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Mercedes-Benz has given its E63 AMG performance sedan a new 5.5-litre V8 Bi-turbo engine which churns out 557bhp

24 Apr 2011 | International News : Germany

The E63 AMG is now powered by a 5.5-litre V8 Bi-turbo engine, which replaces the outgoing 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated powerplant. The new engine is already in use in the CLS63 AMG, and delivers 525bhp as standard. Allied with the AMG Performance package however, the car produces another 32bhp for a total output of 557bhp, which is seven more than the outgoing 6.2-litre unit.

Peak torque for the new V8 stands at 700Nm in standard form, with another 100Nm added if the AMG Performance package is specified. This allows the E63 AMG to rocket from 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, or 4.4 seconds for the estate version. The times are cut by a further 0.1 seconds with the AMG Performance package, while top speed is electronically-limited to 250km/h.

The E63 AMG is also loaded with technology, with the 3-stage ESP system with Sport mode, as well as the AMG Ride Control sports suspension, helping to improve ride, handling and traction. There is also the newly developed electromechanical AMG sports-steering system, which only uses power when the car is steered, and the efficient AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission fitted with a stop/start system.

There are also minor cosmetic enhancements to the new E63 AMG, with its new light-alloy wheels and the "V8 Biturbo" badge on the front wings. Inside, the car features the flat-top and -bottom steering wheel from the CLS63 AMG, a new E-Select shift lever with embossed AMG badge and a 3-D TFT colour display in the centre of the speedometer.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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