2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ & Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ revealed

Posted on: Oct 27, 2016 - 1:27pm IST

Will go on sale in March 2017.

The fifth-gen Mercedes E-Class (W213) range has been expanded with two new high-performance variants – the Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+. Billed as the most powerful E-Class ever, the E 63 S 4MATIC+ will world premiere at the 2016 LA Auto Show next month in a limited-run “Edition 1” model that will be sold for around a year after the car’s market launch.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ front three quarters
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ share a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol engine.

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ and 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ pack a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 petrol engine that sends power to the wheels via the 9-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission. In the E 63 4MATIC+, this motor delivers 420 kW (571 hp) and 750 Nm of torque, while in the E 63 S 4MATIC+, these figures move up to 450 kW (612 hp) and 850 Nm respectively.

The high-performance variants feature the newly engineered AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive system. For the first time, torque distribution is fully variable. In the E 63 S 4MATIC+, there’s a drift mode that can be activated in the “Race” drive program, but the ESP needs to be deactivated and the transmission needs to in manual mode. The car becomes a rear-wheel drive vehicle in this mode.

The 2017 Mercedes E 63 4MATIC+ can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, while the more powerful 2017 Mercedes E 63 S 4MATIC+ can do the same a tad quicker, in 3.4 seconds. The acceleration is notably quicker (up to 1.2 seconds) compared to the E 43 4MATIC variant, but all three cars max out at the same electronically limited speed – 250 km/h.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ interior
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ gets a drift mode as standard.

In the newly launched variants, the driver can unleash some more of the beastly engine by opting for the AMG Driver’s package and increase the top speed to 300 km/h.

Both models will be available to pre-order beginning 16 January, 2017 and go on sale in March 2017. There’s no word about the car’s launch for India.

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