Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG gains 4Matic grip, still barking mad

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New benchmark for performance, dynamic purpose and efficiency
The new E63 AMG 4MATIC and S-Model
MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-AMG continues to emphasize performance,
dynamic purpose and efficiency: The new 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC now
features a redesigned, performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system
as standard equipment and is also available as an especially powerful
S Model with output of 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. The 5.5-liter
AMG V8 Biturbo continues to be the benchmark of efficiency: No other
competitor in this segment offers this combination of maximum
performance and low fuel consumption. Permanent all-wheel drive is
standard on all U.S. models ? which also feature a power increase from
518 hp to 550 hp with a peak torque of 531 lb-ft. With this step
Mercedes-AMG now for the first time offers powerful passenger cars
with an all-wheel-drive system designed for vehicle dynamics. The 2014
E63 AMG 4MATIC goes on-sale in the U.S. this summer.
With the introduction of the new custom-tailored models, Mercedes-AMG
offers its customers even more individuality than before. The 2014 E63
AMG 4MATIC is more powerful and sports a more dynamic outfit than all
its predecessors: Even at first glance the new AMG design philosophy
is immediately apparent.
The new "twin blade" radiator grille and a new
"A-wing" in the AMG front fascia define the exclusive
appearance. As before, the top-of-the-line E-Class AMG model is
available as a sedan and wagon. Also adding significantly to the new
models' appeal is the marked improvement in the price-performance
ratio: E63 AMG 4MATIC customers now get even more power, better
vehicle dynamics and a more extensive list of standard equipment. The
new product logic also benefits the CLS63 AMG: Like the E63 AMG
4MATIC, the CLS63 AMG is available as an S-Model and with the
performance oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC as standard.
The addition of the
E63 AMG and the CLS63 AMG means there are now also two all-wheel-drive
passenger car models available from Mercedes-AMG besides the
successful ML63 AMG, GL63 AMG, and G63 AMG SUV's. Additional models
equipped with the performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system
4MATIC such as the CLA45 AMG will follow this year.
Ola Källenius, CEO Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The philosophy of
Mercedes-AMG is driving performance. With the new model variants of
the E63 AMG 4MATIC and CLS63 AMG 4MATIC it is also becoming clear that
we offer our customers even more individuality than before. In
particular the S-Models represent the most attractive offer in the
competitive segment and score decisive points with a significant
improvement in their price-performance ratio: The most power and the
highest torque in the segment, the new performance-oriented AMG all
wheel-drive system, the new design and a significantly more extensive
standard-equipment package are among the outstanding strengths of the
new high-performance automobiles from Affalterbach. With the
innovative all wheel-drive S-Models we will reach new customers and
Tobias Moers, head of overall vehicle development and member of the
management board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "We have significantly
honed the dynamic profile of the 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC and the CLS63 AMG
4MATIC with the exclusive S-Models. Only AMG offers customers power
and torque figures of such magnitude. Our AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine is
still the world's most efficient V8 built in series production. With
the newly developed performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system
4MATIC we not only deliver the best acceleration figures in the
competitive segment, we also offer our customers markedly better
vehicle dynamics than ever before."
With an acceleration time of 3.5 seconds for the sprint from rest to
60 mph, the S-Model of the E63 AMG 4MATIC holds an undisputed top
position in the competitive environment; the electronically limited
top speed is 186 mph. In addition to the power increase, the
performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC with a power
distribution of 33 to 67 percent (front/rear axle) is also a major
factor. Perfect traction during acceleration effectively prevents any
losses due to wheel slip.
On the new S-Model the AMG 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine produces a peak
power output of 577 hp and delivers a peak torque of 590 lb-ft ? an
increase by 27 hp over the previously available AMG Performance
package option. The increase in performance and power is made possible
by modifications to the engine management system, an increase in the
peak injection pressure and a hike in maximum boost pressure from 13.0
to 14.5 psi. The base model also adds 32 hp and 15 lbft and
now produces 550 hp of power and a peak torque of 531 lb-ft.
Despite the added power and improved performance all E63 AMG 4MATIC
models deliver high efficiency, low fuel consumption and low
emissions. The AMG 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo engine is still the most
efficient series-production V8 engine in its performance segment ? and
that with significantly more displacement than the direct
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission for a personal setup
Maximum individuality and custom-tailored dynamics are the strengths
of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. Four drive
programs, "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S"
(Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) and "M" (Manual),
provide each driver with a personal setup. In "C" mode the
ECO start/stop function is active and shuts off the eight-cylinder
engine when the car is at a standstill. In addition, the driver
experiences smooth transmission characteristics with comfortable and
early gearshifts. In "C" mode the car generally starts in
second gear.
In the "S", "S+" and "M" transmission
modes the engine and transmission are significantly more agile and the
ECO start/stop function is deactivated. Perfectly tailored to a
spirited driving style is the partial suppression of the cylinders. A
brief and precisely defined retardation of ignition and injection
under open throttle results in even faster gearshifts and a more
aggressive exhaust note. An automatic rev-matching function for
downshifts and the RACE START function are also part of the standard
features of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.
Performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC for maximum
The performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system sends 33 percent of
the engine torque to the front and 67 percent to the rear axle. The
rear-biased torque split ensures the high level of vehicle dynamics
typical of AMG and maximum driving pleasure. The three-stage ESP®
system is specifically calibrated to the permanent all-wheel-drive
system. In "Sport Handling" mode the Torque Vectoring Brake
applies the brakes to selected wheels in the interest of supreme
agility: As a result, unwelcome understeer is prevented.
During cornering a targeted brief brake intervention on the inside
rear wheel affects a defined turn-in of the vehicle.
The standard AMG all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC improves road safety
and traction on wet or wintery roads. Optimal traction is ensured by a
multi-plate clutch with a locking force of 37 lb-ft, which increases
road adhesion particularly on ice and snow.
The technical basis is a transfer case for the additional power
take-off to the driven front axle. It is integrated into the AMG
SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with minimum additional
space requirements. The torque is transferred by the power take-off to
the front axle via a drive shaft. The power from the front
differential is transferred to the left half shaft by an intermediate
shaft that runs in a sealed shaft tunnel in the engine oil pan. This
compact and weight-optimized design results in a comparatively low
added weight of just 154 lbs for the all-wheel-drive components.
E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC with limited-slip rear differential
Mercedes-AMG goes even one step further on the E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC.
In keeping with its philosophy of "Driving Performance" the
most powerful E-Class is equipped with a limited-slip rear
differential. This high-tech package increases traction even further.
The effect: Even better vehicle dynamics and more driving pleasure, in
particular on the racetrack.
All 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC models are equipped with the AMG Adaptive
sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system. The
front axle features a steel suspension, the rear axle an all-air
suspension system. A push of the button with the shock absorber symbol
in the AMG DRIVE UNIT is all it takes to switch the electronics from
"Comfort" to "Sport" or "Sport plus." In
conjunction with newly developed aluminum axle components this results
in significantly more grip and agility while maintaining the vehicle's
neutral handling during fast cornering. The S-Model's elastokinematics
were perfectly tuned for performance and offer the driver optimal
neutral handling at the limit as well as better feedback and grip. The
E63 AMG 4MATIC's track on the front axle is 1.9 inches wider than the
standard E-Class sedan and offers significantly better stability at
high cornering speeds and better road feel. A more negative camber on
both axles additionally improves lateral dynamics.
The perfect complement is the electromechanical AMG sports
speed-sensitive steering. In conjunction with the variable power
assist dependent on the selected suspension mode, the direct steering
ratio of 14 : 1 provides particularly agile cornering capabilities.
The 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC features high-sheen 10-spoke AMG alloys
painted titanium gray as standard. The front axle features tires in
size 255/35 R 19 (front) and 285/30 R 19 (rear) on AMG alloys in size
9.0 x 19 and 9.5 x 19. Only the powerful S-Model comes with 10-spoke
alloys painted in matte titanium gray with high-sheen rim flanges.
AMG carbon ceramic high-performance braking system available as an
As of course with all AMG cars, the 2014 E63 AMG 4MATIC also comes
with an ultra-powerful AMG high-performance brake system. Vented and
cross-drilled brake discs with a generous 14.2 in diameter
are fitted front and rear. Because of the special stresses they face,
the front discs feature compound (two-piece) technology that has been
tried and tested in motor racing. Brake calipers painted silver with
white AMG lettering and six pistons (front) and four pistons (rear)
provide responsive, fade-resistant deceleration and shortest stopping
distances. The S-Model can be additionally identified by red brake
AMG carbon ceramic high-performance brakes are available as an option
exclusively on the S-Model ? recognizable thanks to even bigger brake
discs with a diameter of 15.8 in and the "AMG Carbon
Ceramic" logo on the specially painted brake calipers. Their
advantages: The discs are 40 percent lighter, reducing the unsprung
masses and improving vehicle dynamics, agility and ride comfort. The
ceramic discs are also much harder, resulting in an extended service
life and in increased resistance to extreme loads and heat.
Unmistakable design with even more dynamic purpose and exclusivity
Dynamic purpose and performance are not only the focus of the
fascinating technology of the new E63 AMG 4MATIC; the design also
consistently transports these defining characteristics. Visually the
AMG high-performance automobile sets new trends as the first AMG model
to show off the new AMG design philosophy. Dominating elements are the
silver-chrome AMG "twin blade" radiator grille and the
so-called "A-wing." The new three-dimensional air control
element extends across the entire width of the AMG front fascia and
sports the stylized "A" distinctive of AMG vehicles. The
"A-wing" painted in body color with silver-chrome trim strip
frames the three generously dimensioned cooling-air inlets. Black
flics on the side air inlets ensure optimal airflow to the cooling
modules; on the bottom a front splitter painted in body color
contributes to increasing downforce. Convex and concave surfaces join
the new, sculptured front end of the E63 AMG 4MATIC to the distinctive
widened fenders, on which the "V8 BITURBO" lettering
provides an indication of the superior engine power.
The side air outlets, the black mesh and the two chrome-plated dual
tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system emphasize the width of the
vehicle in the rear. The black diffuser insert with pronounced fins
lends the rear of the E63 AMG 4MATIC a strong touch of racetrack
S-Model with even more striking design features
The 2014 E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC differs from the base model in
numerous restyled and even more striking design features. The
"A-wing" in the front has a black high-gloss finish; the
front splitter and the striking three-dimensional inserts of the side
skirts sport a silver-chrome design. The silver-chrome trim strip and
the two unmistakable dual tailpipes of the AMG sport exhaust system
provide a powerful effect in the rear. The AMG separation edge painted
in body color (sedan only) reduces lift at high speeds.
The 10-spoke AMG alloys, painted matte titanium gray and featuring
high sheen rim flanges, and the large tires in sizes 255/35 R 19 in
front and 285/30 R 19 in the rear fill out the wheel wells perfectly.
Red brake calipers and an AMG logo with contrasting black
"S" on the trunk lid are further features of the S-Models.
Interior with dynamic-exclusive interior
The interior of the E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC comes with ? depending on
customer preferences ? gray contrasting seams on the AMG sports seats,
the door center panels, the armrests of the doors and the center
console. The interior also features silver-colored seat belts in
conjunction with a black interior. The grip areas of the black Nappa
leather steering wheel rim with flattened top and bottom is finished
in Alcantara® with gray contrasting seams. The front head restraints
of the AMG sports seats are embossed with AMG crests. The redesigned
AMG instrument cluster carries an "S AMG" logo on the 200
mph speedometer with red needles. The standard equipment also includes
AMG door sill panels backlit in white, power rear roller blinds (sedan
only) in addition to many other details.
Distinctive to all E63 AMG 4MATIC models are highest quality
materials, excellent workmanship and the exclusive ambiance. The new
AMG-specific analog clock in IWC design between the two central
ventilation outlets serves as an appealing focal point.
Highlights of standard equipment on all E63 AMG 4MATIC models also
? AMG door sill panels
? AMG sports pedals made from brushed stainless steel with rubber
? Metallic paintwork
? All-LED headlights
The following styling and trim options are available:
? AMG Carbon-Fiber Exterior Styling package
? AMG Night package (A-wing with trim strip, front splitter, inserts
of the door sill panels, exterior mirror housings and rear fascia trim
strips in high-gloss black, dual exhaust embellishers black
? AMG carbon-fiber engine cover
? AMG high-sheen forged wheels with 5-twin-spoke wheel bolt cover,
painted titanium gray
? AMG trim elements carbon-fiber/piano lacquer finish
? designo styling elements
Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround-sound system
A particular highlight in the selection of optional equipment for the
E-Class Sedan and Wagon is the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG
high-end surround sound system. Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG have
created this high-end sound system together with renowned Danish audio
specialist Bang & Olufsen. The sound system is of course capable
of Dolby Digital 5.1 playback and provides an exclusive music
experience with unparalleled sound. The basis for this is not only the
1,200 watt amplifier and the 14 high-end speakers with neodymium
drivers, but also the distribution of the music signals that is
precisely controlled by the sound processor. This integrated digital
sound processor (DSP) provides drivers with the option of selecting a
special B&O sound menu on the COMAND system. In True Image? mode
individual sound settings for the front, center and rear can be
selected. The effect: A realistic sound experience at the selected
listening position. The "Sound Mode" menu also has various
preset sound modes that allow choosing between a high-end
"Reference" studio sound and a spacious surround sound.
While "Reference" puts the focus on the sound presentation
of the artist, the special surround sound mode delivers a spacious
surround-sound experience. In particular live recordings or concertos
result in a unique panoramic sound in the vehicle without altering the
naturalness of the recording.
50-watt illuminated tweeters with acoustic lens technology arranged in
the mirror triangle add special highlights. High-end Bang &
Olufsen aluminum speaker covers in silver chrome with Bang &
Olufsen logo additionally signal the exceptional position of the Bang
& Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround-sound system.
The U.S. market launch of the new all-wheel-drive E63 AMG 4MATIC and
the E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC will begin in the Summer of 2013.
Quick Reference:
Availability: Summer 2013
? E63 AMG 4MATIC Sedan: AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 (550 hp, 531 lb-ft)
? E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Sedan: AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 (577 hp, 590
? E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Wagon: AMG biturbo 5.5-liter V8 (577 hp, 590
New Standard Feature Highlights:
? Performance-oriented 4MATIC all-wheel-drive (33/67 power
? Power Increase (+32 hp, +15 lb-ft)
? Redesigned exterior with integrated star and AMG twin-blade radiator
? All-LED Headlights
New Optional Feature Highlights:
? S-Model Configuration
? Power Increase (+27 hp, +59 lb-ft)
? Limited slip rear differential
? 10-Spoke AMG Matte Titanium Grey alloy wheels with high-sheen rim
? High-gloss black "A-wing"
? Red Brake Calipers
? Contrast stitching on seats, door trim, armrests and center console
? Silver seat belts (black interior only)
? Alcantara steering wheel grips
? 'S' badging on trunk and speedometer
? AMG Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
? Carbon Fiber Exterior Styling Package
? Forged twin 5-spoke 19" wheel
? Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG High-End Surround-Sound System

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