The Mercedes E63 AMG isn’t exactly short on power, but that hasn’t stopped Mercedes from giving the facelifted version some extra shove to go with its new look. There’s even a new S-Model version that can cover 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds.
In standard trim, the E63 AMG saloon now gets an extra 31bhp and 20Nm of torque, taking the 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 to 549bhp and 720Nm, and dropping the 0-62mph time by a tenth to 4.2 seconds. Emissions and economy figures remain the same, at 230g/km and 28.8mpg.
The potent E63 AMG S-Model arrives with the facelifted model, and is available in saloon and estate forms, developing 577bhp and 800Nm in both. The estate takes one-tenth of a second longer to cover 0-62mph, at 3.7 seconds. Ever version has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph, and all use the same AMG auto box, which incorporates stop-start in ECO mode and launch control when the Sport Plus setting is selected.
Adaptive sports suspension is standard, while S-Model cars get a differential lock and revised suspension geometry to improve the sharpness of its handling. Optional carbon-ceramic brakes on all four wheels are also available on the S-Model.
All E63s get the same lights as the rest of the revised E-Class range, plus aggressive styling details like the new AMG ‘A-Wing’ in the front bumper, which will become a new hallmark design feature for AMG’s future range of cars.
The revised E63 AMG and S-Model cars will be launched in June, and we expect a small price rise compared to the current model for the standard E63, while Mercedes UK is currently finalising the cost of the new S-Model.
UK buyers are limited to just rear-wheel drive AMG E-Class models. However, in left-hand drive markets, the E-Class AMGs will be offered with the latest version of Mercedes’ 4MATIC four-wheel drive system, to make best use of the extra power now on offer.