The AMG-developed V8 is engineered for a new era of performance. Generating extreme output from modest displacement, the 603-hp V8 biturbo engine is the most powerful E-Class engine yet. Its massive torque thunders to a 627-lb-ft peak at just 2,500 rpm, and maintains it to 4,500 rpm, to rocket you to 60 mph 3.4 seconds on the way to a 180-mph top track speed. Yet even with its advanced design and technologies, each AMG engine is still hand-built and signed by its own craftsman.
Internal flaps near the tailpipes let the driver escalate its sound at the push of a button, either directly or via the modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT. The system's free-flow design delivers an audible celebration of power with every upshift, downshift and rev. Computer-control of the flaps base their operation on engine speed and load, to assure full power delivery regardless of the system's sound output.
A specially engineered version of 4MATIC® can instantly vary the front-to-rear torque distribution in precise response to driving conditions and driver inputs. It can even send up to 100% to the rear wheels. An electromechanical coupling between the front and rear axles is controlled based on an elaborate matrix of driving mode, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, and available grip to optimize handling and acceleration right up to the physical limits, on virtually any road or track surface.
The world's first 9-speed multiclutch transmission is effective, efficient and enjoyable. AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT technology shortens shift times and offers quick multi-gear downshifts. A wet startup clutch eliminates the torque converter, improving performance and, along with a magnesium-alloy casing, saving weight. The Manual shift mode, and the Sport and Sport+ modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT quicken upshifts and rev-match downshifts, while Comfort mode can decouple the driveline to save fuel when coasting.
AMG Carbon Fiber and Night Packages accent the E 63 S Wagon from front apron to rear diffuser. The AMG grille bars can be chrome or blackened.
Whenever the front wipers are on and you shift to Reverse, the E-Class Wagon's rear-window wiper can sweep automatically to help clear your view out the back. The wiper can also be switched on to its intermittent setting at any time by the driver, and includes a washer.
Offering both 1st- and 2nd-row passengers sweeping skyward views, this fully functional glass sunroof features a large panel that can either tilt up for ventilation or slide back for an open-air feeling. An interior power sunshade lets you adjust the amount of sunlight entering the cabin.
Dual 12.3-inch displays include a central multimedia touchscreen and a reconfigurable instrument cluster in front of the driver. You can select any of four AMG-design instrumentation styles: Modern Classic, Sporty, Discreet and Supersport. Supersport can show extensive performance info, including a racing-inspired upshift prompt for the manual shift mode. Other data can include a warm-up menu, graphical G-force meter, and key engine info including hp/torque output and fluid temperatures.
A retractable luggage cover helps keep your cargo out of sight when you're parked, and in the shade as you drive. The cover automatically rises and lowers with the power liftgate, to make loading and unloading simpler. A vertical mesh partition net attaches to the ceiling to divide the passenger and cargo areas. It can be used either behind the 2nd row with the seat raised, or from the cargo floor to the ceiling behind the front seats when the rear seats are folded.
A network of LEDs can create not just a soothing ambience in the cabin, but one you can alter to suit your mood, or even create one. An incredible 64 selectable colors and adjustable brightness let the driver control the atmosphere like never before. Edge-lighting glows from beneath the "waveform" dash trim and door armrests, and from behind the instrumentation screen panel. Even the footwells, door handles and rear overhead assist grips are bathed in a soft glow.
Power front seats feature intuitive, seat-shaped controls on the door, plus a 4-way power lumbar support. To set and save your ideal driving position, a memory system for each front seat recalls three stored positions for the seat, plus the positions of the 4-way power steering column and side mirrors for the driver.
Innovative Touch Controls elevate the multifunction steering wheel to an unparalleled level of user-friendliness. Finger-sensitive buttons access features like audio, Bluetooth® and cruise control. Four smartphone-like pads offer direct control of countless cockpit features. The upper touchpads operate the menu screen in the gauge cluster or the central multimedia display. Larger, lower touchpads let you vary your cruising speed or adjust the audio volume, all with your hands on the wheel.
A leap forward in audio quality, FrontBass takes advantage of the E-Class bodyshell by utilizing the rigid front frame members as resonance chambers for an under-dash subwoofer. In addition to providing rich, precise bass throughout the interior, the design saves weight and frees up space in the cabin and doors.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
Using the ultrasonic, radar and camera-based technology of Active Parking Assist, Blind Spot Assist and the Surround View System, this innovation helps audibly and visually alert the driver to approaching cross-traffic when backing out of a parking space at low speed. Especially helpful if your view is obstructed by vehicles or structures, the system can also apply the brakes. The sensors can also help detect if the driver has engaged the wrong gear or pedal for exiting a confined space.
At most driving speeds, radar technology helps sense when a vehicle enters your blind-spot area. Blind Spot Assist can then automatically alert the driver via an illuminated icon in the appropriate side mirror. The system can also give an audible warning if the driver activates a turn signal while a vehicle is detected in the blind spot.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a dashboard display.
An advanced system of 7 air bags offers 9-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, combined thorax/pelvic bags for driver and front passenger, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for the first and second seating rows are standard.