Video is so great. Long gone are the days of shoulder-mounted VHS Handi-Cams.
Simply snapping a 60-second clip of something on your iPhone seems silly in the moment, but the results can be really special afterwards – for remembering the details in 1080p detail.
iPhones actually take video in 4K resolution, then down-scale the .MOV files to 1080p for export. What this means is that the iPhone is now one of the best video-cameras ever made – and fits right in your pocket.
What do I mean?
Well, the 2014 E63 AMG is easily one of the best cars I have ever driven. While flustered by lots of other hot metal nearby, it was all I could do to focus on one car at a time.
During my hour with the magnificent E63 AMG 4MATIC, I fell hard.
This is not actually the S-Model, which includes a special AMG badge in back.
I loved the seats, I loved the wheel, the headrests – the lights – everything clicked and we were fast friends from first sitting.
I was even stroking the leather-wrapped upper dash and the classy square IWC watch-face in the dashboard.
Enjoy this video demonstration of roaring exhaust bellow from the AMG Hammer on the way to about 70 MPH from zero.
You can hear the new seven-speed automatic firing through changes with the precision of a sniper, and hear the roaring crescendo of sound from out back on the way to a quoted 3.8-seconds to 60 mph. I believe it!
Had a fellow car writer blip the throttle a few times for the exhaust bellow back at the parking lot as well.
This is a seriously fantastic machine, and one of the best engines ever made.
4MATIC is standard on American-market cars, and is totally imperceptible from behind the wheel. The steering is deliciously feel-some and light in town, but firm at high speeds.
Lastly, the air suspension is a dream for its smoothness and poise in corner, where it works in conjunction with the huge AMG brakes and engine to keep things level and serene – even at hyper-legal speeds.
The 2014 E63 is available both as a sedan and a wagon for the first time. It is a future classic and the best car many will ever own in their whole lifetimes.
2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model – First-Drive Photos
Official Images from Mercedes-Benz – 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan – Exterior
Official Images from Mercedes-Benz – 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC – Interior
Official Images from Mercedes-Benz – 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC Wagon – Exterior
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