22nd December 2016

News: Mercedes-AMG E63 – A star in a new galaxy

Mercedes-AMG has wheeled out their latest creation – the Mercedes-AMG E63 version of the new E-Class, the bass tone of its 563bhp V8 a distinctive voice on any street it rumbles upon.

Like every AMG variant before it, the new E63 has a raunchy appearance made so by its low-slung carriage and a host of embellishments and design tweaks that would bring tears to the eyes of every performance car owner.

Described as the most powerful E-Class variant of all time, its under-bonnet muscle, innovative technology, interior refinements and raw good looks combine to single the E63 out as a model aimed at those with ambition to own something unique.

In its base 563hp variant, its V8 engine is fitted with an AMG cylinder management system that helps achieve low fuel consumption and emission values.

In its more powerful guise, the E63 S-version comes fitted with a 4.0-litre, V8 bi-turbo engine powered to bring peak performance to NASA levels.

Both of these models are available with AMG performance 4-MATIC Plus all-wheel-drive and, for the first time, with AMG 9-speed sport transmission equipped with speed shift, multi-clutch technology and wet start-off clutch.

In terms of its appearance, the E63’s sporty front reflects the effort that has gone into its styling. Wider and more powerful looking – thanks to its wider wheel arches, broad front fascia, new grille with silver chrome twin louvres – its squat appearance, cool colours and distinctive AMG lettering work together to inform onlookers that the E63 has a pedigree that is entirely its own.

Ciaran Allen, Mercedes-Benz sales manager in Ireland, is confident that there are those who will relish the prospect of owning a car ‘as special as the E63 is’. While price will be quoted at time of order, Ciaran is guiding a figure in the region of €125.000 for the base model.

 Tony Toner

Motoring Correspondent for BeepBeep.ie

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