Refreshed 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S bows in

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 has received a facelift following the base car’s recent refresh, bringing with it a minor restyle, retuned air suspension, improved aerodynamics and additional options.

Like the regular models, the biggest change takes place around the back, with the new model getting a pair of reshaped horizontal taillights featuring stacked elements that now extend into the boot lid.

Further down, the rear bumper has also been rejigged with slightly different exhaust tips that are now nicely integrated.

Around the front, the changes are subtler with the facelifted model gaining a larger central cooling inlet within the front grille, as well as new all-LED headlights.

Side on, fresh 19-inch wheels on the E63 and 20-inchers on the ‘S’ not only complement the new look but are also said to deliver improved aerodynamic balance for handling gains on “country roads” and at “high speed”. Additionally, the 2021 E63’s front guards are also 27mm broader to house the wider front track and larger wheels.

Two new colours have been added to the range – Graphite Grey and High-tech Silver – the latter which was previously exclusive to the AMG GT.

Underneath the bonnet, the 2021 model carries over its predecessor’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that pumps out 450kW and 850Nm in S guise, the only model available in Australia. While it’s no faster than before, it’s 0-100km/h sprint of 3.4 seconds is nothing to sneeze at. Top speed is electronically limited to 300km/h.

Like the outgoing model, the E63 features all-wheel drive and an active hydraulic locking rear differential. AMG has tweaked the E63’s multi-chamber adaptive air suspension to provide better ride comfort.

Stepping into the cabin, drivers will be greeted by a new AMG steering wheel with two-level touch pads, along with the familiar digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen.

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is expected to land in Australia later this year, with pricing and full specification to be announced closer to launch.

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