2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S VS 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

The New 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S VS 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® E63 S

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn’t get as much attention as the Mercedes-AMG GT or the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or even the C-Class. Sure, it is a great vehicle for getting groceries or stopping at the office, but did you know it accelerates faster than the GT R? Did you know it is smarter than the G-Class? How about more comfortable than the C-Class? It’s true! It is all these things and more and it is back for 2018. Let’s see how the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S compares with its predecessor, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® E63 S.

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New “Hot Inside V” V8 biturbo Engine

The first big difference between the 2016 and 2018 models is the engine. By switching from a 5.5L V8 biturbo to the infamous 4.0L biturbo “hot inside v” configuration, Mercedes-Benz was able to find 26 more horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque, all with one and a half liters of displacement missing under the hood!

2018
VS.

2016

4.0L V8 biturbo
Engine

5.5L V8 biturbo

603 HP
Horsepower

577 HP

627 lb-ft
Torque

590 lb-ft

9-Speed SPEEDSHIFT® MCT
Transmission

7-Speed SPEEDSHIFT® MCT

3.3 Seconds
0-60

3.5 Seconds

New 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

The bulletproof 7-Speed SPEEDSHIFT® MCT automatic transmission we loved about the 2016 E63 S is new and improved with two more gears. This is the secret to the new acceleration abilities of the E-Class. By adding more gears while also increasing shift speed, the E-Class becomes more comfortable, more efficient, and faster.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

DRIVE PILOT® Semi-Autonomous Driver Assistance

The 2018 E63 S comes with Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT®. DRIVE PILOT® turns the E-Class into one of the first semi-autonomous passenger cars in existence. It can follow the flow of traffic, even when there are no posted speed limits or painted road lines! This is something that is completely foreign to the 2016 E-Class.

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New Interior Design

Last but not least, the interior as a whole is worlds better than the one in the 2016 E-Class. It features 24.6 total inches of LCD infotainment display, offers the world’s first touch-pad steering wheel, and comes with four DYNAMIC SELECT® driving modes. If you have any questions about the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan, or the 2016 version, for that matter, leave a comment below!

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