Mercedes-Benz has revealed details of its E 63 AMG version of the facelifted E-Class along with the addition of 4MATIC and an S-Model.
Propulsion comes courtesy of the company’s 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 unit, which now produces 410 kW (557 hp) and 720 Nm of torque – up from the predecessor’s 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 Nm. Mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission which features four modes: “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual) as well as a Race Start function with automatic double-declutching, the E 63 cracks 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, while returning an average fuel consumption figure of 9.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 230 g/km. Top speed is sadly limited to 250 km/h. When combined with AMG’s 33 to 67 percent front/rear biased 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, the 0-100 km/h time drops to 3.7s (Estate 3.8s), but it is slightly thirstier at 10.3 (10.5) l/100 km and less green at 242 (246) g/km. But, hey.
If that’s not enough, until the Black Series arrives, the more powerful E 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model can be specified. Producing 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm, it hits 100 km/h in 3.6 s (3.7s), features a differential lock on the rear axle and has those all-important red brake calipers.
Visually, the wider-track E 63 AMG features a twin-blade radiator grille, AMG front fascia with massive air intakes and lift-reducing splitter, a subtle hood lid spoiler and revised diffuser section with quadruple trapezoidal tailpipes. The S-Model gains a chrome splitter, rear bumper trim and twin AMG tailpipes and 19-inch ten-spoke matt titanium grey alloy wheels rather than the regular car’s 18-inch items.
Standard equipment comprises of LED headlamps, AMG sill plates and pedals, Collision Prevention Assist, LED interior lighting and metallic paintwork finishes. Goodies on the options list include AMG Carbon Fibre packages for the front apron, side skirt inserts, rear apron trim, mirror casings and rear spoiler. There’s also a set of high-sheen titanium grey 5-spoke forged wheels, designo interior upholstery and the heavy-duty AMG ceramic composite 402 mm brake upgrade for the S-Model, an increase over the regular ventilated 360 mm steel discs.
Due to début in Detroit, deliveries of the RWD versions begin in April, with the AWD and S-Models arriving in June.