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Mercedes Wants You To Know Its Drift Mode Plays Well With 600 HP

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Another case of, "if it's this good, how the hell are they going to make a follow up?"

Let us take a moment to dispel a myth that's been perpetuated throughout the years because as the story goes, the AMG wing is only there to cater to those who like gobs of power for tire smoking bragging rights. This is akin to calling an AMG a prettier Dodge Challenger, which was accurate for some models. On the other hand, BMW's M was supposedly built for focused drivers who've seen a track, and while that's still true, the rule applies to AMG as well.

Mercedes supplied those credentials with the AMG GT, but it now appears intent on showing us that it can apply the recipe to the sedan.

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While AMG engineers toil to bring us a four-door AMG GT to beat on the Porsche Panamera, we can rest assured knowing that at least half the mountain has been climbed. That's because the AMG E63 S is already out on race tracks thrashing around with a 600 horsepower kick to the groin. Autocar and Auto Express have each gotten ahold of one to see what it's made of, and so far everything we've heard about this car is correct. Until BMW soups up the new 5 Series, this AMG E63 S is the best go-fast sedan around. Even though all-wheel drive isn't exactly a driver favorite, it's nice to know Mercedes included a drift mode to give the AMG E63 S rear-wheel drive capabilities.

Of course it's always wise to get a second opinion...