Leaked images from a Mercedes press release hint at the new high performance AMG E63’s final specification. These details – first seen on German Car Forum – include how much power its engine will produce and how quickly it can accelerate. Read on to discover what we know so far…
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New Mercedes-AMG E63 specs
These images, when translated from Russian, suggest the twin-turbo V8 engine in the new E63 will produce up to 603hp in high performance ‘S’ spec. The standard E63 will have to make do with ‘just’ 563hp – 6hp more than the outgoing model.
This engine, based on the V8 that powers the AMG GT, will be capable of launching the E63 to 62mph from rest in just 3.7 seconds – the sportier S model will be 0.2 seconds faster. This means this comfortable executive saloon will offer supercar levels of performance in a luxurious and practical package.
The document also suggests the E63 will be the first Mercedes-AMG model to be sold with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. All cars should boast air suspension systems and faster S models will be fitted with a four-wheel-drive system as standard to harness the masses of power available.
We expect the new E63 to be shown to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in October 2016. Mercedes is likely to start taking orders soon after this event and we could see the first cars on UK roads in the first few months of 2017.
Mercedes-AMG E63 latest news (updated April 2016)
A new version of the Mercedes-AMG E63 is to arrive in the UK next year. Based on the new Mercedes E-Class, the souped-up AMG version will produce around 600hp giving blistering acceleration, with braking and handling upgrades to match. Spy pictures courtesy of BenzInsider give us an early indication of what the new model will look like.
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Mercedes-AMG E63 styling
The Mercedes E63 AMG will be based on the standard E-Class. Released earlier this year, the E-Class echoes the curvier, flowing design of its big brother – the Mercedes S-Class – rather than the squarer styling of the old E-Class. The AMG version, however, will have more aggressive features, including a bolder front bumper and grille design, larger wheels and, at the rear of the car, quad exhaust pipes.
Mercedes-AMG E63 interior
The interior of the Mercedes E63 AMG will remain largely unchanged from the standard E-Class. This means that buyers will be treated to a sumptuous cabin, with extensive use of high quality materials such as leather and metal. The twin 12.3-inch displays – optional on the regular E-Class – will likely be fitted as standard to the range-topping E63 AMG.
Mercedes-AMG E63 engine
A 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine will be what attracts many buyers to this super-saloon. We expect it to make around 600hp – enough to take the E63 AMG from 0-62mph in roughly four seconds. It will only be available with an automatic gearbox, but will include steering wheel-mounted paddles to give the driver F1-style control over gear changes, should they desire.
Mercedes-AMG E63 driving
The driving experience of Mercedes’ high-performance AMG cars is usually dominated by the engine, and we don’t expect the new E63 AMG to be any different. Despite the firepower under the bonnet, the Affalterbach-based tuner will work its magic on the car’s handling to ensure it’s up to the task of handling its immense power.
Uprated brakes and stiffer suspension will improve stopping and cornering, with only a slight compromise on overall comfort levels. Mercedes claims this new model is 100kg lighter than the outgoing version, which should further improve handling, too.
Mercedes-AMG E63 price
The old E63 AMG costs £74,000 but prices of the new model are likely to be slightly higher. However, when you consider the level of performance on offer, the E63 AMG should offer reasonable value for money.
Mercedes-AMG E63 release date
The Mercedes E63 AMG will be officially shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, before going on sale in saloon form the UK in summer 2017. The estate version will arrive at a later date.
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