A Class Apart: The all-new Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+

Mercedes-AMG is redefining the performance sedan by turning the most intelligent executive sedan into the most powerful E-Class of all time in the form of the next generation 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 sedan’s vehicle dynamics to a completely new level.

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, regardless of road conditions. The expressive exterior design, featuring a new radiator grille and coupé-style inset bonnet, underlines the performance figures. As a result, the next generation of the E 63 S 4MATIC+ offers a completely new level of sportiness and comfort.

“The new E 63 S 4MATIC+ model represents the biggest step forward we’ve ever taken from one generation to the next. The E-Class is one of our highest selling models of all time and now we have turned the most intelligent executive sedan into the most powerful E-Class of all time. Stepping inside the E 63 S 4MATIC+ is a treat. The standard E-Class cabin is a thing of beauty, and the AMG treatment has given it extra power, enhanced performance capabilities and added appeal,” said Lennart Mueller-Teut, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East.

A unique front: the exterior design

Every detail of the exterior and interior is designed to enable AMG Driving Performance to be experienced first hand. The expressive exterior design is all about graceful edges and defined muscles. With a completely distinctive design forward of the A-pillar, the sporty front demonstrates the effort that MercedesAMG has put into the styling: for the first time on an AMG sedan the bonnet is inset between the wings and bumper in true coupé style, thus exhibiting an entirely new, more dynamic approach to the sculpting.

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 E 63 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 matte 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.

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 E 63 S 4MATIC+ takes peak performance to a new level at 450 kW (612 hp). Maximum torque attains a new top 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). AMG Performance 4MATIC+ variable all-wheel drive The E 63 S 4MATIC+ is exclusively equipped with the innovative AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system.

This newly engineered, intelligent system brings together 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. The driver is also able to rely on high driving stability and handling safety under all conditions. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and back is seamless, because intelligent control is integrated into the vehicle system architecture as a whole.

Sporty characteristics: the interior design

The interior reinforces the vehicle’s dynamism with numerous specially designed details. Ideal for a sporty driving style, the performance sports steering wheel in black leather features a flattened bottom section, Touch Control and electroplated shift paddles, as well as a steering wheel bezel with the AMG logo. The driver and front passenger enjoy a secure position in the front sport seats even when driving at high speeds, thanks to the improved lateral support. There is a distinctive seat upholstery layout in black nappa leather, nut brown nappa leather or macchiato nappa leather. Trapezium-grain aluminium trim elements highlight the sporty aspirations.

Further information about Mercedes-Benz is available at: http://media.daimler.com

To report this post you need to login first.