2012 Mercedes E63 AMG with new turbocharged engine

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Your favorite Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG sports car is packed with a bigger punch and more fuel efficient. The updated 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG was unveiled at the 2011 New York Auto Show and will go on sale by the end of this summer.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is now equipped with the new 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, which replaces the current 6.2-liter V8 engine (518 hp). The new engine produces 525 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque as standard, and an additional 32 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque with the AMG Performance package. The engine is mated to the efficient AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission. With the AMG Performance package, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.3 seconds, which is about 0.1 second faster than the standard version. While top speed is restricted to 155 mph.

Along with the engine improvements, the 2012 E63 AMG is equipped with the 3-stage ESP system with Sport mode along with AMG Ride Control sports suspension to help increase grip in high speed cornering.

Fuel efficiency is the main reason that Mercedes-Benz developed the new turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine. The new 2012 E63 AMG sport sedan now has an average fuel consumption of 24 mpg in U.S. standard, which represents an increase of 22 percent in fuel-efficiency compared to the current 6.4-liter V8 engine.

Within the fuel-saving methods, Mercedes-Benz uses the recent developed electromechanical AMG sports steering system, which only uses power when the car is steered, and also fitted with a stop/start system further enhance fuel economy.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is scheduled to launch initially in Germany in September 2011. Prices in Germany start at €105,971 ($154,540) for the E63 AMG sedan and € 108,409 ($158,100) for the Estate. And the AMG Performance package adds another €8,306.20 ($12,100) to the base price. Although, pricing will be varied from different countries due to taxes.

  • Anonymous

    Those prices can’t be right. That’s over 60k more than the current msrp.

    • Vincent Van

      Those prices are for Europe, usually the U.S. prices are much lower for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Car prices in Europe and U.S. are like comparing apples to oranges.