A few months after the standard Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been given a facelift, it’s now the turn of the high-performance Mercedes-AMG E63 S to receive a few aesthetic and tech upgrades.
At the front, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S gets a revised front fascia, dominated by a new Panamericana grille seen in other AMG cars. There are also a new pair of LED headlights, new rear bumpers, and a slimmer pair of LED taillights. Most exterior trims are finished in Silver Shadow, though an optional AMG Night Package turns these into gloss black. For an even more aggressive look, the AMG Exterior Carbin Fiber Package replaces the exterior trims with carbon fiber.
The only major change in the interior is the new MBUX infotainment system with its large twin-screen layout. It comes with the expected Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration features. The E63 S also gets the German luxury automaker’s latest steering wheel design, which features touchpad buttons and a capacitive sensor that knows whether you are holding the steering wheel or not.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that produces 603 hp and 850 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to an AMG Speedshift 9-speed dual-clutch transmission powering all four wheels. The 4Matic AWD system is an AMG-specific Drift Mode that sends all power to the rear wheels for those who want to hoon this beast around the track.
As with most modern cars nowadays, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S can be equipped with a plethora of advanced driver-assist features, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, full-speed adaptive cruise control with level 2 autonomy, blind spot warning, front and rear cross traffic alert, just to name a few.
Pricing and on-sale date for the Mercedes-AMG E63 S have not yet been revealed.