When we first saw the press release for the Mercedes E63 S, our first thought wasn’t that of more power. 603 bhp from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 is more than enough for a family saloon, but one owner had different ideas. This specific car is tuned to produce 788 bhp, 185 more than a factory-fresh example, and thanks to that, can accelerate to 62 mph in just 3 seconds. That’s about as fast as the new Ford GT if you can believe it.
AutoTopNL was lucky enough to take it out on the road and have treated us to the onslaught of acceleration and power that this car makes available under your right foot.
It is blisteringly quick with an exact 0-62 mph time of 3.06 seconds from a dead stop. To get to 124 mph, it took only 9.72 seconds. That is devilishly quick with a final quarter-mile time of 10.67 seconds. On the Autobahn, it reached a terrifying 191mph with little effort.
With Mercedes teasing a hybrid powertrain in the coming year, we can’t wait to see what kind of figures its future cars are going to produce. It’s going to be a very good year for the automobile.