Back in November, last year Mercedes released details of the upcoming E63amg, now they have given us the pricing details and times for first deliveries. As with any Mercedes AMG, prices won’t be cheap. An entry level E-class starts at around £35,000 whereas the AMG range will start at just shy of £80,000 (E63) or £88,000 (E63 S) or if you want to splash out further the Edition 1 prices start at £106,585. All the cars come with the same 4.0 litre V8 producing 517 BHP (E63) or 612 BHP (E63 S and Edition 1 ).Whilst pricing on the car will be dependent on which trim level you select all the cars are capable of 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, with the E63 S and Edition 1 producing 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. As ever there are the optional extras which can be specified with these cars.
Top of the range model E63 S and Edition 1 (limited run first cars) can be specified with carbon ceramic brakes. Cost: £6,995.
Performance exhaust (available with all model variants). Cost £1000.
Carbon fibre package includes; carbon fibre front splitter, side panels and rear bumper. Cost £3,370.
The AMG Night package adds black detailing to the side sills wing mirror and a black front splitter. Cost £595.
Optional premium package (standard on Edition 1) includes a panoramic sunroof, keyless-go, Burmester Surround sound and intelligent LED light system. Cost £2595.
Driving assistance package; including active blind spot assist, drive pilot (lane keeping assist) and various other driver safety based aids. Cost £1695.
Overall the cost of the optional extras (excluding paint wheels et al) is £16,250. For which you could buy a Fiesta. However, this is a car built for driving and not based on price. All the model variants now have all-wheel drive and the E63 S has additional drift mode. As a performance based saloon, it will be good to see what the end result is. Mercedes reputation has been in building fast luxury saloons with this one we look forward to seeing. Furthermore, the recent information released from Mercedes has informed us of the incoming E63 AMG estate with performance figures very similar to the saloon with 0-62 available in 3.6/3.5 seconds (pending on which level is selected). This looks to take on the Audi RS6 estate, just to tease you further the estate version will also feature drift mode.
Finally, if you are wanting to order a Mercedes E63 AMG orders are now being taken with first deliveries expected in June. For the estate, version prices are to be released later this year.