Mystery Mercedes-AMG Test Mule is a Quasimodo Version of the E63 - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

  • 1 Post By Berliner Heckflosse
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 04-25-2019
Premium Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,574
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 530 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,120
Thanked 1,420 Times in 958 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Mystery Mercedes-AMG Test Mule is a Quasimodo Version of the E63

Every once in a couple of million cars, one is born with a rare form of dwarfism. Most are killed at birth, but Mercedes-AMG decided to let this oddball E-Class live in the hope that it will develop into something interesting.

We're kidding, of course. We are, in fact, looking at the very first test mule for a potential AMG sports car. It takes the form of an E63 that looks like it suffers from bone disease. We have to applaud Mercedes for going to all the trouble of making custom rear doors that are about half the length, modifying the floor and roof just so they could hide this mule in plain sight.

So what are we dealing with here? Well, the chassis probably hides something that's shorter even than a C-Class sedan, since those massive overhangs would look weird with such a small wheelbase. Plus, the size of the trunk is irrelevant on a bespoke AMG model. At the same time, the fender flares tell us wider tracks have been installed.

It's possible that the new model will be based around the modular rear-wheel-drive architecture of the E-Class, which is shared with the CLS and AMG GT 4-door as well. But it's possible the architecture will be different as well, as the transaxle setup can make the difference between a balanced sports car (like the AMG GT) and a power-based bruiser like the C63.

Because of the wheelbase, we want to immediately rule out the SL-Class replacement, even though the boss of AMG talked about it as recently as this week. Instead, we suggest this is the SLC/SLK's successor, as the little roadster is saying its goo
dbyes right now.

AMG has long pondered a sports car under the V8-powered GT, hoping that the performance badge would help it succeed where the SLK failed. And if it takes more than two years to develop, which it will, this model will also be a hybrid, as every Affalterbach creation launched after 2021 needs to have some form of electrification. But what do you guys think it is.
Col likes this.

This post brought you by FLOSSY ...the KING of unimportant OFF TOPIC Posts.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic


Quick Reply
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Next Mercedes-Benz SL to get soft top, 2+2 seating, and 800-hp AMG version jbanks15 Off Topic 0 01-30-2018 02:11 PM
Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 Coupe impresses Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 05-06-2017 02:43 PM
Mercedes-AMG E63S V8 612 hp FULL REVIEW test driven E-Class E63 AMG E-Klasse 2017/2018 Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 12-06-2016 01:53 PM
Mercedes hits the gas on AMG high-performance offerings Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 0 03-28-2016 07:19 PM
MB Official Release of 2009 SLK Cold Shot SLK R171 General Discussion 208 10-13-2008 03:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.