Mercedes E63 AMG snapped testing in Spain

first_imgAfter the launch of the regular E-class Sedan, this is now the clearest shots of the brutally sporty Mercedes E63 AMG, snapped undergoing testing in Spain. The car will seriously sharpen the senses of the Affalterbach sedan.It will all start with the powertrain. Affalterbach will make use of its new 4.0-litre biturbo V8, but expect the engine to be taken past its current 503 hp, the maximum current output it offers right now (on the Mercedes-AMG GT S and Mercedes-AMG C63 S). Nevertheless, unlike the version powering the sports car and similar to that on the beefed-up C-Class, the engine on the Mercedes E63 AMG will feature a dry sump lubrication system.In the standard version, the E63 should deliver somewhere around 550 horses, with a future S incarnation set to take that even further. For one thing, AMG Boss Tobias Moers has confirmed the V8 heart has plenty of unexploited potential for the years to come.Further down the driveline, there will be a 4Matic All-Wheel-Drive system, with certain rumours going as far as claiming the Rear-Wheel-Drive models will be discontinued.The latest major revamp turned the current E63 AMG into an insanely fast machine, one that has no issues taking on a Porsche Panamera Turbo and most of the credit comes from the introduction of the 4Matic system.Platform-wise, the new E-Class range will introduce an evolution of the MRA architecture seen on the C-Class. This means less weight and superior torsional rigidity. All with the added benefits of a larger cabin, with most of the extra room set to be invested in the rear area.advertisementWhile the standard E-Class is set to debut next year, the AMG-massaged model will arrive in 2017 as a 2018 model.The Germans are expected to place the AMG badges on the sedan and the T-Modell (wagon), but the new generation could see Afflaterbach signing the Coupe version for the first time. Check out the gallery of Mercedes E63 AMG herelast_img

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