• Jan 25, 2007
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Mercedes' in-house witch doctors at the AMG Performance Studio have put the finishing touches on a new performance pack for the monstrous E 63 AMG sedan. Since the car's pretty much got the engine performance piece handled, what with its 514-horsepower V8, the labcoats at AMG decided to create a package that ensures the car's handling chops match the incredible juice pulsating underhood.

The new kit includes a silver-painted unequal-width 18" wheel/tire package, a stiffer, sportier AIRMATIC suspension, a new rear differential set up to provide more traction when powering out of corners, and for the driver, a new sport steering wheel with silver shift paddles. The performance package will lighten buyers' wallets by €7,140 ($9,274), but if it turns the AMG E-Class into a more serious corner-carver, owners will probably think the cost of entry is worth every penny. And here we were thinking the "Plain Jane" AMG E was sufficient. Silly us.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]
PRESS RELEASE:

Enhanced motorsport potential and customisation ex factory: AMG performance package for the E 63 AMG

Affalterbach, Jan 24, 2007
A special AMG performance package will shortly be available ex factory for the sporty 378 kW/514 hp E 63 AMG Saloon. It comprises various technical components which significantly enhance the handling dynamics, the motorsport potential and the individuality of this model. The performance package was developed at the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO in Affalterbach and the vehicles are built at the DaimlerChrysler production plant in Sindelfingen.

The performance package will be available for the E 63 AMG Saloon from March 2007.
The performance package at a glance:

* 18-inch 5-spoke multipiece AMG alloy wheels, painted sterling silver, front wheels size 8.5 x 18 with 245/40 R 18 tyres, rear wheels size 9.5 x 18 with 265/35 R 18 tyres
* AMG performance suspension with firmer tuning, based on AIRMATIC DC
* Multi-disc rear locking differential with 40% locking effect, providing more traction when accelerating out of corners
* AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel in leather/black Alcantara with silver-coloured aluminium shift paddles

Using various higher-performance components, the AMG performance package for the E 63 AMG puts the accent on dynamic handling and performance. The result is a breathtaking driving experience for ambitious sports car enthusiasts who want to have the option of using their AMG performance model on closed-circuit racetracks. Customers benefit from the extensive motorsport know-how gained by Mercedes-AMG GmbH over the course of four decades. The E 63 performance package is priced at 7,140 euros (incl. 19% VAT).

The AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO in Affalterbach can take the customisation even further, building distinctive – or even unique – vehicles on the basis of individual customer specifications.

AMG optional extras available ex factory

For the SLK 55 AMG, SL 55 AMG, E 63 AMG, CLS 63 AMG and CLK 63 AMG models, exclusive individual optional extras from the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO are now for the first time also available ex factory.

SLK 55 AMG

* 18-inch twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, multipiece
* AMG performance suspension
* AMG carbon trim parts
* Velour floor mats with AMG lettering

SL 55 AMG

* 19-inch twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, multipiece
* Velour floor mats with AMG lettering

E 63 AMG Saloon and Estate

* 18-inch five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, multipiece
* AMG performance suspension, based on AIRMATIC DC (only for saloon)
* AMG rear locking differential
* Velour floor mats with AMG lettering

CLS 63 AMG

* 19-inch five-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels, multipiece
* AMG performance suspension, based on AIRMATIC DC
* AMG rear locking differential
* Velour floor mats with AMG lettering

CLK 63 AMG

* Velour floor mats with AMG lettering

By continuously widening its portfolio, Mercedes-AMG is not only meeting the demand from sporty-minded AMG customers for even more dynamism and performance, it is also proving to be a competent and flexible provider of customised solutions.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      testing the password
      • 8 Years Ago
      that car is amazing
      • 8 Years Ago
      So let me get this they retuned the suspension and changed the rims. Shouldnt this just be a MY upgrade like from the 07 to the 08. Oh wait I forgot the velour floor mats with AMG lettering. Now I see why it costs $10,000. Silly me
      • 8 Years Ago
      I guess I was thinking the same thing. Shouldn't all of these options be standard equipment on an AMG model?