Australian pricing for Mercedes-AMG E 63 models announced
The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ models are set to be highly sought-after by performance-oriented buyers when the new AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ arrives in June 2017.
Dispatching the sprint from zero to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds for the AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ and 3.5 seconds for the AMG E 63 4MATIC+, they will be among the most powerful production luxury saloons in the world, with the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine pumping out 450kW and 850Nm (AMG E 63 S) or 420kW and 750Nm (AMG E 63).
Tobias Moers, the CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH says: “The new AMG E 63 represents 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 V8 biturbo engine, reaffirms our brand’s ‘Driving Performance’ claim.”
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ takes peak performance to a new level with 450kW, an increase of 20kW over the outgoing model. Its 850 Nm (up by 50Nm) of torque is available across a broad range of 2500 to 4500 rpm.
The engine is also fitted with cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel consumption, while the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system fitted to both models for the first time locally incorporates fully variable torque distribution on the front and rear axles. This ensures optimum traction right up to the physical limit in all road conditions. An additional ‘Drift Mode” on the AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ can deliver the driving experience of an exclusively rear-wheel drive vehicle.
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed sports transmission combines with a wet start-off clutch for the first time, enabling more agile response times to be achieved. AMG sports suspension is based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension system, in which the stiffness of a three-chamber air spring is adjustable via transmission modes that activate (or de-activate) individual air chambers.
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 at
|450 kW at
|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|
9.3 l/100 km
|Combined CO2 emissions||212 g/km||212 g/km|
|Weight||1950 kg||1955 kg|
|Acceleration 0–100 km/h||3.5 s||3.4 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h (electronically limited)||300 km/h (electronically limited)|
|Local availability||December 2017||June 2017|
Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+
Standard equipment includes AMG 20-inch 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels, AMG mechanical rear-axle limited slip differential, AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system, AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sport transmission, AMG-specific analogue clock in IWC design, exterior design elements in chrome and THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control with 3 climate zones. The Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ will retail for $209,900 (MRLP).
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+
The E 63 S 4MATIC+ receives AMG 20-inch cross-spoke forged wheels painted in matt black with high-sheen flange, AMG Night Package external styling, AMG electronic rear-axle limited slip differential, AMG Performance selectable exhaust system, AMG Performance seats, AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather / DINAMICA microfibre, AMG red-painted brake callipers, active dynamic engine mount, digital TV tuner, upper part of the instrument panel and door beltlines in nappa leather, and wireless charging for selected mobile devices. The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ will retail for $239,900 (MRLP).
An exceptionally exclusive and distinctive offering is the Edition 1 package, which can be ordered with the E 63 S 4MATIC+ model. The package adds designo selenite grey magno paintwork, AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system, AMG side sports decals in matt graphite above AMG side sill panels, black AMG Exclusive Nappa Leather seats with yellow topstitching, AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with yellow contrasting topstitching, AMG carbon fibre trim elements, plus subtle yellow highlights, stitching and edging throughout the cabin. The Edition 1 package will be available for a limited time for an additional $18,900 (MRLP).
Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC
The new Mercedes-AMG E 63 models join the E 43 4MATIC (launched in March 2017) at the head of the E-Class family. The well appointed AMG E 43 4MATIC offers outstanding performance from the 3.0-litre biturbo V6 engine (295kW/520Nm), 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, 4MATIC all-wheel drive, 20-inch alloy wheels, nappa leather upholstery, and Night Package external styling. It is priced at $159,900 (MRLP).
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ will go on sale locally in June 2017, with the E 63 4MATIC+ expected to be available before the end of the year during December.
Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC $159,900 (MRLP)
Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ $209,900 (MRLP)
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ $239,900 (MRLP)