Mercedes-Benz India has launched the AMG E63 S in the domestic car market of the country priced at Rs. 1.5 crores (ex-showroom across India). The Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the most powerful version of the Mercedes E-Class luxury sedan, and has joined to expand the lineup of the E-Class variants which include the E200, the E220d and the E350d in the car market of India.
The newly launched Mercedes-AMG E63 S in India gets equipped with the same 4.0 litre V8 engine that also powers the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Being a performance variant from Mercedes-Benz’s power packed AMG range, the E63 S is capable of generating a max hammering power output of 604 bhp along with a huge 850 Nm of top torque that is available from just 2500 rpm. The engine gets paired to a 9 speed AMG Speedshift transmission gearbox. This performance variant of the executive sedan gets equipped with All 4 Wheels Drive system through Mercedes’ advanced 4Matic+ AWD system that offers the flexibility to send the generated power to either the rear wheels or all four wheels
The Mercedes-AMG E63 S offers the purist rear-wheel drive experience owing to the company’s Drift mode that can be activated in the Race setting only. The car can do the 0-100 kmph sprint in only 3.4 seconds. The AMG E63 S comes with an electrically limited top speed 250 kmph for road safety purpose.
When it comes to the exterior design of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, it is mostly identical to the standard E-Class in terms of overall styling, but of course marks itself apart with an AMG specific body-kit and hence announces its special class. The AMG kit comprises of a lip-spoiler at the front, a rear diffuser and specially designed 19 inch alloy wheels which boast of being equipped with the largest brakes in the market.
Being an AMG variant, the E63 S comes with a handful of equipments to ensure safety being a power monster, while also refining its performance. The car boasts of pneumatic active suspension system which adapts to the changing road surfaces when the car drives in Comfort mode, and gets stiff when the sporty driving modes are turned on. The performance saloon is endowed with an array of driving aids such as comprehensive electronic stability program, traction control and slide control which come handy to leash the car’s beastly powers.
When it comes to the cabin, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S offers a cocoon of luxury that can be expected from its pedigree. There is premium suede leather seat upholstery and top-notch interior materials to ensure that embodies the class of Mercedes-Benz model. The car’s dashboard is dominated by a pair of large LCD screens, one of which is for the infotainment system that comes with tons of connectivity options and a Meriden music system, while the other display is meant for the instrument cluster.
The Mercedes-AMG E63 S locks horns with the likes of the Audi RS7 and the BMW M5 in its class.