Hit the trail

WITH THE TWIN­KLING LIGHTS OF SIN CITY AS A BACK­DROP, VIR­TUOZ­ITY HEADS INTO THE DESERTS OF NE­VADA TO TRY OUT THE NEW JEEP GRAND CHERO­KEE TRAILHAWK

Virtuozity - - Automobiles -

4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8, which, in this model, puts out 604 bhp and 627 lb ft of torque. That means that the new E63 is good for 0-100 km/h in 3.4 se­conds— mean­ing that it’s blis­ter­ingly quick.

All that power is why AMG has fit­ted the new E63 with a four-wheel drive sys­tem. The com­pany says, how­ever, that the sys­tem of­fers fully vari­able torque dis­tri­bu­tion be­tween the front and rear ax­els, mean­ing it’ll still be pos­si­ble to have fun around a track with un­der­steer­ing into a tyre wall.

In­deed, the new E63 comes with a Drift Mode, which will send 100 per cent of the power to the rear tyres, turn­ing the car into a hairy-chested mad­man. And if you’re just af­ter quick lap times, AMG says that the new ‘air body con­trol’ air sus­pen­sion will help keep things tidy through quick cor­ners. That sus­pen­sion sys­tem is also sup­posed to pro­vide a sump­tu­ous ride when you just want to re­lax.

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