The third largest luxury automaker in the world is readying the all new generation of the E Class executive sedan, but its E63 AMG high performance version is still a very relevant Autobahn-dwelling ride.
And German tuner Performmaster appears to have the same thoughts and decided to deliver to the ready to be replaced Mercedes E 63 AMG a proper swan song, one that would sing a tune of more than 700 ponies residing under the hood. And all that has been made possible by the specialist’s new software optimization program. We’re not going to call the regular E 63 AMG a “sleeper” – though unsuspecting traffic partners might mistake it for a regular office dwelling machine. That’s because the standard exterior kit has been left largely untouched and the tuner decided to delve deep under the bonnet in order to have time to churn out more power from the well-known AMG power mill. So the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 has decided to forego its previous configuration that delivered 585 PS (430 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) – with the PEC Tuning-Module now squeezing out 702 PS (516 kW) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque. The tuner has also decided to remove the original electronic top speed limiter to access all that power to have the sedan reach 199 mph (320 km/h).
By the way, if you’re looking to wait for the new generation Mercedes-AMG E63, you’re in for a long ride as the version won’t be here until 2017 and by then it would sport around the same power as its outgoing predecessor – about 580 PS (426 kW) from a smaller twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine.