Mercedes E63 AMG Series

Mercedes recently launched their new boldly styled E-Class series. The new car is not only the most updated of all E-Class models but it also represents the next chapter in the E-Class design and performance. Mercedes in house performance division, AMG, has been busy tuning and styling the new E-Class. The result is three new epic models; the E63 AMG, E63 AMG 4MATIC and the E63 AMG S-Model.

Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model Saloon and Estate

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is the first AMG model to present the new AMG design philosophy. The most prominent feature is the new AMG “twin blade” radiator grille in silver chrome and the so-called “A-wing” front bumper. The “A-wing” is painted in the car’s exterior colour. It has silver chrome strips that surround its three large cooling air intake openings. On the side air intakes, black flics provide for an ideal inflow of air into the cooling modules, while at the bottom a front splitter painted in the car’s exterior colour helps to reduce lift. Convex and concave surfaces dynamically combine to give the front a sculptural design.

Side profile of the S-Model AMG Saloon

At the side flared wings have a “V8 BITURBO” lettering that hints of the engine located behind the stylish full LED headlamps. A chrome strip side skirt is visible on all E63 versions. At the back the E63 AMG has striking air outlet openings at the sides.  This combined with the black exhaust strip and the two sets of twin chrome AMG sports tailpipes give the rear a sporty look. For the S-Model the “A-wing” at the front has an air splitter finished in silver chrome. The same colour is also visible on the striking three-dimensional inserts in the side air intakes. At the rear the exhaust strip and tips are finished in silver chrome. The saloon E63 AMG comes with a spoiler lip painted in the car’s exterior colour. The spoiler reduces lift at high speeds.

Mercedes E-Class range
The E63 AMG comes with a new 5.5litre V8 twin-turbo engine with an output of 557hp and 720Nm of torque. 0 to 100 kilometers takes just 4.2 seconds. It has an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. Power in this model is sent to the rear wheels. It will need 9.8 litres of fuel to cover 100 kilometers. The E63 AMG 4MATIC version comes with the same 557hp engine. However power to all the four wheels via an AMG performance oriented all-wheel drive system.

Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model

This version of the E63 AMG uses 10.3 litres per 100 kilometers. The top of the range S-Model version comes with a tuned version of the 5.5litre V8 twin-turbo engine. The engine has an output of 585hp and 800Nm of torque. Power is delivered by the AMG 4MATC all-wheel drive system that is fitted as standard. The increased power output means that 0 to 100km/h is dealt with in 3.6 seconds. This makes the E63 AMG S-Model the fastest accelerating E-Class yet. Fuel consumption is pegged at 10.5litres per 100 kilometers. 

Rear design of the S-Model E63 AMG
All the three E63 AMG versions come with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The transmission has three performance modes “S”, “S+” and “M” mode. Choose the three modes and the ECO stop start system is activated. A fourth mode called “C” (Controlled Efficiency) allows the transmission to switch back to a smooth cruising automatic mode. The performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive distributes 67% of the power to the rear wheels. The rest is sent to the front wheel. This ensures that the car performs like a true AMG Mercedes. The all-wheel drive system also helps the E-63 AMG S-Model and 4MATIC versions to tackle any wet surface or slippery surface. The compact design of the all-wheel drive system ensures that the both versions weigh an extra 70kgs compared to the rear wheel drive versions. 
AMG logo with ‘S’ logo added to it
The S-Model E63 AMG comes with a new differential lock on the rear axle. This high-tech package results in a further increase in traction, ultimately leading to even greater driving dynamics and enhanced driving enjoyment, especially on the race track. All E63 models come with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system. The front axle employs a steel-spring suspension system, while the rear axle is fitted with a fully load-bearing air suspension system. AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system. The front axle employs a steel-spring suspension system, while the rear axle is fitted with a fully load-bearing air suspension system. An electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive steering provides extremely agile handling in bends. The standard E63 AMG rides on standard 18-inch, 10-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey and featuring a high-sheen finish. 
Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model Estate
The all-wheel-drive version comes with 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels. The S-Model is available with 19-inch 10-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in matt titanium grey with a high-sheen rim outline.
Inside customers can choose to add grey contrast stitching on the AMG sports seats the door centre panels, the door armrests and the centre console. A new AMG-specific analogue clock in IWC design is visible in between the new chrome air vents on the center console. Silver seat belts are also on board in conjunction with a black interior. 
New Multifunction steering wheel
The rim of the AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather is flattened at the top and bottom and boasts grip areas in Alcantara and grey contrasting stitching. The front head restraints of the AMG sports seats incorporate exclusive embossed AMG emblems. The AMG instrument cluster in a new design features an “S AMG” logo on the 320 km/h speedometer and red applications. Door sill panels have white illuminated AMG logo. An electronically operated rear roller blind is fitted as standard in the Saloon. Other standard equipment fitted in the new E63 AMG include AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, ATTENTION ASSIST, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST, Metallic paint finishes and LED High Performance headlamps. 
S-Model 320km/h speed dial
Optional individualization items are also available. This help to boost the overall look of the car. There are two AMG Carbon fibre packages where the A-wing on the front apron, side sill panel inserts and upper trim on the rear apron in carbon fibre and spoiler lip on the saloon are finished in carbon fibre. Another optional AMG Night package is available. With this the A-wing on the front apron, front splitter, side sill panel inserts, exterior mirror housings and trim strips on the rear apron in high-gloss black, black twin tailpipe trims are finished in chromed finish. Other trim options include AMG carbon-fibre engine cover, AMG 5-spoke forged wheels with covered wheel bolts, painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and designo leather roof lining and interior trim.
Restyled cockpit

A new optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system developed specifically for AMG models. The sound system also offers playback in Dolby Digital 5.1 quality and enables an exclusive audio experience of the very highest standard. This performance is made possible by a 1200 W amplifier and 14 high-end loudspeakers with neodymium driver in conjunction with precision distribution of the audio signals by the sound processor. This integrated digital sound processor (DSP) enables the driver to select a special Bang &Olufsen sound menu via the COMAND infotainment system. 

Rear of the E63 AMG S-Model Estate
The new E63 AMG with rear-wheel drive will go on sale from April this year while the all-wheel-drive E63 AMG and the E63 AMG S-Model will go on sale from June this year. Prices for all the AMG models will be announced soon.