Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG goes all-wheel-drive for 2014
The regular E-Class sedan and coupe we have already seen, but now the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 4Matic has finally been revealed. Not only does it get a boost in power from the twin turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 engine, but also it has gone all-wheel drive.
The engine now produces 550 hp and 720 Nm of torque. That’s not it, as there is also an S-model which produces even more power, putting out 577 hp and 800 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All this amounts to a super-quick 0-100 kph time of 3.7 seconds and the S-model does it in 3.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 kph. But if you add on the AMG Performance package, top speed goes up to 300 kph. Like all AMG models, there is Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Manual modes to tweak suspension and transmission settings. The S-model gets a limited-slip differential as well. AMG carbon ceramic brakes are optional.
The front fascia will incorporate the new AMG design philosophy, which is the silver-chrome AMG “twin blade” radiator grille and the so-called “A-wing.” The new three-dimensional air control element extends across the front fascia and sports the stylised “A” distinctive of AMG vehicles. The “A-wing” painted in body colour with silver-chrome trim strip frames the three generously dimensioned cooling-air inlets. Black flics on the side air inlets ensure optimal airflow to the cooling modules, and on the bottom a front splitter contributes to increasing downforce. It also gets widened fenders.
Expect the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG 4Matic to hit the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries later this year. There’s both a sedan and a wagon version, although expect the sedan only to come to the Middle East, incidentally one of AMG’s largest markets.
Keep track of the latest prices and updates in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class buyer guide.