2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4MATIC does 0-100km/h sprint in 3.6s

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG has been unveiled, including a high-performance ‘S-Model’. The sports sedan continues to be available in both sedan and wagon body style.

It gets a tuned version of the current model’s 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8, producing 410kW of power (up from 386kW) and 720Nm of torque (up from 700Nm) – a figure currently only available with the Performance Pack option. 0-100km/h is dispatched in 4.2 seconds.

The big news though, is the availability of Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. With all paw traction, the century sprint is achieved in just 3.7 seconds for the sedan, and 3.8 seconds for the wagon. As if that is not enough, a S-Model has been introduced which brings an additional 20kW of power and 80Nm of torque. This model effectively replaces the current Performance Pack option. Sprint time for the E63 AMG S-model is further reduced by 0.1 seconds, to a supercar-like 3.6 seconds for the sedan, and 3.7 seconds for the wagon.

Despite the incredible power and acceleration figures, the new car is more fuel efficient than the outgoing model. Combined fuel economy for the rear-wheel drive model is rated at 9.8L/100km, and 10.3L/100km for the 4MATIC variants, including the S-Model.

As previously reported, the new E63 AMG now sports a more cohesive styling, with its bold new face and aggressive rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes. Inside, the elegance of the E-Class donor car has been spruced up with plenty of metallic highlights, new multimedia interface and driver changeable settings for the throttle and suspension.

The 2013 Mercedes E63 AMG will arrive in showrooms in April for the rear-wheel drive variant, with the 4MATIC versions following in June.

Australian release is yet to be confirmed, the local arm is expected to announce specifications, pricing and dates soon. It is also unclear at this stage whether the 4MATIC version will make it down under.

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