Mercedes-Benz India has finally launched the much anticipated E63 AMG in India at Rs 1.29 crores (ex-showroom, Delhi). The event was held at the famous Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Noida. In June, the company launched the all new E-Class for Rs 41.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), now the AMG will join the line-up as top-of-the line variant. Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG was launched by Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
The all new E63 AMG derives its power from the 5.5-litre V8 engine, which is capable to churn whooping power output figures of 557bhp and 720Nm. The earlier generation E63 AMG's 6.2-litre engine was 30-37bhp lesser powerful than the new one. The engine is mated to the AMG Speedshift MCT 7G-Tronic transmission, which transmits power to all four-wheels. What makes the E63 AMG powertrain more special is the fact that it is a fully hand-built engine, which has also hiked the pricing of the car. The top-speed attained by the vehicle is 250kmph, and despite being so powerful it returns an impressive fuel economy of 9.5/100 km. With such high power output figures, it touches the 0-100kmph mark in mere 4.2 seconds.
The new E63 AMG features a special AMG "A-wing", which makes the lower intakes and twin-blade grille positioned above it. Other features on offer are a black finished rear diffuser and an AMG exclusive dual exhaust setup at the rear. It gets some updates inside the cabin as well including AMG touches like silver seatbelts and Alcantara inserts to the Nappa leather steering wheel. The pricing for the car will be unveiled at the launch event only, which we would be covering live, so stay tuned to CarDekho for more updates on the same. Cheers!
Mr. Eberhard Kern, Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented on the launch of the new E 63 AMG, "The E 63 AMG combines the attributes of a sports car with the practicality of a luxury sedan. The stunning new design idiom is in line with the new AMG design philosophy. The connoisseurs of Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles will now experience the performance and driving dynamics of the E 63 AMG more with the broader scope of standard equipment and appointments. The new E 63 AMG continues to be the pinnacle of technical prowess with added power and enhanced performance making it a practical super car. With the launch of the new E 63 AMG Mercedes-Benz India reiterates the philosophy of Best or Nothing for its customers."
Mr. Eberhard Kern further elaborated, "The year 2013 has been marked as the year of offensive for Mercedes-benz India. We already have received phenomenal response for the products which were launched this year. After pioneering a new segment with the A-Class and launching the most sought after luxury executive sedan E-Class, the launch of the new E63 AMG further reiterates our promise of brining fascinating cars and providing a memorable brand experience for the valued customers of the Three Pointed Star in India."