Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and E 63 S 4MATIC+: Mercedes-AMG is redefining the performance saloon

Nov 30, 2016
Affalterbach

Affalterbach. The brand is turning the most intelligent executive saloon into the most powerful E-Class of all time in the shape of the next generation of the E 63 4MATIC+ and E 63 S 4MATIC+. Mercedes-AMG is also setting new benchmarks in this market segment with its innovative technologies. The intelligent drive strategy raises the limits of the performance saloon's vehicle dynamics to a completely new level. Delivering superior acceleration, the 4.0‑litre twin-turbo V8 engine generates up to 450 kW (612 hp). This makes it the most powerful engine Mercedes-AMG has ever installed in an E-Class. At the same time it is even more efficient thanks to a cylinder deactivation system fitted as standard, and thus sets the benchmark in its segment. By accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, the new executive saloon also achieves a new best time in its class.

The latest generation of the E 63 4MATIC+ and the E 63 S 4MATIC+ sees Mercedes-AMG introducing a number of new developments that redefine the performance saloon. Innovative powertrain engineering and maximum performance are combined with distinctive design, exclusive equipment and the latest infotainment features for comprehensive, connected multimedia applications.

"The new E 63 models represent the biggest step forward we've ever taken from one generation to the next. Vehicle dynamics were especially important to us. At the start of the development process, we opted for a fully variable all-wheel drive system which, when combined with the advanced performance of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, reaffirms our brand's "Driving Performance" claim," explains Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Technical data at a glance:

 

Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+

Engine

4.0-litre V8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection

4.0-litre V8 with twin turbochargers and direct injection

Displacement

3982 cc

3982 cc

Output

420 kW (571 hp) at 5750–6500 rpm

450 kW (612 hp) at 5750–6500 rpm

Peak torque

750 Nm at 2250–5000 rpm

850 Nm at 2500–4500 rpm

Drive system

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and drift mode

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission

Combined fuel

consumption

 

9.1–8.8 l/100 km

 

9.1–8.8 l/100 km

Combined CO2 emissions

207–199 g/km

 207–199 g/km

Efficiency class

D

D

Weight (DIN/EC)

1875*/1950 kg**

1880*/1955 kg**

Acceleration 0–100 km/h

3.5 s

3.4 s

Top speed

250 km/h***

250 km/h***

*DIN kerb weight, not including driver; **EC kerb weight, including driver (75 kg); ***electronically limited (300 km/h with AMG Driver's package)

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT (Multi Clutch Technology) nine-speed sports transmission is combined with a wet start-off clutch for the first time. This enables more agile response times to be achieved.

Another highlight is the completely new AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system. It combines the advantages of various drive configurations. Torque distribution on the front and rear axles, which is fully variable for the first time, ensures optimum traction right up to the physical limit in all road conditions.

Additional struts: reinforced bodywork structure

The new performance saloons have a rigid bodywork structure, which forms the foundation for maximum vehicle dynamics, comfortable handling even on poor stretches of road, and a solid feeling of quality. There are also four struts to additionally reinforce the bodyshell: The two front struts are even stiffer than on the E 43 4MATIC, whereas only the Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and E 63 S 4MATIC+ have the two rear struts.

The expressive exterior design, featuring a new radiator grille and coupé-style inset bonnet, underlines the performance figures. The next generation of the E 63 thus offers a completely new level of sportiness and comfort on long journeys.

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