Mercedes-Benz showcases new E 63 AMG modelsBy Hanleigh Daniels 24 June 2013 | Categories: News
Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new E 63 AMG which will tussle with the likes of the BMW M5 and Jaguar XFR for local performance saloon buyers’ affections and wallets. The new E63 AMG does not sport a normally aspirated 6.2 litre V8 but AMG’s new 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine. This powerplant sees the power output increase from 386 kW and 700 Nm of torque in the previous iteration, to 410 kW and a massive 720 Nm in the new version.
'twin blade' radiator grille and new 'A wing' front apron.
Besides the carbon ceramic braking system, E 63 AMG S buyers can also add a differential lock on the rear axle, which delivers additional traction, especially whilst going all out on a racetrack.
Mercedes has equipped the new E 63 AMG with a plethora of safety assistance systems, many of which come standard such as pre-safe brake and active parking assist. The former can detect pedestrians or slow moving traffic ahead of the car and initiate autonomous braking in order to avoid a collision at speeds up to 50 km/h, while the latter enables automated parking with active steering and brake control.
Optional safety tech includes active lane keeping assist which is now able to detect when the adjacent lane is occupied, in particular by oncoming traffic, and will upon a risk of a collision, prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane by applying the brakes only on one side of the car.
The new E 63 AMG sports a potent pricetag to match its performance, coming to R1 275 604 (including VAT and carbon tax). This highly exclusive price includes Mercedes-Benz’s PremiumDrive maintenance package of six years or 100 000 km.
Buyers opting for the forthcoming (Q3 2013) E 63 AMG ‘S’ will see their bank balance dipping even further south, thanks to its recommended retail price of R1 396 604.
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