Mercedes Benz took the wraps off the sedan and wagon versions of the new Mercedes E63 AMG. Let’s cut to the chase: the new E63 comes with an uprated version of the 5.5 liter AMG V8 that develops 557 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque in the normal versions, and 585 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque in the super high performance S-Model.
The standard E63 is a great executive rocket, but this new S-Model, this is something truly astonishing. It comes as standard with an AMG-developed performance-oriented 4Matic all-wheel-drive system (optionally available for the standard models), which will be used in most AMG’s upcoming products such as A45 AMG and the CLA45 AMG.
The S-Model, which is like the new Performance Package, is capable of an incredible 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 3.6 seconds, which is supercar-fast. Sadly the top speed is still limited to 250. Average fuel consumption for the S-Model is 10.3 to 10.5 litres per 100 km (242 grams to 246 grams of CO2), great for a car with this level of performance, while the standard rear-drive E63 manages 9.8 litres per 100 km.
All E63 models get AMG’s SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with four modes – “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual), as well as AMG Ride Control and speed-sensitive steering systems. Not to mention the brakes, suspension, exhaust, and wheels and tire are all bespoke AMG parts developed for the new car.
As for the looks, well, the E63 has always looked conservative, and this one is no exception – even though it has a bigger mouth and larger tailpipes. It doesn’t look very pretty in the pictures, but that is the case with all new Mercedes cars. They are much better in the flesh.
The new Mercedes E63 AMG will make its debut at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show along with the rest of the new E-Class family.