Here’s something that doesn’t pop up on Autotrader too often: It’s a rare 2007 Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG. It’s estimated that fewer than 100 of these high-performance R Class models were produced — all of them for the 2007 model year. The regular R Class, which was a 7-passenger people mover designed like a minivan without sliding doors, was sold from the 2006 through the 2012 model years in the U.S., and it was primarily offered with a relatively tame V6 gas or turbodiesel engine. The ultra-exclusive R 63 AMG packed a handbuilt 6.2-liter V8 engine — the same engine found in many AMG models from the era. Output was a whopping 503 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive was standard, as was a 7-speed automatic transmission. The 0-to-60 mph time was a ridiculously quick 4.6 seconds.
This one-owner Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG is at a dealer in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. With more than 163,000 miles on the odometer, it’s likely one of the highest-mileage R 63s in existence. This R 63 is white with a beige interior, and the upholstery looks to be in decent shape. The listing says that it comes with the Premium package, which includes adaptive cruise control and passive keyless entry. Other features include a semi-active suspension with adaptive damping, heated first- and second-row seats, headlight washers, a Harmon Kardon audio system and Bluetooth connectivity. The listing also mentions that this R 63 has had a costly head bolt replacement job and that it’s got new tires, new brake pads and new rotors. Despite all those miles, this R 63 is still listed for $35,788 — indicative of how desirable these rare AMGs still are. Find a Mercedes-Benz R 63 AMG for sale
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