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Owning an R63 AMG: Insights from a New Owner’s “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit

Owning an R63 AMG: Insights from a New Owner’s “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit

The Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG, a high-performance version of the three-row R-Class minivan, equipped with a powerful 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, has garnered attention for its unusual combination of minivan practicality and AMG performance. A new owner, who goes by Erdnalexa on Reddit, shared their experiences and insights in an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) post on /r/cars. Here are some highlights:

  1. Engine Bay Tightness:
    • When asked about the tightness of the engine bay, Erdnalexa humorously replied that it’s not bad; you just have to remove the engine every time you need to work on it.
  2. Utility for Unconventional Purposes:
    • Commenters inquired about the car’s suitability for working in a funeral home. Erdnalexa humorously claimed the ability to comfortably transport five cadavers on the seats and one in the trunk, with three of them enjoying heated seats. The owner added, “I can do that while driving at 150 mph. What more could you possibly need for a funeral home?”
  3. Fuel Consumption and Speed Cap:
    • Erdnalexa shared experiences of driving the R63, mentioning its terrible fuel consumption. The owner claimed to hit a top speed of 165 mph, exceeding the car’s claimed electronic speed limiter of 155 mph.
  4. Passenger Comfort at High Speeds:
    • Despite being prone to carsickness, Erdnalexa expressed surprise at not feeling sick even after being driven at high speeds for an extended period.

The AMA post provides entertaining and insightful glimpses into the unique experiences of owning and driving the Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG. The owner’s responses offer a blend of humor and genuine appreciation for the quirks of this distinctive vehicle.

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