It looks like that need for horsepower doesn’t seem to have a limit. Current E-class comes with 241 horsepower. For 2018 model year E-class will receive 3.0-liter V6 with 329 horsepower but there is also AMG version, the E46 with 396 horsepower. Of course, why stop there? We also have AMG E63 which comes with 5.5-liter twin turbo V8. It produces 577 horsepower. Germans really think that isn’t enough because 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S will receive a brand new engine with even more power.
2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S – New Engine
The engine that Mercedes installed under new 2018 AMG S63 will also find its place under the hood of AMG E63 S. And the word is about 4.0-liter twin turbo V8. And this one produces 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. That is 1.5-liter less volume but 26 horsepower more than the former model. With it, the new luxury high-performance model will be able to sprint from standstill to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. Of course, this is still a Mercedes estimate. If the estimates are correct, that is 0.2 seconds quicker than the current model. The power will be sent through AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT (multi-clutch technology) nine-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. Aside AMG performance 4MATIC+ drive system, there’s also AMG sports suspension while the engine has AMG cylinder deactivation system.
2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S – Design Changes
On the outside, there aren’t many changes. But Mercedes installed new grille with chrome openings, vertical black struts and, of course, AMG lettering. Also, there are extended wheel arches for greater track width. The interior is a piece of masterpiece. Like we can expect from any luxury carmaker (and high number price tag), everything is done with high-quality materials and finishing. The centerpiece that takes attention surely is dual high-resolution 12.3-inch multimedia displays. Mounted next to each other and covered with a single piece of glass, makes the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S a class above else. With being an AMG model there is also AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs.
2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S – Release Date
Although there aren’t many changes on the inside and out, next generation engine will surely push the price even higher. While at this moment it is unknown, we can be certain that the number will be around $105.000. The model will arrive later in 2017.