The facelifted 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S was just lately unveiled and the corporate is placing the mannequin by way of its paces on the Nurburgring.
Whereas the prototype on this video continues to be sporting some camouflaged tape throughout its entrance finish, that’s doubtless as a result of engineers have been testing this specific prototype since earlier than the automotive’s unveiling and easily haven’t bothered taking it off. In any case, it appears unlikely that Mercedes is readying an much more potent model of the automotive, maybe akin to the BMW M5 CS.
Slotted in beneath the hood of the facelifted E 63 S is a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that’s good for 603 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque in each Sedan and Wagon guises. Paired to the engine is an AMG Speedshift nine-speed dual-clutch transmission that drives all 4 wheels. Very similar to the pre-facelift mannequin, the brand new E 63 S options AWD however it may be pushed in rear-wheel drive solely mode if you happen to’re within the temper to spin up the rear tires and depart some black rubber on the pavement.
Whereas the E 63 S is a giant heavy brute, this video exhibits that in a straight line and even by way of a number of the Nurburgring’s most troublesome corners, it is vitally fast certainly. Will house owners ever take their automobiles to the observe? The overwhelming majority most likely not, however it’s good to know the E 63 S received’t disintegrate on a twisty mountain highway.