Congrats on the new E63! I had an E55 also - kind of jealous wish the wife would let me pick up a new 2012hi all,
long time lurker first time poster...
So I just ordered a 2012 E63 (getting rid of my 2005 E55) and all of the research I have done to-date (which there is limited info on the web) stated that the new engine and the predicted 15/22MPG was going to mean the car would not get stuck with the Gas Guzzler tax.
well, during the configuration of my vehicle, low and behold, the $1700 tax shows up on the Ticket.
Has anyone else ordered a 2012 E63 and experienced the same situation? The info is limited at this point, but I am wondering if the performance package (adding the horse power) but it over the top.
Gas Guzzler Tax: Program Overview | Fuel Economy | US EPA
The weighting is apparently 55% city, 45% highway so I don't think you make it.
Maybe you can keep us posted if the car will truly get 15mpg city - I got 10mpg in the E55 all day long despite a claim of 14mpg LOL.