Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

4 Total Reviews

S63 AMG 6.2L V8 7-speed Automatic - (4 reviews )
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
The S63 is the best combination of comfort and speed in one machine
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By riosouza
on

Vehicle

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


Review

The S63 is the best combination of comfort and speed in one machine, period. It has so much power on "S" mode that if it wasn't for the traction control it would be hard to keep it straight. It's like being on a Cadillac with the feeling of a high end sports car when you hit the gas pedal. I drive my S63 daily, and the comfort makes me slow down and enjoy the ride. Then when I got an idiot tailgating me, I just hit the gas for few seconds and he disappears on my rear view mirror. If you go for a test drive, you will buy it...


Best Features

It's well built, and where most of other companies would use cheap chromed plastic, the S63 has metal, such as buttons. I love every feature of it.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

This car has everything
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By tallyken
on

Vehicle

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Is it possible to have luxury, comfort, superb build quality, and safety in one car? Yup! Oh, you want performance too? Well, this is the one to get. I'm comparing the S63 to other cars I've owned: NSX, SL600, 2 Vipers, several Corvettes, S500, SL55 AMG, and the S63 rules.


Best Features

Probably the best seats in the world (in or out of a car). The 20" wheels. Love the voice recognition - really works. Paddle shifter. The sound (outside). The sound (inside). The COMAND system, almost intuitive. Rear-looking TV. Brakes, handling, and did I mention acceleration?


Worst Features

None


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Rumbling gas guzzler
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Chuck Sutnick
on

Vehicle

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


Review

New for '08, it's exhaust is tuned to rumble. It's too noisy on acceleration, and constantly hums in the rear compartment. I have an '07 S550 which gets 26.6 mpg on the highway. This S63 gets 18 mpg if you keep the speed at 70. Otherwise, mileage drops dramatically. Acceleration is awesome. The car starts out as a jack rabbit and turns into a missle. Before you know it, you're doing 60 mph in a 30 speed zone, and 90 in a 65. The interior is a superb improvement over the last generation. The dash is beautiful. The COMAND has 4 ways to get to a function making it user friendly.


Best Features

Ride dynamic multi-contour seats are awesome. They bolster you on turns.ABC keeps the car level on turns. The audio system sounds great, and offers AM/FM/WB radio, CD, MP3 memory slot, Sirius satellite radio, and iPod itegration kit. You have it all! Power rear door window shades are neat.


Worst Features

Enlarge the outside rear view mirrors. Tone down the exhaust rumble. The navigation system often won't accept street address numbers unless you know the zip code, making it frustrating if you don't know the zip code.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

One sweet ride
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By FN SIK
on

Vehicle

2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG S63 AMG 4dr Sedan (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


Review

This car is absolutely fantastic! Everything about the car exudes quailty and hand built craftsmanship. The touch of the control buttons, the steering, the road grip (with not a hint of body roll at any speed I've traveled so far) The AMG leather is better than in the 600 and the seat comfort is unmatched with almost limitless adjustments. opperating the many features is easy and nearly intuitive through the command control or one of the redundant feature buttons. I havn't been able to pull the 4.5 sec.0-60 times reported, only able to get it to 6.3 (ironic) but I am not a professional driver and haven't managed to time my shifts correctly yet. Either way the car is a blast to drive.


Best Features

Drive active seats keep you and your passenger planted in your seats during spirited driving while being massaged. Command center opperates all convienence features and is easy to use. integrated bluetooth works like a charm and displays my cell phone address book on the display panel.


Worst Features

My reverse camera works but the assist is not. While this is more fun than a necessity, I hope it's an easy fix of some computer glitch


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT