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Mercedes Benz AMG E63 S: Full Technical Review And Features

Updated on November 9, 2017
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Gaurav Verma is a creative an Automobile Engineer also a creative Technical writer.

Today we are going to take a look at the all-new 2018 Mercedes AMG E63 S launch edition. The Mercedes AMG has been finished in a beautiful, Zinio nice black magno paintwork and it features black Nappa AMG leather on the interior along with yellow contrast stitching and high-gloss carbon-fiber accents. So today let's take a look at the interior and exterior details of the all-new Mercedes E63 S and see how this ride has been engineered for excellence one of the first aspects of the Mercedes E63 S that I would like to hit on is this vehicles body structure, that's the 40% of the body structure has been composed of aluminum the remaining percentages go to high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel. Now in addition to the aluminum used throughout the car's body structure, this car does also have quite a few aluminum body panels such as the hood front fenders doors and trunk lid. The extensive use of aluminum for the Mercedes E63 helps decrease the overall mass while also increasing the vehicle's efficiency.

Taking a look at the front of the vehicle you will notice your headlamps feature multi-beam LEDs coming over towards the center the Panamericana grille has been incorporated into the Mercedes E63. Now it's a little more subtle when compared to other AMG models such as the AMG GT but the Panamericana grille pays homage to the 300 SL that won the Panamericana road race back in 1952. Further down you'll notice gloss black accents on your front splitter and a wing that's part of the night package which also incorporates side view mirrors windows surrounds side sills and a rear diffuser that have all been finishing gloss-black. Thus adding to the cars overall aggressive appearance let's take a look at the rear of the Mercedes E63 S

Mercedes Benz Amg E63 S
Mercedes Benz Amg E63 S

Mercedes Benz E63 S Chassis

So one of the first aspects you will notice is that a spoiler has been incorporated into the aluminum trunk lid and that's going to provide additional stability at higher speeds. Now before we proceed with the rest of the rear can we just take a second to appreciate the AMG Knight black paintwork, it's not just a flat black paint there have been blue and green flakes incorporated into the paint and it makes this car look stunning from absolutely any angle that you look at it especially when the Sun hits it. Taking a look at the tail lamps they feature the Mercedes-Benz stardust effect, it makes the tail lamps look like it's been composed of a powder of smashed crystals and it looks really cool when the light hits it. Further down you have the AMG dynamic exhaust which features flaps that open and close depending on what driving mode you're in and that really escalates the sound of that turbo v8 up front we'll get to that a little bit later in the review. Now that we have covered some of the design aspects of the Mercedes E63 S I think we should hop into some of the details that directly impact driving dynamics and we should start off with the suspension.

So the Mercedes E63 S features a four-wheel independent suspension crunch, you have a four-link front axle and in the rear, you have a five arm multi-link design. Both have been composed of forged aluminum components to keep the mass to a minimum in addition to that the Mercedes E63 S also features an adaptive air suspension each spring features three air chambers that can adjust independently based on road conditions and driving mode. Now I do want to make mention that the front and rear axles of the E63 S are exclusive. They're composed of forged aluminum components for a reduction in overall mass but also increase the vehicle's rigidity. Now wheel locations have been optimized to increase the negative camber and that provides you with increased stability during high-speed cornering.

Mercedes Benz Amg E63 S
Mercedes Benz Amg E63 S

Mercedes Benz: 4 Matic Plus All-Wheel-Drive System

Now wouldn't be right for me to do a presentation on the all-new Mercedes E63 S without addressing the 4 matic plus all-wheel-drive system as that seems to be all the rage. The 4 matic plus all-wheel-drive system is able to deliver 100% of the torque to the rear wheels but can also deliver the torque to the rear and front wheels depending on what driving conditions domains. It is controlled by the use of an electromechanical coupler between the front and rear axles which monitors lateral and longitudinal acceleration row conditions and current driving mode to activate jerk mode on the 4 matic plus system, what you would do is use the AMG dynamic select button and go down to race mode from there you deactivate your electronic stability program and then pull back on both the left and right shift paddles and then you will be placing yourself into drift mode which will deliver 100% of the torque to the rear wheels.

Let's focus on the wheel tire and brake setup of this particular edition one. This edition one features 20-inch Mg forged cross spoke wheels. They are shot in Pirelli PZero that are 265 up front and 295 in the rear your brake rotors are carbon ceramic up front there 15.4 inches in diameter and grasped by six-piston calipers and in the rear there are fourteen point two inches in diameter the carbon ceramic brake rotors on this vehicle are about twenty percent lighter than the standard iron rotors and there are also more effective at heat dissipation than the standard iron rotors as well. The combination of the forged wheels and carbon ceramic brakes helps reduce the vehicle's overall unsprung mass.

Now from the honks pro mass, it's the mass of the suspension components wheels tires and brakes, it's important to keep the unsprung mass to a minimum on high-performance cars and the reason for that is this bumps and surface imperfections in the road will result in tire flex. The unsprung mass will then respond with the force of its own. Now the amount of movement due to bumps and circuits imperfections in the road is inversely proportional to the vehicle's unsprung mass in other words, the lighter the setup the more grip and constant grip the car will have that is the reason why lightweight wheels and brake rotors are highly desirable on a high-performance vehicle. If you have a heavier setup you greatly increase the chances for wheel hop during heavy acceleration and heavy braking.

Mercedes Turbo Engine
Mercedes Turbo Engine

The Engine

Under the hood of the Mercedes E63 S, you will find a handcrafted four-liter By-turbo v8 which produces 603 horsepower from 5750 RPM to 6,500 RPM. Now it also produces 627 pound-feet of torque from the low engine speed of 2500 rpm all the way to 4500 rpm. Now there are a few key factors that I want to point out on this handcrafted v8 Mercedes calls this particular configuration the hot inside B configuration. Meaning the turbos have been placed in between the cylinder banks and there are a couple key benefits to that for one the turbo charge has an extremely short path to travel from the turbo to the cylinder banks meaning they sneer zero pressure loss or turbo lag it also results in an overall compact design and increased power and efficiency.

Another important characteristic about this engine I'd like to point out is that this engine features AMG cylinder of management meaning that is able to deactivate cylinders two, three, five and eight under low load conditions which would be in comfort mode between 1000 rpm and 3250 rpm. Now when more power is needed above those engine speeds those cylinders will seamlessly reactivate and then you'll have all the power you need. Up front, mercedes-Benz has also incorporated its dynamic engine mounts. These engine mounts are able to adapt to various driving conditions and demands of the vehicle they are controlled by a magnet or illogical fluid which is subject to an electric current via the use of an electromagnet which is able to change the viscosity of the fluid and the engine mounts thus allowing the engine mounts to adapt to different driving situations. Now with all that being said this engine is connected to an AMG 9 speed NCT transmission which uses a wet clutch pack instead of a torque converter allowing for quicker shift times 0 to 60 comes in 3.3 seconds and you have a top track speed of 186 miles per hour.

That was a brief overview of this 2018 Mercedes AMG E 63 S edition one which looks absolutely stunning, it just looks absolutely incredible from any angle that you look at it.

© 2017 Gaurav Verma


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