• Mar 21, 2009
The new Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG has yet to be introduced (we're guessing it'll make an appearance in New York next month), but the readers of Germany's Sport Auto magazine are going to have a shot at winning the new über-sedan as part of the sweepstakes that accompanies the buff book's annual reader's choice awards. In honor of the occasion, Mercedes has pulled a Lutz and given a quick upskirt peek at the front end. What's it look like? Well, as you can see, it's pretty much what you'd expect from an AMG ride: updated fascia, aero kit, big split-spoke wheels that show off bigger, upgraded brakes, etc. The normally-aspirated 6.2 (+ .1 for old-times' sake) liter V8 belts out 525 horsepower. Bring money. You know you're gonna need it. We'll have more for you on the new AMG E-Class as soon as more deets become available.

[Source: Sport Auto via MotorWard via 4WheelsNews


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take the body kit sans the extra horse power. Who needs it anyway. 350 hp is plenty.
        • 5 Years Ago
        so based on this theory I should just go out and buy a C43 AMG for $9k and save myself a lot of dough? because apparently 300hp is all I need.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Excuse me, correction: the 2009 E-class is now out of production.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ inteller

        Actually, that would be a great idea. Save yourself $75,000. If you're not happy, add some mods for $15,000 and get the power up to 500+ hp.

        But actually, in this instance, what I am saying is that I like the AMG styling, and 350 hp is enough hp to drive the way that an E Class will be driven 99.999999% of the time but us. Why would I buy an E Class of all cars to drive agressive? I'm not going to take it to the mountains or track it? With the $15,000 - $20,000 you save, you can go out and buy a used S2000 or Boxster.

        And maybe that's the problem with these types of cars for me. I have owned 2 cars ever since I was 25 years old (I'm 32 now)... starting with an older Civic and a used S2000. Ever since then, I stop playing the 4 door sports car game and just go for comfort, dependability, and looks. If I feel like driving like a bat out of hell, I'll just drive my sports car.

        So in this case, I wouldn't spend $85,000 on one car, when I can just spend $60,000 on a similar car and have a $25,000 sports car on the side to kill those speed demon cravings.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you have ever driven an AMG with the 6.2L engine then you would know this is one of the most intoxicating engines ever made.

        I have to admit that the new E-Class is growing on me. I saw a pre-production model (probably a E350) driving near LAX last evening. It looked much better than I thought, so just imagine what the AMG version will look like.

        I'm in the market, so maybe I will get the 2010 instead of the 2009 (which is not out of production).
        • 5 Years Ago
        meh. wake me when it produces torque somewhere close to the E55.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm the other way around. I'd rather have the power and have it look like an E350.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Jake B

        The E550 has 382 hp. That's the one I'd want.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Obviously, 350 hp is more than enough for pretty much all situations. The power is there more for bragging rights than anything else. That's why AMGs are the Mercedes of choice for everyone in Hollywood.

        Honestly, this announcement doesn't come as much of a surprise. We all know what it's actually going to be, as Alex mentioned. What does matter is how much it costs, and if this generation is going to lay down some more sportiness a la C63 and SL63 than the last generation, which essentially was a supercharged sofa. (that's probably a bit harsh, but the handling really wasn't the best)
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL.. Grimey...

      Yeah.. had it up to 157 today on a certain road here in MD.. but as a disclaimer I'll call it a "Race Track"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Needs more louvers and scoops on the front fascia. And more bling-y wheels.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Cadillac CTS-V is better than any AMG or BMW sedan. What kind of crack are you people on. The CTS-V is one of the most beutiful cars I have ever seen. Way better looking than any Mercedes or BMW.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

        Personally I find the CTS vulgar, boxy, ugly and without class. And that's just the exterior, the interior is quite subpar compared to BMW and Merc and Audi.

        Then again, you get what you pay for...
      • 5 Years Ago
      i love the rims but i just think overall, the c63 is better looking even though its less powerful. it also has less weight too
      • 5 Years Ago


      I just a CTS-Vbought one about a month ago and have driven the current E63AMG, M5, M5, and a whole host of other cars... and this Cadillac command respect not only for it's ability to trounce the competition.. but for it's ability to get panties wet at the same damn time.

      I also own an '08 Z51 with 417RWHP.. and this Cadillac damn near runs with it.

      As for styling,.. Benz got so desperate that they actually enlisted the Designer from Hyundai that STOLE their previous generation design for the S-Class to create the Genesis "Knock Off Hand-Bag"

      My CTS-V is here...http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f19/ta-hell-wit-amg-ta-hell-wit-m-i-just-bought-2009-cadillac-cts-v-oh-yeah-75367/

      Cmicasa the Great XvX
        • 5 Years Ago
        @james
        Are you on CRACK??? The LSA is just as heavy and big as the 6.2L AMG??? You do realize that all LSx engines are about as big as modern DOHC V6s??? Sure the s/c adds some weight, but not enough to offset all the extra components of the DOHC V8... But besides being ignorant about the different engine tech, you don't realize that the LSA has 380lb-ft torque at 600RPM (that's the idle rmp, not a typo) and 550lb-ft peak torque. Plus the CTS-V probably gets better MPG...
        I really like the AMG 6.2L and all AMG cars... but you have to give it the CTS-V, it's faster than the competition.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Motortrend forms......
        • 5 Years Ago
        Preach it Fearless Leader!

        So, has Pearl achieved the requisite break-in miles yet?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I disagree with the usage 'trounce', that word commands too much of a 'margin' of performance whereas the CTS-V is more 'lineball/nose ahead' in real world conditions. Not to mention AMG of late have infact picked up their game in the handling department as mentioned previous with the C63/SL63 (not quite BMW's feedback and precision but its only a matter of time), and therefore we shall just have to wait and put them head to head.

        I love how GM needs a full supercharger to get ahead of the competition though, as the LS3 (on which the LS9 is based) and AMG 6.2 share very similar displacement (and weight for that matter) yet the AMG is the far superior engine. Only in strapping on the boost can GM keep it's aging engine designs on the curve. Imagine the AMG engine supercharged. After all displacement is the only thing keeping AMG in front of BMW in a straight line.

        More to the point, Audi has taken the bull by the horns with RS6, so perhaps AMG really has conceded the HP wars? Of course, they could always throw the 750 horse N/A 6.0V12 from the brand new Pagani Zonda (F or R, I forgot) in there to absolutely hammer the competition. One can only pray....
      • 5 Years Ago
      they should just make a model with the better looks AND a different model built more for speed... problem solved
        • 5 Years Ago
        They do... that's why you can purchase the AMG appearance package without the performace perks.

        It looks great on all the MB's. I'd definately go that route if I were to ever purchase one, which I hopefully will in the future.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like Mercedes, but so far that car looks a bit gaudy and overwrought. I think the CTS-V is a much more cleaner and elegant design. It will be interesting to see how much more this thing costs over the Caddy and if it brings any more performance to the table.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It may be fast, but it can't handle like any M5
        • 5 Years Ago
        funny.....that was the same thing they said about the CTS-V.





        BMW is not the choice anymore when it come to performance...or anything else for that matter.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I wouldn't be so sure on that!

        The recent SL63 and CLK Black Series prove AMG can turn out a car that can hustle. Sure, the E63 might not be as hardcore as the M5, but I think the lap times are going to be a whole lot closer this time around.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thats right
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think in a way Mercedes is moving away from trying to fleet the M5 with the AMG E-Class. The CLS AMGs are a hair sportier than the E versions, and not just in styling.

      So this E63 may just be aimed more at the buyer of an S6 or XFR. They're looking for something with heaps of power and a delicious sound plus some special touches, but they only want planted, nice handling, not a racer like the M5. They won't put up with the flinty ride of the M5.

      Hopefully the CLS63 will be the tighter, buttoned-down competitor to the M5/CTS-V.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks better then the CTS-V.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Anything looks better than the Caddy. Thing is fugly. This car looks pretty nice. But give me a black one or red, not this white.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Mazda FTW



        The CTS-V is not pretty. I saw one in sliver in a parking garage...it did not stand out nor was it exciting to look at. It just look like a old cad. I like the peforamnce of it...but thats the only reason i like it. Take way the power and what's left? The Benz is better in every way.

        BTW...the ES is better built then the CTS-V and can hold a better resale value too....so which is actually the better car....
        • 5 Years Ago
        the CTS-V is not a gorgeous car, but it is one designed with proportion and lines in mind. The new E class on the other hand, no. I can see how a JDM lover might like the lexus front end and mitsubishi rear, but nothing about the car is attractive, the A6 and 5 series have nothing to worry about.

        As all not currently huffing paint have mentioned, i'll take a CTS-V over this any day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Umm it's OK. It's my money. And if they told me I can have a ES which will hold 100% of it's value aftre 10yrs or a CTS-V which will hold 0% in 10mins, I'll make JUST enough to say 'give me the Caddy' before I put it in gear and head off towards the nearest gathering of hot women ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I beg to differ. The CTS-V crushes this thing in power, handling, speed, and price (lower price by at least $30000), and I prefer the exterior and interior looks of the CTS-V. While I certainly look forward to this, the CTS-V completely outclasses this thing in almost every way (except for maybe size).
        • 5 Years Ago
        And probably costs 20K more.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @JDMlover

        If resale value is any criterion for judging cars, then 99% cars are practically worthless.

        Except a 250 GTO. That or a '50s dream car.

        And oh, my neighbor owns a black CTS-V. And that owns all the BMWs and Mercs in the town.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Anything looks better than the CTS-V? Are you sure you didn't mistake the Lexus ES or some other inoffensive garbage for the sharply-cut hot rod that is the CTS-V?


      • 5 Years Ago

      Leave it to the guy--an old guy at that--to definitely *not* know how to lift "it". A brief glimpse at that upskirt and I'm not sure I'd want to go any further...
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