By Stewart Smith on 2017-05-04 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Prices announced for
THE high performance Mercedes-AMG E 63 4MATIC+ Estate is to be priced from £81,130 with the more powerful E 63 S model available from £90,490.
The E 63 is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine which generates 571bhp and 750 Nm of torque creating a 0 to 62mph time of 3.6 seconds.
The more powerful E 63 S produces 612bhp and even more torque at 850 Nm reducing the sprint time to 3.5 seconds.
Both models are electronically limited to 155mph - unless specified with the AMG Drivers package which increases the top speed to 186mph.
Boot capacity on both models is a maximum of 1,820 litres when the rear seats are lowered and 640 litres with the seats in place.
All E 63 models feature AMG's newly-developed 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system and the E 63 S also comes with a drift mode, for use on the track, which switches the car to rear-wheel drive.
The E 63 comes with a comprehensive list of equipment as standard including AMG ride control sports suspension, 19-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels, Nappa leather upholstery, split folding rear seats, a 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit display.
Further up the range an Edition 1 version, based on the E 63 S - adds an AMG night package, extra detailing in titanium grey and on the inside standard equipment includes AMG sports seats and Dinamica steering wheel with yellow contrast stitching, plus AMG carbon fibre trim.
Prices for theE 63 S Edition 1 Estate start at £108,780.
For an extra £6,995, the E 63 S and Edition 1 can be fitted with AMG high-performance ceramic brakes, while a performance exhaust system can be added to all models for £1,000.
As on all E-Class models an array of advanced driver assistance features is available. A driving assistance plus package costs £1,695 and includes active blind spot and lane keeping functions, and a sophistciated adaptive cruise speed control system.
First deliveries are expected in September.
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