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2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG gets increased power, better interior

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG super sedan refresh has been revealed, boasting even more power than the 2010 model, and an improved interior.

Even though the outgoing model had more than enough power to go around, thanks to its 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, for the 2011 model year, Mercedes-Benz and AMG engineers managed to squeeze out 11 more HP. This takes the total output to 525 HP, with 464 lb-ft of torque.

All this power is sent through the MCT SpeedShift seven-speed gearbox, allowing a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph. Power isn’t the only thing increased for the 2011 E63, as the new performance sedan is 12% more efficient than the outgoing edition.

While the exterior is largely unchanged, the interior of the super sedan has been restyled, and new options are now available. Artico leather now decorates the doors and dashboard, while the center console is treated to a piano black finish.

Expect the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG to appear later this year on the market.


Vath tunes the Mercedes-Benz E Class E63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz really changed the way people look at its E Class with the current generation, but even though it has a more aggressive style, there are plenty of things to be improved upon, even in the top-of-the-range E63 AMG performance model, at least according to the tuning crew at VÄTH Automobiltechnik.

Entitled the Vath V63RS, the model sports a new bodykit, with a starless grille, a boot spoiler, a new carbon fiber diffuser, and a front lip spoiler from the same material. The suspension has been lowered by 30mm, and a set of 20-inch forged three-piece wheels, with high performance tires, were also fitted. For the inside, you can get special carbon trim, and velour floor mats, with the logo of the tuning company.

But what’s really interesting about this project is the increased performance. The team enlarged the cylinder head channels, installed a new ECU, added performance parts like pistons, valves or cam shafts, fitted a larger air intake and bigger exhaust valves. What do you get from all these new pieces? A whopping 605 HP and 690 Nm of torque, an increase of 87 HP and 60 Nm from the standard figures. This translates in a 0 to 62 mph time of 4.1 seconds, while the top speed is a dizzying 211 mph (340 km/h).

Overall, the E63 was quite extreme, but thanks to the Vath crew, you’ll think the stock model was pretty slow.


Brabus reveals B63 S model based on Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

When you think about Mercedes-Benz and performance, the first thing that comes to mind is the company’s special AMG division. But when you want your special MB model taken one step further, then tuning company Brabus is a normal choice.

The company, as part of its Essen Motor Show lineup, has revealed the B63 S model, based on the E63 AMG model from Mercedes-Benz. The new car hasn’t seen any turbos or superchargers added to the its massive 6.3-liter V8 engine, but thanks to some clever sports air filters, free-flow metal catalysts and a revamped ECU, the power was bumped from the standard 525 HP and 630 Nm to 555 HP and 650 Nm. All this power translates into a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 320 km/h.

The new model will also look the part, as Brabus outfitted a tasteful body kit, devised with the help of a wind tunnel, which includes a carbon fiber front spoiler lip and a new rear diffuser and spoiler. The front fender has also seen enlarged air outlets to coll the engine. Customers will be able to choose from 18, 19 or even 20-inch wheels that can be combined with either Pirelli or Yokohama tires.

Overall, in case you want that extra kick to impress your other E63 AMG owning friends, this Brabus model is great.


Carlsson transforms the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG into the CK63 RS

That Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG sure is something right? With a massive 6.3-liter V8 engine it can literally push you into your seat with its acceleration and top speed figures. But when a performance model rolls off the assembly line in Frankfurt, you can be sure that the German tuners are anxiously awaiting to get their hands dirty and modify it.

Such is the case with Carlsson, which opted to tinker with the E63 AMG. Outfitted with a reprogrammed ECU, a new sports exhaust system and a few other performance figures, the new CK63 RS model is a true rocket. It can now output 584 HP, as opposed to the stock 525, with a torque of 695 Nm (512 lb-ft), as opposed to 630. What does it all mean in seconds? Well the team managed to shave three tenths of a second from the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time, as the CK63 RS manages to reach that speed in just 4.5 seconds, a great time for a limousine.

Besides the performance upgrade, the German tuning house has also fitted the new model with a bodykit, consisting of a new front apron, side skirts and a rear apron with a built-in carbon fiber diffuser. These parts are completed by four 20-inch two-tone REVO alloy wheels. For those of you with a craving for a modified interior, the Carlsson team can also put new special leathers or aluminum accents, for an extra price that is.


2010 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG teaser photo

Ain’t that a beauty? This teaser photo of the new Mercedes Benz E63 AMG has been published by the German magazine Sport Auto, who will offer one of these beasts to one lucky reader as part of the sweepstakes for their annual reader’s choice awards. From the photo we get to have a good lock at the front part and we can see the redesigned front bumper or the big split-spoke AMG wheels. There are not many details available about the car, but we do know that it’ll be powered by a 6.3 liter V8 delivering 525 hp and 630 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. We’ll get more about the E63 AMG after it’s official launch, most likely to take place next month at the New York Auto Show.