Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has presented the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 with assertive exterior and interior implications. This special AMG version of the E-Class comes in at a starting retail cost of RM 998,888.
At the front, for the first time on an AMG sedan, 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 27 millimeters wider, the wheel arches accommodate greater track width and larger wheels on the front axle. Major front fascia highlights include the new radiator grille with twin louvres in silver chrome, vertical black struts and “AMG” lettering; a wide front apron in jet wing design with flics in black; and a large front splitter.
Looking at the profile, the side view offers one special detail, the arrow-shaped wing signet in silver chrome bearing three-dimensional “V8 BITURBO 4MATIC+” lettering. Then, there’s the side sill panels that make the car appear to sit even lower on the road and elongate the overall line. 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) and 20-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels. Spoiler lip in vehicle color on boot lid, rear apron with diffuser-look insert and two gloss black finish trim elements on the selectable sports exhaust system define the rear end of this AMG model. The E 63 S 4MATIC+ also features a trim strip in Night Package on the rear apron (optional).
The E 63 S AMG’s interior features highly exclusive appointments with distinctive style for further personalization. The sporty high-quality interior comprises of sports seats with optimized lateral support and AMG badge in the seat backrests, 3-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened bottom section as well as an AMG instrument cluster with AMG main menu including RACE TIMER and AMG start-up display.
Powering this 612 hp/850Nm mean machine is a versatile AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The V8 is paired to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed sports transmission to enable a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. This dynamic acceleration only ends at the governed top speed of 300 km/h with AMG Driver’s package. Addiionally, the four different AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual” allow drivers to extensively influence the characteristics of their E 63 S 4MATIC+.
For maximum efficiency, Mercedes-AMG has equipped the V8 engine with the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. This already helped the SLK 55 to achieve impressively low consumption and emission values and is now being used with a turbocharged engine from the high-performance sports car brand for the first time. In the partial-load range cylinders two, three, five and eight are deactivated, which crucially lowers the fuel consumption. With combined fuel consumption of 8.8 liters and CO2 emissions of 199 g/km (combined), the E 63 S 4MATIC+ sets a new record by comparison with their competitors.
The E 63 S 4MATIC+ is exclusively available 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.
It is still possible to drift thanks to fully variable torque distribution. This is where drift mode, part of the standard specification for the E 63 S 4 MATIC+, comes into its own. This can be activated in the “Race” drive program using the shift paddles, provided that ESP is deactivated and the transmission is in manual mode. When drift mode is activated, the E 63 S 4MATIC+ becomes a purely rear-wheel drive vehicle. Drift mode remains engaged until the driver deactivates it again.
The agility and high cornering speed of the new E 63 S 4MATIC+ are also benefits of the completely re-engineered AMG sports suspension. It is based on the Air Body Control fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension and affords very high camber stability. The vehicle dynamics and steering precision are also combined with a high level of comfort. The front is reinforced by a four-link front axle design with forged aluminium wishbones, strut rod and spring link. The rear multi-link concept, meanwhile, impresses with highly precise wheel control and increased stiffness.
The AMG-specific rear axle carrier makes the wider track possible, with the contact surfaces of the wheel bearings having been moved out compared with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Other measures include AMG-specific wheel carriers, elastokinematic tuning optimized for vehicle dynamics and higher negative camber. Newly developed elastokinematics guarantee the comfort expected from the E-Class combined with high precision and vehicle dynamics. At the same time, the rear axle differential has a new mount to improve the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) characteristics. And that’s not all, the air suspension system with three chambers, a sporty spring damper set-up and continuously adjustable damping also takes the ability to individually tailor the driving experience to a new level.
To improve traction and vehicle dynamics the E 63 S 4MATIC+ has an electronically controlled rear differential lock to reduce the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without control interventions in the braking system. The three-stage ESP with “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT Handling Mode” and “ESP OFF” settings works in perfect unison with the rear-axle limited-slip differential and AMG 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system, and is optimally tuned to the outstanding dynamics.
For optimal braking, the large-sized high-performance braking system decelerates the car reliably and quickly and is fade-resistant even under high loads. The E 63 S 4MATIC+ is fitted with even larger compound brake discs on the front axle in size 390 x 36 mm. The AMG Carbon Ceramic braking system is available upon request with an additional cost with brake discs in size 402 x 39 mm on the front axle and 360 x 32 mm on the rear axle. Again, the three-stage ESP is applicable.
The new Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ is offered with numerous options from the AMG Performance Studio. The Night package, attractive wheel alternatives and two Carbon-fiber packages can be used to customize the exterior specification. In the interior the Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfiber and the Performance seats, which are available for the first time, reinforce the sporty character. Carbon-fiber trim parts or glass-fiber elements in matt silver round off the possibilities.
In addition, the E 63 S 4MATIC+ “Edition 1” is an exceptionally exclusive and distinctive variant for customers who desire greater personalization. Complementing the paint finish in designo Night black magno, dynamic stripes on the side sill panels emphasize the elongated side view and underline the forwards thrust of the new AMG E-Class. Added to this are new AMG 20-inch forged wheels in matt black with high-gloss polished rim flange and the Night package. Furthermore, AMG Performance seats in black nappa leather with yellow topstitching create an exceptionally sporty ambience in the interior. Other Edition 1 interior specials include AMG Performance sports steering wheel or sports steering in black DINAMICA microfiber with “Edition 1” lettering and 12 o’clock marking in black, door armrests, center console, AMG floor mats, IWC-designed analogue clock with yellow topstitching or accents, and carbon-fiber trim elements.