Typically , the arrival of a new Mercedes-Bens E Class is like an appetizer at a fine meals.Its gazpacho A Salad A Teaser to appetites. The new Mercedes AMG E63 and its higher -spec sibling, the E63S, is the main course.
The most powerful version yet of Mercedes- AMG’s 4.0litre, twin turbocharged V8 sits under the E63 hood, with 603 horsepower and 627 ponud feet of torque.Paired with a 4-mettalic all-wheel drive system that promises totally variable front-to-rear torque-there’s no mention of lateral torque vectoring- Mercedes new super sedan is faster off the line than the 640-hp Cadillac CTS-V.The E63 IS 0.4 seconds is faster to 60, doing the deed in just 3.3 seconds to the Caddy’s 3.7 seconds (though the CTS-V’S 200-mile per hour top speed dwrfs the E63S 186-MPH electronic limit). And if you buy the standard car? Don’t worry, the base E63 can still beat the Cadillac with its 563-hp and 553 lb-ft of torque.The run to 60 takes just 3.4 seconds, although its electronic limit at only 155.Regardless of model ,Mercedes stuck with its nine speed AMG speedshift multi clutch transmission.
Beyond leaving claw marks in the pavement, the new 4Metic system had another trump card that we heard rumors about recently-Drift Mode.Standard on the E63, driver select the “Race” drive program
switch off stability control, activate the transmission’s manual mode, and voila, big , smokey slides.Besides knowing how to activate it, details on going sideways are scarce.Mercedes claims Drift mode turns the E63 into a ” purely rear-wheel drive”vehicle, which sounds great, but we’re wondering if this is entirely a function of the 4Matic system, or if there is some other tricky at play. No matter how AMG pulls it off, this sounds like a good deal-you have the all-wheel drive to maximaze grip in a straight line , while a push of the button will allow the same kind of tail out antics rear-drive owners experience whether they want it or not.
Mercedes will kick off E63 sales with the E63S Edition 1, painted Design Night Black Mango with matte black AMG 20-inch wheels and the gloss-black Night package. Inside, Mercedes-AMG opted for black nappa leather and yellow stitching on AMG Performance seats.Carbon fiber trim and “Edition1” lettering on the top of the performance steering wheel round out the limited-edition E63S.
Mercedes will debut both the E63 and E63S at next month in Los Angles Auto Show, with US sales to begin next summer.Expect Pricing closer to the on-sale date.