The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ is the most powerful version of the E-Class ever made.
Mercedes-Benz India announced that it’ll be launching the AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ sedan on May 4, 2018. The company had revealed the new versions in October 2016 and the cars made its official debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Motor Show. The E63 S 4Matic+ is the most powerful version of the E-Class and yes, this one is making its way here.
Visually, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S retains the handsome exterior profile and smooth character lines of the E-Class Sedan. However, there are a few changes that set it apart from the luxurious sedan. There’s a new single slat grille, a new front bumper housing slightly larger air intakes and a sporty exhaust setup at the rear. The wheel arches that are a little more than half an inch wider than on the standard car and you also get matte-black AMG 20-inch alloy wheels.
But of course, you want to know what makes it the most powerful E- Class, right? Well, there’s a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine under the hood which uses twin-scroll technology to improve performance and reduce turbo lag. The AMG E63 S churns out 603 bhp and develops 850 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a nine-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission and also feature Mercedes’ signature 4Matic all-wheel drive system. This efficient transmission propels the E63 S from a standstill to 100 kmph in just 3.3 seconds.
Another feature that is sure to make enthusiasts drool is the new Drift Mode. Yes, you read it right and it comes as standard on the E63 S. Apparently the AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system uses fully variable torque distribution at the front and rear axles and when you need to have a little fun, just select the ‘Race’ drive mode, switch off stability control, activate the transmission’s manual mode and drift away. Mercedes claims that the Drift Mode turns the E63 into a “purely rear-wheel drive” vehicle, and stays this way until the driver turns off Drift Mode. On the pricing front, expect this one to cross the ₹ 1 crore mark and of course we can’t wait to drive this one.