AMG a class apart - Metro US

AMG a class apart

AMG, the high-performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, is presenting the new E 63 AMG for 2009.

This dynamic sports sedan with day-to-day suitability impresses with outstanding performance, thrilling handling characteristics and a technology transfer from the SL 63 AMG Roadster.

The new E 63 AMG distinguishes itself from the regular Mercedes-Benz E-Class models with a completely newly developed AMG Ride Control sports suspension with electronically controlled damping and a new front axle, and with its autonomous exterior and interior design.

At the same time Mercedes-AMG has achieved a reduction in fuel consumption by almost 12 per cent for the new E 63 AMG, thanks to the concerted use of fuel efficiency measures.

With its unique combination of pioneering driver assistance systems, the E 63 AMG further consolidates the brand’s leading position in the field of automotive safety.

The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine in the new E 63 AMG develops a power output figures for the SL 63 AMG. It produces 525 hp.

The high-performance Roadster has also donated its AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission to the new model.

It dispenses with a conventional torque converter and uses a compact, wet start-up clutch.

In conjunction with the four individual driving modes, the throttle blipping and RACE START functions, the resulting, direct connection to the powertrain allows an extremely emotional and highly dynamic driving experience.

The drive unit is unique in this segment, and ensures sporty performance figures: The E 63 AMG accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

A new, electronically controlled damping system automatically varies the damping characteristics according to the driving situation, reducing the roll angle of the body.

The result is instant adjustment to provide the best possible ride comfort together with the greatest possible agility.

In addition the driver is able to choose between the three suspension modes of Comfort, Sport and Sport plus at the touch of a button.

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