All-new Mercedes-AMG E 63 is inching closer to its 2016 debut. The hottest E-Class is said to offer as much as 600 HP, courtesy of its new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8.
Why this significant power advantage over the thorough-bred GT supercar sporting ‘only’ 510 HP? Mercedes’ new hot sedan will be the first model set to inherit AMG’s state-of-the-art V8 in its highest tune, trumping both the C 63 and the AMG GT S in the process.
The same 600 HP version of Mercedes-AMG’s 4.0-litre V8 engine is destined to make an appearance under the bonnet of the upcoming hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT3, the sportiest car adorning the current AMG portofolio. Until the hotter Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will see the daylight sometime in 2017, that is.
Said to be lighter and faster than its predecessor, the all-new E 63 will also mark the debut of Mercedes’ high-tech nine-speed gearbox in the AMG line-up. The sporty arm’s engineers will, of course, re-tune the transmission’s settings in order to suit the AMG philosophy.
The worst kept secret, though, seems to be the new model’s design. Closer than you’d think to the real deal, new RM Design digital render shows C 63 AMG shared styling cues, wide, gaping lower air-intake included. In fact, the only details that seems to differentiate the upcoming E 63 from its smaller sibling are its tauter, slightly sportier proportions and different headlights.
Alongside the new hot AMG E-Class Mercedes fans will welcome the debut of a raft of sci-fi gadgetry such as the Multibeam LED lights, Remote Parking Pilot, Intelligent Drive next Level, Pre-Safe Impulse Side, Car-to-X communication system and more.
The all-new Mercedes-AMG E63 is expected to go on sale in 2016 with the regular E-Class set to reach Mercedes showrooms at the start of next year, following its Frankfurt motor show premiere.
Photo source: RM Design