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2010 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG to Debut in New York

525-hp super sedan to do battle with M5

Mercedes is making something of a tradition out of introducing the AMG versions of its latest vehicles at the New York Auto Show. It's easy to see why; spend just a few minutes on the streets of Manhattan and it's clear that New Yorkers love Mercedes products. It's only fitting that the most entertaining versions debut here, within blocks of Broadway. This year is expected to be no different, with the 2010 E 63 AMG looking ready to make its debut at the oldest auto show in North America. The recent increase in disguise-free spy photos also points to an official unveiling in the next few weeks.

As is its modus operandi, the upcoming AMG version of the new Mercedes E-Class "goes to eleven," to paraphrase the movie "This Is Spinal Tap." Actually, it's an apt quip, because the 2010 E 63 AMG goes up by eleven--horsepower, that is. Mercedes has announced that the updated sports sedan will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show next month, with a 6.3 liter V8 whose output has been increased by eleven horsepower, to 525. The seven-speed automatic transmission from the SL 63 AMG is also installed, to handle the 630 Nm of torque on tap.

The increase in power is accompanied by suspension improvements as well. According to preliminary information, the track has been widened, with complementary body modifications, and the E 63 AMG features a rear air suspension.

Eighteen-inch wheels and improved brakes are likely also on the menu. For more details, we'll have to wait until New York.
Pricing for the E 63 AMG is expected to be around 90,000 euros when it goes on sale later this year in Germany. An estate/wagon version is also expected to make its debut in the fall at Frankfurt.

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Published Mar 21st, 2009 1:07am By Christopher Jackson

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vperl vperl
What a bunch of losers, by the 2009 CTS-V beats the crap out of the 63 amg and the M5 at 25K less than those losers and has top notch interior and exterior..... read the reviews, if you losers can read By the way the best prices try Plaza Cadillac, or where I got mine at Superior Cadillac in Michigan... they have fantastic prices... losers buy the euro crap
Apr 13th, 2009 2:45pm
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NISMO NISMO
Looks like they've made it a bit edgier...not saying I'm a fan of Merc's styling, but I'd def say it's an improvement over the last model. And on a side note...torque is king!!!
Mar 23rd, 2009 1:38am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
Torque is nothing without control.
Mar 23rd, 2009 3:45am
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unknownuser unknownuser
Good God the torque figure is monstrous! I don't care what the Audi RS6 has for its horsepower...this AMG is going to be a blast off the line with that torque! In the real world the AMG is going to be much more fun driving around.
Mar 22nd, 2009 11:59pm
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motorsport13 motorsport13
this car will have 630 Nm of torque while the M5 has 383 Nm of torque i wonder how fast could it do 0-60
Mar 22nd, 2009 5:54am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
the M5 has 384lb-ft, 520NM torque. the Merc will accelerate faster , but will it corner better than the M5 ?
Mar 24th, 2009 12:18am
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hitar_potar hitar_potar
come on, guys, the difference in the power between the E AMG and the RS6 isn't that much big. and the Audi is kinda heavy, so if Merc make their car lighter, i'd say it has one hell of a chance to beat the RS6, even with "only" 525hp. :P
Mar 22nd, 2009 3:56am
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ubercool ubercool
you would have to be visually impaired to be this E63 over Jaguar's XFR!!!
Mar 21st, 2009 6:39pm
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phobos phobos
the e63 amg looks much better than the standard e..but only 525 hp ?...come on...merc must have something in their sleaves
Mar 21st, 2009 2:00pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
".but only 525 hp ?...come on...merc must have something in their sleaves " did you look at the torque of this thing ?
Mar 21st, 2009 11:16pm
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fattychrisbmw fattychrisbmw
so expensive
Mar 21st, 2009 11:49am
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wjaprep wjaprep
You have the normal E class, then you have the stupid sexy version. The worlds fastest sedan part 2?
Mar 21st, 2009 9:29am
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khd khd
the RS6 has 570 Stallions, surely the e63 will have to get closer to 540-550hp, but u neva know the source could be false,
Mar 21st, 2009 8:31am
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Zero Zero
The E63 simply doesn't need much more extra power. The current E63 weighs almost 200 kg less than the Audi, so it stands to reason, the E63 would require less power than the Audi. Couple that to the fact that Mercedes said they would concentrate on weight reduction, this difference may increase. Both the current E63 and RS6 actually have about the same power to weight ratio of 281 and 286 bhp/tonne, respectively. So, in all, it looks like quite an equal fight. Which car takes your fancy is down to looks basically.
Mar 22nd, 2009 10:17pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
even if it had 100.000 hp , the speed is still limited to 250 km/h , screw hp , this thing needs torque to move it's fat ass.
Mar 24th, 2009 12:15am
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BabyMilo BabyMilo
This car looks really good in black and with those rims. That is the only way i would be able to buy a new E Class.
Mar 21st, 2009 7:02am
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miladjuckel miladjuckel
how sad! only 11 horses they did say that the hp wars were over for them but com on only 11 ponies. i think slowly but surely the m5 and rs6 will dominate the ueber sedan field
Mar 21st, 2009 6:36am
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Andres2007 Andres2007
Why do people just outright ignore the Cadillac CTS-V, as if it were no worthy competitor of the E63, the RS6, and the M5? Word on the street is, it would not be crazy to call the Caddy the new big dog (for now at least). But it seems people just hate the idea of having an outsider in such an exclusive clique; they are reluctant to mention it as another competitor with more horsepower than this E63.
Mar 22nd, 2009 12:49pm
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scratchy996 scratchy996
what's a Cadillac CTS-V ?
Mar 23rd, 2009 3:47am
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benz_man benz_man
Airmatic is on all 4 corners. Not just the back.
Mar 21st, 2009 5:54am
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