The twin-turbo V8 engine is the most powerful engine to have ever been installed in an E-Class. At the same time it is even more efficient thanks to a cylinder deactivation system fitted as standard, and thus sets the benchmark in its segment. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed sports transmission is combined with a wet start-off clutch for the first time.
“The new E 63 models represent the biggest step forward we’ve ever taken from one generation to the next. Vehicle dynamics were especially important to us. At the start of the development process, we opted for a fully variable all-wheel drive system which, when combined with the advanced performance of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, reaffirms our brand’s 'Driving Performance’ claim,” explains Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.