By Staff Reporter
Not so long ago, Mercedes-Benz revealed the updated E-Class. The model showed quite substantial exterior updates and some improvements to the interior. The covers have been removed over the range topping E-63 model range and the trend continues there. Power remains unchanged however.
The update sees the introduction of the panamericana grille and a larger central star upfront. Additionally there are new, flatter all-LED multibeam headlamps, and revised bumper with more pronounced air-inlets. The front splitter is either kept in the colour of the vehicle (base model), in Silver Shadow (S-Model), in high-gloss black (with optional AMG Night Package) or in carbon fibre (with the optional AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre Package I).
On the side, the wheel arches are 27 millimetres wider and house new 19-inch 10-spoke light-alloy wheels. As standard the S-Model comes in new 20-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels.
At the back, the bumper gets revised and the car gets new tail lights which are visually linked with a trim strip in high-gloss chrome on the top. The rear apron has been reshaped with the lower part appearing in a high-gloss and featuring a trim strip in Silver Shadow that takes the colour of the reshaped twin-tailpipe trim elements. The rounded twin tailpipes are chrome-plated on the base model and on the S-Model, they have a new design in titanium matt on the exterior and interior. The rear section is rounded off by the high-gloss black diffuser which has also been restyled with two longitudinal fins.
Individuals looking for more exclusivity can order the AMG Night Package, AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre Package I and AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre Package II for more blacked out and fibre bits on the exterior.
New 3 body colours, graphite grey metallic, high-tech silver metallic and brilliant blue magno are available for selection as an option.
The AMG seats are upholstered in nappa leather and the interior of the S version includes nappa leather trim for the dashboard and beltlines, as well as seat belts in crystal grey. Nappa leather in black/titanium grey pearl with yellow contrasting topstitching is offered in the range as a new AMG-specific upholstery.
The interior benefits from the Widescreen Cockpit, new AMG Performance steering wheel and an upgraded MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays. In the base model the monitors measure 10.25 inches diagonally, on the S-Model 12.25-inch screens are on board as standard. The AMG Performance steering wheel is heated as standard and can be ordered in leather, Dinamica microfiber, or a combination of both materials.
The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine in the E 63 S 4MATIC+ continues to achieve 450 kW and a maximum torque of 850 Nm. The E 63 4MATIC+ base model has an output of 420 kW and 750 Nm torque. The S version completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and in 3.5 seconds as the base variant. The E-63 range retains the trusted AMG Speedshift MCT 9-speed transmission which sends power to all four wheels via AMG’s 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system. Although power stays the same, Mercedes-Benz says comfort has been improved with tweaks to the suspension. This should be a welcomed move for those who wish to enjoy daily driving in the E-63.
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