The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic doesn’t happen to be the pioneer production super-saloon to find itself in the so-called 600bhp+ club, as we can recall the advent of the Cadillac CTS-V. Nevertheless, it’s one whose appearance on British roads is still perceived as a crucial point, both for the manufacturer and for its performance breed.
As the fast saloons, which AMG has been producing so well for a long time, the newly unveiled 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic features a forced-induction V8 powerplant, mighty enough to be worthy of an up-to-date supercar. However, unlike those forbears, the fresh AMG easily switches from one driven axle to a pair, and it’s also capable of shifting from a cutting-edge adaptive air suspension to coil springs.
Meanwhile, the suspension change enables AMG to make a broader base of flexibility for the E 63’s handling, thus letting it remain under control when driven at the limit of that all-corner 604bhp powertrain. It also makes it more convenient compared to any E 63 previous versions.