Added: 26 October 2016
Mercedes have lifted the lid off their latest AMG car that will really get the pulses going. The new AMG-E 63 and its S counterpart are set to raise the bar for performance sports saloons when the super-tuned E-Class variant goes on sale next year.
The models will be officially debuted at next month’s LA Motor Show but the German manufacturer has unveiled their latest piece of stella engineering early which was music to our ears.
Beneath the bonnet, on first glance it would appear Mercedes have taken a backwards step as they have shifted from a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 down to a 4.0 litre engine. However, the sports car specialists have developed a 4.0 litre engine that increases both power and performance and was initially debuted in the AMG GT sports car. The E 63 will provide you with a mightily impressive 563bhp, 14bhp more than its predecessor, whilst the beefier E 63 S will get an additional 30bhp taking it to a whopping 604bhp!
The engines will produce a staggering 750Nm and 850 Nm of torque respectively and the engine will be twinned with Mercedes’ nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. The German giants have also taken the step to introduce the new E 63 as a four-wheel drive using the brands 4MATIC technology.
This move aids performance figures as the E 63 will now propel you from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds, whilst the E 63 S will get you there in just 3.4 and reach a top speed of 186mph when you take up the Driver Package option.
For those of you worried that the switch to a 9 speed semi-auto transmission may affect handling, Mercedes have stated that the E 63 is still driftable by switching off the ESP and changing to manual, the car is effectively switching to rear wheel drive and enables a Drift Mode.
The design of the E 63 matches its stunning performance. A bold and aggressive exterior is fitting for what lies beneath. The interior benefits from similar levels of luxury. Intricate cross-stitched leather features throughout whilst the steering wheel gets Alcantara. Elegant purple mood-lighting sets the tone whilst there is also an abundance of stylish carbon fibre incorporated throughout.
Mercedes have indicated that both models should go on sale in January with June being indicated as a delivery date whilst an estate version will come shortly after.
The E 63 ie expected to start at around £75,000 with the E 63 S hitting the market at £83,000. To register your interest in these stunning models, get in touch with the Sandown Group today, or keep your eyes peeled for all the latest information coming out of the LA Motor Show.