The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 gets standard all-wheel drive. But this is not the only premiere. For crazy drivers, Mercedes’s sporty division has also prepared a special drift mode.
This is evident from reports of the British magazine Autocar which spoke with AMG boss Tobias Moers. The special drift mode for the Mercedes-AMG seems to provide the E-class a mode that we are currently accustomed to from the Focus RS.
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.
What will be located under the hood, is not yet confirmed. The previous generation E 63 kicked off with 558 hp. The E63 S stomped up to 585 horsepower from its 5.5-liter V8. The new generation will likely feature the new Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8, with maximum power said not to fall below the 612 hp mark.
Lately, nothing seems as important as fast times on the Nurburgring. According to Moers, the new AMG version of the E-Class should be good for a time of under 7 minutes and 50 seconds.