Mercedes-Benz has shed light on the high--performance variants of its new E class.
The high-end 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine that produces 603 hp and 627 pounds-feet of torque. It can hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and tops out at 186 mph.
The base E63 is rated at 563 hp and generates 553 pounds-feet of torque. It can reach 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a governed top speed of 155 mph.
The sedans are set to launch in U.S. dealerships next summer. Pricing will be announced later.
The engines for both variants have the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder-deactivation system, which debuted on the SLK55 and allows for lower fuel consumption.
Both models feature a re-engineered AMG sport suspension and the new AMG performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system that allows for torque distribution on the front and rear axles to be fully variable for the first time, Mercedes said. Two twin-scroll turbochargers boost performance and improve responsiveness.
In terms of design, the hood is inset like on a coupe, another first for an AMG sedan. There is a new radiator grille, giving the wide front fascia an aggressive look.
The E63 sedan will make its world premiere next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.