Monday, 13 May 2013


Mercedes-Benz South Africa is busy preparing for the launch of the facelifted E-Class next month. Among the new cars will be the new E 63 AMG with 410kW and 720Nm. But apparently that’s not enough. Now the world’s third largest premium car maker by sales has released the E 63 AMG S, which of course means super/ sport/ stunning.

Still using the same 5.5-litre biturbo V8 engine, the E 63 AMG S can muster up to 430kW and 800Nm of torque, with Merc now claiming a 0 – 100km/h time of 4.1 seconds for the most powerful production E-Class ever built. While these are impressive numbers, it is with a little cynicism that we point out the fact that Audi’s old RS 6 already pushed out 426kW way back in 2009. We digress…

Truth is, this will still be one hell of a ride, no doubt about it. How to differentiate it from the others? Well, it has the S label on the boot lid for one. It also comes standard with a silver-shadow splitter, side sill panels, a high-gloss black front apron and 19-inch Titanium matt grey alloy wheels. Bigger ones will be available for those with some kinda complex.

We don’t know if this German dragon-in-a-rage will come to Mzansi or not. But judging from Merc’s recent appetite for appeasement, it wouldn’t surprise us.

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