2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Performance Features and Release Date
Ever since the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class was unveiled, we have secretly been hiding some excitement. That is because we knew that if we were getting a new E-Class sedan, a new Mercedes-AMG E63 would be coming shortly after. After a year of waiting, it has finally been unveiled (and on the same day as the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck, no less). We cannot wait to start telling customers about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 performance features and release date, so we might as well start right here, right now!
560+ Horsepower That’ll Make Every Drive a One-of-a-Kind Experience
If you want horsepower, you will have plenty of it to try and tame in the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63. While the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class turbocharged engine churned out a respectable 241 horsepower, the AMG E63 does not care about respectable. Its handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo motor cares only about performance and fast lap times. That is why it produces a staggering 563 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft of torque. Mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission, the engine will roar the AMG E63 from zero-to-sixty mph in just 3.4 seconds. It also has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Introducing 4MATIC+ with Drift Mode
Helping to accelerate the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 to these ludicrous speeds, while also keeping it under control is an all-new AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system. This system will distribute torque to both the front and rear wheels when necessary, but it can also be customizable depending on the type of drive setting you would like. It even allows you to drift the AMG E63 when you set it to certain settings!
Unique AMG DYNAMIC SELECT Drive Configurations
In addition to being able to adjust the settings for the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, drivers will also be able to adjust the drive settings in the Mercedes-AMG E63 thanks to the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT. The programs that drivers can choose from include “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport Plus” and “Individual.” In any one of the modes, drivers will be able to press the M button which will switch the vehicle to manual mode and the transmission will be shifted using the paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
AMG Sport Suspension Provides Exhilarating Driving Dynamics
Underpinning the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 is new AMG sport suspension that is based on the AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension that is utilized in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. This system is designed to provide the highest level of comfort no matter what speed you are going. However, to enhance the driving dynamics of the vehicle, several aspects of the system have been changed from the E-Class and drivers will now have more confidence during aggressive cornering.
Coming Soon to Loeber Motors
These are just a few of the unique performance features in the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63, and we will be sure to cover additional ones in the near future. We have plenty of time, since the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 isn’t set to go on sale until summer 2017! If you have any questions about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 performance features and release date, please contact a Loeber Motors sales team member.