It's still under a suit of camouflage, but Mercedes-Benz brought an E63 AMG to Southern California and invited Car and Driver columnist and former Editor-in-Chief Csaba Csere to ride shotgun. Before clicking in, Csere does a walkaround and notes the changes, most of which we've seen on the refreshed standard E-Class. He then takes a ride with the head of AMG, Olla Källenius, and asks questions that Källenius spends much of his time not exactly answering.

Things get more informative when Csere hops in the car with Tobias Moers, AMG's head of vehicle development, to find out exactly what separates the AMG E-Class from its less-heated brother. Csere especially wanted to know if the addition of 4MATIC killed the sporting intentions of the AMG sedan, and was pleased to find out that that wasn't – well, not exactly – the case.

Car and Driver also puts numbers to the coming sedan, pegging the 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V8 at 550 horsepower and 531 foot-pounds of torque, for 32 more horses and 15 more torques than the outgoing model. In Csere's written piece for the magazine, he predicts a sub-3.5-second time for the 0-to-60 mile-per-hour sprint (in the video it's predicted to be 3.3 seconds), with the run to 100 mph needing another 4.3 seconds. The quarter-mile is estimated to take 11.7 seconds, and gas mileage is expected to remain the same: 16 miles per gallon in the city, 24 mpg on the highway. For context, Car and Driver's split for the 2012 E63 AMG was 3.8 seconds for the sprint from naught to 60 mph, and a 12-second quarter mile.

The super-sedan will go on sale next summer, with more official specs being revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. In the meantime, there's the video below.



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      likeaboss1234boss
      • 2 Years Ago
      0-60 in 3.3 seconds?... Good bye M5
        k.naz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @likeaboss1234boss
        Goodbye Panamera/M5/S6/S7/CTS-V
      Saint Zero
      • 2 Years Ago
      torques? What's that?
        F'nBrower
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Saint Zero
        That's what was thinking through the rest of that article!
      Lucky Vanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      If those figurers are correct M5 just wet its pants.
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      M3 v. E63 v. RS6 I can't wait.
      David J. Bernstein
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ever since the days of the first AMGs they've literally needed AWD to put all that power down. Now they'll be even deadlier thanks to improved traction. Can't wait to see the RS6 and E63 AMG battle it out. I left out the BMW M5 on purpose...
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      lol I will hold out on buying any of these cars because im pretty sure with how things are looking sedans are going to have over 600hp close to 700hp out the factory. Insane
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
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      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      While I (sort of) understand the addition of 4Matic, I'm slight upset with it. It really comes off as nothing more than an attempt to increase sales in the cold weather states as well as idiotic requests by retarded owners. If you don't think you can drive it year round, why the **** did you buy it? Buy an E350 or E550 if you want 4Matic; AMG passenger cars (C-class and up) should be RWD only.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        ANd yes, I know the RWD car is still available in other markets.
      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sound like there is a lot of AMG parts that would be extra expensive to replace if broken. Too bad for the second and third owners...
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        @adam1keith1980
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      joejoe509
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh my... that's speedy. Who cares if it's ugly and designed for rich elderly people. That's supercar territory.
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        @joejoe509
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      l.w. anderson
      • 1 Year Ago
      So the 14 is the first amg wagon to get 4 matic?
      md_stew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a Mercedes Man myself, but this car is Cool!
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another example of appalling US automotive Journalism.. bland, lifeless....Car & Driver ,what year is this..? 1994..? utter drivel..
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