Spy pics: Mercedes-AMG E 63 facelift caught for the first time

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Spy photographers have caught on camera for the first time the mid-life nip and tuck changes dedicated to the Mercedes-AMG E 63.

Exclusive images show the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 not only gets new bumpers, but also brand new headlights and grille, inspired by those of the larger GLE and the latest CLS.

The most noticeable change seems to concern the new headlights design. The new units mimic closely the ones which made their debut on the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE and feature a new LED daytime running lights. At the rear, new aprons and revised rear lights with LED technology are also visible, together with two symmetrical tailpipes, rectangular in shape.

What is even more important, though, is the significant update of the engine. Under the hood of the revamped Mercedes-AMG E 63 we find the same well-known 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, offered in two power levels. Currently, the V8 churns out 571 hp in the base variant and as high as 612 hp in the top-trim S version, respectively. The facelift model should get a slight power bump. since the the entry into the AMG world of the E-Class also comes after the facelift of the E 53 with the three-liter straight-six with over 435 hp.

As far as the interior is concerned, the updated Mercedes-AMG E 63 adopts a sportier themed layout, defined by more prominent aluminum and leather finish, plus the usual AMG detailing: AMG logos in the digital cockpit and on various other spots. Also new are the redesigned sports seats, the sports steering wheel with the now familiar round central section and the significantly thicker two spokes right and left – home to more switches and buttons for cruise control or infotainment functions.

Of course, last but not the least, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 facelift also receives the latest MBUX infotainment system with its rectangular central touch-pad, voice, gesture and touch functions for the central TFT screen (12,3-inch as an option, together with the 12,3-inch digital instrument panel).

The timing of the facelift is set for the next year, as the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes before the end of 2019 and about a year later the Mercedes-AMG E 63 version.

Photos: auto-motor-und-sport.de