US-Bound E 63 AMG W212 Should Come With Neck Braces

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No, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG isn't going to kill you, but, because of its supercar-like off-the-line acceleration you might need a bit more than that comfy headrest to support your neck when flooring it from a light.
Since every E 63 AMG W212 facelift sold in the US will feature a 4Matic all-wheel drive system in standard, whether the “base” version or the newly-introduced S-Model, naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) times have been drastically cut.

Since this is the US-version, we'll only talk in Imperial figures in this report. The MY 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 4Matic can hit 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.6 seconds, while the S-Model does it in an even more unbelievable 3.5 seconds, each figure being enough to scare the bejeezus out of someone not familiar with supercar levels of performance.

Apart from the addition of 4Matic all-wheel drive in standard, these figures also happen thanks to the upgraded 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which now offers 557 hp (550 bhp) and 720 Nm (531 lb ft) of torque in the “standard” model and no less than 585 hp (577 bhp) and 800 Nm (590 lb ft) of torque in the S-Model. How is that for a mid-cycle facelift?
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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.
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