My insurance company has arranged for a hire car whilst my S6 is being repaired and they delivered a new e63 to me. I considered a second hand e63 when looking around for my car but decided on the S6 as I preferred it. But that was based on a couple of test drives in both cars. I was a little concerned when they lent me the e63 as to whether I thought I had made the right choice after covering 7K miles in my Audi. My thoughts on the e63. Interior. I am not a fan of the digital dashes, the one in the merc goes on for ever. I also prefer real analogue gauges. The merc is just not as nice inside as the Audi. I appreciate I need to get over my dislike for the digital dashes as they are the future. Seat: Lovely, very snug and adjustable, except the headrest is fixed. I am 6'2" and it is just a little too low for me. You seem to sit in the Audi and sit on the Merc, the dash is very low and set back. The cowl over the dash screens is also very flimsy. Exterior: It is a fine looking car, I have it in ice blue, I prefer dark cars and think in black it would look stunning but even in this light colour it is nice looking (obv looks are subjective) Engine: Enough has been written about this. It is not as vocal as my C63's old NA 6.2 v8 but it has a howl to it that is missing in the Audi. Fuel consumption is pants but that more to my driving style and having some fun in it. Whats it like to drive: In a word. Horrible. The steering is super heavy and feels false. Even in the comfort mode the steering is heavy. The accelerator is either off or on and is hard to be smooth. Suspension is rock solid even in comfort. The engine seems to mis fire but I am thinking this is down to cheap fuel being put in it. Its not smooth on the up changes and seems to have too many gears, its got 9, so when you plant your foot it seems to struggle to find the right gear to be in. I am off to the office tomorrow which is 160 miles each way so hopefully it will give me some more time to bond with it and get used to it. Performance: It is quick straight out of the box. As fast as a remapped s6? I think it is close. At the moment I am happy I chose the right car but it is early days.