The latest generation of the E63 and the E 63 S sees Mercedes-AMG introducing a number of new developments that redefine the performance saloon. Innovative powertrain engineering and maximum performance are combined with distinctive design, exclusive equipment and the latest infotainment features for comprehensive, connected multimedia applications.
Every detail of the exterior and interior has been designed to enable AMG Driving Performance to be experienced at first hand. The expressive exterior design is all about sinuous edges and defined muscles. The side view reinforces this impression by way of numerous, carefully matched elements. The muscular rear end provides the finishing touch in conjunction with the clearly defined spoiler lip in the colour of the vehicle on the boot lid, the rear apron with diffuser-look insert, and the two bright chrome-plated twin tailpipe trim elements on the selectable sports exhaust system.
The versatile AMG 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the E63 S takes peak performance to a new level at 612bhp. Maximum torque is a new best value of 850Nm, which is available over a broad engine speed range of 2500rpm to 450 rpm and so provides a feeling of effortless superiority in every accelerator pedal position. The sprint from zero to 100 km/h is absolved in 3.4 seconds, and this dynamic acceleration only ends at the governed top speed of 250km/h (300km/h with AMG Driver’s package). The E63 is rated at 571bhp and has 750Nm of torque. This variant accelerates to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds.
The AMG Speedshift MCT 9-speed sports transmission is specially tuned to requirements in the new E63 and E63 S. This involved re-engineering hardware and software alike. Both E63 models are exclusively available with the innovative AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. This newly engineered, intelligent system brings together the advantages of various drive configurations.
An electro-mechanically controlled coupling connects the permanently driven rear axle variably to the front axle. The best possible torque distribution is calculated continuously according to the driving conditions and driver’s input. The performance saloon can thus be driven in a continuously variable way from traction-oriented all-wheel-drive to purely rear-wheel-drive. Transitions are seamless and based on an elaborate matrix. In addition to traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel-drive system also improves the longitudinal dynamics for even more powerful acceleration.
The four different AMG Dynamic Select drive programmes – Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual – allow drivers to extensively influence the characteristics of their E63. Key parameters are modified such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP and all-wheel-drive.
The German newcomers’ agility and high cornering speed also benefit from the completely re-engineered AMG sports suspension. It is based on the Air Body Control fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension and affords very high camber stability. The vehicle dynamics and steering precision are also combined with a high level of comfort.
The interior reinforces the consistently dynamic bias with numerous specially designed details. Ideal for a sporty driving style, the performance sports steering wheel in black leather features a flattened bottom section, Touch Control and electroplated shift paddles, as well as a steering wheel bezel with the AMG logo.