“First shots of the new merc e-class amg. Outran my 911 easily on the autobahn. Its idle wasn’t a v8. Will blog when I get home. [sent from iPhone]”
I frantically typed these words on my (overly) touch sensitive iPhone whilst parked at the Eifel Tankstelle on the A1 Autobahn. I knew the vehicle following me on the B-258 coming back from the Nürburgring was unusual, simply due to its camouflaged fascia hiding massive brake ducts, and some sporty fender bulges.
It followed closely behind as I merged onto the A1/A48, and that’s where I “Punched it!”, and we were off. My revs climbed and climbed to no avail, as a thundering beast not just outran, but laid waste to my 911. I could only watch as my speed crested 200km/h, and all I could see were LED taillights. The distance increased as I crested 240km/h, and he pulled away to over 150 meters, and that’s where I called it quits, as the road surface grew damp, and my ass-engined Nazi slot car melts like a Wicked Witch of the West when it rains.
I followed it to the fuel station, where I pulled in front to “fuel” my Carrera, long enough until the driver went inside. The back seats were full of electronic gear, and as the car idled, it was a lumpy, throbbing idle that sounded eerily similar to the V-10 found in a Dodge Viper. Perhaps AMG hasn’t sorted out the engine fully, or it was a weird, and overly massive V8 with turbo chargers (there was no supercharger whine). Press releases already confirm the 6.3L V8 in the E63 AMG, so could we be spying the Black Series?
The rear bumper sprouted large quad-pipes but strangely it didn’t mimick the front fender bulges. It was the quad exhausts that were mostly what I saw as we departed the gas station as he was gone, real gone before I had the chance to even downshift.