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Friday, September 15, 2006

Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG
Autoweek has some great pictures of the new addition to the AMG family. We've seen it being tested at the Nurburgring a month ago, but here are some official photos.

No doubt it's quick. The R63 will stay with a Porsche 911 Carrera up to 60 mph with no trouble at all, and it is almost two seconds quicker to the standing-start benchmark than the previous range-topping R500, which continues to run Mercedes' 5.0-liter 306-hp V8 instead of the company's more refined and economical 5.5-liter 382-hp V8, as fitted to models such as the new S-Class. The R63 is also superbly refined, with the sort of mechanical isolation and ride quality not normally associated with AMG offerings. High-speed stability is another R63 attribute, thanks to its long wheelbase and wide-track stance. In this respect, the vehicle is just about perfect for long freeway slogs.

posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 9/15/2006 12:58:00 AM    
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