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The Mercedes-AMG E63 is a barnstormingly powerful saloon

Impressive performance from Bavaria.

Image: Lewis Motors

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

A car with an epic twin-turbo V8, understated good looks, incredible performance and a high-quality comfortable interior. I’d buy an Mercedes-AMG E63.

Why a Mercedes-AMG E63?

This car is one of the most powerful saloon cars you can buy. This four-door executive saloon is powered by a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 engine which produces 518hp.

It does the 100km dash in just 4.2 seconds and has a barnstorming (or Bahnstorming?) top speed limited electronically to 250km/h.

Being an AMG model you know that it has been built to the highest of standards. AMG follows the ‘One Man, One Engine’ philosophy, meaning a single technician assembles the complete engine. If you look at the engine of this car you will see the technician’s signature on the engine plate.

Source: Lewis Motors

What’s special about this particular one?

This particular car has the excellent seven-speed dual-clutch paddle-shift gearbox with four modes of sportiness to choose from: Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Manual. It also has adaptive air suspension, Active Body Control, Electronic Stability Program, Sports Suspension and Traction Control System.

Source: Lewis Motors

It is finished in a super cool Iridium silver metallic paint and sits on 19-inch AMG 10-spoke alloy wheels.

The gorgeous cabin is finished in full black Napa leather with black high-gloss ash wood trim and an AMG Performance steering wheel, also in black Napa leather. It has a sunroof, a Harman Kardon sound system, heated seats and sat-nav.

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What does it look like in action?

Check out the interior of the E63 in this promo film and watch it drift around the track.

Source: Mercedes-Benz/YouTube

Who else drives one?

When not driving a tank Sylvester Stallone gets behind the wheel of his AMG E63. Renee Zellweger also owns one, as do plenty of other well-heeled folk.

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Source: Lewis Motors

It costs €67,950. What else could you get for the money?

For the same money, you could have this convertible Ford Mustang.

Source: Spirit Ford

… or this Limited Edition Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure.

Source: Bradley Motor Works Ltd

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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