The Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG was produced for just one year and has a understated exterior compared to its extraordinarily powerful engine making the perfect factory sleeper.
Marketed by MB as a family touring car that has space for 6-passengers, the all-wheel-drive R-class came in a few different variations and this R63 AMG is the highest performing version available. Production numbers for US spec R63s are rumored to be at just 30 units making it even more rare the SLS AMG Black Series!
Mercedes hoped to sell around 200 R63s but a few factors kept that target out of reach. As a niche vehicle it wasn’t actively advertised and was a special order only (similar to the E63 estates) it also had a hefty price tag that started in the high-$80k range. In addition the crossover package that tried to combine a minivan and SUV didn’t appeal to buyers and sales fell short across all R-class variants.
The most impressive aspect of the R63 AMG is its hand-built naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 that has both an aluminum block and heads. The large displacement engine made 507hp and with grip coming from its wide tires and all-wheel-drive layout 0-60 times were in the 4.6 second range.
This R63 AMG is located in Orange County California and has 60k miles on the odometer. The condition looks to be excellent and owner is asking $44k obo. If your interested he can be reached at jimmycigars(at)yahoo.com.