AMG is kicking off the new 2009 motoring season with a new dynamism: shortly after the launch of the new Mercedes Benz E-Class, the high-performance brand within Mercedes Benz Cars is presenting the new Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG. This dynamic sports saloon with day-to-day suitability impresses with outstanding performance, thrilling handling characteristics and a technology transfer from the SL 63 AMG high-performance Roadster.
The new Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG distinguishes itself from the regular Mercedes Benz E-Class models with a completely newly developed AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping and a new front axle, and with its autonomous exterior and interior design. At the same time Mercedes AMG has achieved a reduction in fuel consumption by almost 12 per cent for the new Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG, thanks to the concerted use of fuel efficiency measures. With its unique combination of pioneering driver assistance systems, the Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG further consolidates the brand's leading position in the field of automotive safety.
The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine in the new Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG develops a power output of 525 hp and a torque figure of 630 Nm, matching the outstanding figures for the SL 63 AMG. The high-performance Roadster has also donated its AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission to the new model. It dispenses with a conventional torque converter and uses a compact, wet start-up clutch. In conjunction with the four individual driving modes, the throttle-blipping and RACE START functions, the resulting, direct connection to the powertrain allows an extremely emotional and highly dynamic driving experience.
The drive unit is unique in this segment, and ensures sporty performance figures: the Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). The fast-revving, naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 6208 cc impresses with its agile responsiveness, muscular power delivery and great flexibility. The newly composed AMG V8 sound is a thrilling accompaniment mile after mile, while the smooth-running engine guarantees typical Mercedes Benz long-distance comfort. A newly designed water cooling system ensures maximum endurance even under the enormous dynamic stresses of the racetrack.
The market launch of the new Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG will commence in August 2009.
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