Mercedes-Benz and AMG have a history of combining luxury and performance into awesome packages, and the E63 AMG does not stray from this tradition. The first E-Class to bear the AMG touch was the 1999 E55, but when compared to the 2013 E63 AMG, the E55 AMG is a relative child's toy.
For the 2013 model year, Mercedes-Benz made mild adjustments to the various E-Class models, but left the E63 AMG model alone. It comes standard with a hand-built 5.5-liter V-8 engine that boasts a pair of turbochargers to bump its output up to 518 horsepower between 5,250 and 5,750 rpm and 518 foot-pounds of torque from 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. Combined with its seven-speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission and ECO start-and-stop technology, the E63 AMG is a screamer, hitting 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, and relatively economical, getting 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
The 2013 E63 AMG only comes in a standard trim level and stands as Mercedes-Benz’s mid-size luxury performance sedan, just above the C-Class. On the outside, it is loaded with tons of premium luxury items. These exterior trimmings include AMG Adaptive Suspension to balance excellent handling with a comfortable ride, compound braking system to bring the large sedan to a stop quickly and quietly, AMG body styling and 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels for added exterior appeal, LED running lights and taillight for added safety, and a rear spoiler. Inside the cabin, the luxury continues with its standard leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control keep everyone comfortable while a Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system with a six-disc CD changer, Bluetooth audio streaming and a 10 GB hard drive keeps everyone entertained, and HomeLink adds the convenience of combining garage door opener remotes, security gate keys and home security remotes into one integrated package.
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Competitively priced and faster to 60 mph, but not quite as luxurious looking and lacks a throaty exhaust note
Significantly more affordable with better fuel economy, but lacks passing acceleration
Tremendous value, loads of standard amenities but lacks power and looks a little too much like the E-Class
Slightly cheaper, powerful supercharged V-8 engine but lacks acceleration and poor highway mpg