2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG L Auto for sale

The Dangers of Depreciation when buying a new car

2018 AMG S63 SedanThe Mercedes Benz S63 AMG is a perfect example of what happens when the excitement of buying a new car overtakes reason and caution.

Part of the Totally Auto group is a car dealership and we have this beautiful S63 AMG Sedan for sale right now.

It was bought new in November 2018 for a grand total of $420,000 plus which included options and on road costs and luxury car tax. The owner also has other AMG vehicles as well. However for this particular vehicle we are in the process of selling it for the owner.

The asking price is a value packed $238,888 and we have been offered close to that for it and that’s not far from the RedBook value. If you think about it the S63 AMG is a LOT OF CAR for some $200,000 less than the price the owner paid for it less than two years ago.

2018 AMG S63 Sedan

This unique AMG L S63 Sedan has only travelled 3500 km and has the balance of Mercedes factory warranty.

However the issue is that in some 18 months the vehicle has lost some $200,000. That my readers is the danger of DEPRECIATION.

Done be fooled into thinking this is a Mercedes Benz specific problem. Any prestige car that sits in rarefied air will suffer HUGE price depreciation over the first two – three years. This includes top end Audi’s, BMW’s, Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren and more.

If it was my money I would be buying this car now, not new.

2018 AMG S63 Sedan

For $200,000 I can buy

  • 7.5 Kia Rio GT’s driveaway
  • A deposit on a house
  • A Nissan GTR Anniversary model
  • Some 13,000 Mojitos
  • 117,650 litres of premium 98 petrol

Yes Virginia, depreciation is real and it costs buyers real money. Add into the equation the cost of finance and the equation multiplies.

It just so happens the original buyer of this vehicle paid cash, but even at this rarefied level not many can afford to pay cash for their car.

The Mercedes Benz S63 AMG Sedan is engineered with a hand built 4.0TT litre engine and 450kW of power driving through the matching nine-speed automatic and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds!

It is regarded by many as the pinnacle of passenger cars and as such the S-Class AMG Mercedes-Benz continues as a technological showcase combining luxury, safety and dynamic composure in a way that only a few can manage.

2018 AMG S63 Sedan

Genuine MERCEDES BENZ Fitted Options

  • H27-Open pore black ash trim
  • P34-Exclusive Package
  • P69-Warmth Comfort Package
  • 811-Burmester 3D Surround Sound
  • 389-Magic Sky Control Sunroof
  • 647-AMG 20-inch 10 Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels

Protect yourself with these features:

  • Parking assist graphical display
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision alert/warning
  • Front parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • Side vision camera
  • Blind spot sensor
  • High speed crash avoidance with braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Brake assist
  • Front vision camera
  • Side airbags
  • Passenger airbag
  • Driver airbag
  • Driver attention detection

2018 AMG S63 Sedan

MORE FEATURES: This Unique Mercedes-Benz S-Class has

  • multi zone climate control air conditioning.
  • remote central locking,
  • front & rear power windows,
  • LED tail lamps,
  • full body kit,
  • satellite navigation (GPS),
  • central locking and
  • USB audio input
  • proximity key with central locking
  • hill holder,
  • leather seats and
  • voice recognition
  • It includes a power sunroof
  • Rear wireless headphones.
  • bluetooth enabled audio system.

This S63 though, despite being the ultimate in luxury and the undoubted quality of the cabin, is all about the driving.

Make no mistake about it, the driving experience is AWESOME.

It baffles me how you can have some 2500+ kg of bulk and propel it from 0-100kmh in 4.3 seconds and it has a top speed of well beyond the capabilities of all but a few drivers.

2018 AMG S63 Sedan

The S63 AMG has a 4.0L V8 engine producing power of 450kW @ 6000rpm and torque of 900Nm @ 2750-4500rpm. This drives the rear wheels through a SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9sp transmission.

2018 AMG S63 Sedan

Vehicle registration expires in November of this year. Sold with clear title this car is exceptional value at $238,888. It does come with factory warranty for piece of mind.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.