Mercedes-AMG takes the wraps off E63, complete with Drift Mode image

Of course, the automaker has decided to present the “most powerful E-Class variants of all time” in time for the upcoming LA Auto Show, where the executive sedan will blast with its 603 horsepower.

This is probably one of the most upscale, full of technology sedans in history – complete with new driving tidbits that should make it fun while behind the wheel. The 4.0-liter V8 engine takes care of things, and engineers slapped in a couple of turbos with twin-scroll technology – the E63 packs 563 horsepower (420 kilowatts) and 553 pound-feet of torque (750 Newton meters) and with 4Matic all-wheel drive it will reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds. Meanwhile, the E 63 S will have 603 hp (450 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm), for the same sprint in 3.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, W 213, 2016 // Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, W 213,

The engine is linked to the nine-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission and the models even have cylinder deactivation, which can actually shut down cylinders two, three, five, and eight, depending on demands. The AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system has fully variable torque distribution at the front and rear and up to 100 percent power can be sent to the rear wheels when using the latest gimmick – Drift Mode. It does what you expect it to – just have the Race setting on, the ESP deactivated and the transmission in manual mode – full on screaming tire rage while blasting through corners can ensue. The 2018 AMG E63 will make its first official appearance during the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.