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As per the trend goes, Mercedes lends its calm and composed vehicles to its AMG division to develop a performance-hungry iteration of the same. Following the same suit, the Mercedes E-class sedan has been christened with a mammoth of an engine that is capable of plunging the luxury sedan to the 60 MPH mark in just 3.2 seconds which is just insane for an E-Class sedan. Christened with the E63 AMG badge, this is one of the most expensive Mercedes to be listed under the E-class lineup.
For a vehicle capable of such staggering performance, the 2020 E63 AMG has been blessed with a plethora of safety features to ensure the safety of its occupants. Furthermore, Mercedes claims that the E63 is equipped with the same chassis as the conventional E-class, only, this one has been reworked to contain the fire-breather’s tantrums. To further check the credibility of the E63’s build quality, let’s move ahead and find out how the E63 fairs in the real world in terms of safety and reliability.
Sitting at the top of the lineup under the E-class lineup, the E63 AMG is another iteration of the same which crawled out of Mercedes's chambers to feed the performance-hungry people. While it can offer breathtaking performance dynamics, Mercedes also introduced a plethora of safety features to ensure the safety of its occupants. Offered in just one trim, there are barely any safety features you might miss on the E63.
The long list of safety features include Active brake assist, PRE-SAFE, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Advanced tire pressure monitoring system, MAGIC Vision control, Attention Assist, Blind Spot Assist and many more. Some features, however, have been reserved by Mercedes to be offered as various optional packages that can add another layer of safety to the already existing one. Not that you’ll miss them in the standard list, but some of them surely add an oomph factor to your luxury four-door sportscar, of course, at additional prices.
Optional features include Active Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active blind spot assist and the list goes on and on.
As seen, Mercedes has invested a lot of time and money in making the E63 a plush and a safe place for you. That said, we do not have the official crash test ratings for the 2020 E-class as it is yet to be tested by the national agencies.
As mentioned earlier, the all-new Mercedes E63 has been christened with a ton of stand-apart safety features such as:
The new E63 has been equipped with the Brake Assist system. It uses a network of sensors at the front and rear, to detect any anomaly on the way. Once it detects something, it tries to alert the driver to react appropriately. Furthermore, if the driver doesn’t react within the said time, then the E63 takes matters into its own hands and applies emergency brakes immediately. Cool, right?
This feature helps in preparing the occupants of the vehicle for an inevitable collision. How does it do that? It uses an array of sensors all around the vehicle to predict an inevitable crash. Once it does, the speakers inside the cabin start emitting a “Pink noise” which triggers the brain receptors to be prepared for the loud sounds of the crash. This helps in preserving the hearing ability of the occupant.
Mercedes-Benz’s attention assist, also found in the 2020 E63, is a feature that helps in understanding the driving style of the driver. If it detects any signs of fatigue due to the change in driving style, it will trigger the sound system to alert the driver. Not only does it check the driver’s fatigue but it also helps in correcting the errors in driving.
This system works in tandem with the Traction Control system to ensure that all the tires of the vehicle get enough grip while driving. In case it detects any loss of traction/grip in a tire, it will cut the power supply to it and divert it to the other three wheels. This helps in maintaining the stability of the car around the curves at high speeds. Furthermore, in snowy or rainy weather conditions, it makes sure that the car doesn’t skid off the road.
This system uses the cameras in the front of the car to detect speed-limit signs on the road and then display that speed limit on the driver’s display. This system might also use pre-loaded speed-limits. This is useful in-town driving where the speed limits might change every few miles. The speed information can also be displayed on the heads-up display which makes it even safer as the driver does not need to take his eyes off the road.
Is the Cheetah fast enough? Of course, it is! You do not ask such questions to a German premium luxury brand. We suggest you go for the E63 with blind faith in terms of safety and reliability. It’s pampering abilities is sure to remind you of your mother, back when you were a kid. However, if we had to pitch in another equally capable vehicle in the competition, we suggest you go check out the BMW M5 which sits head-to-head in terms of driving and performance dynamics.
Mercedes claims that the E63 is equipped with the same chassis as the conventional E-class, only, this one has been reworked to contain the fire-breather’s tantrums.