Mercedes-AMG E63 S launched in India at Rs. 1.50 crore
Mercedes-Benz India has launched the most powerful version of the E-class yet - the Mercedes-AMG E63 S - at a starting price of Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom). The AMG-powered luxury sedan is based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift launched last year and will join the Mercedes E200, the E220d and the E350d in the Indian car market. Here's more.
The car is powered by a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that delivers 603 bhp and develops 850 Nm of peak torque at just 2,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a nine-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission gearbox that propels the car from 0-100 kmph in 3.3 seconds. Moreover, the E63 S comes with the advanced 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system.
Courtesy its AMG driving prowess, the car also offers Drift mode which comes as a standard feature. The AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system provides fully variable torque distribution at the front and rear axles, allowing you to perform drifts and burn-outs. To enter drift mode, one has to select the 'Race' drive mode, switch off stability control and activate the transmission's manual mode.
The car comes with active brake assist technology, 7 airbags and carbon ceramic brakes that are part of the optional equipment. Moreover, the car also offers several driving aids like traction control, slide control and a comprehensive electronic stability program to help harness its power.
On the inside, the luxurious sedan gets suede leather upholstery to offer a premium yet sporty finish. The interiors also comprise of sports seats with lateral support and an AMG Performance three spoke-steering wheel. Another highlight is the widescreen cockpit which bears two 12.3-inch LCD screens, one for the instrument cluster and the other for the cars infotainment system which features Meriden audio system.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG comes with an advanced AMG Kit while retaining the exterior profile of the E-Class Sedan. However, there are some cosmetic changes which include a new single slat grille, a front bumper which houses slightly larger air intakes, a sporty exhaust setup at the rear and new AMG 20-inch alloy wheels.
Mercedes-Benz India recorded its best-ever quarter in 2018 with the sale of 4,556 units and registered a growth of 24.8%, said Roland Folger, Head, Mercedes-Benz India. The E-Class segment has been a success in India and the company has already introduced 3 cars so far.