The 2020 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is a very expensive sedan, but it costs much less than most sedans. This is because the E63 transforms the asphalt into a launch platform every time it unleashes its 603-hp twin turbo V-8 engine and all-wheel-drive system. This four-door is one of the most exciting on the planet, thanks to its razor-sharp handling and a loud soundtrack. Its elegant cabin and high-tech features are worthy of the luxury-sedan label. The 2020 E63 S may be more than most people need, but Mercedes-AMG makes sure that every dollar is well spent.
What’s new for 2020?
Mercedes-AMG hasn’t made any major changes to the 2020 E63 S. Instead they have made every model sound sportier and added a Slippery drive mode. The sedan’s steering wheel also features a digital drive mode selector and more material options. The updates include a new standard performance exhaust and a matte-fiberglass trim.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
We find it difficult to justify spending six figures more on the 2020 E63 S besides its powerful twin-turbo V-8. The Mercedes-AMG E53 is more than $30,000 cheaper. People who can afford the E63 will want the best E-class available, and they will get it. Each model comes with legitimate performance equipment and luxurious features. We’d add the Exterior Lighting package to make it even better. Keep our bodies warm with the Warmth and Comfort Package, and you can upgrade the interior with Acoustic Comfort. This package includes three-zone climate control and heated rear seats.
Transmission, Engine, and Performance
The E63’s twin-turbo 603-hp V-8 engine, which is twin-turbo 603 hp, is both a gentle companion and a madmanic monster all in one. The engine and nine-speed automatic transmission respond with stoicism, smoothness and grace when left in Comfort mode. Choose any one of the more sporty drive modes, and the powertrain unleashes uncontrollable fury. The engine’s 627 horsepower and 627 lbft of torque are unmatched in their speed, making gearchanges lightning quick. The E63 S was able to go from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, and the quarter-mile in just 11.1 seconds at 126 miles per hour. The Porsche 911 Turbo, which has 580 horsepower, but weighs in at 3571 pounds, 1016 more than the E63, did the same thing. It ran the quarter-mile at 130 mph in 10.7 seconds. The 4.0-liter V-8, despite being mated with two turbochargers sounds almost as good as AMG’s naturally aspirated V-8 engine. Although the E63 is not as soft as the regular E-class it is still comfortable enough to be used daily. The E63 will shake off your fillings if you switch to Sport or Sport+ settings. You’ll be very pleased with the E63’s handling capabilities. The E63 has more cornering grip than any of its impressive rivals, even the BMW M5. The E63’s steering is extremely communicative and well-weighted, adding to the excitement.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
The impressive Mercedes-AMG is incredibly fuel efficient, considering the mind-blowing performance of the E63 S. However, it isn’t an inconsiderate consumer of fuel. According to the EPA, the 2020 E63 S sedan is expected to earn 15 mpg in cities and 23 mpg on highways. Our 200-mile highway route returned 22 mpg for the last E63 S sedan we tested. This helps us assess real-world efficiency. This is a good result for a rocket ship.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The E63’s interior, like other E-class models is made from high-quality materials and are assembled with the same care and craftsmanship as Hermes handbags. The E63’s dashboard has no buttons and is supported by row of knurled aluminum switches that allow you to adjust the standard dual-zone automatic climate control system. The E63’s three-spoke steering wheels have a flat bottom and two large paddle shifters. Even though the E63 has a smaller trunk than rivals like the Porsche Panamera Turbo’s, five of our carry-on bags were still able to fit inside. This number is one less than that of the Porsche Panamera Turbo, which is technically an E63 hatchback but has a visible larger cargo area.
Connectivity and Infotainment
The upper dashboard is dominated by two 12.3-inch screens. One screen houses the digital gauge cluster, and the other displays the infotainment system. The brand’s standard console-mounted control knob controls the interface. A touchpad is located on top of it and allows users to input commands using swiping their fingers. The touchpad was difficult to use and easy for us to accidentally brush. You can interact with the screens using the touch-sensitive controls located on the steering wheel. The standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration, Burmester audio systems, wireless phone charging, and Android CarPlay.