2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S First Look: The Monster Gets Touchy
It’s almost like Mercedes intentionally dragging BMW. Just a day after the Munich-based brand unveiled its 2021 M5 update, the three-star star’s AMG performance arm takes over from the 2021 E 63 S revision. Like his longtime rival, the latest Mercedes-AMG iterations of the super sedan and wagon are entering the new model year with a new look and improved technology, but mostly mechanical transfer bits.
However, that doesn’t sweat from the back of the E 63 S, as the model’s 603 horsepower 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged V8 push the AMG sedan and wagon to 60 miles per hour in 3.3 and 3 , 4 seconds respectively. and on electronically limited top speeds of 186 and 180 mph, by Mercedes. In reality, we expect mid-size models to exceed these numbers, given that we brought a 2018 E 63 S to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds. Meanwhile, a heavier car did the act in just 3.0 seconds. Nor does all the credit go to the big V8 engine on the AMG E, because the model’s nine-speed automatic transmission (with a wet multi-plate clutch instead of a torque converter) and an all-wheel drive system – which includes a dedicated Drift mode that routes all of the power from the engine to the rear wheels – is also responsible for launching the sedan and wagon E 63 S offline.
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While its dynamic capabilities remain largely unchanged, the E 63 S hosts a multitude of changes in its exterior and interior designs. In particular, the model has a new face that incorporates the style characteristics of the E-Class 2021 with Benz badge. This includes new headlights and an aggressive front fascia with the latest AMG signals, such as incorporating the design of the sub-brand “Panamericana” vertical slatted grille. A reworked rear end for the sedan further changes the look of the car, while a new design for the standard 20-inch wheels should better highlight the bulging wheel arches of the E 63 S, which measure 1.1 inches more than the run-of-the -mill E 300 sedan.
As in the rest of the class E model range, the 2021 E 63 S is fitted with the brand’s latest infotainment system: MBUX. In addition to its standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen, the E 63 S sports a new steering wheel design that includes haptic feedback for its touchscreen operational functions. In addition, the tiller handle on the flagship AMG E-Class includes aluminum paddle shifters mounted on the wheels and a set of buttons to switch between the different functions of the car’s driving mode.
Neither the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 2021 nor the BMW M5 2021 offer dynamic changes large enough to convince us that the two updated models threaten to change the order of luxury high-performance mid-size vehicles. That said, the new styling and infotainment technology of the E should make it even more attractive to watch and experience.
Congratulations to Mercedes for keeping the wagon, which gives the E an advantage over the BMW sedan only (although it now has the Audi RS 6 Avant to contend with). Look for the 2021 E 63 S to arrive on our shores before the end of the year with prices similar to today’s sedan and family models, which currently start at $ 108,345 and $ 112,745.
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