2017 Mercedes E63 AMG


Honorary Master
Aug 9, 2009
Crazy power but looks rather unassuming....

Mercedes-AMG is redefining the performance saloon. 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 E63 4MATIC+ and E63 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 to have ever been 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. With acceleration of 3.4 seconds from 0 - 100 km/h the new business limousine is at the top of its class. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT (Multi Clutch Technology) nine-speed sports transmission is combined with a wet start-off clutch for the first time. This enabled 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 until now was strongly rear-biased, is fully variable for the first time. This ensures optimum traction right up to the physical limit, whatever the road conditions. The expressive exterior design, featuring a new radiator grille and coupé-style inset bonnet, underlines the performance figures. The next generation of the E63 thus offers a completely new level of sportiness and comfort on long journeys.

The latest generation of the E63 4MATIC+ and the E63 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 E63 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.

A unique front: the exterior design

Every detail of the exterior and interior is designed to enable AMG Driving Performance to be experienced at first hand. The expressive exterior design is all about sinuous edges and defined muscles. With a completely distinctive design forward of the A-pillar, the sporty front also demonstrates the effort that Mercedes‑AMG has put into the styling: For the first time on an AMG saloon, the bonnet is inset between the wings and bumper like on a coupé, thus exhibiting an entirely new, more dynamic approach to the sculpting. More powerful-looking and 17 millimetres wider, the wheel arches accommodate the greater track width and the larger wheels on the front axle.

The new radiator grille with twin louvres in silver chrome, vertical black struts and "AMG" lettering likewise emphasises the distinctive look. A wide front apron inspired by the design of a jet wing, with flics in black and a large front splitter, impressively epitomises the power of the new models. It also showcases the sophisticated cooling technology - a typical feature from motorsport and another visual reference to the powerful engine. The two louvres in the outer cooling-air intakes also help in this regard, their targeted wing profile directing air to the wheel arch coolers.

Overall, the front section exudes exceptional power and thus conveys the strong forwards thrust of the new performance saloon at first glance.

Elongated side view and muscular rear

The side view reinforces this impression by way of numerous, carefully matched elements. One special detail is the arrow-shaped wing signet in silver chrome bearing three-dimensional "V8 BITURBO 4MATIC+" lettering - an eye-catching way to highlight the drive system. The side sill panels make the saloon appear to sit even lower on the road and elongate the overall line. Inserts in silver chrome differentiate the S-Model.

As standard, the E63 4MATIC+ comes with 9.5 J x 19 (front) and 10 J x 19 (rear) 10-spoke light-alloy wheels painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, with tyres in size 265/35 ZR 19 (front) and 295/30 ZR 19 (rear). The E63 S 4MATIC+ runs on tyres of sizes 265/35 ZR 20 (front) and 295/30 ZR 20 (rear) mounted on 9.5 J x 20 (front) and 10 J x 20 (rear) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted matt titanium grey with a high-sheen finish. A new design of 20-inch cross-spoke forged wheel, which looks as though it is centrally locked, is available as an option.

The muscular rear end provides the finishing touch in conjunction with the clearly defined spoiler lip in the colour of the vehicle on the boot lid, the rear apron with diffuser-look insert, and the two bright chrome-plated twin tailpipe trim elements on the selectable sports exhaust system. The E63 S 4MATIC+ also features a trim strip in silver chrome on the rear apron.

Performance-oriented lift balance

Designers and aerodynamics experts worked together to develop the E63 4MATIC+. Their insights not only resulted in the striking AMG bodystyling but also the performance-oriented lift balance - for agile handling characteristics on country roads and optimum driving stability at high speeds on the motorway. The developers also placed great importance on achieving a low level of wind noise, minimal aerodynamic drag for low fuel consumption, and thermal robustness for all systems. The complete package of measures involves a number of details on the front and underbody. Adapted to the saloon's airflow and topography, the clearly defined rear spoiler eliminates lift on the rear axle.

New peak of performance: 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers

The versatile AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the E63 S 4MATIC+ takes peak performance to a new level at 450 kW (612 hp). Maximum torque attains a new best value of 850 Nm. It is available over a broad engine speed range of 2500 to 4500 rpm and so provides a feeling of effortless superiority in every accelerator pedal position. A sprint from zero to 100 km/h is absolved in 3.4 seconds, and this dynamic acceleration only ends at the governed top speed of 250 km/h (with AMG Driver's package: 300 km/h). The E63 4MATIC+ is rated at 420 kW (571 hp) and has 750 Nm of torque. This variant accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.

The advanced AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine utilises well-proven twin turbocharging, with the two chargers not located outside on the cylinder banks, but rather between them in the V of the cylinders. The advantages of the "hot inner V" are a compact engine design, an immediate response from the twin-scroll turbochargers and low exhaust gas emissions thanks to optimum air flow for the close-coupled catalytic converters.









Expert Member
Sep 5, 2010
So you can cruise at a cray cray (legal) 120km/h with 400bhp under the bonnet. Get real. Rather buy a holiday home and relax once in a while instead of trying to impress people you don't even know


Honorary Master
Dec 19, 2012
If you can afford that, you will already have a holiday home.


Honorary Master
Aug 9, 2009
A few weeks ago, we reported that the next Merdeces-AMG E63 would be an all-wheel drive saloon with a drift-mode setting, much like that found in the Ford Focus RS. Affalterbach has now officially revealed its latest creation as the most powerful E-Class of all time (odd timing, considering all the attention the recently revealed Concept X-Class bakkie is receiving).

The previous W212 E63 made use of the btand’s 4Matic system as well, but this was only on offers in the S trim and was not available on the South African market.

The E63 fits directly above the E43 and is packed with power and technology. It makes use of a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 delivering 420 kW and 750 N.m of torque, which should propel it from 0-100 km/h in 3,4 seconds.

The E63 S, meanwhile, will produce 450 kW and 850 N.m, shaving one-tenth of a second off that acceleration time. Top speed for both models comes in at a pleasingly round 300 km/h.

The engine will also benefit from cylinder deactivation technology, with four cylinders shutting down under partial load. In Comfort mode, the deactivation function will be available between 1 000 and 3 250 r/min.

Power will be distributed to all four wheels through a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. The launch control system has also been revised so that all the driver needs to do to activate it is firmly press the brake pedal when at a standstill, with the Sport or Sport+ driving mode selected, while simultaneously fully depressing the accelerator pedal.

So, what about the drift mode? Well, torque distribution on the front and rear axles is fully variable for the first time, with an electromechanically controlled coupling connecting the permanently driven rear axle variably to the front axle.

Mercedes says the “best possible torque distribution is calculated continuously”, according to the driving conditions and driver’s input.

“The performance sedan can thus be driven in a continuously variable way from traction-oriented all-wheel drive to purely rear-wheel drive,” says the German automaker.

“It is still possible to drift thanks to fully variable torque distribution. This is where drift mode, part of the standard specification for the E63 S, comes into its own. This can be activated in the Race drive programme using the shift paddles, provided that ESP is deactivated and the transmission is in manual mode.”

To improve handling, the E63 will make use of an air body control suspension which reduces body roll through high-speed corners. Front and rear multi-link suspension setups and anti-roll bars have also been revised.

Interestingly, the standard E63 will make use of a mechanical rear diff-lock, while the E63 S will employ an electronic one. The S trim also gains something called dynamic engine mounts, which adjusts the stiffness of the front-end based on driver inputs.

An Edition 1 model has also been confirmed. This will feature a black exterior with yellow stripes and 20-inch forged wheels in matte black with high-gloss polishing. Yellow interior detailing is used throughout the cabin.

Edition 1 models will be available by the third quarter of 2017. Expect to see more of these models at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 16.