The new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Estate features a number of innovative driver assistance systems, thereby bringing active and passive safety into a whole new level. Moreover, among its class, the vehicle boasts of having the largest luggage compartment – with capacity of between 695 liters to 1,950 liters and the lowest fuel consumption – at 12.8 liters of Super Plus per 100 kilometers (NEDC combined).
This means that in terms of performance, efficiency, safety and utility, no car from its class can beat the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG Estate. This vehicle is powered by the AMG high-revving, naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V8 engine that develops 386 kW (525 hp) or 8 kW (11 hp) more than its predecessor.
Surprisingly, the added power did not amount to less efficiency, since the car is now 12-percent more efficient, thanks to an array of measures that improve efficiency. For instance, helping save fuel are features like the on-demand delivery of fuel and generator management with recovery braking energy, as well as AMGSPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.
Likewise, the typical torque converter has now been replaced by a wet start-up clutch. The car can be used with the "Controlled Efficiency" driving mode that employs early upshifts so that keep engine speeds can be kept as low as possible.
Typically, it is hard to blend driving dynamics and ride comfort, but the E 63 AMG Estate is able to achieve it. The car offers owners with the luxury of a comfortable and enjoyable yet track-like dynamic driving experience.
Offering 630 Nm of torque, the engine is very responsive and flexible and is able to provide dynamic power delivery. With such power at its disposal, the E 63 AMG Estate could sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Further adding to the excitement on every trip is the newly composed audio emanating from the car's V8 engine.
Moreover, E 63 AMG Estate features a newly designed water cooling system that allows for optimal endurance even under intense stresses. The V8 engine is mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission that comes with four drive modes -- "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) and "M" (Manual) – all selectable using a rotary electronic switch in the AMG DRIVE UNIT.
Mercedes plans to commence sales of the new E 63 AMG Estate in February 2010 at a price of EUR108,409 (including 19 percent VAT).