How fast is the 2016 E 63 AMG?

This blog will answer the following questions: how fast is the 2016 E 63 AMG? What are the specifications of the E 63 AMG? Which models are available in the E 63 AMG? What are the optional packages you can get with the E 63 AMG?

How fast is the 2016 E 63 AMG?

The 2016 E 63 AMG has a top speed of 250 km/hr or 155 mph, it is electronically limited. The 0 -60 mph is achieved in 3.5 seconds. The E63 S model or the Driver’s package can remove the limiter and increase the top speed to 300 km/hr or 186 mph. 0-60 mph times for the model with the Driver’s package is 3.4 seconds.

The 2016 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG is based on the fifth generation of the E class. The platform is MRA-I or the first generation of Modular rear architecture, Mercedes Benz is currently developing a new generation of the E 63 AMG based on the MRA-II platform.

The E 63 AMG is the second most technologically advanced car in the Mercedes Benz product range. The drivetrain system is 4 Matic +, it is tuned for high performance and the power ratio is completely variable between the front and the rear axle.

There is a drift mode in the dynamic select options, it can disengage the front driver axle completely and send 100 percent of the power to the rear wheels. Other dynamic select options in the E 63 AMG are comfort, sports, sport plus, and individual configuration that can be adjusted by the driver.

The E 63 S AMG T-model holds the lap record of 7:45.19 around the Nürburgring Nordschleife layout. The car was driven by Christian Gebhardt and the E 63 S T model is the fastest estate car to lap the Nordschleife layout on the Michelin Pilot sport 4 S tire.

What are the specifications of the 2016 E 63 AMG?

The specifications of the 2016 E 63 AMG are given in the table below:

Specifications 2016 Mercedes Benz E 63 AMG
Engine and power outputM177 V8 Biturbo, 563 Hp 750 Nm of torque
Transmission 9 Speed automatic (SPEEDSHIFT)
Wheelbase 293.9 cm 
Width 185.2 cm
Height 146.8 cm
Fuel consumption (combined)20 MPG
Range 414 Miles
Trunk capacity 540 L

The M177 engine in the E  63 is slightly in a detuned state, Mercedes Benz wanted to limit the maximum power output as the AMG GT 4 door also shares the same engine. Despite making less power the maximum torque is generated at 2250 rpm thanks to variable valve timing.

The engine control unit also controls the valve overlap which allows for a certain amount of exhaust gasses to enter the cylinder again. These exhaust gasses lower the temperature of the combustion chamber and also helps in reducing the NOX levels.

The two turbochargers are located inside the two banks of the cylinders. The placement of the twin-scroll turbocharger allows the exhaust gasses to reach the turbine wheel more quickly and minimize the turbo lag. Both the turbochargers are watergate actuated, the engine control unit controls the boost pressure transducer connected to vacuum cells on the turbochargers.

The charged air is cooled in two separate intercoolers before entering the intake manifold. There is no air mass sensor to determine the air entering the combustion chamber. The density of the mass of the air is calculated by measuring the engine load, intake air temperature, and intake manifold pressure.

The timing chain of the engine connecting the crankshaft to camshaft sprockets is located behind the timing case cover. There is a dedicated engine oil lubrication circuit for the timing chain and the piston skirts. Cylinder walls are lined with Nanoslide coating so there is no excessive wear even after 100,000 miles.

The E 63 AMG has a cylinder shut-off mode, the engine can turn off 4 of its 8 cylinders when it is operating under partial load conditions. The intake and the exhaust camshafts are hollow and the cam profiles can be disconnected from the valve train with the help of an electronic actuator.

This function significantly increases the fuel economy on the highways. The switch from the 4-cylinder to the eight-cylinder mode is instant and drivers do not experience any jerk. There is a V4 icon displayed in the media display to notify the driver that the engine is operating in the 4-cylinder mode.

Mercedes AMG did not use any 48 V mild hybrid system with an integrated starter alternator on the E 63 AMG. It is one of the few AMGs where the power is completely raw and produced by the turbocharged V 8 engine. It is also the last generation of the E 63 AMG that will have a dedicated RACE START mode.

The use of an MCT or multi-clutch pack instead of a conventional torque converter in the 9-speed automatic allows the E 63 to have very fast and responsive gear changes. The use of the MCT is also one of the reasons that Mercedes AMG could not use the integrated starter-alternator motor as there is no space to package everything in the torque converter housing.

Which models are available in the 2016 E 63 AMG?

Following models are available in the Mercedes AMG E 63:

  • E 63 AMG 4 Door sedan
  • E 63 S AMG 4-door sedan
  • E 63 AMG 5-door T model or Estate
  • E 63 S AMG 5-door T model or Estate

The E 63 S model produces over 600 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque, rest of all the mechanical underpinnings are the same as the E 63 model. The changes are in the exterior styling and brakes of the 63 S model. The size of the brake disc or rotor on the front axle is 360 mm which is 20 mm more than the standard E 63.

The wheel size on the E 63 S is also 20 inches to accommodate the large brake caliper. The front tire dimensions are 265/40 R 20 and the rear are 295/ 65 ER 20. All the tires are MOE or Mercedes original extended and come in low profile for maximum grips.

The engine mounts on the E 63 S are dynamic, drivers can make the engine mount stiffer by selecting different driver modes from the dynamic select menu. The luggage space on the T model or the estate is naturally more. It offers 640-1820 liters of space with the rear seats folded.

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This blog answers the question-how fast is the 2016 Mercedes AMG and also listed some of its key specifications. The 2016 E 63 AMG  is the last generation of the E class with a V8 engine and no hybrid systems. Mercedes AMG has already announced an inline 4-cylinder engine will power the new generation of E 63 AMG along with an electric motor on the rear axle.