Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
1 minute read
26 Dec 2021
7:22 am

AMG E63 S a sledge hammer – 2021 Motoring Newsmaker No 10

Jaco Van Der Merwe

This brute of a Mercedes reaches 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds.

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S is one mean sedan.

Two-thousand-and-twenty-one was an interesting year for the South African motoring landscape.

Some things changed, like an acceleration towards greener cars, while others stayed the same like Toyota topping the monthly sales charts.

In this series of 2021 Motoring Newsmakers, The Citizen looks back at the top 20 most popular online stories of the year. The series is dominated by South Africa’s most popular body style, bakkies, while the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 was by far the most viewed single model on our website. Other local favourites in the form of hot hatches, fuel efficient hatchbacks, big, mean SUVs, compact SUVs, Mercedes-AMGs and BMW M cars also drew their fair share of attention.

Mercedes gave its AMG E63 S a little midlife update in 2021 which consisted of a few styling tweaks and technical updates.

The main feature of this Mercedes though is its 4.0-litre V8 biturbo petrol engine that produces an enormous 450 kW of power and 850 Nm of torque. Road Test Editor Mark Jones put this sedan through some high-performance testing and found that the time sheets reflect these crazy numbers.

To read what Mark had to say about this brute of an AMG sedan, click on the link below.

2021 MOTORING NEWSMAKER NO 10: Mercedes-AMG E63 S one sledge hammer of a sedan

To see the rest of our 2021 Motoring Newsmakers, click on the links below.

No 11: Land Cruiser: Which is better, petrol or diesel?

No 12: Kia cans bakkie plans

No 13: Mercedes A35 Sedan the thinking man’s AMG

No 14: Toyota Corolla Cross outsells Polo pair

No 15: BMW X5 M Competition pips Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S

No 16: The Golf GTI for nerds

No 17: Never be late in a Merc GLS 580

No 18: Toyota HiAce 54 years young

No 19: New Ford Ranger revealed

No 20: Toyota Land Cruiser gets stuck the mud