There is no an easy way to explain the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63S. It has enough power and luxurious comfort to make us give it a thought about its true nature. Are we supposed to relaxed and enjoy the lavishness or hit the road with all the fury this powerplant allows us?
This huge sedan has enough power to make us wonder, allowing itself to beat those big names in the high-performance luxury segment. If you have the money, you can experience the ultimate luxurious piece of engineering Mercedes-AMG have created while going beyond 160 miles per hour.
Nevertheless, we are here to get into the details. Let’s stop wondering.
Specs and Power
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63S packs a massive twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 powerplant. This beast is capable of generating up to 577 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 590 lb-ft of maximum torque at 2000 rpm. Along with this marvelous engine, the E63S will sport a 9-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode and overdrive.
We are also getting the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, expanding the possibilities. Because of this setup and many other interesting details, the 2018 E63S goes from zero to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).
Its curb weight around 4200 pounds (1905 kilograms) is not a problem for the performance, which is quite balanced and tuned, something expected from the AMG name. These numbers defeat in many ways its two main rivals: The BMW M5 and the Cadillac CTS-V.
But do not be afraid of the massive engine and estimated fuel consumption. The 2018 E63S is a rational beast that deactivates four cylinders at cruising speed in order to save a lot of fuel.
We must mention that both engine and transmission have their roots in the immediate siblings from the previous generation. The Class-E performed quite well with less powerful and efficient versions of the hardware we are seeing now on the 2018 E63S. Also, the 4MATIC now present is a brand-new tuned version from AMG Performance. This feature increases handling and performance on all surfaces. We can even have a Drift Mode available through the retuned 4MATIC.
The 2018 E63S looks simply astonishing. We are seeing one of the most attractive Class-E models of all time. Even with all the power onboard and its AMG nature, the essence of a high-end luxury sedan is lost. There is class and elegance all over the place.
On the outside, we can see the same design trend of recent Class-E models. AMG adds some minor detailing to increase sportiness but nothing too notable, actually. The 19-inch painted AMG aluminum wheels are a good example of this.
Inside, the 2018 E63S has all the amenities we could expect from a Benz. All kinds of settings will be available to buyers, having several touchscreen options and detailing to choose.
The Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63S is one of the best AMG Performance vehicles in recent years. If we sum its performance with the enhanced luxury, we have an obvious answer.
The price tag will be around US$105,000.