by Adrian Dorofte and Adrian Andronic
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The new Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG: Design and equipment

Design and equipment: Even more individuality than ever

Distinctive, athletic, dynamic and offering greater individuality than ever – the design and equipment of the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG. In the Saloon or Estate variant, the E 63 AMG lives up to its role as the high-calibre top V8 model of the E-Class range in consummate style.

The new sculptural design idiom immediately sets the new model apart from its predecessor. The E 63 AMG presents the new AMG design philosophy. The new "A-wing" in the newly designed front apron provides the perfect backdrop for the "twin blade" radiator grille with two louvres in silver chrome and a large, centrally positioned Mercedes-Benz star. This three-dimensional design feature in the form of the stylised AMG signature "A" also serves as an air deflector for the three air openings. In particular, the two large air intake openings at the sides are defining features of the new front view, with the black flics above the openings ensuring an ideal inflow of air into the cooling modules. At the bottom of the front panel a front splitter helps to reduce lift. The E 63 AMG is fitted with LED High-Performance LED headlamps.

Dynamic convex and concave surfaces on the front end combine sleekly with the distinctive 34 mm wider wheel arches. Behind the wheel cutout, "V8 BITURBO" lettering alludes to the superior engine power on board and identifies the E 63 AMG as the top of the E-Class model range. Special side sill panels and attractive 10-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish define the side view.

Dynamic and sporty features dominate the rear end, too: striking air outlet openings at the sides, the black grille, the diffusor insert with prominent vertical fins and the AMG sports exhaust system all highlight Mercedes-AMG's long traditions in the field of motor sport. The two sets of chrome twin tailpipes provide a look and sound befitting this racing lineage.

Even more striking design on the E 63 AMG S-Model

A number of even more striking design features distinguish the E 63 AMG S 4MATIC from the other models. At the front, the "A-wing" is finished in high-gloss black, rather than the vehicle's body colour. The front splitter, the three-dimensional side sill panel inserts and the trim strip on the rear apron come in silver chrome. The twin tailpipes sport an exclusive design on the S-Model. The spoiler lip in the body colour on the boot lid reduces lift at the rear axle at high speeds (E 63 AMG S 4MATIC Saloon only). Another highlight on the rear of the most powerful E-Class of all time is the AMG logo on the boot lid featuring an "S" in contrasting black.

Dynamic, sporty and exclusive interior

Inside, the E 63 AMG treats its occupants to a unique combination of business class comfort, exclusive quality, high-grade materials, excellent workmanship and hallmark AMG dynamism and sportiness. The three appointments colours black, silk beige and crystal grey in combination with various trim elements enable the interior to be configured in accordance with the owner's individual wishes. A new feature is the AMG-specific analogue clock in IWC design between the two central air vents.

The AMG sports seats in transverse fluting look feature electric adjustment, heating and AMG badges. All seats, armrests and door centre panels are covered in fine nappa leather. Characteristic features of the AMG Performance steering wheel are the flattened top and bottom rim sections, the grip areas covered in perforated leather and the aluminium shift paddles. The AMG instrument cluster welcomes the driver with a striking AMG logo on the colour TFT display. Three modes integrated in the AMG menus display information on the vehicle's current status: "Warm Up" indicates the temperatures of the engine oil and the cooling water; "Set Up" displays the current ESP® mode, the suspension set-up – "Comfort", "Sport" or "Sport plus" – and the transmission mode – "C", "S", "S+" or "M". In "RACE" mode, the RACETIMER becomes available. The driver can use this to record lap times on a closed-off racing circuit. The gear display is located above the central display.

The AMG DRIVE UNIT in the centre console incorporates the E-SELECT lever with embossed AMG emblem, along with controls for the MCT sports transmission, the ESP® functions, the suspension set-up and the AMG programme.

Fine differences distinguish the interior of the S-Model

Fine points of detail distinguish the high-calibre E 63 AMG S 4MATIC from the other E 63 AMG variants: in conjunction with a black interior, the AMG sports seats, the door centre panels, the door armrests, the centre console and the AMG Performance steering wheel feature grey contrasting topstitching. Silver seat belts provide an additional highlight in conjunction with the black interior. Nappa leather comes as standard for the S-Model. Embossed AMG emblems in the head restraints of the AMG sports seats add a special touch, as do the "S AMG" logo and red applications in the 320 km/h speedometer. The standard scope of equipment has also been upgraded once again. The E 63 AMG S 4MATIC comes with sill panels featuring white LED illumination, an electrically operated rear roller blind (Saloon only) and the anti-theft protection package.

The standard scope of equipment and appointments for all E 63 AMG models includes (selection):

- Active Parking Assist
- AMG door entry sills
- AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
- Metallic paint finishes
- LED High Performance headlamps

The following individualisation options are available (selection):

- AMG Carbon Fibre I package (A-wing on the front apron, side sill panel inserts and upper trim on the rear apron in carbon fibre)
- AMG Carbon Package II (exterior mirror housings and AMG spoiler lip in carbon fibre on the Saloon)
- AMG Night package (A-wing on the front apron with trim strip, front splitter, side sill panel inserts, exterior mirror housings and trim strips on the rear apron in high-gloss black, black twin tailpipe trims in chromed finish)
- AMG carbon-fibre engine cover
- AMG 5-spoke forged wheels with covered wheel bolts, painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish
- Trim in carbon fibre/piano lacquer
- designo roof lining
- designo trim

The AMG Business package is now optionally available for E 63 AMG customers who attach special importance to understatement. This tailor-made option comprises a discreetly designed rear apron from the AMG Sports package and a twin-pipe exhaust system with square tailpipe trims in polished stainless steel. The understated look of the Business package is rounded off by the omission of the model designation on the boot lid and the "V8 BITURBO" lettering on the wings. This option is available for all E 63 AMG models.

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system

A very special highlight among the optional equipment and appointments for the E-Class Saloon and Estate is the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system, developed by Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes‑AMG together with renowned Danish audio specialist Bang & Olufsen. The sound system also offers playback in Dolby Digital 5.1 quality and enables an exclusive audio experience of the very highest standard.

This performance is made possible by a 1200 W amplifier and 14 high-end loudspeakers with neodymium driver in conjunction with precision distribution of the audio signals by the sound processor. This integrated digital sound processor (DSP) enables the driver to select a special B&O sound menu via COMAND. Front, central or rear sound setups can be selected in True Image™ mode, resulting in an authentic audio experience in the selected listening position. Various sound modes are additionally stored in the "Sound Mode" menu, enabling selection between a "Reference" high-end studio sound and a surround option. While "Reference" focuses on an authentic, unadulterated rendering of the artist's performance, the special surround sound mode is particularly ideal for live or concert music, creating a unique panoramic sound in the vehicle without compromising the natural character
of the recording.

The illuminated 50 W tweeters featuring Acoustic Lens Technology in the mirror triangles add special highlights. High-quality Bang & Olufsen aluminium loudspeaker covers in "silver chrome" bearing the Bang & Olufsen logo additionally allude to the exclusive character of the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system.





~ Official photos and details courtesy of Mercedes-AMG GmbH ~

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