E 63 AMG Estate (S 212)

High-performance estate with outstanding data

Pole position for the new E 63 AMG Estate: the  high-performance estate develops 386 kW/525 hp, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, offers a maximum luggage compartment capacity of 1950 litres (68.86 cubic feet) – all with a relatively low fuel consumption of 12.8 l/100 km (18.37 mpg/US, 7.81 km/l) combined. With these dream figures, the new E 63 AMG Estate adds up to an extraordinary combination of driving dynamics, high utility value and superb efficiency.

The top-of-the-line E-Class not only features its own distinctive styling but also the all-new AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension including an electronically controlled damping system and a new front axle. A ceramic composite high-performance braking system is available for the first time for the E 63 AMG Estate. The unrivalled combination of groundbreaking driver assistance systems raises the bar in terms of active and passive safety in this vehicle class.

Largest luggage compartment and lowest fuel consumption – the E 63 AMG  Estate sets new standards. With a luggage compartment capacity of 695 to 1950 litres (24.54 to 68.86 cubic feet) and fuel consumption of 12.8 l/100 km (18.37 mpg/US, 7.81 km/l) of Super Plus (NEDC combined), the new high-performance estate from AMG occupies pole position. None of its rivals can match this extraordinary combination of per­formance, utility value and efficiency. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with its 386 kW/525 hp develops 8 kW/11 hp more than the previous model, yet betters its fuel consumption figures by almost twelve percent.This improvement has been achieved thanks to a whole raft of efficiency-enhancing measures. The on-demand delivery of fuel and generator management with recuperation of braking energy on the overrun has helped reduce fuel  consumption, as has the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission:  a wet start-up clutch that runs in an oil bath replaces the conventional torque  converter, while the even more fuel-efficient driving mode “Controlled Efficiency” utilises early upshifts to keep engine speeds as low as possible.

Driving dynamics and ride comfort – the E 63 AMG Estate delivers on both counts

The new E 63 AMG Estate delivers a compelling proposition with its two funda­mentally opposed traits: it offers the sedate driving experience of an executive estate suitable for long journeys just as consummately as it delivers outstand­ingly dynamic performance on the racetrack. The AMG high-revving, naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 6208 cc and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque impresses with its agile responsiveness, muscular power delivery and great flexibility. The E 63 AMG Estate reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h/155 mph (electronically limited). The newly composed V8 sound is a thrilling accompaniment for mile after mile, while the smooth-running engine guarantees typical Mercedes ride comfort. A newly designed water cooling system ensures maximum endurance even under enormous stresses.The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission is able to meet the most disparate driver requirements: the transmission is equipped with four drive modes: “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport plus) and “M” (Manual), which can be selected using a rotary electronic switch in the AMG DRIVE UNIT. In the even more fuel-efficient “Controlled Efficiency” drive mode, the transmission shifts the gears particularly smoothly, and the transmission control unit is programmed to perform early upshifts to keep engine speeds as low as possible.In Sport plus and Manual modes, the 7-speed sports transmission allows gearshifts to be performed in 100 milliseconds. Partial suppression of individual cylinders by interrupting ignition and injection briefly during gearshifts under full load leads to considerably faster shift times. Fast, spontaneous multiple  downshifts ensure first-class agility in conjunction with the double-declutching function and the RACE START function: this enables the E 63 AMG driver to call on the maximum acceleration potential automatically.Like the engine and power transmission, the newly developed AMG RIDE  CONTROL sports suspension offers the ultimate in individuality. Outstanding  driving dynamics and typical Mercedes long-distance comfort go together as an optimum synthesis in the E 63 AMG Estate. While new steel spring struts are used on the front axle, the rear suspension features AMG-specific air springs. The advantage of this solution is that the front steel springs ensure more sensitive responses while the rear air struts with their automatic level control system keep the vehicle at a constant height irrespective of the load.A new, electronically controlled damping system automatically varies the damping characteristics according to the driving situation, reducing the roll angle of the body. The result is instant modification to provide the best possible ride comfort  together with the greatest possible agility. In addition, the driver is able to choose between the three suspension modes of Comfort, Sport and Sport plus at the touch of a button. The E 63 AMG Estate is also equipped with a newly developed, dedi­cated front axle with a 45-millimetre (1.77 in) wider track, a tubular stabiliser, new control arms, new elastokinematics and new hub carriers for more negative camber – thereby providing more grip when taking bends at speed. This is a highly sophisticated axle design whose principle has already proved its worth in the  C 63 AMG Estate. The rear axle likewise has more negative camber, optimised elastokinematics and a new subframe mounting for greater stability at the physical limits.

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