Thursday, July 21, 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG

 The Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG, which is available in Saloon and Estate variants now benefits from the new AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine. This unit, already familiar from the CLS 63 AMG, delivers an output of 386 kW (525 hp) to 410 kW (557 hp), the E 63 AMG consumes 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres (Estate 10.0 litres) according to NEDC combined, in other words 22 percent less than its predecessor with the AMG 6.3-litre V8 naturally aspirated engine. An important contribution to this is also made by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, and the newly developed electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering system. With a displacement of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder engine develops a peak output of 386 kW (525 hp) and torque of 700 Nm.

 In conjunction with the optional AMG Performance package, these figures increase to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 Nm. Both variants of the E 63 AMG achieve exceptional performance: acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 4.3 and 4.2 seconds respectively (Estate: 4.4 and 4.3 seconds), and the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).
A quick glance at the technical data reveals the tremendous accelerating power of the eight-cylinder biturbo engine: no less than 700 Nm of torque can be called upon across a broad engine speed range from 1750 to 5000 rpm. When combined with the AMG Performance package, the driving experience becomes even more impressive: now precisely 800 Nm of torque is available between 2000 and 4500 rpm. The result is effortlessly superior power delivery, which can be enjoyed in manual “M” transmission mode in particular.