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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Debuts with Drift Mode

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Say hello to the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S, the most powerful E-Class the automaker has ever created. This new performance sedan was detailed and unveiled in a press release issued today by the German company.

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The first thing Mercedes noted in the press release was that the new E63 was created to be the most powerful E-Class of all time. They accomplished this through the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, capable of 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque in the E 63 S and 563 hp and 553 lb-ft in the standard E 63.

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan Engine Bay

As for performance, the E63 S will run 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, while the standard E63 will complete the sprint just .1 second slower. Top speeds for both cars are electronically limited at 186 mph (E63 S) and 155 mph (E63). Directing the power to all four wheels is the AMG Performance 4MATIC drive system and AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sport transmission. What’s more, the drive system in the E63 S also comes equipped with a drift mode.

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan Interior

What’s more, the drive system in the E63 S also comes equipped with Drift Mode. Activated while the car is in “Race” mode, this mode turns the car into a pure real-wheel drive car, making it easier for the driver to get the tail out from behind.

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan Side

Expect the 2018 AMG E63 to make its auto show debut at the 2016 Los Angeles International Auto Show, while the US dealer launch is set for the summer of 2017.

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Technical Data
Mercedes-AMG E63 Mercedes-AMG E63 S
Engine 4.0L V8 biturbo 4.0L V8 biturbo
Displacement 3,982 cc 3,982 cc
Output 563 hp at 5,750 – 6,500 rpm 603 hp at 5,750 – 6,500 rpm
Peak torque 553 lb-ft at 2,250–5,000 rpm 627 lb-ft at 2,500–4,500 rpm
Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and drift mode
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT  9-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT  9-speed
sport transmission sport transmission
Acceleration 0–60 mph (sec) 3.4 3.3
Top speed 155 mph (electronically limited) 186 mph (electronically limited)

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan