Fleets of fancy

Fleets of Fancy: Mercedes AMG E63S Estate

Why should I want it?

The Mercedes-AMG E63S Estate does it all. At a very basic level it’s a large automatic estate car capable of comfortable commuting or transporting the family and luggage on holiday. On the other level it has truly supercar-rivalling pace from the 612hp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 harnessed by a sophisticated 4×4 system.

 

Why can’t I have it?

With a few options selected you’re reaching a P11D above £100,000. While the 30.1mpg official fuel figure may not seem that bad, you’re looking at a real-world number nearer 22mpg. Obviously, that also means a CO2 figure of 214g/km and a BIK band of 37%. Servicing costs on Mercedes’ AMG cars aren’t low either.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

It’s a big practical car, and the only car you’ll ever need. You’re unlikely to get stuck when it’s snowy either, because it has all-wheel drive. The boot is a gargantuan 640 litres. It also looks quite subtle, too, so clients may not realise how you’re spending their money.

 

More fleety alternative

 

Fleet of Fancy - Mercedes-Benz AMG E63S Estate - More Fleety Alternative - Mercedes-Benz E400dThere are several more sensible alternatives without having to leave the E-class range. For nearly £40,000 less (£63,835), you can have an E53 AMG estate which is still capable of 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Or if diesel is a must, then the E400d (pictured) for £53,140 will hit 60mph in 5.1 seconds but has an official fuel figure of 46.3mpg.

 

 

 

 

 

Factfile

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63S Estate
Economy:30.1mpg
Emissions:214g/km
Performance:3.5 seconds/186mph
Power:612hp
Price:£91,290