2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Officially Revealed
Here’s a nice announcement from the German automaker Mercedes-Benz – they’ve just released the first official photos and details with the brand new 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG that’s going to be premiered at the Detroit Motor Show next week.
The staggeringly redesigned E63 AMG will look significantly more aggressive than its predecessor, thanks to its brand new front fascia with new headlamps, redesigned grille and bumper with massive air ducts, alongside a central splitter that reportedly improves the air flow underneath the body of the Merc. The rear bumper has also been redesigned, featuring quad trapezoidal tailpipes and an upgraded diffuser.
The same 5.5-liter V8 twin-turbo engine lies under the car’s bonnet, but it now delivers 557 HP (410 kW) at 5,500 RPM and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque between 1,750 RPM and 5,250 RPM, due to some upgrades that AMG has done to it. Thanks to this staggering engine, the E63 AMG is able to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. It gets even better, as the sedan 4-wheel drive 4MATIC version manages that in a whopping 3.7 seconds, while the wagon does it in 3.8 seconds.
There’s also an additional unveiling done by Mercedes-Benz – the E63 AMG 4MATIC S-Model has also been announced, for both body styles. This model features a rear differential lock and a bit more powerful version of the same 5.5-liter V8, which delivers 585 HP (430 kW) at 5,500 RPM and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque between 1,750 RPM and 5,000 RPM.
The sedan version is reportedly able to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from naught in 3.6 seconds, while the estate manages to do it in 3.7 seconds. The maximum speed of all the models is the usual electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph).
The drivetrain is continued by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission, available in 4 different modes – S (Sport), S+ (Sport Plus), M (Manual) and C (Controlled Efficiency). The brand is also bringing forward an optional ceramic brake system, with ventilated and perforated 360 mm brake disks with silver calipers for the regular AMG model and red-painted calipers for the S-model.
The S-Model is also easily distinguishable thanks to a set of 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in 255/35 R19 tired at the front and 285/30 R19 ones at the rear. There is also some chrome finish as rear trim strip and on the front splitter, while the sedan version will boast a body-colored spoiler lip which drastically reduces lift while cruising at high speeds.
In terms of availability, the rear wheel drive versions will be put on sale during April, followed by the 4MATIC and S-Model later, during June.