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Initial Australian orders for the powerful E 63 AMG will begin to arrive over the coming weeks and will be available as a Saloon or Estate from launch late 2011. Though the latest E 63 AMG arrives with a new engine, improved fuel efficiency and additional standard equipment – Mercedes-Benz Australia is pleased to announce that the Saloon price will remain the same as the outgoing model.

The E 63 AMG delivers an output of 386 kW to 410 kW (when fitted with the optional AMG Performance pack), together with an impressive reduction in fuel consumption: the E 63 AMG consumes 10.0 litres per 100 kilometres (Estate 10.1 litres) combined, a massive 21 percent decrease when compared with the outgoing model.

This eight-cylinder powerhouse, designated internally as the M 157, boasts a combination of innovative high-tech components: in addition to spray-guided direct petrol injection with piezo injectors, these include a full aluminium crankcase, four-valve technology with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, generator management and a stop/start system. With a displacement of 5461 cc, the eight-cylinder engine develops a peak output of 386 kW and torque of 700 Nm. In conjunction with the optional AMG Performance package, these figures increase to 410 kW and 800 Nm. Both variants of the E 63 AMG achieve exceptional performance: acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes 4.3 and 4.2 seconds respectively (Estate: 4.4 and 4.3 seconds), and the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

Key data at a glance:

E 63 AMG

E 63 AMG Estate

Displacement

5461 cc

5461 cc

Bore x stroke

98.0 x 90.5 mm

98.0 x 90.5 mm

Compression ratio

10.0:1

10.0:1

Output

386 kW at 5250-5750 rpm
410 kW at 5250-5750 rpm*

386 kW at 5250-5750 rpm
410 kW at 5250-5750 rpm*

Max. torque

700 Nm at 1750-5000 rpm
800 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm*

700 Nm at 1750-5000 rpm
800 Nm at 2000-4500 rpm*

Engine weight (dry)

204 kg

204 kg

Fuel consumption combined

10.0 L per 100 km

10.l L per 100 km

CO2 emissions

234 g/km

236 g/km

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

4.3 s 4.2 s*

4.4 s 4.3 s*

Top speed**

250 km/h

250 km/h

* with AMG Performance package; ** electronically limited

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission helps save fuel
A major contribution to the car’s exemplary consumption figures is also made by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. In place of a conventional torque converter, this uses a compact wet start-up clutch.

The E 63 AMG also features a stop/start function as standard: this is active in the Controlled Efficiency (“C”) transmission mode and switches the eight-cylinder engine off when the vehicle comes to a standstill. The stop/start function can be activated or deactivated using the ECO button on the centre console. When in transmission mode “C”, the vehicle will always start up in second gear. The system will also change gears noticeably early and avoid high engine speeds. Demand-driven delivery of fuel and a generator management system with braking energy recuperation during deceleration add further to the economic use of fuel.

AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension and new steering system
The E 63 AMG features the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with a