2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 gets 612 PS, AWD – new spy video with less camo

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Flagship 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 is still a few months away. Here is your chance to see it in motion with less camouflage than ever, courtesy of spy video guru walko.

Said to be lighter and faster than its predecessor, top E-Class is said to offer as much as 612 HP, courtesy of its new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. 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 all-new E 63 will get Mercedes’ high-tech nine-speed gearbox, re-tuned for faster change times – in order to suit the AMG philosophy. This will also be the first time that an E-Class with AMG muscle comes standard with all-wheel drive. The previous generation was available in both awd and rear-wheel drive guises, while the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 comes with Mercedes’ 4Matic only.

Design-wise, we do not expect any big surprises for the E 63: the ‘normal’ E shares so many design cues with the C and S-class that we can already guess the Mercedes-AMG E 63 will also resemble its brothers, wide, gaping lower air-intake included. Otherwise, not much differentiates the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 from its regular sibling: quad-tailpipes, carbon fiber decor and AMG wheels.

The official debut is set for early next year with the order books said to open before Spring.

Video: Walko on Youtube