Just a couple of days back we told you about the facelifted BMW M5 and now Mercedes has dropped the bomb with the updated E63 AMG. The design of the performance sedan has been enhanced to keep it in line with the E-Class facelift.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 gets new headlamps, new bumpers and a 12-slat grille which is different from the one seen on the standard E-Class. The bonnet has also been tweaked slightly. The rear portion of the car looks quite different with the completely new lights. You also get a new diffuser and a bootlid spoiler. The E63 AMG gets 19-inch wheels while the S variant gets 20-inchers.
The cabin retains its original layout but the updated model gets a new steering wheel with haptic controls and a hands-on sensor. The sensor will get activated if the driver doesn’t have his hands on the wheel for a while and it’ll activate Emergency Brake Assist. The paddle-shifters are now slightly bigger and the E63 also gets the MBUX infotainment system and digital instrument display.
Under the hood, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 gets the same 4.0-litre, bi-turbo V8 petrol engine making 603 HP and 850 Nm on the S variant. The vehicle gets 4MATIC+ which means the power is channelled to all four wheels. The engine is matched to a 9-speed gearbox. Engineers have worked on the dampers and chassis to improve performance and the dynamic engine mounts have also been worked upon so that they can adapt to different driving conditions quickly.
The AMG Dynamic Select software has also been improved and this controls the driving modes, ESP and AWD. The E63S gets a Drift Mode and Race Drive mode as standard while these are optional on the standard variant. The E63 does 0-100 km/hr in 3.5 seconds while the E63S is quicker to the ton by 0.1 second.
Mercedes will first launch the E-Class facelift in India and the E63 will follow that. The automaker used to offer only the E63S in India previously and even with the facelift we’re expecting the automaker to offer the top variant only. The Mercedes-AMG E63S rivals the BMW M5 Competition which is also set to be launched in India in its updated avatar.
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63
- The styling has been updated in line with the new E-Class
- The interior gets some minor yet noticeable changes
- Power figures are unchanged but the mechanicals have been worked upon