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Christopher Bruce2013-01-10 14:04:48

Mercedes Reveals E63 AMG and CLS63 AMG S Ahead of NAIAS

New S Models boost horsepower even further

The latest AMG models will debut at NAIAS

The number of new MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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that will be in Detroit next week is simply staggering. Not only does the brand plan to give the CLACLA-Class Gen.1Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Gen.1Germany, 2013 > present75 versions
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compact, four-door coupe its world debut, it will be showing the entire new E-Class range, debut the E63 AMGE-Class Gen.5Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gen.5Germany, 2009 > present488 versions
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to the world and have new AMG S models of the E63 AMG and CLS63 AMGCLS 63 AMGMercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMGGermany, 2011 > present18 photos


The latest AMG model in the lineup is the new E63 AMG that will be available in three trims - base, 4Matic and S. All of the cars are powered by Mercedes' 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 557hp and 531lb-ft (720Nm) and a seven-speed transmission. The S model is only available on the 4Matic car, and power gets boosted to 585hp and 590lb-ft (800Nm). You can read more about it below. 

The car gets a unique front end with a twin blade radiator and new front air dam. The interior gets standard AMG door entry sills, AMG sport pedals and LED headlights. 

Even the standard cars get a boost of 32hp and 14.75lb-ft (20Nm) over the unrefreshed E63 AMGE63 AMG SedanMercedes-Benz E63 AMG SedanUnited States of America, 2010 > present5 photos

The standard E63 AMG takes 4.2 seconds to get to 100km/h with a 250km/h limited top speed. It uses 9.8l/100km (24mpg) and emits 230g/km of CO2. 

The 4Matic car has the same amount of power as the standard car, but acceleration to 100km/h takes 3.7 seconds for the sedan and 3.8 seconds for the estate. It uses 10.3l/100km (23mpg) for the sedan and 10.5l/100km (22mpg) for the estate. The sedan emits 242g/km of CO2 and 246g/km of CO2 for the estate. 

The 4Matic cars send power with a 33:67 front-rear split. 

The E63 and CLS 63 are the first non-SUV AMG models to get 4Matic all-wheel drive as an option, but it plans to offer all-wheel drive on the upcoming A45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG.

As with any Mercedes, the list of options is as long as your arm. Performance options include larger, ceramic brakes. There are also two carbon fiber packages, a black trim package, carbon fiber engine cover and upgraded Bang & Olufsen radio. 

AMG S Models

The S Models represent an even more powerful evolution of AMG models, and the new specification is debuting on the CLS63 AMG 4Matic and E63 AMG 4Matic in sedan and estate form for both cars. Both cars use Mercedes' 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 tuned to 585hp and 590lb-ft of torque (800Nm). That is a 28hp and 59lb-ft (80Nm). Fuel consumption is exactly the same as the 4Matic models at 10.4l/100km (23mgp) for the CLS or 10.6l/100km (22mpg) for the CLS Shooting Brake and 10.3l/100km (23mpg) for the E-Class or 10.5l/100km (22mpg) for the E63 AMG Estate. Both cars take 3.6 seconds to get to 100km/h for the sedan versions and 3.7 seconds for the estate versions and have an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. 

The extra power comes from increasing the turbos' boost pressure from 0.9 bar to 1.0 bar. 

The cars also get AMG sport seats, silver seat belts, partially Alcantara steering wheel and a speedometer that goes to 320km/h. 

"With the exclusive S-Models, we have sharpened the dynamic profile of the E 63 AMG and the CLS 63 AMG substantially," adds Tobias Moers, head of AMG vehicle development. 

E-Class Gen.5E-Class Gen.5
E63 AMG 5.5E63 AMG 5.5
333 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Maximum power
518 hp @ 5250 rpm
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel consumption (combined)
18.65 US MPG
$ 122.004
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.804




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