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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 15, 2020

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Ever wanted to be an astronaut but afraid of heights, Mercedes-AMG has the perfect example to satisfy your desire without flying high. The new AMG E63 S personifies driving performance, whether one wants to take comfortable rear seats and head to work or take the charge and boost the beast around. The 2020 AMG E 63 S is an agile yet practical saloon, comes equipped with a 4.0L bi-turbo V8 engine. The permanent all-wheel-drive uses 9-speed automatic transmission. The six-figure pricing for the extremest E-class is worth every single penny.

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Pros

Scintillating Performance and rocketship acceleration

Powerfully Agile and on-point Handling

Sensual Design and Executive class interiors

Wide-array of features

Cons

Small Cargo space

Best safety equipment comes optional

What's New?

The 2020 model year E63 S AMG does not change mechanically but gets standard AMG Performance exhaust which was optional earlier.

Optional Matte fiberglass trim for the interior.

New Slippery drive mode helps maintain traction in tricky conditions.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$107350

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

603 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

627 lbs.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

9 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.9/62.8

dimensions

wheelbase

115.7 in.

length

196.4 in.

width

75.1 in.

height

56.6 in.

curb weight

4515 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13.1 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/23 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Base

Base

power
603 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
20 combined

$107,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl 9A) Starting at $107,350 MSRP (16/20/23) 603 hp @ 5750 rpm, 4 L, V-8, Premium
9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


The E63 is more than just a car. Exactly its a Boogeyman, to be precise it showcases focus, commitment, and sheer will. Does it ring any bells? You probably got it right. The Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan is best of the best among the luxury executive sedans on offer. The dual purpose of the AMG converts it from a track monster to a humble companion. It seems to be the maddest way to exude style and elegance without exempting your inner hooligan. To extreme the lunacy, E63 S offers a “drift mode”. A lot to experiment and enjoy, this new AMG comes at a price, almost at $107,350.

The subtle and civilized look hides fiery mill under the hood, unlike the BMW M5. The sportier M5 announce the intention quite clearly. However, the likes of Italian classic, Maserati Quattroporte also lay strong dividends to be the best. Lately, the American Cadillac with its perfromance-oriented V-series lineup with aggresive slashing of prices, seems to have come out all-guns-blazing.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan Rear View

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Features

The newest masterpiece from the Mercedes-Benz, the 2020 E63 S AMG is a perfect example of getting a track monster on to roads. The ferocious Biturbo V-8 exhilarates the ultimate thrill with a scintillating performance. The E63 S is worth every penny, being the ultimate interpretation of a luxury performance sedan on this planet. The plush cabin with all modern-day tech at your hand makes the driving experience more than comfortable, actually mesmerizing. The car lives up to its luxury-sedan billing and is more than a car.

Trims

AMG E 63 S Sedan

MSRP (4.0-liter BiTurbo V8)

$107,350

Key Features

20-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels w/grey accents

 

Advanced instrumentation and controls

 

AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel

 

Galvanized shift paddles

 

Panorama roof

 

AMG carbon-fiber engine cover

 

Car-to-X Communication

 

LED Intelligent Light System headlamps

 

64-color LED ambient lighting

Mercedes-Benz makes E63 S practical enough, simply put it is an intelligent luxury performance sedan that is best of both worlds. The 2020 AMG E63 S is priced at $107,350 for an exclusive handcrafted machine with a wide array of traits. Mercedes-Benz also offers ample optional packages, in case you feel something is missing (in your dreams though!).

What do we recommend?

E63 S is the best version of this generation E-class, extreme of the extreme E-class. The six-figure pricing for the prodigious V8 and out-of-the-box character, you will get what you pay for. Owning one, won’t need any further speccing. However, to keep it more under the radar, the cost-free deletion of front-fender and decklid badges keeps this demon secretly youthful.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Engine and Performance

Mercedes-Benz set a new benchmark in the performance saloon segment with the launch of the most powerful E-class of all time. The AMG E 63 S sedan, agile yet practical saloon uses a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. The hand-built bi-turbo V8 generates stupendous 612 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. This is a maniacal monster from the Mercedes which goes from savage to smooth on click of a button.

2020 Mersedes-Benz AMG E63 S
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S has 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic Transmission 

The 4Matic+ all-wheel drive gets the torque diverted via AMG Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission. The gear changes are lightning-fast, showing stoicism and smoothness at the same time. Using a wet clutch instead of a traditional torque converter results in the aggressive shifts in the sportiest settings.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

MSRP

$107,350

$95,890

$110,000

$140,500

Engine

4.0L bi-turbo V8

4.2L twin-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

3.8L V8

Transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

10-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power (Hp @ rpm)

603 hp @ 5750-6500 rpm

550 hp

617 hp @ 6000 rpm

523 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

627 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

640 lb-ft

553 ft-lbs. @ 1800 rpm

524 ft-lbs. @ 2250 rpm

The powertrain unleashes fury, whats surprise us is that each AMG E63 S example is hand-crafted by a single AMG craftsman-in this case, it is credited to Kevin Weiberth. The fury is complemented by the sonorous exhaust note.

How fast is the E63 S AMG?

The AMG performance maniac breathes fire to unleash 627 lb-ft of torque, might tear the tires with rampant rage. This intelligent executive sedan disguise to keep its sportiest form hidden. The AMG E63 S accelerates to 60 mph from standstill in 3.3 seconds, which makes it the fastest Mercedes in the whole line-up. Tipping the quarter-mile in just 11.1 seconds, AMG E63 S sedan turns “Joker”, a maniac with class.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan Covers 0-60 in just 3.3 sec

Wonder if the AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ could drift? E63 S has a trick up its sleeve: Drift Mode. The exceptional piece of engineering uses fully variable torque distribution which allows smoky powerslides and drifts. The reaction from ardent petrol heads driving this street ripper would be the best complement to the AMG engineers, who seem to have left no stone unturned.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

0-60 MPH

3.3

3.8

3

N/A

Quarter mile

11.1

N/A

10.9

N/A

Engine

4.0L turbo V8

4.2L twin-turbo V8

4.4L twin-turbo V8

3.8L V8

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.8

N/A

n

N/A

It gets more crazy as the E63 S sprint time is slightly more than the BMW’s M5, which takes 3 seconds flat. But we don’t think the passengers will realize it without a stopwatch, because most will be busy holding their seats.

How is the ride and handling of E63 S AMG?

With Power comes the responsibility, realizing this AMG E63 S keeps the arsenal ready. From the track to the tarmac, to tricky terrains, the Dynamic Select drive modes offer quick personality change in just one click. With a wider stance, the AMG E63 S works with a version of Mercedes’ Adaptive Air Body Control Suspension. In comfort mode, the ride is surprisingly buttery smooth and relaxed. Toggle the springs to Sport or Sport+, the subtle change may shake you with the more dramatic and louder exhaust note. The track-ready monster offers hair-trigger throttle in the sportiest setting i.e. Race mode.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan's ride is surprisingly buttery smooth and relaxed

The E63 power steering gives a more direct feel and adds to the thrill. The steering catches the intentions with the switch in modes, is well weighted and highly communicative.

The sky is the limit, push the AMG to your wildest dreams and it won’t disappoint you. The AMG E63 S handling is way better than any of its competitors in the market. E63 sport an AMG limited slip-differential at the rear to offers a more cornering grip, controlling the lateral application of power. This also helps in maintaining any tail sliding in the Drift mode.

What about the braking performance of Mercedes-AMG E63?

The 2020 E63 S sedan gets all that of stopping power from a set of AMG high-performance brakes, 15.4-inch front rotors and smaller 14.2-inch rear discs. The rotors are perforated and slotted, grabbed by six-piston and bright red AMG calipers. The automaker claims that the rotors are perforated and not cross-drilled to reduces the probability of cracking under stress and excessive heat.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

Brake Front(in)

15.4

N/A

15.6

14.2

Brake Rear(in)

14.2

N/A

15

13.8

Curb weight(lbs.)

4497

4480

4370

4189

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

97

N/A

The brake pedal feels firm and allows for direct feedback. However, the BMW M5 offers exceptional braking performance with a stopping distance of 97 feet from 60 mph.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Fuel Economy

With this mind-boggling performance, the mighty AMG E63 S impresses with a glorious fuel economy at least for its class. Sparing enough, the E63 S showcases a healthy appetite with an EPA rating of 18 mpg combined.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

MPG (city)

15

N/A

15

15

MPG (highway)

23

N/A

21

22

MPG (combined)

18

N/A

17

17

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

21.1

19.2

20.1

21.1

Range (Cty/Hwy)

317 / 485

N/A

302 / 422

317 / 464

Beating the M5 and Quattroporte GTS by an inch, Mercedes-Benz AMG is seconds to none with table-topping MPG ratings.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Interior

The Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S is the ultimate interpretation of a luxury performance sedan. The performance engineered E63 does not compromise with comfort and technology. To put it directly, E63 S dresses pretty but acts dirty.

How about the interior and comfort on offer?

Drivers have a choice to choose between massaging seats with active bolsters or AMG performance front seats to hold you tight during spirited driving. The E-class quality of material always remains more than plush, crafted with care by Hermes. The sedan offers a choice of two or three-zone climate control. The dashboard is devoid of buttons, E63 features aluminum switches. Further, the aggressive and chunky three-spoke steering wheel features flat-bottom and hides a pair of paddle shifters.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan Front Seats

The cockpit is illuminated by the customizable ambient lighting and remains welcoming by the grace of cabin fragrance and air purification.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.3/57.8/41.7

40.2/58.3/46.4

40.7/58.7/41.4

N/A

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.2/57.1/36.2

38.0/56.2/40.4

38.5/55.9/36.5

N/A

Key Interior Features

  • Power front seats with memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Remote Start via Mercedes ME connect Mobile App
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Acoustic Comfort Package
  • Heated steering wheel

 How intutive is the infortainment system on AMG E63 S?

The E63 S features a pair of 12.3-inch display screens, one for the digital gauge cluster and another for the infotainment system. Sharing its platform and tech with the rest of the E-class series, the COMAND system is intuitive and can be controlled via physical control knobs on the center console, touchpad, touch-sensitive thumb pads on the steering or voice command system. However, the scheme of things can be complex to understand at first, steepening the learning curve. Also, the touchpad is prone to accidental commands.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan Infotainment Screen

The onboard infotainment and navigation software are quite good. Alternatively, Apple Carplay and Android Auto come standard for those who prefer using personal apps on the road. From the AMG tech jar, E63 S console is now home to AMG Track Pace App which offers all sorts of race monitoring and track telemetry.

Key Infotainment Features

  • 3-inch high-resolution central display
  • COMAND system with touchpad controller
  • COMAND navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • FrontBass system
  • Burmester Surround Sound system
  • Enhanced voice control
  • Inductive wireless charging with NFC pairing
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • Available AMG Head-Up Display
  • Available In-car WiFi

 How practical is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S?

The E63 S is more than heartening when it comes to practicality on offer. Although the trunk of E63 S is smaller than that of most rivals, one can easily accommodate five carry-on suitcases with ease. The slip folding rear seats are advantageous to expand the storage volume in dire cases.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

13.1

15.8

19

18.7

The advanced features like electronic trunk closer and power lift-gate ease the loading/unloading of the cargo at any point in time.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Exterior

The Devil is in the details. The exclusive AMG body styling is voiced in the language of designer Jean-Francois Huet for the new Mercedes E63 S. A prominent bulge on the hood and a wider grille with vertical slats identifies the arrival of the demon. As claimed, “Sensual purity” of design is quite seamless and tailored with a subtle character unlike the sportiness flaunted by the BMW’s M5.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 s
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan Front View

The beat ride atop of 20-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels. The automaker options the deletion of decklid badges and the deletion of front-fender engine badges.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S

Cadillac CT6-V

BMW M5 Competition

Maserati Quttroporte GTS GranSport

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4497

4480

4370

4189

Length(in)

196.4

205.8

195.5

207.2

Width(in)

75.1

74

74.9

76.7

Height(in)

56.6

58

57.8

58.3

Wheelbase(in)

115.7

122.4

117.4

124.8

Track width(in) F/R

64.9 / 62.8

63.4/64.0

64/62.8

64.3/64.8

Key Exterior Features

  • All-LED exterior lighting
  • Power tilt/sliding tinted glass sunroof
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Safety

The ranger comes with as much brain as brawn. E63 S comes loaded with a strong suite of driver-assistance technologies anchored by the Car-to-X capability. This allows the sedan to communicate with other Daimler vehicles and other compatible infrastructure. To be frank, Mercedes has equipped AMG E63 with future-ready technology which today might not be that useful. Ready for the future always comes in handy.

Like other sportscar or premium luxury sedans, federal safety rating agencies are yet to crash-test the E63 S. However, most of the driver assistance tech comes with optional payable packages.

Key Safety Features

  • Forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S Vs Cadillac CT6-V

The homegrown cady CT6-V is a performance specimen to rival the German precision and performance. 2020 saw slashing of pricing from the American automaker, appealing the young with mighty V8 with prominent torque. Apart from affordability, CT6-V impresses with a roomier cabin and meaty acceleration. Surely CT6-V is way more practical but can not match the luxury and upscale German sentiment. Devoid of key performance and driver-assistance tech, CT6-
V fail to topple the E63 S from its position.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Sedan
2020 Cadillac CT6 V

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S Vs BMW M5 Competition

Closest of all, E63 S is often considered an M5 fighter from Mercedes. However, breaking the ice, AMG E63 offers an exquisite cabin that sets new standards for design and comfort. Beyond the plush cabin, the personalization option in the Merc comes way handier. The M5 offers mighty power with prodigious thrust but AMG supersedes the grip and handling with the equally potent powertrain. The two machines are equally monstrous and showcase many similar traits to be the table topper. However, this time the 2020 AMG E63 S outclass the M5 with future-ready traits.

2020 BMW M5 competition
2020 M5 Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S Vs Maserati Quattroporte GTS

Maserati’s are uniquely Italian in a class dominated by the Germans. The Quattroporte uses a Ferrari-derived engine with an exotic exhaust note. The Italian machine is powerfully agile and nimble at the same time but lacks the finesse of the Germans. We miss modern tech and quality of ride in the Quattroporte. Other than a love for this Italian classic, we might not support the decision to own one over the German machine.

2020 Maserati Quattroporte
2020 Maserati Quattroprote

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S Final Verdict

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the best of the best in the segment. With style, vigor, and practicality the E63 S ticks all the boxes. Also, master-class engineering from Mercedes clearly exemplifies the coexistence of performance with comfort and technology. Nowhere we feel it disappoint us, it is just about if you can afford it or not.