Now and again we get asked the question, How much does it cost to maintain a 63 AMG?
Well the simple answer is it ranges alot depending on age, mileage, service history and just general luck! So i thought i would share what the servicing costs a i have encured over the last couple of years of ownership and let you see for yourselves. My advise would be always prepare for the worst as anything can fail at anytime, if miles per gallon and insurance is a factor for you then this probably isnt the car for you as they are thirsty ‘smiles per gallon’ i like to call it and insurance will be high, but lets face it, it is a 185mph super car so what do you expect!
The 2011 E63 AMG was purchased at the beginning of 2019 the car had full service history and was recording 66,000 miles, it fell that the car was due a B service plus alot of added extras due to the age and mileage of the car, most people would be annoyed that they have just purchased or going to purchase a car that needs a major service but i was happy, as i wanted the piece of mind that it had been done and been done properly, the seller did offer to service the car but i wanted to do it myself knowing everything that should of been done got done and hasn’t just had boxes ticked, I got some discount off the sale ‘£600’ to go towards the service not that it would cover the full cost but it was handy.
Within a weeks ownership it needed the following. I also picked up a puncture that wasn’t repairable within that week!
B service – oil oil filter, air filter x 2, pollen filter, Heath check £384
Spark plug change – £228
Gearbox service £228
Differential oil change £132
Brake fluid £84
Key fob battery’s £12
Front tyre £220
The 1st service bill came to a total of £1288
A year later 76,000 miles the car returns for a service A, during the service inspection a couple of other issues were picked up that needed sorting.
A service Oil & filter, Health check £204
Replace Aux belt and pulleys £246
Replace rear Discs & Pads £812
2 x rear tyres £600
The following year the car only covered 4,500 miles ‘80,500’ as I am sure most of us did allot less miles with covid etc but was now due Service B plus the EML ‘engine management light was on’ and also an oil leak.
B service – oil & filter, air filter x 2, pollen filter, Heath check £384
Replace LH Rocker cover £400
Replace thermostat with coolant change £306
Replace front pads £398
Wiper blade set £44
January 2022 84,500 miles and its A service time. This time with some added preventative maintenance and another oil leak!
A Service £228
Brake fluid change £84
Replace RH rocker cover £400
Injector replacement £520
‘injectors do not have a service life but are known on this engine to stick open and potentially cause engine an fail so this is money well spent’
2023 88,000 miles B service, EML again! only covered 3,500 milesB service £408
Fuel pump control unit £400
Fuel filter £460
Drivers rear shock absorber £744
EML was caused by a faulty fuel pump control unit, given the miles we also replaced the fuel filter which is built into the left hand sender unit in tank and is not replaceable without exchanging the whole sender, after removable we cut it is half to have a look and sure enough the filter was dirty and dirty fuel coming out so was well worth changing.
During service and rear shock absorber was found to be leaking and knocking over speed bumps.
2024 92000 miles A service plus extras
A service £228
Spark plugs inc labour £228
engine and gearbox mount kit inc labour £618
Gearbox sump pan £66
Brake fluid £84
Exhaust clamp set £84
Gearbox service £300
Diff oil change £132
Coolant hose inc labour £200
Coolant flush £120
Oil temp sensor inc labour £177
Its been 5 years since my last major service with extras such as gearbox, diff, plugs etc so there was alot of extras due, plus we found a leaking coolant pipe and a faulty oil temp sensor causing the oil coller fan to run constant.
So as you can see super fast cars also come with some super bills! I hope this has given some of you some insight as to what it is like owning and servicing an AMG vehicle, its looking like the yearly budget is around £2000 and what ever change you get out of it put it to one side for the next year. If you found this of interest i may update each year as the mileage goes up to let you all know what other issues and repairs the car has had with costs.