2014 E63S AMG Race Start on Display
Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG blasts from a stop to a hundred in a hurry.
This video was initially shared to the forum in a thread by “1809” from the Chris Kim YouTube channel, and it features a 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG making a couple hard runs from a stop up to 100 miles per hour. The video offers us a chance to hear the turbocharged V8 and see the car move out from a few different angles, while the thread offers some information for those having a hard time with the Race Start system.
E63S AMG Race Start
As you likely know, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG is powered by a turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 that delivers 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission and the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. In order to make the most of the available power coupled with the all-wheel-drive system, the E63S is equipped with the Race Start system, which is what other automakers call launch control.
The AMG Race Start system allows the E63S driver to launch at a higher engine speed than a “normal” launch where you hold the brake with one foot and ease into the gas with the other. Race Start uses all of the high tech systems to get the AMG sedan off of the line with as much urgency as possible while working to mitigate any wheelspin – leading to awesome 0-60 and quarter-mile blasts.
Race Start in Action
To showcase his Race Start feature, forum member 1809 put together a video showing the hard launch from a few different points on the car.
In the first clip, the camera is mounted on the rear of the car, pointing at the driver’s side exhaust tip. This gives us the best sound sample, as the camera location cuts down on wind noise as vehicle speed climbs.
Next, we watch the E63S launch with the camera mounted on the driver’s side front window.
Finally, we watch a hard launch from a camera mounted facing the Benz’s instrument cluster. From this video, we can see the various command prompts when activating the system, followed by a look at the 0-100 romp.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!