• Mar 25, 2010
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG makes some noise – Click above to hear it after the jump

As some of you may have read, I was pretty smitten with the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. In case you somehow missed the buttery prose (for shame, for shame!), I described the sound of the big, bad, naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 as, "Angry, guttural, aggravated and very, very masculine. Even at idle, it sounds like it's pissed off and ready to dish out some wrath of God-type violence. Street legal sedans don't sound like this."

But wouldn't it be nice if you could hear what I'm bloviating about? Well friends, today you can!

Thanks to a good buddy of mine named Luis Galdames, we have some high-quality sound files of the E63 AMG tearing stuff (mostly asphalt) up. Aside from recently winning a Golden Reel award for his sound mixing work on the FOX television show House, Luis also recorded all the engine sounds for NBC's short-lived but quite comical Knight Rider remake. In other words, he knows his stuff.

After the jump we have three sound clips for your amusement. The first is of Luis standing behind the car and as I rev the mighty V8 up to around 6,000 rpm before side-stepping the brake pedal and launching. Listen close and at the end you can hear the car downshifting as I get on the brakes. The second clip was my favorite to record. Luis asked I fly by him at 100 mph and shift from third to fourth as I passed. We had to do a few takes for that one. And the third clip perfectly sums up the E63 AMG -- one of the best cars I've ever driven. Make the jump and enjoy.

E63 AMG Accelerating





E63 AMG Drive-by





The Sound of E63 AMG Making Jonny Lieberman Smile


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Why isn't the C63 — which has the same soundtrack — even better (smaller package, shorter wheelbase, less weight, etc)?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maser. Quattroporte sound > E63.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have that one recorded as well. I shall compare the two
        • 4 Years Ago
        LFA.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Porsche Carrera GT V10 > all.

        But this one sounded good too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      E350 is about $60k, 250hp, $250/hp, 30mpg highway
      E550 is about $70k, 400hp, $175/hp, 30mpg highway
      E63 is about $100k, 500hp, $200/hp, 20mpg highway

      E550 for me, in that rusty brown colour, black and beige interior. Thanks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My neighbor complained and to be honest I don't really blame her.

      The first clip I find particularity exciting/loud.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Definitely sounds more american-grunt than german-sophistication
        • 4 Years Ago
        The more I see from AMG (SL65 AMG Black Series, SLS AMG, now the E63 AMG), the more I think their sensibilities and approach to car design are very much in line with American muscle car aficionados, but with a touch more refinement.

        I find the fruits of their labor very pleasing indeed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For those of you who wanted to download the sounds, make it a ringtone, etc.

      E63 AMG Accelerating
      http://stadium.weblogsinc.com/autoblog/Mercedes E63 AMG Revs Away_01.mp3

      E63 AMG Drive-by
      http://stadium.weblogsinc.com/autoblog/Mercedes E63 AMG Bys_02.mp3

      • 4 Years Ago
      Sure didn't sound terribly impressive on my Yamaha surround sound speaker system. What I liked was the tail-end of the accelerating clip. Those upshifts sounded great. Damn near like listening to a bike at the drags with an air-shifter. No wonder autos are quicker these days. You couldn't possibly shift a manual anywhere near that quickly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damn, I wish my computer made this noise every time it turns on... Sounds fine on my Logitech system :D.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The sound of ICE can be tuned to sound aggressive as in this AMG or nearly silent as in a Lexus 460 depending on the choice of muffler installed. The tuned muffler is basically a resonance chamber designed to accentuate certain sound while deafening others. Since our primordial instinct equates a loud animal growl with aggression and power, some of us human like to project such characteristic in our performance cars -- even when our car is not a performance one. As to mufflers, the better sound the growl the more expensive since muffler acoustic R&D is expensive and results are ultimately patented.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome car, but lost all of it class and good looks with this new generation.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ..looks alot better than the new 5 series...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now I really need to record one of these for my iPhone app.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nothing better than AMG engines. Still remember seeing F1 the last time it was at Indy and the Safety cars made the most incredible noise. Could hear them over the F1 engines, was awesome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I want to download the first one so badly. How can I do it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      AWESOME....just made my wife's cat run from the room! Hate that cat, love that sound!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Theres some good material here for a tasteless joke or two, but i'm not gonna go there. I find it amusing regardless :)
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