RENNtech-Tuned E 63 AMG 4Matic Runs 11s on The Drag Strip

When AMG announced that the E 63 AMG and CLS 63 AMG facelift will only come with 4Matic all-wheel drive on the US market, there were plenty of voices arguing about how the known wow-factor given by the tail-happiness of AMGs will be lost.
Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 4Matic vs BMW M5 F10 1 photo
Photo: talontsi97 videos/YouTube
Obviously, no matter how much of a sporty setup it might have, an all-wheel drive system will never offer the same amount of fun compared to the classic real-wheel drive.

On the other hand, an RWD car will never offer the same amount of grip at the drag strip compared to the AMG-tuned 4Matic, and the following video is the perfect proof for that affirmation.

Basically, the following footage is depicting a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 4Matic with a RENNTech ECU tune and race gas - but otherwise completely stock – run against a number of highly respectable sports cars, including a 600 hp Nissan GT-R.

With overall power close to the S-Model version, the car is faring rather well on the drag strip, with a best quarter mile time of just 11 seconds, thus shutting up a lot of all-wheel drive haters out there.

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram Twitter
About the author: Alex Oagana
Alex Oagana profile photo

Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories