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JohnC

Mercedes E63 Estate

A quick passenger ride in this yesterday morning. An acquaintance who used to have a CLS350CDi estate pulled up alongside me and tooted his horn. At first I thought he had just traded the CLS for an E Class estate but the blip of the throttle told me otherwise.

We didn't go very far but not very far was covered in not very long! Thug in a duffle coat describes it I think. God it is brutal but it is big and slightly unwieldy as well.

The seats are lovely and the interior has a quality feel that is dating a bit but on a dry road it is quick with a crowd turning soundtrack. Like the C63 I drove a few years ago, it is easy to light up the rears but some sensible use of the throttle at low speeds and it just goes. It feels heavy though and I got the feeling that it would need a bit of room to use it properly.

However as a carry all estate (which tows a Karting trailer most weekends) with massive overtaking capability it certainly has character.

Don't know if I would buy one but I certainly liked it.
franki68

Driven quite a few e class amg's ,the n/a engine one is sublime and nearly tempted me,the turbo ones I found nowhere near as good.

Also one would be mad to buy one over an rs6.
gonnabuildabuggy

franki68 wrote:
Also one would be mad to buy one over an rs6.


Until they go out of warranty! RS6 bills can be notoriously high.
Alf McQueef

They are a lot cheaper that RS6's, and just for me personally and RS6 is not an especially appealing car, nor one I would expect to be able to run without robbing a bank.

E63's have always appealed to me, but they are almost wilfully bland outside and in, plus there is a confusing array of different engines and gearboxes. Most sources seem to suggest the majority are mechanically sound to big mileages however. They lack the "want" factor of C63's for me...
Roadrunner

I am feeling a lot of want for an E63 at the moment, but even the most creative man maths do not stack up.
gooner

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
franki68 wrote:
Also one would be mad to buy one over an rs6.


Until they go out of warranty! RS6 bills can be notoriously high.


But so can bills for faulty Mercedes air suspension!

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