At a glance
The performance pinnacles of the E-Class Saloon range are the Mercedes-AMG E 63 and the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S. The fastest and most powerful E-Class Saloons ever offered in the UK, they are powered by a hand-assembled 5,461 cc biturbo Mercedes-AMG V8 engine that drives the rear wheels through a Mercedes-AMG MCT 7-speed automatic transmission. Suspension, steering, brakes and chassis have all been significantly upgraded by Mercedes-AMG.
Key figures - Mercedes-AMG E 63
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 is powered by a 5,461 cc biturbo direct-injection V8 engine, which generates 557 hp at 5,500 rpm and 720 Nm of torque, which remains constant from 1,750 to 5,250 rpm. Driving through a dynamic seven-speed Mercedes-AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic Plus transmission with ECO start/stop as standard, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 Saloon will sprint to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds (Mercedes-AMG S Saloon: 4.1), and onto a 155 mph electronically limited top speed, while delivering exceptional mid-range punch. Combined economy and CO2 emission figures are 28.8 mpg and 230 g/km.
Key figures - Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
Sharing the same 5,461 cc biturbo direct-injection V8 engine and seven-speed Mercedes-AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic Plus transmission, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S generates 585 hp at 5,500 rpm and 800 Nm of torque, which remains constant from 1,750 to 5,000 rpm. This 28 hp and 100 Nm hike in output delivers even more spirited performance - the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S powers its way to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and onto an electronically limited 155 mph top speed. Combined economy and CO2 emission figures are 28.5 mpg and 232 g/km.
The biturbo engine under the bonnet of the Mercedes-AMG E 63 and Mercedes-AMG E 63 S produces its exceptional levels of performance, economy and low emissions through an innovative combination of high-tech features. These include spray-guided direct-injection, twin turbo-chargers, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, alternator management and a weight-optimised Mercedes-AMG sports exhaust with chromed double twin tailpipes that contribute to the engine’s engaging soundtrack.
The additional 28 hp and 100 Nm performance advantage enjoyed by the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S model is created by an increase in peak pressure and a rise in the charge pressure from 0.9 to 1.0 bar. Despite these prodigious outputs, the Mercedes-AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine remains the most efficient series production V8 engine around.
Personal set-up on the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT
The seven-speed Mercedes-AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission in both models can be customised for individual preference with four modes – ‘C’ (Comfort), ‘S’ (Sport), ‘S+’ (Sport Plus) and ‘M’ (Manual). The RACE START function and automatic double-declutching function for downshifting are also part of the transmission’s dynamic repertoire.
Differential lock on the rear axle
Mercedes-AMG rear axle limited-slip differential lock is standard on the S-Model, optional on the standard model and results in a further increase in traction, ultimately leading to even greater driving dynamics and enhanced driving enjoyment, especially on the race track.
AMG tuned suspension and steering
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 and Mercedes-AMG E 63 S models feature Mercedes-AMG’s Ride Control sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system. Electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive steering complements the vehicle’s set-up, with the direct steering ratio of 14:1 providing excellent agility in conjunction with the variable servo assistance.
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 is instantly identified by its 19-inch 10-spoke Mercedes-AMG alloy wheels, Mercedes-AMG bodystyling – including front apron and splitter in body colour, rear trim strip in high gloss black, side sill panels with body-coloured inserts – and its Mercedes-AMG sports exhaust system with two chrome twin tailpipes. An LED Intelligent Light System and silver painted brake calipers complete the visual package.
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S benefits from a number of bespoke enhancements including: a high-gloss black front apron with silver-shadow splitter; side sill panels and rear strip with silver-shadow inserts, a Mercedes-AMG spoiler in body colour, 19-inch Mercedes-AMG alloy wheels painted in Titanium matt grey; red brake calipers, and ‘S’ labelling on the boot lid.
Inside the Mercedes-AMG E 63 the unique Mercedes-AMG treatment includes the following highlights: an Mercedes-AMG instrument cluster with Mercedes-AMG menu including Racetimer; Mercedes-AMG Performance three-spoke multi-function nappa leather steering wheel with Alcantara® inserts and aluminium gear shift paddles; Artico leather upper dashboard with visible stitching; Mercedes-AMG door sill panels in brushed stainless steel, and nappa leather upholstery.
The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S is further distinguished by AMG emblems embossed on the front headrests; grey contrast stitching on the seats; silver seatbelts, and S Model badging on the Mercedes-AMG instrument cluster.
The E-Class features unprecedented levels of safety and driver assistance features. Standard equipment highlights include Active Bonnet; nine airbags; Adaptive Brake System; advanced Anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist; Attention Assist; Collision Prevention Assist Plus; Cruise control with Speedtronic; Electronic Stability Programme with Acceleration Skid Control and Pre-Safe®. Optional safety and security features include Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Lane-Keeping Assist; BAS Plus with Cross Traffic Assist; Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot; Pre-Safe® Brake with Pre-Safe® Plus; Blind Spot Assist; Speed Limit and Traffic Sign Assist and Lane-Keeping Assist.
These Mercedes-AMG models have a length x width x height of 4,879 x 2,071 x 1,474 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,874 mm. The Mercedes-AMG E 63 weighs 1,845kg, while the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S weighs 1,870kg. Boot capacity is 540 litres.