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 Mercedes AMG 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 new radiator grille with twin louvres in silver chrome, vertical black struts and “AMG” lettering likewise emphasises the distinctive look.
Overall, the front section exudes exceptional power and thus conveys from the first glance the strong forward thrust of the new performance sedan.
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. The E 63 S 4MATIC+ also features a trim strip in silver chrome on the rear apron.
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).
The advanced AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine utilises well-proven twin turbocharging, with the two chargers not located outside on the cylinder banks, but rather between them in the V of the cylinders. Two twin-scroll turbochargers are deployed for the first time to boost performance and improve responsiveness further. The housing is divided into two parallel flow passages.
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.
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.
Short shift times, high efficiency: The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed sports transmission
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed sports transmission is especially tuned to requirements in the new E 63 S 4MATIC+. This involved re-engineering hardware and software alike. A special software development enables extremely short shift times, fast multiple downshifts and the double-clutching function, making for a highly emotive gearshifting experience. A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter. This saves weight and optimises the response time to the driver’s accelerator pedal input, particularly when accelerating and during load changes.
Rear differential lock: Optimal traction, including on the racetrack
To improve traction and vehicle dynamics, the E 63 S 4MATIC+ has an electronically controlled rear differential lock. Both differentials reduce the slip on the inside wheel when cornering, without control interventions in the braking system. Improved traction allows the driver to accelerate out of corners earlier and with more power. The car remains more stable when braking at high speeds, and the limited-slip differential also improves traction when moving off.
Uniquely in this segment, the E 63 S 4MATIC+ is fitted with dynamic engine mounts that are instantly and variably able to adapt their stiffness to the driving conditions and requirements. These measures enhance the vehicle’s precision when driven dynamically. As a result, the steering response and steering feedback becomes even more direct.
Good sensitivity and fade-resistant: the AMG high-performance braking system
The large-sized high-performance braking system decelerates the performance sedan 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 three-stage ESP® allows significantly higher vehicle dynamics and driving enjoyment in ESP Sport Handling Mode and with the ESP OFF setting – ESP ON, ESP Sport Handling Mode and ESP OFF.
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.
Other interior highlights include a nappa leather covering for the instrument panel and beltlines, the sports steering wheel with crystal grey 12 o’clock marking and contrasting topstitching, AMG crest in the front head restraints, crystal grey seat piping, IWC-designed analogue clock and seat belts in crystal grey. The AMG instrument cluster places all important information in the driver’s field of vision.
Numerous options from the AMG Performance Studio
Anyone wishing to personalize their E 63 S 4MATIC+ even further is able to choose from numerous options offered by 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 and the Performance seats, which are available for the first time, reinforce the sporty character. Carbon-fibre trim parts or glass-fibre elements in matte silver round off the personalization possibilities.
New AMG TRACK PACE app
To supplement the RACETIMER, Mercedes-AMG developed the new AMG TRACK PACE app that enables drivers to analyze and improve their track driving style and to share this with other AMG drivers via Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube or the AMG Private Lounge. This app for Apple iPhones is connected to the on-board race app in the head unit via wifi or Bluetooth®. The COMAND Online infotainment system transmits all vehicle data – including speed, gear, steering angle, time, position and temperature – to the app in real time. The smartphone app can be connected to GoPro cameras, allowing the driver to obtain an interactive video of their racing experience featuring all the related data. — SG