Mercedes recently completely refreshed the E-Class ( read more here ). Now their top model, the Mercedes-AMG E 63, is undergoing a fundamental revision. Of course, this takes over the fundamental optical innovations of the E-Class Mopf ( Mo dell pf l ege). The radiator grille is now wider at the bottom than at the top and instead of a large horizontal strut has 13 vertically arranged columns. There are also narrower headlights. The lower air inlets are now larger than before and direct the inhaled oxygen directly towards the engine. The front apron strip, which extends across the entire width, is also new.
New front, new rear
Differences can also be seen at the rear. As in the front, new aprons are used and revised, now two-part rear lights that reach into the trunk lid and are bordered by a chrome strip at the top. Two trapezoidal tailpipes, each 90 millimeters in size, sprout from the rear apron on the right and left. In the basic model they are chrome-plated, in the S version they have a matt titanium design with corrugations on the outside and inside. In between sits a newly shaped diffuser.
Newly designed rims rotate in the wheel arches, which are each 27 millimeters wider. The basic model rolls on 19-inch wheels in ten-spoke design, the E 63 S has 20-inch rims with five double spokes each. The three new onesThe potent middle-grader has adopted the colors graphite gray metallic, high-tech silver metallic and brilliant blue magno from the AMG GT models. Additional accents in glossy black or carbon can be set with optional styling packages.
Mercedes-AMG E 63 now also with MBUX
For the interior, AMG sees sport seats with nappa leather covers as standard in front; The E 63 S receives the noble surface material free of charge, including on the dashboard. New: the steering wheel, flattened at the bottom, with the small round impact absorber and the significantly stronger steering wheel spokes at three, six and nine o'clock. Here are even more switches and the buttons for cruise control or infotainment control. The enlarged shift paddles and the frameless rearview mirror are also new.
Classic instruments are no longer available in the new E 63 AMG. Here, too, the two typical Mercedes monitors are now moving in, measuring 10.25 inches in the normal version and 12.25 inches in the S version. The left of the two displays allows three display styles, with the tachometer moving into the center in 'Supersport' mode. In addition, there is AMG-specific information such as engine data, gear display, warm-up, set-up, G-meter and race timer. Of course, the AMG-E-Class also has the latest MBUX infotainment system with touchscreen and pad as well as voice control with the command 'Hey Mercedes'. On top of that, there is a new AMG switch on the center console, which can be used to set all kinds of things, such as driving modes, ESP (de) activation or the flap exhaust.
Engine output remains unchanged
But what is really important is under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG E 63. This is where the familiar 4.0-liter works -Twinturbo-V8 in two power levels. As before, the eighth-end spits out 571 PS and a maximum of 750 Newton meters, in the S version even 612 PS and a maximum of 850 Newton meters. The E 63 S Sedan completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km /h in 3.4 seconds, the basic version is a tenth of a second slower. The values for the T-model are 3.5 seconds (S variant) and 3.6 seconds. TheTop speeds: 250 km /h for the normal E 63 and 290 (T-model) or 300 things for the S-variant - each electronically limited. As usual, the power transmission is provided by a nine-speed automatic.
On the chassis side, a multi-chamber air suspension with three-stage adaptive damper adjustment that has been optimized in terms of driving comfort is used. In addition, the individual characteristics should from now on be even more differentiated. The all-wheel drive with electromechanically controlled clutch works fully variably for the first time. If necessary, the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 only drives the rear wheels and has a drift mode (standard on the S model). The electronically controlled rear-axle locking differential has the opposite effect, namely optimized traction. The playful children among the sports drivers will be happy about the electronic driving aids that are now common at AMG and are available in abundance.
Mercedes-AMG is planning the market launch of the new E 63 for the summer. The Affalterbach company has not yet given any specific prices. However, they should not 'deviate very much from the previous price,' it says. So far, the following sums were due: 110,854 euros for the E 63 sedan and 123,171 euros for the corresponding S-model and 113,651 and 125,967 euros for the corresponding T-model equivalents.