The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG continues this year with an array of changes and upgrades. The car offers new exterior design, interior upgrades, engine upgrades and safety technology breakthroughs. The E-Class has been a favourite since its debut in 2010 and continues to improve this year.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a set of luxury cars that have it all, and the top-of-the-line E63 model is no different. This trim is available either as a wagon or sedan with some considerable upgrade options. 2014 has brought the class an extensive list of updates that have changed the way the car looks, drives and feels — for the better. The safety technology, which has been borrowed from the S-Class, offers state-of-the-art features making this one of the best in its class. The trifecta of luxury, performance and technology elevate this car to not only one of Mercedes’ best vehicles, but one of the best in its segment.
The exterior of this car has received a huge upgrade, ditching the boxy front-end of the previous model for a more sleek and streamlined design from front to back. The car has been wrapped in a livelier sheet metal to make things a little less stale. The large Mercedes emblem imbedded into the grille gives a more aggressive look to the otherwise clean, athletic sports sedan. Standard exterior options for the E63 include numerous AMG-developed components such as the engine, transmission, adjustable suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust and exterior and interior trim. The E63 has 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and automatic high-beam control, a panoramic sunroof, power trunk lid (sedan only) and hands-free function that both opens and closes the trunk or liftgate when you wave your foot under the rear bumper. The AMG S-Model package (optional on the sedan, standard on the wagon) adds limited-slip rear differential, different 19-inch wheels, more horsepower and red brake calipers. Any E63 can have carbon-ceramic brakes and air suspension and an illuminated grille Mercedes star logo can be added.
The interior of the 2014 Mercedes E63 is very similar to the 2013 version with subtle but notable differences. There is a revised “three-tube” gauge cluster, which adds visual appeal. The E63 is the last remaining E-Class with a gear shifter between the seats. The addition of a Mercedes-brand analog clock adds a touch of elegance to every dashboard. The cabins of the E-class are relatively comfortable and spacious by class standard. The E63 comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, 14-way power front seats with memory functions, leather sport seats with adjustable bolsters and driver massage functions. The E63 includes a rearview camera, COMAND with navigation and digital music storage, satellite radio, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and power rear winder sunshade. The standard Parking Assist package adds front and rear parking sensors along with an automated parallel-parking system. The standard Keyless Go package adds keyless entry and ignition.
The Mercedes E63, in true Mercedes fashion, is designed and built with top-quality materials that make this an attractive vehicle for any luxury-car buyer. The trunk space is quite ample and the option to choose from three wood veneers is also a nice way to personalize your car at no extra cost. Another great selling feature of the E63 is the newly added COMAND electronics interface. The interface is unique to Mercedes and features a large display screen with a control knob and dash-mounted buttons. This information and entertainment system has a bit of a learning curve — as most of them do — but the menu is relatively easy to navigate and the voice control system is first-rate.
The standard safety features in the E63 include antilock disc brakes, stability control, front and front-side airbags, front pelvic airbags, side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag and optional rear airbags. The safety technologies include a revised driver-drowsiness monitor, front and rear collision-mitigation systems, adaptive cruise control and “Steering Assist” feature to help you stay in your lane. Upgrade safety features include a surround-view camera and an automated parking system.
This speed beast is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 550 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers can climb up to 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, if you add the S package. The all-wheel drive E63 comes standard with 4matic and a seven-speed transmission that uses a multiplate clutch pack instead of a torque converter for enhanced response and control. The E63 is goes from 0-97 km/h in about five seconds and is surprisingly fuel efficient.
Overall, the E63 is a powerful car that is sure to turn heads. It is a great harmonization between power and comfort. The safety features are top-notch and driver assistance is great for those who need it and not necessary for those who do not. This Benz is a top-quality consideration for those looking for a top-of-the-line sport sedan.
2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
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Rating: 9.2 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|5.5 E 63 AMG 4WD AUTO 4dr||$103,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|5.5 E 63 AMG 4WD AUTO 5dr||$105,900||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|5.5 E 63 AMG S-MODEL 4WD AUTO 4dr||$110,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|5.5 E 63 AMG S-MODEL 4WD AUTO 5dr||$112,900||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC||$57,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 300 4MATIC||$58,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 4MATIC||$66,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 4MATIC Coupe||$63,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 4MATIC Wagon||$71,300||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 4MATIC coupe||$63,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 Cabriolet||$69,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 Coupe||$62,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 350 coupe||$62,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 550 4MATIC||$75,600||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 550 Cabriolet||$80,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 550 Coupe||$73,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 550 coupe||$73,800||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 63 AMG 4MATIC||$103,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 63 AMG 4MATIC Wagon||$105,900||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC||$110,000||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|E 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Wagon||$112,900||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||4|
|Drive Train||4X4 Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The performance-oriented E63 AMG models aren't left untouched this year, but unlike the other models, gas mileage isn't their problem. They're up from 518 hp to 550 hp and 531 pound-feet of torque in base form, and if you spec up to the "S" model--a new sub-sub-model in the hierarchy--you'll net out at 577 hp, 590 lb-ft of torque. They're also shod with standard all-wheel drive, with a fixed torque split of 33:67.
The result: a scalding-hot 0-60 mph time of under 4 seconds, measured through the standard RACESTART launch control and on-screen telemetry. Top speed is 155 mph on the E63 AMG sedan, 186 mph on the E63 AMG S sedan and wagon.
It's impossible to mistake the E63's hellacious performance for a lesser E-Class. The big, ripe exhaust noise coming from the V-8 barks out sharp orders, and the firm thump of its Pirelli P-Zero tires never intrudes as you wind the steering through visceral heft. There's no such thing as halfway here.
Granted, the E63 AMG is a big car riding on a long wheelbase, and even the AWD system's power split and brake-torque vectoring can't turn it into a pint-sized flyweight. Hairpins can be hair-raisers, but sweeping turns are electric--the E63 AMG just unfurls massive power and sticks to the ground with an iron will.
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|Interiors and Special Features:|
The cabin of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class looks almost identical to its predecessor at first glance, but there are meaningful changes here. A revised "three-tube" gauge cluster adds visual interest, while the gear selector on two-door models has been moved from the center console to the steering column, leaving the E63 AMG as the only trim level with a shifter between the seats. A new Mercedes-brand analog clock adds a touch of class to every E-Class dashboard. The three available wood veneers range from warm to austere -- a nice no-cost opportunity to personalize your Benz.
All E-Class models come with the COMAND electronics interface, which combines a large display screen, a control knob and dash-mounted buttons. As with every knob-based infotainment system, there's a learning curve, but we generally prefer COMAND to rival systems due to its relatively simple menu structure. Its voice command functionality is also first-rate.
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The E-Class comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, front and front-side airbags, front pelvic airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. Rear airbags are a stand-alone option.
The 2014 E-Class also introduces the next generation of Mercedes safety technologies, including a revised driver-drowsiness monitor, front and rear collision-mitigation systems and an updated Driver Assistance package with adaptive cruise control and a "Steering Assist" feature that uses a stereoscopic camera to help keep you in your lane.
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