2014 Mercedes E63 AMG - TEST DRIVE on Racetrack
Acceleration to 100 km/h from a standing start in 3.6 seconds provides the E 63 AMG S-Model with a comfortable lead over the entire competition; the top speed stands at 250 km/h (electronically limited). In addition to the increase in output, this is also attributable in no small part to the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive with a power distribution ratio of 33 to 67 percent (front/rear axle). Perfect traction during acceleration effectively avoids slip-induced losses. On the new S-Model the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine generates a maximum output of 430 kW (585 hp) and maximum torque of 800 Newton metres -- representing an increase of 20 kW (28 hp) over the AMG Performance package which was previously available as an option. This enhanced performance and power results from adaptation of the engine application, an increase in peak pressure and a rise in the charge pressure from 0.9 to 1.0 bar. At 410 kW (557 hp) and 720 Newton metres, the basic model also boasts an increase of 24 kW (32 hp) and 20 Newton metres over its predecessor. Despite added power and enhanced performance, all models of the E 63 AMG offer high efficiency, low fuel consumption and low Exhaust emissions. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine remains the most efficient series production V8 engine around -- with substantially more cubic capacity than its direct competitors. The E 63 AMG rated at 410 kW (557 hp) with rear-wheel drive runs on 9.8 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres in accordance with NEDC (230 grams of CO2). The variant with performance-oriented 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the S-Model rated at 430 kW (585 hp) with all-wheel drive display only marginally higher fuel consumption, at 10.3 to 10.5 litres per 100 km (242 grams to 246 grams of CO2). As an additional boon, following the implementation of internal engine measures all E 63 AMGs meet the requirements of the stringent Euro 6 emissions standard which will not enter into force until 2015. Maximum individuality and customised dynamics -- these are the special strengths of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. The four modes -- "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) and "M" (Manual) -- offer the driver a personal set-up. In "C" mode, the ECO start/stop function is active and switches off the eight-cylinder engine when the vehicle is at a standstill. In addition, the transmission characteristics are tangibly soft, with smooth and early gear changes. Second gear is generally used as the starting gear in this mode. The engine and transmission are far more agile in "S", "S+" and "M" mode; in addition, the ECO start/stop function is deactivated. Partial suppression of the cylinders proves perfect for an emphatic driving style: briefly and precisely interrupting ignition and injection under full load leads to even faster gearshifts with a more emotional sound than before. An automatic double-declutching function for downshifting and the RACE START function are also included as standard with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. ► http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress
2017 Mercedes AMG E63 S 4MATIC Overview
Suited and Boosted: 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 4Matic+ revealed The term ‘super saloon’ has never been more appropriate – this, the new flagship Mercedes-AMG E63 4Matic+, is capable of 0-62mph in just 3.5sec. Despite being a fully fledged luxury five-seater, this – on paper, at least – will just nudge ahead of the likes of the 568bhp Jaguar F-type SVR in the benchmark sprint. That’s before you dive into the options, too; go for the even higher-performance S version and the hefty Mercedes will get from 0-62mph in a fractionally quicker 3.4sec. That’s seriously quick. How powerful is the E63? Under the bonnet you’ll find AMG’s now-familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8. In the E63, the force-fed V8 puts out 563bhp and 553lb ft. Need more? Then go for the S version, the V8 of which cranks out a mighty 604bhp and 627lb ft; both deploy their power through a nine-speed automatic. In a departure from the norm, however, the new E63 is all-wheel drive. Besides making it far more tractable in inclement conditions, and appealing to those regularly driving around in colder climes, having four driven wheels will allow the high-performance saloon to make best use of that twin-turbo V8’s punch. You’ll not be left wanting on those clear stretches of derestricted autobahn, either. The top speed of both is limited to 155mph, but opt for the AMG Driver’s package and the limit gets raised to a supercar-bothering 186mph. What other highlights are there? The E63, with its new engine, benefits from cylinder deactivation. This should Boost its efficiency and grant it a better range, but we’ll find out for sure when the full specifications are published. Otherwise, you’ll benefit from all the high-tech kit and luxury accoutrements offered in the regular E-class. Air suspension is standard for in the E63, and – taking a few cues from Ford, here – the new high-performance E-class will pack a dedicated drift mode. What does the drift mode do? Mercedes’ all-wheel-drive system can shuffle the engine’s torque between the front and rear axles to any degree. You won’t have to go won’t have to go pulling fuses, or flashing ECUs, however, to get all the drive to the back axle – and keep it there. Simply activate Drift Mode, which is standard-fit, and the E63 will become a purely rear-wheel-drive car. Rejoice! Drift mode will remain engaged until you disengage it, too, so you needn’t fear it annoyingly – or alarmingly – cutting out without warning. Don’t forget to wave goodbye to those chunky Michelins, though! Any other upgrades? There are lots of predictable cosmetic tweaks, including wider arches to accommodate a wider track, a large front splitter and an AMG-bespoke grille. There are several AMG-specific details inside, including a performance-oriented view for the digital instrument cluster. Exact specifications and equipment lists will be made available, however, closer to the car’s on-sale date. Will there be an estate variant? There will be, sating the needs of those who need to move their new wardrobe from point A to point B at breakneck speed. When is the new Mercedes-AMG E63 on sale? Sales of the new E63 are expected to being in January 2017, and deliveries should start around the middle of the year. There’s no formal word on the estate version’s timeline, but we’d expect it to arrive several months later down the line, based on Mercedes’ recent product scheduling. Official pricing hasn’t been announced yet but we’d be surprised to see much movement from the outgoing E63’s £75k list price. You’ll pay a fair whack extra for the flagship S, however; if the price difference between the current C63 and C63 S is comparable, the E63 S will likely cost in the region of £82k. Regardless, the upcoming BMW M5 – which will also be offered with all-wheel drive – is going to have a serious fight on its hands... Read More http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/mercedes-benz /suited-and-Boosted-new-2017-mercedes-amg-e63-4matic-revea led/ "SUBSCRIBE NOW" "Review Features Technology Exhaust sound 2016 2018"
730-hp Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Alpha 7 by AMS Performance | AROUND THE BLOCK
Road test editor Chris Nelson sneaks off with AMS Performance's 730-hp 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Alpha 7 and takes it to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisconsin.
2017 Mercedes E-Class Crash Test - Better than 5 Stars
2017 Mercedes E-Class Crash Test - Better than five stars The E-Class's occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian protection and assistance systems have been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating. The Saloon was a particularly deserving recipient of this top rating since in the crash tests in all four categories it significantly outperformed the standard required by Euro NCAP in order to attain the top score of five stars. Category Result E-Class Five-star cut-off Occupant safety 95% 80% Child safety 90% 75% Pedestrian protection 77% 60% Assistance systems 62% 50% The E-Class Saloon also achieved two Euro NCAP "Advanced" awards for PRE‑SAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST – both awards go beyond the star rating and underline particular safety innovations. The E-Class Saloon owes these impressive results primarily to the combination of its high-strength passenger safety cell with highly effective restraint systems and the large number of driver assistance systems on board. Active Brake Assist, for example, is a standard feature. It is able to warn the driver of impending collisions, provide support with emergency braking and, if necessary, apply the brakes autonomously. Likewise included as standard are ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, and Crosswind Assist. Other driver assistance systems are available as an option, including DRIVE PILOT, which marks a further milestone on the road to automated driving, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Traffic Sign Assist with wrong-way warning function. Some of these optional systems, however, have not yet been taken into consideration in the Euro NCAP assessment. Active and passive safety are intelligently combined with the PRE-SAFE® system, which is able to recognise critical situations on the road and, where there is the threat of an accident, trigger preventive measures to protect the occupants. PRE‑SAFE® Impulse Side is available as an option for the E-Class for the first time. If it detects the immediate threat of a lateral collision, this new subsystem is able to move the driver or front passenger away from the danger zone as a preventive measure, effectively creating a virtual crumple zone for the side of the vehicle. Another new feature is the standard PRE-SAFE® Sound system. Immediately before a collision it can trigger a natural protective reflex in the ear, preparing the occupants for the noise of the accident in order to reduce potential damage to their hearing. Mercedes-Benz takes the protection of more vulnerable road users such as children very seriously. This also applies to pedestrians and cyclists. The E-Class Saloon features an active bonnet which can be raised 80 millimetres during an impact to provide additional deformation space. In addition Active Brake Assist is not only able to recognise slow-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles but also pedestrians crossing in the danger zone in front of the vehicle and can brake autonomously to prevent a collision with a pedestrian. With features such as these, the E-Class's impressive pedestrian protection standards far exceed statutory requirements. The E-Class Saloon's success in the Euro NCAP rating is the result of Mercedes‑Benz's holistic safety philosophy. Instead of focusing solely on rating requirements, the company uses findings from its own accident research to develop internal test standards and test criteria that go beyond what is required by law.