- Most powerful Mercedes E-Class of all time
- All-wheel drive aids 0-62mph sprint time of 3.4secs
- Edition 1 specification includes matt paint and 20-inch alloys
Mercedes-AMG E63 saloon revealed at LA Auto Show
With a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, this is the most powerful E-Class ever, and the Edition 1 version can accelerate as fast as some supercars
Boasting a redesigned front grille, enlarged wheel arches that house 20-inch alloy wheels, a matt paint scheme dubbed Designo Night Black Magno, plus some side stripes that Mercedes calls ‘acceleration lines’ (and that we hope can be peeled off), the Mercedes-AMG looks sinister without even pushing the starter button.
And when you do, you awake a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that, in E63 S guise, develops 603bhp and 627lb ft of torque. This, dearest pub quiz fans, is more than the 597bhp Audi RS6 Plus and even the 577bhp Mercedes-AMG GTR. We’re not sure what Mercedes-AMG is putting in its tea, either…
Completing the special-edition theme inside are some carbon-fibre trim, AMG performance seats, ‘Edition 1’ lettering on the steering wheel, and yellow stitching to contrast with the black nappa leather. You’ll need deep pockets, mind: we’re expecting a £90,000 price for this car, which will arrive in UK showrooms in May.
Of course, Mercedes will be offering a (slightly) more conservative E 63 4MATIC+ without the Edition 1 treatment for £75,000 with ‘just’ 563bhp, a 0-62mph time of 3.5 seconds and smaller front brakes. But, if you’re going to do it, you may as well do it properly…