We can safely say that the new Mercedes AMG E63 S is a festival of incredible numbers but nothing screams ‘Insanely Fast!’ louder than a speedometer being rushed into deep triple digit numbers.
On times like these, we find ourselves asking why on earth would someone need more than 600hp in a four-door saloon before the cold, hard truth hits us: because it’s just huge fun.
Powered by a twin turbo 4.0-litre V8 that pumps out no less than 603hp, the new Mercedes AMG E63 S sets the tone for the years to come. With power going to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic wet clutch gearbox, it’s also supercar-worrying quick off the line, managing 3.5 seconds for the classic 0-62mph (0-100km/h) procedure. Top speed is a limited 155mph (250km/h) but AMG will lift it to 186mph (300km/h) if you tick the correct box in the options list.
Oh, and there’s a Drift mode too; pull the two shift paddles at the same time and the front axle is disengaged, allowing the E63 S to behave as a proper hooligan. Sounds impressive right?
Well, nothing is more impressive than watching that speedo hitting 250km/h (155mph) in such a short time from a standstill. Released from Sport Auto, the video simply demonstrates just how insanely quick the new German super saloon really is.