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Old 02-09-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG @ 2006 Chicago Show



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The new Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG: A new combination of dynamism, power and comfort

Affalterbach, Feb 09, 2006
Mercedes-AMG is unveiling the brand-new R 63 AMG at the Chicago Auto Show (February 10 to 19, 2006). This particularly dynamic interpretation of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is powered by the new AMG 6.3-litre V8-engine. With an output of 375 kW/510 hp, 630 Newton metres of torque and permanent four-wheel drive, the Grand Sports Tourer by AMG offers an unprecedented combination of unrivalled sportiness, spaciousness and top-class comfort for up to six passengers.
With the R 63 AMG, Mercedes-AMG has once again demonstrated its expertise in the design of unique high-performance cars. Following on from the unveiling of the Vision R 63 AMG at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main in September 2005, and the positive response to this show car, the series-produced model is now being launched. The market launch of the R 63 AMG in the USA will commence in the third quarter of 2006.

Like the series-produced version of the new Mercedes-Benz R-Class, which is now appearing in the showrooms of company-owned Mercedes-Benz outlets and dealerships, the new R 63 AMG is available with a short or long wheelbase. With its highly sophisticated technology, avantgarde appearance and luxurious interior, the six-seater is the epitome of the sporty and dynamic trendsetter.

AMG 6.3-litre V8-engine guarantees dynamic performance

With an output of 375 kW/510 hp and 630 Newton metres of torque, this large, newly developed, naturally-aspirated AMG eight-cylinder unit ensures effortless, dynamic progress. The R 63 AMG with the short wheelbase accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds (R 63 AMG with long wheelbase: 5.1 seconds) and has a maximum speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). Power is transferred by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC transmission with steering wheel gearshift buttons, a DIRECT SELECT shift lever and three driving modes.

A combination of four-wheel drive with a 40:60 percent torque distribution to the front and rear axles, plus an AMG sports suspension with AIRMATIC air suspension, level control and the Adaptive Damping System, ensures outstanding handling safety and a dynamic or comfort-oriented style of driving – at the touch of a button, depending on the driver’s wishes. Extremely short braking distances are guaranteed by the large AMG high-performance braking system.

Exterior and interior with typical AMG exclusivity

Newly designed front and rear aprons in the typical AMG look, the two twin chrome-plated tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system and sporty, dark-tinted rear lights communicate sheer dynamism. The performance potential of the R 63 AMG is clearly indicated by the "6.3 AMG" lettering on the front wings. 20-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a five-spoke design with 265/45 R 20 wide-base tyres give the side view its characteristic, eye-catching look. The R 63 AMG is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to offer 21-inch AMG light-alloy wheels as an optional extra.

The interior of the R 63 AMG impresses with spaciousness, exclusive appointments and an extremely high perceived value. A sporty touch is provided by AMG sports seats in the front, nappa leather upholstery with Alcantara inserts for all the seats, decorative trim in black aluminium, the AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with gearshift buttons and the AMG instrument cluster with an AMG main menu and "RACETIMER".
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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That is just plain sick
sick I tell you!

when I grow up, I want to be an AMG V8

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Old 02-09-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:44 PM   #4
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new dads of the world rejoice. our minivan has finally arrived
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:58 PM   #5
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hard to hate it. just looks like a large hatchback.

might be an excuse to go out and have some kids.

j/k
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:05 PM   #6
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Ok, so when does the Pacifica SRT-8 come out?
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:10 PM   #7
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I take it back, I can finally see myself in a van!
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Old 02-09-2006, 03:38 PM   #8
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price? I'm thinking $100K or more.

Furthermore, I wonder if it'll get the 8 piston calipers of the SL65
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:37 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'd roll some kids to soccer practice in that.
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:40 PM   #10
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Is that 510 hp rating also valid in the U.S. SAE hp ratings? I remember reading that it was 503 hp by our standards... but if it is valid, then that would put it at the top as the most powerful naturally aspirated V-8 above the C6 Z06, but with 0.7 less liters but also five less lb.-ft
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:50 PM   #11
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Too bad no stick

It might be super gorgeous but it's a damn good wagon.

Hmm, when is that M5 Wagon supposed to get here again? Seen the pics...
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Yup... that's just ****ing crazy. I'd murder many of you for one of those.
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Too bad no stick

It might be super gorgeous but it's a damn good wagon.

Hmm, when is that M5 Wagon supposed to get here again? Seen the pics...
I don't think you can get any AMG model with a stick shift
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #14
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I don't think you can get any AMG model with a stick shift
That's just the philosophy of Mercedes. They feel that their audience basically consists of people who want torquey cars with nice interiors that they can drive comfortably without having to shift. That's why many times you will see a lot of women driving AMGs, at least in Newport Beach, California. (Not to be stereotypical, but the fact of the matter is that a large portion of the female demographic that Mercedes cars are aimed at can't drive stick.) I mean come on, before the 1999 or 2000 SLK320, the last car they offered a manual transmission as an option in a U.S.-spec car was the diesel-powered 240D of the mid-80s. These aren't pure sports cars anyway, they're just luxurious cars that are ridiculously torquey at any speed.
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Yep, I think they still offer manual trannies in their SLK230. not the AMG SLK55 however.

but you are right. I doubt anyone in this thread would buy these cars. Either we can't afford it, or our mind looks elsewhere. That is because, like DeeezNuuuts said, Mercedes is not marketing these cars to our demographic.
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:19 AM   #16
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Estoy enamorado.
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