- for 2021, the mercedes-amg e63 s gets more of an amg gt look with a more aggressive grille and a new rear-end appearance.
- the same monstrous 603-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8 is unchanged, however.
- both sedan and wagon versions are coming to the united states in late 2020, and prices shouldn't shouldn’t stray too far from the 2020 models, which are around $1o8,000 for the sedan and $112,000 for the wagon.
just a midterm facelift? like the regular e-class, the mercedes-amg e63 s has received such a comprehensive makeover that it almost looks like a new car. the front end gets the a-shaped grille inspired by the panamericana 300sl; it is beautifully integrated and gives this amg a far more aggressive look than before. twelve vertical slats emphasize the vehicle's family resemblance to the amg gt range.
the rear end of the sedan gets a significant makeover as well: the previously vertical, egg-shaped taillights are replaced by horizontal taillights that give the e63 a more tight and sporty, if somewhat less distinctive, look. the wagon model retains the shape of the taillights, which have always been horizontal, but the inner workings are tweaked to more closely resemble the new sedan's.
the central star grows as well, so no one is going to mistake this mercedes for anything else. it is, unfortunately, essentially a hologram that covers sensors for some of this car's multifarious nanny systems.
the 20-inch wheels of the e63 s gain new, aerodynamically improved styling, and the rear diffuser is redesigned as well. inside, the e63 s comes with the latest mbux user interface, further improved and interactive to satisfy the driver's thirst for information. and the new model also sports a funky-looking steering wheel with a sphere-like central element and six double spokes. it looks modern and distinctive; we like it. the shift paddles grow in size and allow for direct intervention in the nine-speed automatic transmission's shift action. it is the only available transmission, and the e63 s is fitted an all-wheel-drive system that allows the front axle to be decoupled for gratuitous, tire-scorching drifts.
just as before the facelift, power comes from a 603-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter v-8. it is essentially the same monster of an engine that powers the iconic amg gt.
what has changed, however, is the suspension tuning. the e63 s is noticeably more comfortable than before. this, we are told by an amg source, is the direct result of customer feedback.
mercedes-amg will continue to offer both the e63 s sedan and wagon, which are expected to reach u.s. buyers in late 2020. while the former competes directly with the bmw m5, the latter has finally gotten competition in the form of the audi rs6 avant. but it looks like the amg models are well prepared to meet the challenge.