Supersonic transport

Affalterbach, 2nd February 2017

Normally, the station wagon version of the E-class is first choice for fathers, who can afford the premium Pampersbomber. But in the latest version we cannot guarantee for the stomach contents of the next generation: the Mercedes-AMG E 63 T model brings up to 612 HP also adult body pumping.

A blink to 100

But in turn: first of all, the pleasure truck has a long name. Mercedes E 63 AMG 4Matic + T model is available in the Passport, depending on the engine, still a game behind the 63 joins. This section but no longer marked the displacement, as is the Twin-Turbo V8 engine with cylinder shut-off its force from four liters. The 'normal' 63 it brings to 571 PS and 750 nm between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm. Is enough for 3.6 seconds to 100 km/h, 250 cases as before closing with funny. Unless, it orders the "AMG driver's package" and can be done on the Pandora's box to 290 km/h.

Only with all-wheel drive

In 3.5 seconds, the S model to 100 km/h, mind you shoot with an unladen weight of two tons! 612 HP and 850 nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 tours make it possible here. Who should create the plant consumption of 9.1 liters per 100 kilometers, may sign up like with proof. To bring the sheer force to the road, a four-wheel drive is standard. An electro-mechanically controlled clutch connects the constantly driven rear axle variable with the front axle. The optimum torque distribution calculated continuously.

A case for racing PAPIs

"AMG Speedshift MCT" behind the nine speed automatic transmission of the E-class newly tailored to sports requirements. A wet start-up clutch replaces the torque converter, plus a double-declutching function. By means of four different driving modes, the combination pilot can modify various parameters such as the responsiveness of steering, engine, ESP, or the all-wheel drive. Only the S model also provides the race mode, which should be tried but not in front of the elementary school, but only on the race track. An adaptive air suspension is to create the balancing act between comfort and Nürburgring. Tensile - and pressure level be adjusted here independently of each other. To improve the traction of the normal E 63 has a mechanical rear limited-slip differential, the S model, it is electronically controlled.

Enough room for the furniture store

Externally, the Mercedes-AMG E shows off 63 T with a wide front bumper with flics in black and a large splinter. Inside is lots of leather on feasting, the S differs with grey straps and a matching 12-watch Makerung on the steering wheel rim. Noteworthy: The volume of the trunk remains lush with 640 to 1,820 liters, as standard, the rear backrest to ten degrees can be made steeper.

Market launch in the June 2017

Officially presented the Mercedes-AMG E 63 wagon at the Geneva Auto Show (9 to 19 March 2017), in April, you know more about the prices. You start when expected to be 115,000 to 120,000 euro. The launch is scheduled for the June 2017. At that time, there will be the classy Park "Edition 1" for about a year. She exist in a grey or a black tone. 20-inch forged wheels and many yellow accents in the Interior are fitted as standard. (rh)