New Mercedes-AMG E 53 vaults to the top


PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL – “The new E 63 models represent the biggest step forward we’ve ever taken from one generation to the next.”

So says Tobias Moers, chairman of the board of management for AMG, the high-performance arm of Mercedes-Benz.

Given that this car is the great-grandson of the original ‘Hammer,’ the car that more-or-less created the Super Sedan segment, that’s saying something.

Now, as boss of the company, Moers might well say something like that.

Let me tell you — he ain’t wrong.

It goes on sale in Canada in July 2017. Price has not been determined yet; the current model lists at $113,000, and with the added stuff on the new one, I’m guessing it’ll be around $120,000.

A wagon version will follow at an as-yet unspecified interval. It will be even cooler.

The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ is track ready.

Putting a bunch of technology into a car isn’t all that hard these days.

Getting it all to work seamlessly — that’s the trick.

And the E 63 AMG absolutely has it nailed. Read more...

 

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08 Jan 2017


By Jim Kenzie