- Based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift launched last year
- Powered by 4.0-litre V8 – 604bhp/850Nm
- Gets all-wheel drive, Drift mode, nine-speed AMG Speedshift
- Twin LCD dashboard, leather interior
Mercedes-Benz India will launch the most powerful avatar of their executive sedan, the Mercedes E-Class, as yet on 4 May. Called the Mercedes-Benz E63 S, the AMG-powered luxury sedan will join the Mercedes E200, the E220d and the E350d in the Indian car market.
Powered by the same 4.0-litre V8 from the Mercedes-AMG GT R, the E63 S develops 604bhp of power and a whopping 850Nm of torque which is available from just 2500rpm. Mated to a nine-speed AMG Speedshift gearbox, the E63 S, is driven by all-four wheels using the advanced 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system which allows power to be sent to either or both set of wheels depending upon requirements.
You will also be able to reminisce about those purist rear-wheel drive only days, thanks to the Drift mode which can be activated in the Race setting only. With a 0-100kmph dash in just 3.4 seconds, this luxury barge is limited to a 250kmph top-speed for safety reasons. On the inside, suede leather upholstery and premium materials maintain the opulence expected of the three-pointed stars. The dash gets twin LCD screens, one for the instrument cluster and the other for the infotainment system that is paired with the Meriden audio system.