Mercedes AMG 63

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It’s rare that we post about super saloons. But recently having experienced a ridiculously fun cross-country trip in an E39 BMW M5 – we think we’ve fallen in love with the idea of a big, subtle sleeper that has the ability to transport you at warp speed without so much as disturbing your expensive haircut.

And as these things go, our selective attention has been drawn recently to Mercedes latest, ridiculously tech-heavy, lightweight monster the AMG 63.

Those are super-light forged alloys...
Those are super-light forged alloys…

Amazingly this latest iteration comes with an increased power output of 40 BHP- count them- 585BHP – yet the claimed average return of fuel consumption is a shade under 28MPG. God knows how lightly you have to keep the right foot hovering to achieve that sort of efficiency – but Mercedes aren’t the type of company to pull figures out of thin air.

According to the press release the car is over 100KG lighter than the previous 63 – a weight saving that was achieved largely thanks to the use of AMG forged light-alloy wheels, a lightweight lithium-ion battery and a weight-optimised high-performance composite brake system.

We must be growing up a little – but we can’t get this sort of suave brute out of our automotive consciousness these days…




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