.9 72.2 75.2
Height(in) 56.6 58.0 57.2 55
Ground clearance (in) 5.0 5.5 5.0 4.4
Wheelbase (in) 115.7 117.4 114.6 114.8
Track width (in) F/R 64.9/62.8 64.0/62.8 62.1/61.2 64.6/64.3

Mercedes Benz AMG E 63 S is the heaviest among the competitors at 4515 lbs. The track width and wheelbase are 64.9/62.8 inches, and 115.7 inches respectively. AMG E63 features 5.0 inches of ground clearance which is decent in the segment while other rivals like BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, and Audi S7 Premium Plus offer ground clearances of 5.5, 5.0, and 4.4 inches respectively.

Safety

Along with a sturdy Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure, Mercedes AMG E 63 s sedan is equipped with advanced safety features like

Safety Features

  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)9-way airbag protection
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Rearview camera

IIHS Ratings:

IIHS Ratings
Small overlap front driver side Good
Small overlap front passenger side Good
Moderate overlap front Good
Side Good
Roof strength Good
Head restraints & seats Good
Front crash prevention Superior
Headlights Good
Child seats anchors (LATCH) Good

For superior safety, the car features 9-way airbag protection system with front passenger knee airbags. Users can also opt for rear-seat side airbags at additional cost. AMG E 63 features Active Parking Assist with an advanced rearview camera on the board. Anti-Theft alarm system, LATCH (for child safety), and a remote panic feature is also present in the powerful E 63 S Sedan. The E 63 S Sedan shows an impressive result in the IIHS Ratings as well.

Competition

BMW M5

BMW M5 features slightly excels the Mercedes AMG E63 S in segments like acceleration, boot capacity, braking, and ground clearance. On the other hand, Mercedes AMG E63 S features a bit more powerful engine, premium interiors, better fuel economy, and infotainment system. The BMW M5 is the closest competitor of the AMG E63 S.

Cadillac CTS-V

Cadillac CTS-V outshines the Mercedes AMG E 63 S Sedan in segments like the engine, braking, and cargo capacit y.On the other hand, AMG E63 S Sedan features better acceleration, premium interiors, better fuel economy, more thrilling experience than the Cadillac CTS-V. Cadillac CTS-V is priced approx. $15K cheaper than the Mercedes AMG E63 S Sedan.

Audi S7 Premium Plus

Mercedes AMG E63 S is equipped with a way powerful engine, better acceleration, better braking and fuel economy along with premium interiors when compared with Audi S7 Premium Plus while the Audi S7 Premium Plus comes with a huge boot capacity and a $20k lower price tag.

Final Verdict

Mercedes AMG E63 S is a powerful sedan with thrilling acceleration and advanced four wheel drive system. The car features aggressive, sporty looks, premium interiors, good fuel economy and sturdy build quality on the board. Though, the car lacks in some segments like boot capacity and front passenger volume, it gives a cut-throat competition to the popular BMW M5 in the segment.

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