You might think producing a hardcore version of the new E Class is pretty straightforward: get some aero tweaks, a beefy engine and better suspension and brakes and that would be all.
But if it were the case anyone could become an overnight high performance vehicle manufacturer. We all know in real life that’s not the case – which is why sometimes automakers are so proud of their work they decide to take us behind the scenes. This is why we’re now reading about what the Mercedes-AMG designer said about the new incredible 603 hp sedan from Affalterbach. The E63 S is of course the fastest and most powerful E-Class of all times – and not everyone was at the Los Angeles Auto Show to see it live.
Designer Jean-Francois Huet is thus taking us to observe the exterior styling of the E63 S better – explaining how it differs from the C63 S. For example it has a more prominent bulge on the hood, the grille is slightly wider and comes with vertical slats. The bumper is also completely different and has reshaped vents. The side profile has a new wing on the front fender and at the back the V8 biturbo 4Matic sedan lacks the side fins seen on the C63 S. There’s also a bigger trunk lid spoiler. We all know the major difference is the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 packing 603 horsepower (450 kilowatts) and a torquetastic 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-meters) of torque. The E 63 S needs just 3.3 seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) and will top out at 186 mph (300 km/h).