The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is a well-established player in the high performance sedan game, and the already speedy 4-door receives even more power with this mid-cycle refresh. It gains 32 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque — or 59 hp and 74 lb-ft with a new S model, which replaces the previous model year’s Performance Pack option. To manage that considerable engine output, AMG has installed all-wheel drive in the notoriously tail-happy sedan, making this the first 4-wheel-drive 4-door in AMG history.
The E63 model’s new styling cues take the standard E-Class model’s appearance — which is now available with two faces, Luxury and Sport — and beefs up the latter’s look with more aggressive details and standard all-LED headlights. The interior’s material quality and layout has been upgraded. Mechanical improvements include torque vectoring braking in Sport Handling and more responsive suspension calibration. The E63 also inherits safety and collision-avoidance technology from the upcoming S-Class.
Supercar-like performance with four doors; all-wheel drive adds minimal weight and dramatically improves acceleration; imaginative styling upgrades more closely echo the E63 model’s capabilities than the previous design.