Mercedes-Benz previously provided us with details on the revised 2014 E-Class but hadn’t confirmed any specifications on its AMG versions until today.
Now we know that not only will the E63 AMG return in both sedan and wagon configurations, it will also include 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The engineers at AMG have fitted the 2014 E63 AMG – and its CLS63 AMG platform-mate – with a modified version of Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive. In AMG applications, the 4Matic system apportions 33 percent of the torque to the front axle and the remaining 67 percent to the rear.
Power is sent through a multi-plate clutch, and there is a three-stage electronic stability program complete with brake-based torque vectoring to help quell understeer. Top-end E63 AMG S-Model cars also come with a limited-slip rear differential.
Despite the added hardware, the all-wheel-drive system adds just 154 pounds to the E63’s curb weight. The 2014 E63 AMG has standard adaptive sport suspension with an electronically controlled damping system. There are three suspension modes: comfort, sport, and sport plus.
Tom Cooper | Elite.