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Old 10-25-2017, 10:48 AM
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few S63 questions

i think this is the right forum to post about S63

Trying to decide between S550 4matic and S63 4matic ( daily driver including winter ) - 2018 s63 has great reviews and s550 i drove two years ago was too floaty for our tastes but i am sure i can get used to it with the right expectations from a large sedan

Have a porsche cab and like to see if is worth the extra going to S63 and dealing with all seasons for winter and year round

1) How is the handling /body roll in corners compared to s550 etc ., considering 2018 but 2017 and previous should not be much different from a handling perspective)

2) How long is the tire life on s63 due to all that torque, camber etc, our summer rubber on my Porsche lasts about 12-15k miles

3) Are these driveable in winter with all seasons ?( that way can use just one type of tire after performance tires are done )

Has any one used all seasons on 20" amg wheels?

4) Are maintenance costs for S63 much more than S550 other than tires ?

5) Anything else to consider before jumping for S63 over S550?

Thx in advance
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:09 PM
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i think this is the right forum to post about S63

Trying to decide between S550 4matic and S63 4matic ( daily driver including winter ) - 2018 s63 has great reviews and s550 i drove two years ago was too floaty for our tastes but i am sure i can get used to it with the right expectations from a large sedan

Have a porsche cab and like to see if is worth the extra going to S63 and dealing with all seasons for winter and year round

1) How is the handling /body roll in corners compared to s550 etc ., considering 2018 but 2017 and previous should not be much different from a handling perspective)

2) How long is the tire life on s63 due to all that torque, camber etc, our summer rubber on my Porsche lasts about 12-15k miles

3) Are these driveable in winter with all seasons ?( that way can use just one type of tire after performance tires are done )

Has any one used all seasons on 20" amg wheels?

4) Are maintenance costs for S63 much more than S550 other than tires ?

5) Anything else to consider before jumping for S63 over S550?

Thx in advance
Hey, I can help a lil bit...

2) fronts go fast

3) yes and yes

I def love my S63 (it's my 2nd one), can't go wrong with it if u ask me.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:48 AM
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1. Less roll in the corners, and can add even less roll with the different settings.
2. Can't speak on the tires, just put a new set on, haven't had the car long enough
3. Not sure on snow, don't get any here
4. Brakes are way more than the S550, general maintenance is more as well if needing S63 specific parts
5. Insurance will be higher, resale is worse percentage wise versus the S550 (especially buying new), comes with more standard features than the S550

I looked at both for 3 years and ended up with a used S63, don't regret it at all.

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Old 10-31-2017, 06:37 PM
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2017 S63 AMG, 2016 E350
The wear of the front tires is the only issue I have with my 63
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