Range-topping 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63S 4Matic+ launched in India at Rs 1.70 crore
Mercedes-Benz India, just months after introducing the facelift for the W213 series E-Class long-wheelbase available in four-cylinder petrol/diesel and six-cylinder diesel variants, has launched the facelifted Mercedes-AMG E-Class lineup on the standard wheelbase - with the all-new Mercedes-AMG E 53 variant at Rs 1.02 crore, joining the range-topping Mercedes-AMG E 63S model, priced at Rs 1.70 crore, all prices ex-showroom. Service packages for the two Mercedes-AMG sedans start at Rs 1.19 lakh for the E 53 and Rs 1.35 lakh for the E 63S, for coverage over a period of two years. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63S rivals the BMW M5 Competition priced at Rs 1.62 crore, the Audi RS7 Sportback priced at Rs 1.94 crore, and the Porsche Panamera GTS priced at Rs 1.86 crore.
Both cars are available with 4Matic+ all-wheel drive, with the E 63S carrying forward the hoon-friendly Drift mode which splits torque between the rear wheels only. Figures for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63S remain unchanged from the pre-facelift model, at 612PS peak power and 850Nm torque from the hand-built 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, channeled to all four wheels via an AMG-tuned 9-speed multi-clutch automatic. Performance figures are similarly unchanged, with the 0-100kmph dash coming up in 3.4s, and top speed electronically limited to 300kmph as standard.
Stylistically, both the Mercedes-AMG E 63S and Mercedes-AMG E 53 tie in more strongly to the rest of the AMG line-up with their larger Panamericana grilles, new front aprons, and revised rear styling with slimmer, more elongated wraparound tail lights. On the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, the quad rhomboid tailpipe exits are a clear indicator of the V8 model, with 20-inch aero-optimised alloy wheels as standard also being a giveaway. The facelifted Mercedes-AMG E-Class line-up also brings with it the updated MBUX system with widescreen digital cockpit, and new AMG Performance steering wheel with the latest AMG Dynamic Select capacitive touch buttons on the steering wheel itself.
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