Mercedes-AMG has revealed the 2021 updated E63 4Matic+ Saloon and Estate with a new refreshed design, improved aerodynamics, more comfort and added equipment on the interiors. The Mercedes-AMG E63 retains the 4.0-litre V8 powertrain with no changes in the output. The brand is expected to launch the E63 4Matic+ Saloon in India following the introduction of the new facelift Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
On the exterior, the latest-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 features a larger AMG-specific radiator grille with a three-pointed star in the centre and 12 vertical louvres, an aerodynamically designed front apron with a jet-wing, three large functional air intakes and a front splitter that reduces lift at the front axle. The car features sleeker all-LED multibeam headlamps, a muscular bonnet with raised crests, flared rounded wheel arches and prominent shoulder lines.
On the rear, the 2021 E63 features a lip spoiler on the rear deck painted in the colour of the vehicle or kept in carbon fibre with the optional AMG Carbon-Fibre Package Exterior II, sleeker tail lamps that extend into the boot linked by a chrome strip, a broad rear apron with a diffuser that has positive effects on aerodynamics and 90 mm trapezoidal twin tailpipes. The Mercedes-AMG E63 also features aerodynamically optimised 19-inch 10-spoke light-alloy wheels and new 20-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised with a wider aero rim edge and previously reserved for the AMG GT family.
On the inside, the E63 features Nappa leather upholstery on AMG-specific contoured seats, new AMG Performance twin-spoke steering wheel, the new steering wheel can be ordered in leather, in DINAMICA microfibre or as a combination of leather and DINAMICA microfibre with heating option and comes with a “Hands-On” sensor that detects the driver’s hands and if the hands are not detected a number of alarms go off before activating the car’s Emergency Brake Assist. The layered dashboard fascia also features the twin displays for the instrument cluster and multimedia displays blended by a glass cover to form a widescreen cockpit and features the latest-generation telematics highlighting the MBUX infotainment system with a touchscreen and touchpad, voice control and AMG specific displays such as Engine Data, gear speed indicator, Warm-up, Set-Up, G-Meter and RACE TIMER allowing visualisation of telemetry data.
The Mercedes-AMG E63 4Matic+ is powered by an AMG 4.0-litre V-eight-cylinder Bi-Turbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers that develop 571 Hp of power and 750 Nm torque on the standard and is tuned to produce 612 Hp of power and 850 Nm of maximum torque on the ‘S’ version. The engine is paired to a high-performance AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission with a wet multi-plate start-off clutch replacing the torque converter and comes with a double-clutching function along with autonomous software that enables short shift times and fast multiple downshifts. The power is transmitted to the ground via an AMG Performance 4MATIC+ variable all-wheel drivetrain with Drift Mode, Rear-axle locking differential and a specially developed multi-chamber air suspension with AMG RIDE CONTROL+, adaptive adjustable damping giving the car stability as well as comfort.
The outgoing model of the Mercedes-AMG E63 was sold in India in the S version and the facelift model is also expected to come soon to the Indian shores.
In related news, Mercedes-Benz has launched the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé in India priced starting at INR 1.33 crore, ex-showroom, India. The brand has launched the performance-oriented luxury sports car in a digital launch event, from Mercedes-Benz India’s innovative ‘Consultation Studio’, following the new normal of social distancing. The brand has also launched the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS in India priced at INR 99.90 lakh for both the petrol and diesel trims.