All-Wheel-Drive 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Debuts

2013 Detroit Auto Show


  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic Picture

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic Picture

    2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic. | January 09, 2013

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2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The revamped 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 will be available in two trim levels, S-Model and 4Matic, both available only with all-wheel drive.
  • The sedan and wagon versions will make their debut next week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
  • "We don't anticipate any complaints as we believe customers will appreciate the true performance of the all-wheel drive," wrote Terry Wei, a Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman, in response to an Edmunds question about the lack of a rear-drive model, especially in warmer climates.

MONTVALE, New Jersey — The revamped 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 will be available in two trim levels, S-Model and 4Matic, both available only with all-wheel drive. The sedan and wagon versions will debut next week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

We don't anticipate any complaints, as we believe customers will appreciate the true performance of the all-wheel drive," wrote Terry Wei, a Mercedes-Benz spokeswoman, in response to an Edmunds question about the lack of a rear-drive model, especially in warmer climates.

Mercedes-Benz said in a statement that the standard AMG all-wheel-drive 4Matic system "improves road safety and traction on wet or wintery roads." Traction will boost the E63's ultimate performance as well. Mercedes-Benz noted that the performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system sends 33 percent of the engine torque to the front and 67 percent to the rear axle.

Wei said that pricing on the 2014 E63 AMG sedan and wagon will be available closer to the car's launch in the U.S. in the summer.

The 2013 E63 AMG sedan starts at $90,705, including a $905 destination charge. The 2013 E63 AMG wagon starts at $93,305, including shipping.

The base 2014 E63 AMG with the 5.5-liter AMG V8 Biturbo gets a power increase from 518 horsepower to 550 hp. On the new S-Model, the AMG 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo produces 577 hp — an increase of 27 hp over the previously available AMG Performance package option. The S-Model has the distinction of being the most powerful E-Class.

The S-Model sedan version of the E63 AMG 4Matic sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, said Mercedes-Benz. It has a top speed of 186 mph. The base model has a top speed of 155 mph.

The engine is linked to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The 2014 E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic gets several striking design touches, including a silver-chrome design on the front splitter and side skirts, as well as 10-spoke AMG alloys.

Standard equipment on all E63 AMG 4Matic models includes AMG door sill panels, AMG sport pedals, Collision Prevention Assist, metallic paint and all-LED headlights.

Options include an AMG carbon-fiber exterior styling package and an AMG Night package that features black chrome-plated elements.

Edmunds says: So long smoky burnouts; the E63 can no longer burn rubber even if it's absurdly fast.

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