Crown

Board: AMG Mercedes Language: English Region: Worldwide Sticky: yes Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Munich...


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Drove the C63 S Convertible for over 200 km now and I have to say I love it for a daily driver.

    Very comfortable but also sporty car, depending on the setup. Good snow capabilities with the new Snow setup mode turned on. Traction definitely improved over previous model but still not great when wet. Easy to drift in the proper driving mode, in the safer modes, the back spins out a tiny bit but isn't too dangerous or difficult to handle, very good setup for a RWD car. In the safest ESP mode, the rear stays stable, ESP comes on but not too intrusive as long as you keep your nervous throttle foot at bay.

    New digital dashboard is high quality and high resolution, very nice looking. Same goes to the new Widescreen display for navigation, entertainment system, etc.

    Steering is very direct, I love it. I'd even say a tiny bit sportier than the E63 S steering.

    Now comes the best part: The exhaust sound is actually very nice. The V8 growl is deeper but not really quieter, my son got out of the car and said that the car sounds from the outside the same way it sounds from the inside, which is very very good (with sport exhaust turned on and yes, the C63 S Convertible facelift still has an exhaust button).

    Fuel consumption (average) is around 13.1 liters / 100 km, mixed driving (city and Autobahn) in Individual mode. Not driving faster than 140 kph and not revving over 4500 rpm. On the Autobahn, with the cruise control set to 140 kph, fuel consumption was around 9.3 liters. Car is still new, difficult to tell what the "real" fuel consumption will be.

     


    --

     

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)

     


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Congrats. 

    How is the rear space for the kids? Thinking as well of getting a C or E Convertible. But think the E gives more room.

    Thanks & enjoy the ride. 


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Lars997:

    Congrats. 

    How is the rear space for the kids? Thinking as well of getting a C or E Convertible. But think the E gives more room.

    Thanks & enjoy the ride. 

    Thank you. Smiley

    Rear space is great even for adults, unless you're very tall. Full sized seats (see photo).

    IMG_6493.PNG


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    nberry:

    I saw an identical car yesterday in La Jolla. It’s a perfect car for your wife. 

    Not to be a downer, but you have made it a point on this blog that Germans particularly in your neighborhood find owning high end cars a crude display of wealth. It’s frowned upon even by customers. Given all the nice cars you acquired recently,  have things changed?yes

    Oh forgot: You haven't. I got one of the first customer cars in Germany. Smiley Smiley

    Dealers in Germany don't even have test cars yet, the facelift hasn't reached the US yet (to my knowledge).

    Reason is simple: It was ordered as a pre-facelift model and was changed to a facelift model very early.

    Since I haven't ordered any special paint or special features, I got mine as one of the first.


    --

     

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)

     


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Hmn, they looked the same to me.yes


    --

    Stress is man made.


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    nberry:

    Hmn, they looked the same to me.yes

    Visually, there isn't much of a difference (in my car's case, those new "honeycomb" front lights are easily noticeable) but one clue how to separate the old from the new one is the new Panamericana front grille (similar to AMG GT models), also the side fenders are a bit different but technically, a lot has changed. The car still has 510 hp but received a new 9-speed MCT transmission which increases performance (from 0-200 kph, the facelift is aprox. a second faster, up to the 280 kph top speed over five seconds) and lowers fuel consumption.

    The new driving modes are also a huge improvement, especially regarding traction. AMG Traction Control is the new thing here, it improves traction in various driving situations. AMG Dynamics is also new, it is kind of an improved ESP setup with better torque vectoring. There is also a "Master" setup available which allows to basically turn off all electronic aids for maximum track performance.

    There is also a new digital dashboard and a new widescreen display for the navigation/entertainment system/etc..

    Quite some changes to chassis and steering setup as well.


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    nberry:

    Hmn, they looked the same to me.yes

    RC is referring to the fact he has a facelifted C-class and you have probably seen a pre-FL (identical looking car to you and I) Smiley


    --

    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Porker:
    nberry:

    Hmn, they looked the same to me.yes

    RC is referring to the fact he has a facelifted C-class and you have probably seen a pre-FL (identical looking car to you and I) Smiley

    Smiley Smiley 


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    RC:
    Porker:
    nberry:

    Hmn, they looked the same to me.yes

    RC is referring to the fact he has a facelifted C-class and you have probably seen a pre-FL (identical looking car to you and I) Smiley

    Smiley Smiley 

    FL C-class sedans are on sale in the States.  Saw one at the dealership before New Year Eve.  The new headlamp array reminds me of an Acura or a pre-PI Audi D4 A8.  


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    CGX car nut:
    RC:
    Porker:
    nberry:

    Hmn, they looked the same to me.yes

    RC is referring to the fact he has a facelifted C-class and you have probably seen a pre-FL (identical looking car to you and I) Smiley

    Smiley Smiley 

    FL C-class sedans are on sale in the States.  Saw one at the dealership before New Year Eve.  The new headlamp array reminds me of an Acura or a pre-PI Audi D4 A8.  

    Yes, some very early cars made it to the US end of November...I think. In Germany, deliveries were delayed because of that dumb WLTP certification.

    I liked the new headlamp array because it looks "different". Smiley

     


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    In the States, Acura and some Hondas have a similar headlamp design so it is relatively common. 


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    RC:
    Lars997:

    Congrats. 

    How is the rear space for the kids? Thinking as well of getting a C or E Convertible. But think the E gives more room.

    Thanks & enjoy the ride. 

    Thank you. Smiley

    Rear space is great even for adults, unless you're very tall. Full sized seats (see photo).

    IMG_6493.PNG

    Thanks RC - this looks indeed quiet well. I would prefer the C from the handling and "not too much hassle when parking". I will go to the dealer and test both. What I like about the E-Class is the cockpit. But then again, still no M-Bux yet. Maybe I wait until the facelift comes in a year. 


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    RC:
    nberry:

    I saw an identical car yesterday in La Jolla. It’s a perfect car for your wife. 

    Not to be a downer, but you have made it a point on this blog that Germans particularly in your neighborhood find owning high end cars a crude display of wealth. It’s frowned upon even by customers. Given all the nice cars you acquired recently,  have things changed?yes

    Oh forgot: You haven't. I got one of the first customer cars in Germany. Smiley Smiley

    Dealers in Germany don't even have test cars yet, the facelift hasn't reached the US yet (to my knowledge).

    Reason is simple: It was ordered as a pre-facelift model and was changed to a facelift model very early.

    Since I haven't ordered any special paint or special features, I got mine as one of the first.

    Super cool - happy for you. 

    I did see one in Zurich yesterday. Black/black roof. I recognized it was a facelift with the new LED lights. 

     


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    The facelift has reached the US end of November 2018, I was wrong. German cars were delayed because of that stupid WLTP/Euro 6d temp certification. Smiley

    Yes, deliveries in Europe started mid/end of December...

    Zurich is amazing when it comes to sports cars, last time I was there (many many years ago, in summer time), I saw something very "special" almost every minute.


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    RC:

    The facelift has reached the US end of November 2018, I was wrong. German cars were delayed because of that stupid WLTP/Euro 6d temp certification. Smiley

    Yes, deliveries in Europe started mid/end of December...

    Zurich is amazing when it comes to sports cars, last time I was there (many many years ago, in summer time), I saw something very "special" almost every minute.

    Yes - thats what I see, too. Its an amazing car place. Also, lots of Emirati nowadays in town


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    E89642AC-5F11-4C2A-BB47-A41F847831FB.jpeg

    Who needs a SUV? 😂

     

     


    --

     

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)

     


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    RC:

    E89642AC-5F11-4C2A-BB47-A41F847831FB.jpeg

    Who needs a SUV? 😂

    That lift system really adds proper hight! Smiley


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    The lift system is amazing, never really realized how good it is until it started snowing. It works up to 100(!) kph... blush


    --

    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis)

    Pneumatic suspension systems with a lift function negate any need for a SUV in all on-road driving conditions and many  soft off-road conditions.  A few days ago one was following behind a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had massive problems starting off from an intersection.  Once they finally cleared that intersection, one motored ahead in the Audi as if on dry pavement.  Final comment, the snowfall accumulation in your photograph is the equivalent of an early season snow fall in upper Midwestern states.  


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 1/3/19 8:54 AM
    Porker
    416282 5218
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/30/18 7:55 PM
    RCA
    327187 2018
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/8/18 8:33 AM
    Joost
     
     
     
     
     
    214606 1083
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 1/14/19 3:36 PM
    Kobalt
    211148 2753
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 1/14/19 6:40 PM
    ZahirD
    137569 2510
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 1/15/19 9:12 PM
    CGX car nut
    38790 379
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 1/16/19 2:37 AM
    4trac
    37219 495
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    14952 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    14242 35
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 992 Carrera Cabriolet 1/15/19 5:58 PM
    Rossi
    3854 41
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 718 T (Boxster & Cayman) 12/29/18 7:17 PM
    spudgun
    3446 27
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 1/4/19 7:02 PM
    Topspeed
    485645 4255
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    307621 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/31/18 2:19 AM
    DJM48
    284394 2598
    Porsche Cayman GT4 1/7/19 7:33 PM
    Carlos from SpainM
    271716 2653
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 1/15/19 6:18 PM
    Enmanuel
    193897 1782
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    193010 1074
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 1/14/19 8:04 PM
    TB993tt
    188063 3331
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/17/18 12:42 PM
    RCA
    155350 2491
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    143963 757
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    112503 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    107317 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 1/16/19 3:14 AM
    Leawood911
    93670 1298
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    68061 673
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57906 423
    Others Tesla Roadster 1/12/19 11:16 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    51120 1566
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    47783 477
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    43231 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    RCA
    42690 605
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    RCA
    40240 472
    274 items found, displaying 1 to 30.