My new to me 'runabout'

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Goodyear F1 supersport is an affordable and credible alternative to Michelin. I’m on my second set on my E63 and do recommend.
Thank you. Not had Goodyear's on anything I've owned since 1999 - didn't have a good experience then, but I appreciate that was 24 years ago and things have moved on!
 
Thank you. Not had Goodyear's on anything I've owned since 1999 - didn't have a good experience then, but I appreciate that was 24 years ago and things have moved on!
This is a good watch and can possibly help you choose what’s right for your car.

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So - I finally picked up the car yesterday, a day later than planned as I'd double booked a work appointment on Friday that couldn't be moved.

First impressions - WOW. I am over the moon pleased with this car.

The weather conditions yesterday were horrendous so the first part of the journey from Amersham was driven like Miss Daisy, lots of standing water, unfamiliar roads and idiots going way too fast. But once I got out on to the M40 and opened the taps, holy sh*t! I cannot convey to those who haven't driven an E63S, just how quickly the car not only picks up and 'goes' but also, once its 'going' just how much ground it'll cover and how alarmingly far up the speedo it'll go before you remember to let off.

I was driving at a steady 85, but whilst passing people, the speedo was well into 3 figures within such a short space of time, it caught me totally off guard (85mph to 125mph is blink of an eye stuff!). I thought my C63 was fast, but this car is other league quick. There seems to be power everywhere and at any point in the rev range, I guess that's the 9-speed box doing its thing.

Speaking of comparisons, whilst its quieter than the C63S, it feels more 'special', more grown up and also more 'super car' (to my ears anyway), with a pleasing V8 warble at startup and tickover. Whilst it doesn't have that raw edge to the exhaust note, I think I'm going to get used to the new sound very quickly.

Interior quality is so much better, with virtually no rattling from the dash (although there is still some on very rough roads). Tech is obviously way better too.

I was also pleasantly surprised how well the car rides and deals with UK roads too - I knew it would be better, but no longer do I feel like my fillings are going to fall out when driving on anything other than snooker table smooth surfaces - very welcome on the 200 mile roundabout way I went home last night!

Overall, I am extremely glad I took the leap and went for the E63S, this is a car I can see me keeping for a long time to come. Although it won't see a huge amount of use over the winter months, I'm looking forward to spring and the better weather when I can put some dry miles on and see what its really capable of.

Rather fortutiously, my in-laws have invited us to join them in Germany next year for a short break, so a trip to Affalterbach is now on the cards, which will obviously involve driving on some lovely European roads....:cool:

Anyway, enough waffling from me. Here's a couple of photos of it safely on the drive and utterly filthy - will take some more in better weather and a better location at some point.

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So - I finally picked up the car yesterday, a day later than planned as I'd double booked a work appointment on Friday that couldn't be moved.

First impressions - WOW. I am over the moon pleased with this car.

The weather conditions yesterday were horrendous so the first part of the journey from Amersham was driven like Miss Daisy, lots of standing water, unfamiliar roads and idiots going way too fast. But once I got out on to the M40 and opened the taps, holy sh*t! I cannot convey to those who haven't driven an E63S, just how quickly the car not only picks up and 'goes' but also, once its 'going' just how much ground it'll cover and how alarmingly far up the speedo it'll go before you remember to let off.

I was driving at a steady 85, but whilst passing people, the speedo was well into 3 figures within such a short space of time, it caught me totally off guard (85mph to 125mph is blink of an eye stuff!). I thought my C63 was fast, but this car is other league quick. There seems to be power everywhere and at any point in the rev range, I guess that's the 9-speed box doing its thing.

Speaking of comparisons, whilst its quieter than the C63S, it feels more 'special', more grown up and also more 'super car' (to my ears anyway), with a pleasing V8 warble at startup and tickover. Whilst it doesn't have that raw edge to the exhaust note, I think I'm going to get used to the new sound very quickly.

Interior quality is so much better, with virtually no rattling from the dash (although there is still some on very rough roads). Tech is obviously way better too.

I was also pleasantly surprised how well the car rides and deals with UK roads too - I knew it would be better, but no longer do I feel like my fillings are going to fall out when driving on anything other than snooker table smooth surfaces - very welcome on the 200 mile roundabout way I went home last night!

Overall, I am extremely glad I took the leap and went for the E63S, this is a car I can see me keeping for a long time to come. Although it won't see a huge amount of use over the winter months, I'm looking forward to spring and the better weather when I can put some dry miles on and see what its really capable of.

Rather fortutiously, my in-laws have invited us to join them in Germany next year for a short break, so a trip to Affalterbach is now on the cards, which will obviously involve driving on some lovely European roads....:cool:

Anyway, enough waffling from me. Here's a couple of photos of it safely on the drive and utterly filthy - will take some more in better weather and a better location at some point.

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Congratulations once more. Peak AMG saloon. Enjoy!
 
Good write up, Awesome motor!
Enjoy! 😎🙂👍
 
Question....My C63 had the kick sensor for boot opening, worked very well and I used it a lot. The E63 has the sensors installed (I can see them on them data card - same option) but it doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know if there was a specific 'package' that the convenience opening feature requires to operate? Or is it just that they install the sensors as default and they're only activated with other hardware/an update?

Does anyone know?

I suppose it might have stopped working - in which case, anyone know where the sensor is located specifically?
 
Great to hear you are so impressed from the off. Congratulations and bring on spring so you can get some more miles under your belt.
Sorry I can't help you with the boot kick sensor specific package, but I can tell you I had issues with my sensor from day one. My local dealership, MB UK, and MB Germany were involved and we never got a resolution. I was told that they changed the rear diffuser, with no positive effect. It worked about 10% of the time and I was told that is as good as it gets. Needless to say I forgot about that function and used the keyfob as I approached the car.
I hopefully you have a better outcome with yours.
 
Great to hear you are so impressed from the off. Congratulations and bring on spring so you can get some more miles under your belt.
Sorry I can't help you with the boot kick sensor specific package, but I can tell you I had issues with my sensor from day one. My local dealership, MB UK, and MB Germany were involved and we never got a resolution. I was told that they changed the rear diffuser, with no positive effect. It worked about 10% of the time and I was told that is as good as it gets. Needless to say I forgot about that function and used the keyfob as I approached the car.
I hopefully you have a better outcome with yours.
Every car I’ve had with the foot kick feature has been more than temperamental, and probably worked on 10% if attempts too. Like you I don’t bother now and use the key fob, much easier.
 
Mine has the sensor installed and I've managed to get it to work once. Mb say there is nothing wrong with it when they checked it over, it just dosnt like my foot I guess.

My issue now is the front passenger side parking sensors, they just randomly go off in traffic. It's very annoying but even after they changed the parking sensors under warranty they are still going mental in slow moving traffic. Its back in on Wednesday and if they can't fix it I'm hoping they can just turn the 2 problem ones off.
 
Great to read about your first impressions, sounds like a hell of a car!! I bet spring can't come fast enough now?! Great stuff 👍🏼
 
So - I finally picked up the car yesterday, a day later than planned as I'd double booked a work appointment on Friday that couldn't be moved.

First impressions - WOW. I am over the moon pleased with this car.

The weather conditions yesterday were horrendous so the first part of the journey from Amersham was driven like Miss Daisy, lots of standing water, unfamiliar roads and idiots going way too fast. But once I got out on to the M40 and opened the taps, holy sh*t! I cannot convey to those who haven't driven an E63S, just how quickly the car not only picks up and 'goes' but also, once its 'going' just how much ground it'll cover and how alarmingly far up the speedo it'll go before you remember to let off.

I was driving at a steady 85, but whilst passing people, the speedo was well into 3 figures within such a short space of time, it caught me totally off guard (85mph to 125mph is blink of an eye stuff!). I thought my C63 was fast, but this car is other league quick. There seems to be power everywhere and at any point in the rev range, I guess that's the 9-speed box doing its thing.

Speaking of comparisons, whilst its quieter than the C63S, it feels more 'special', more grown up and also more 'super car' (to my ears anyway), with a pleasing V8 warble at startup and tickover. Whilst it doesn't have that raw edge to the exhaust note, I think I'm going to get used to the new sound very quickly.

Interior quality is so much better, with virtually no rattling from the dash (although there is still some on very rough roads). Tech is obviously way better too.

I was also pleasantly surprised how well the car rides and deals with UK roads too - I knew it would be better, but no longer do I feel like my fillings are going to fall out when driving on anything other than snooker table smooth surfaces - very welcome on the 200 mile roundabout way I went home last night!

Overall, I am extremely glad I took the leap and went for the E63S, this is a car I can see me keeping for a long time to come. Although it won't see a huge amount of use over the winter months, I'm looking forward to spring and the better weather when I can put some dry miles on and see what its really capable of.

Rather fortutiously, my in-laws have invited us to join them in Germany next year for a short break, so a trip to Affalterbach is now on the cards, which will obviously involve driving on some lovely European roads....:cool:

Anyway, enough waffling from me. Here's a couple of photos of it safely on the drive and utterly filthy - will take some more in better weather and a better location at some point.

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That's a bit special......but personally I'd have the Dacia :p
 

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