- Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with 612hp
- The sports sedan needs only 3.4 seconds to reach 100kmph speed
- Pitted against BMW M5 priced at Rs 1.43 crore, ex-showroom
German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz has launched its most powerful E Class sedan, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ in India at Rs 1.5 crore, ex-showroom. The product of Mercedes-Benz's performance division AMG, the new sports sedan goes up against the BMW M5 in India which is priced at Rs 1.43 crore, ex-showroom.
The AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 612 hp of power at 5,750rpm to 6,500rpm and peak torque of 850Nm between 2,500rpm and 4,500rpm. The mill comes mated to AMG Speedshit 9-speed sports transmission. The sports sedan also gets 4Matic+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and drift mode.
The mammoth powers AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ to sprint from zero to 100kmph in mere 3.4 seconds. The top speed has been limited 250kmph while AMG Driver's package will push it to 300kmph speed.
The E 63 S 4MATIC+ features cylinder deactivation system for the first time. This will ensure more fuel-efficiency. The nine-speed sports transmission now combined with a wet start-off clutch. Torque distribution on the front and rear axle, which until now was strongly rear-biased, is fully variable for the first time. The AMG pack in the new sedan also includes sports suspension, an electronically-controlled differential lock, dynamic engine mounts and carbon ceramic brake discs.
The compnay has also added subtle exterior changes to the make the AMG version different from the regular Mercedes-Benz E-Class. These include more muscular new grille, bonnet, bumpers, beefier wheel arches, and 20-inch matte grey alloys.
The AMG E63 S 4Matic+ is equipped with active brake assist, a radar-based driver assistance system that can help prevent accidents with vehicles ahead and with crossing pedestrians or mitigate the consequences of accidents. It is a combination of proximity warning, collision warning, situation-dependent braking assistance and autonomous braking function. The sedan also comes equipped with seven airbags.
"The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ is the ultimate interpretation of a luxury performance saloon. We believe it is the world's most intelligent executive saloon - in its sportiest form. To be precise, it is the most powerful E-Class in history. Never before has there been such an extensive and radical transformation from one model generation to the next...With this new generation of the E 63 S, our renowned AMG engineers has left no stone unturned in satisfying the needs of those ardent petrol heads/performance enthusiasts," said Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.