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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG running costs are, in a word, huge. High fuel consumption - especially if the car’s performance is used to the full - and the expensive consumables such as tyres mean this car will be expensive to run. Servicing at franchised dealerships will not be cheap nor will road tax or insurance costs (it's an insurance group 46E out of 50).

Not the car to demonstrate your green credentials. However, compared to the previous version of this performance car, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG emissions have dropped significantly from 341g/km to 295g/km. Following the facelift in 2013 this dropped further to 230g/km, with AMG S models emitting 242g/km in saloon format or 246g/km in estate guise.

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG reliability should pose to many problems. The new generation of E-Class has a better reputation for build quality than the previous one. That should translate well into strong reliability as long as the car is serviced on time. AMG engines have a reputation for durability and the previous electrical gremlins that afflicted the earlier AMG E-Class version has been resolved now.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £2,078 - £2,645 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
5.4 Petrol 230 g/km (Min) £555
6.2 Petrol 299 g/km (Max) £570

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £555 - £570
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 46 - 48
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.