This is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic which we bring to you in both sedan and wagon variants! Even better news, there is an S Model available and with extra horsepower! By default, the AMG 5.5 liter V8 develops an output of 557hp accompanied by a torque figure of 720Nm whereas the new S specification gives 585hp and 800Nm from its powerhouse. Moreover, for the first time, the E63 AMG features 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive available.
Increased injection and turbocharging has been added in the new E63 AMG 5.5 liter AMG V8 biturbo, the 557hp is higher than the previous model which had just 525hp. The maximum torque of 720Nm is available between 1,750 and 5,250rpm. These numbers allow it to sprint from naught to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds for the sedan and 1 tenth slower for the estate. This is impressive when compared to the rear wheel drive version whose 0-100km/h sprint was in 4.2 seconds. With the S-spec however, the 0-100kmh sprint is an impressive 3.6 seconds!
All E63 AMG models come standard with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed sports transmission that has four modes namely the C (Controlled Efficiency), S (Sport), S + (Sport plus) and M (Manual). In ‘C’ is the start / stop function is active, while in the ‘M’ mode, depending on the setting, the sound is more aggressive. Other details include the automatic Double-Declutch and RACE START functions.
The optional 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive in the new E-Class has brought about several changes in the car such as the multi-plate clutch with lock function from 50Nm. This helps to distribute some of the power and provide better grip in slippery conditions. The new system is biased 33/67 front-to-rear and it adds 154 pounds to the car’s weight. In the Sport and Handling setting you find the Torque Vectoring Brake used to initiate selective braking on individual wheels.
The S models come standard with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping while carbon-ceramic brake discs (402mm) are optional. The exterior of the new E-Class features the distinctive AMG twin-blade grille and the A-wing which is a spoiler in the form of a stylized “A” that reads Mercedes, front spoiler and three air intakes. Other AMG add-ons include the splitter, side air vents and the black diffuser with four exhaust pipes.
As for the S models, the A-wing is finished in high gloss black and chrome splitter. In the interior there are contrasting gray stitching, a sport steering wheel and special sports seats the most notable cases.
As for the consumption, the average consumption figure for both the 557hp and 585hp 4MATIC saloons is 10.3 l/100 km (CO2: 242 g/km). The Estate models with 4MATIC account for 10.5 l/100 km (CO2: 246 g/km). The rear-wheel drive E 63 AMG Saloon consumes 9.8 l/100 km (CO2: 230 g/km).
The rear-wheel drive E 63 AMG Saloon is expected on the market in May while the 4MATIC versions will come in the third quarter. Their base price is estimated at $91,500-94,500.