Mercedes-AMG E 63

Liv­ing with a sportscar

Evo India - - REPORT -

SU­PER­CARS ARE NOT prac­ti­cal they say. You can­not drive them to do your daily chores. Es­pe­cially in our hos­tile con­di­tions, where the roads are filled with pot­holes and there are speed­break­ers wel­com­ing you to break the nose of your car. But you still crave 500bhp+ and have a pen­chant for that loud ex­haust note. What should you do? Sim­ple.You get a Ger­man sports sedan. In my case, it was the E 63 AMG.

The E 63 is an ev­ery­day car. Four adults can sit com­fort­ably and even go tour­ing, if re­quired. And all this with no bro­ken backs. I still re­mem­ber the day when I picked up my wife and baby from the hos­pi­tal along with my par­ents and brought them home. The joy of driv­ing an un­der­stated sportscar to take care of reg­u­lar du­ties is in­com­pa­ra­ble. I think it is im­por­tant to have an ev­ery­day car when you’re spend­ing more than a crore of ru­pees, rather than a week­end-only ma­chine.

Two of the most im­por­tant facets of the E 63 are its en­gine and ex­haust. AMG has man­aged to keep the turbo lag min­i­mal and the ex­haust note is sim­ply, mind­numb­ing. My only grouses are the lack of AWD and a dull gear­box.

I bought the E 63 from Sun­daram Mo­tors, Ban­ga­lore and the buy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence was stress free. I cur­rently ser­vice my car at Ma­havir Mo­tors, Hy­der­bad and end up spend­ing `4-5 lakh on the car, ev­ery

Syear, with the ex­cep­tion of fuel. Their ser­vice is ex­cel­lent too, with well­trained tech­ni­cians and cour­te­ous peo­ple. I am wait­ing for the war­ranty to get over now so that I can put the AMS Al­pha 7 pack­age on the car. Cur­rently I have equipped it with air­in­take up­grades from AMS Al­pha and an ex­haust from Capristo.

I think the E 63 AMG is per­fect for our con­di­tions. It can be your daily driver and oc­ca­sion­ally give su­per­cars a run for their money, when­ever you want it to. It is al­ways nice to be fast, un­der­stat­edly. Toast to my sleeper car! ⌧

Date ac­quired Du­ra­tion of test

To­tal mileage Mileage this month

Over­all kmpl Costs this month April 2015

2 years 5 months 25,467km 250km Se­ri­ously?

Nil

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