A 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 outputs a thunderous 550 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque. While it bears the signature of the single technician who crafted it by hand, it's a high-tech powerhouse. Twin turbochargers spin up to 185,000 rpm to dramatically boost low-end torque. High-pressure Direct Injection and rapid-multispark ignition respond with millisecond speed. Along with remarkable efficiency, ultralow emissions, and everyday smoothness, it delivers 60 mph in a breathtaking 3.7 seconds. Disclaimer
The 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT transmission features innovative multi-clutch technology for instant response to any driving situation. A wet startup clutch eliminates the torque converter, improving performance and fuel-efficiency. The driver can select from four driving modes: Controlled Efficiency features a fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop function. Sport mode raises the shift points and cuts shift times by 30%. Sport+ and Manual modes offer 100-millisecond upshifts and rev-matched downshifts.
AMG has developed a version of 4MATIC® that obliterates every notion concerning the performance potential of all-wheel drive. A 33:67 front/rear torque split assures an ideal balance of power delivery under hard acceleration and coming out of corners. In the Sport handling mode of the multi-stage ESP®, Torque Vectoring Brake further helps to prevent unwanted understeer. In every driving condition, AMG 4MATIC enhances grip and acceleration while preserving agility and driving fun. Disclaimer
AMG high-performance brakes shed both speed and heat with remarkable power, thanks to perforated and internally ventilated compound discs at all four wheels. Front discs measure 14.2 inches and are grasped by Silver-painted 6-piston fixed-type calipers. Rear brakes are 14.2 inches in diameter and Silver-painted single-piston sliding calipers. Disclaimer
A fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for immediate acceleration response. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
The AMG Adaptive Sport Suspension responds with equal skill to the demands of the racetrack, city streets, highways and back roads. AMG-developed front steel spring-struts and self-leveling rear air springs deliver highly responsive tracking and cornering with a balance of comfort and control, even as driving conditions vary. Advanced electronically controlled damping instantly adapts to reduce body roll, pitch and dive, while offering three modes at the touch of a button.
An exclusively developed front axle with a 1.6-inch wider track features AMG-specific control arms, wheel bearings and a tubular stabilizer. Revised elastokinematics and wheel location create more negative camber, to provide higher grip and stability when cornering at high speed, and greater precision under virtually all conditions. The rear axle has more negative camber, optimized elastokinematics and a new subframe mounting for greater stability under higher cornering loads.
A pair of aluminum paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed automatic transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
The AMG sport exhaust system not only enhances performance but also generates the characteristic V-8 sound. A pleasingly subtle exhaust note assures relaxed, quiet cruising, while acceleration and higher revs are accompanied by a rewardingly throaty growl from the four polished-chrome tailpipes. A tri-metallic coating in the catalytic converters helps them reach peak cleansing effectiveness more rapidly after a cold start, for more efficient emission control with superior long-term durability.
As enticing as it is intriguing, the AMG DRIVE UNIT's driver-oriented pushbutton controls enable the selection of individual settings for the 3-stage ESP®, suspension and drive modes. A rotary control selects the mode for the MCT transmission. The distinctive centerpiece is the AMG E-SELECT gear lever embossed with the AMG crest, electronically shifting directly between R, N and D with a gentle nudge. A brief tap of the "P" button is sufficient to activate the parking lock.
Advanced, lightweight and highly efficient electromechanical power steering allows for more precise control of steering effort and feedback. Direct-steer automatically varies the steering ratio based on how far you turn the steering wheel. It provides quicker steering and lighter effort while parking while maintaining excellent directional stability and crisp feel at higher speeds.
Multistage ESP offers a mode for every driving situation: On, Sport and Off. With ESP On, detected instability results in braking intervention at one or more wheels, plus a reduction in engine torque, to help rotate the car back onto the driver's intended course. Sport mode allows for higher drift angles in performance driving, raising the brake-intervention and torque-reduction thresholds. ESP Off removes intervention altogether, making the results a direct expression of the driver's skill. Disclaimer
Taking the athletic presence of the E-Class to its most aggressive apex, the E63 AMG design reflects its performance purpose. The front air dam features massive air intakes in an "A-wing" design with color-keyed inserts and chrome shadow trim. A double-crossbar grille sweeps into full-LED headlamps and widened front fenders. Sculpted side sills bridge the 19-inch AMG® wheels, culminating in a dramatic rear apron with a black diffuser insert punctuated by quad chrome tailpipes.
Innovative flow-formed cast alloy AMG® wheels feature a 10-spoke design with a brilliant Silver finish and an enticing view of the AMG brake hardware. Fitted with high-performance tires, they come in a staggered-width configuration for enhanced grip during acceleration. Disclaimer
Attention to every detail is evident the moment you step across the stainless steel door sill inserts. Front seats are deeply contoured, and outfitted with a full complement of comfort upgrades. Exquisite Nappa leather is hand-fitted to the seats, steering wheel and the alluring aluminum E-SELECT lever in the console. Hand-finished wood trims the dash and doors, while lavishly soft DINAMICA covers the ceiling, with a new selection of colors available.
With longer life, quicker illumination and beams that approximate daylight even more closely than xenon headlamps, the standard LED headlamps enhance both vision and visibility during nighttime driving. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating.
Eye-catching taillamps employ LED technology for every function, and with distinctive form. Brighter than traditional incandescent bulbs, LED technology also delivers quicker illumination of the brake lamps. By offering drivers behind you more time to react, this could make a critical difference in a panic stop.
At the touch of a button, the tinted glass sunroof tilts up at the rear for ventilation, or slides open for a breezy view of the sky. An express feature fully opens or closes the roof with a single touch, and a manual sliding sunshade helps block out unwanted sunlight.
With its pronounced contouring, thick padding and Nappa leather-wrapped rim, the AMG sport steering wheel puts the delights of precise handling literally in the driver's hands. Dual aluminum AMG shift paddles provide instant control of gear changes. Convenient buttons on the steering wheel let you control the audio volume and selection, send and end calls on your Bluetooth-enabled phone, and scroll through the features of the multifunction display in the instrument cluster.
With its rich, deep tones, hand-polished Black Ash wood adorns the console, dash and doors to create a dramatically modern, seriously sporty cockpit ambience. It's one of three no-charge wood choices for the E-Class Sedans.
The AMG-exclusive gauge cluster features illuminated red indicators and unique graphics within silver metallic bezels. Controls on the AMG steering wheel offer three instrumentation modes: Warmup displays the engine oil and coolant temperature. Setup reveals the driving modes selected via the AMG DRIVE UNIT, including ESP, transmission and suspension settings. Race mode brings up the RACETIMER, allowing the driver to record lap times on dedicated racing circuits.
An exclusively racy addition to the instrumentation, a central analog clock is modeled after the classic IWC® Ingenieur sports watch, it's also a tribute the car's thoroughbred racing heritage. Disclaimer
Brushed aluminum pedals with rubber studs offer confident footwork with high-performance style.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. New for 2015, the system can also initiate braking automatically from speeds up to 65 mph, and even activate the features of PRE-SAFE® if deemed necessary. Disclaimer
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via the dashboard display. Disclaimer
The world's first all-LED active headlamps generate light that's even closer to natural daylight than the standard Bi-Xenon headlamps. Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps express the legendary four-lamp face of the E-Class in a decidedly modern style that is unmistakable, even at a glance. They also include Active Curve Illumination, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and corner-illuminating front lamps.
From your car, your computer or your compatible smartphone, mbrace® offers the industry's most comprehensive range of features for more connected, safe and productive drive time. From making your everyday life easier to helping in an emergency, mbrace combines advanced cloud-based and GPS technology with 24-hour support from helpful experts. The mbrace hardware is standard, and a trial period for each of the three mbrace Packages is included. Disclaimer
As you drive by parking spaces, Active Parking Assist helps you size them up using sensors in the bumper. Once you decide to back into a space, it can expertly steer and brake the car for you. When it's time to leave, it can even steer you back out. In any low-speed maneuver, PARKTRONIC's ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers help detect nearby objects within its field of view. Audible signals and illuminated displays in the cabin help you navigate tight spaces with confidence.
This innovative driver-assistance feature helps you to see directly behind your vehicle when backing up. Shift into Reverse, and a wide-angle camera mounted in the rear displays a live view of what's behind the vehicle on the COMAND® screen in the dashboard. Disclaimer
A Mercedes-Benz first, PRE-SAFE® can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision. If no accident occurs, the seat-belt tensioners reverse, and you simply readjust your seat, open the sunroof and continue on your way. Disclaimer
An advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, front pelvic air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows are standard. Disclaimer
In the case of a rear impact exceeding a preset threshold, NECK-PRO front head restraints move forward and slightly upward, reducing the distance between the head restraints and the heads of front-seat occupants. This action helps to reduce the possibility or severity of whiplash-type neck injuries. Disclaimer
Adaptive braking technology integrates a suite of advances. If you lift off the accelerator quickly, Predictive Brake Priming sets the pads closer to the discs for more immediate response when you apply the brakes. In the rain, Automatic Brake Drying periodically applies the brakes just enough to sweep water build-up from the discs. During uphill starts, Hill-Start Assist helps prevent unwanted rollback. And a HOLD feature can make long red lights or stopped traffic a little easier. Disclaimer
The Antilock Braking System (ABS) senses impending wheel lockup under heavy braking, and pumps the front brakes individually or the rear brakes together up to 30 times per second. By preventing wheel lockup, ABS helps preserve the driver's steering ability during hard braking. Disclaimer
Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist. Disclaimer
This safety breakthrough first introduced by Mercedes-Benz continually monitors your driving inputs and the vehicle's motion to help keep it going in your intended direction, especially in corners and during evasive maneuvers. If it detects wheelspin, severe understeer (plowing), or oversteer (fishtailing), ESP® can brake individual wheels and reduce engine power to help bring the vehicle under control. Disclaimer
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help increase the visibility of your vehicle to oncoming traffic by illuminating front lights whenever the car is switched on. With long life and low energy consumption, the light-emitting diode (LED) lamps also add a distinctive high-tech styling touch.
Adaptive Highbeam Assist uses continuous input from a camera to automatically vary the range of your headlamps, based on the distance to oncoming vehicles and to those ahead of you. It's engineered to maximize road illumination without creating glare for other drivers.
With 72% of its body panels made from high-strength steel, the E-Class body structure is even more rigid than its renowned predecessors. The advanced front crumple zone has been refined with approximately 17,000 computer-simulated collisions and 150 crash tests. An innovative front bulkhead and deformation zones that act on four independent levels to help divert the energy of a frontal impact under, over and around the passenger cabin.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) can automatically detect a substantial loss of tire pressure in any wheel and alert the driver via a warning message in the multifunction display. The advanced TPMS can also display the numeric tire pressure for each mounted wheel.
The SmartKey remote control integrates remote door locks and trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a remote panic alarm. You may selectively unlock only the driver's door and fuel filler, or all doors plus the trunk and fuel filler.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the trunk or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red "panic" button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.
As sensors on the inside mirror detect the headlamp beams of vehicles behind you, both the inside and driver-side mirrors gradually darken to reduce reflected glare. To help maintain your rear vision, dimming is automatically cancelled when you shift to Reverse or if an interior light is switched on.
Substantially bolstered sport front seats are hand-fitted in supple Nappa leather and detailed with metal AMG badges and exclusive lateral piping. Intuitive, seat-shaped controls help you and your front passenger find your ideal seating positions with 14-way power adjustment, including a power lumbar support. A memory system for each front seat recalls three stored seat positions with the touch of a button. The driver-seat memory also includes the power steering column and side mirror positions.
The active multicontour driver seat features adjustable lumbar supports, side bolsters and shoulder supports, for custom-tailored support. A massage feature helps prevent fatigue on longer drives. Active side bolsters can be set to automatically increase lateral support in cornering maneuvers, or even in the event of a potential accident.
Heated and ventilated seats are a luxury you'll soon consider a necessity. Three levels of heating and cooling ventilation are offered. By gently circulating air through perforations in the seat and backrest, Active Ventilated seats help keep you cooler and your clothes drier during warmer months. On cold or damp days, using both the ventilation and heating features together can circulate the seat heating more quickly, to help keep you warm and dry.
A leap in ease and efficiency pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, KEYLESS-GO® lets you unlock, start and drive away without removing the SmartKey from your pocket or purse. You can lock and unlock the doors with a touch of the exterior handles, and start the engine by stepping on the brake pedal and pushing the Start/Stop button on the dash. You can also start the vehicle in the conventional way by removing the Start/Stop button and inserting the SmartKey into the ignition.
Superlatively soft, smooth-grain Nappa leather is hand-fitted to the seating surfaces and head restraints. If Black upholstery is chosen, silver stitching and seat belts add further distinction. (Black seat belts may also be selected for no additional charge.)
Precise stitching brings elegant detailing to the upholstered covering of the dashboard and upper door trim.
Individually folding rear seatbacks allow you to expand the cargo capacity of your E-Class Sedan while still carrying a rear passenger. The release handles are in the trunk, so they're conveniently located where you'll need them, and can be kept out of reach simply by valet-locking the trunk. Disclaimer
A network of efficient LEDs and fiber optics casts a gentle glow from beneath the trim on the dashboard and door panels, both to welcome occupants into the cabin and to help make nighttime driving feel more secure. For an added touch of personality, any of three illumination color profiles (Polar, Solar and Neutral) can be selected.
Separate left and right digital temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to enjoy personalized comfort. In addition to fully automatic or manual control of blower speed and airflow distribution, the system includes sun and humidity sensors, and an integrated filtration system that helps remove dust, pollen and even odors from the cabin air.
With the touch of a button, you can help keep the cabin cooler and shield back-seat passengers from sunlight or glare. Raising and lowering electrically, this interior sunshade features fine mesh that allows you to see out through the rear window even when it's in use.
The side mirrors can be folded in at the touch of a button, adding convenience when parked in tight quarters. You can also program the mirrors to fold automatically when you remote-lock the vehicle, then unfold upon unlocking.
For added convenience in the rain or with an armful of packages, you can fully open the trunk via a switch on the driver's interior door panel or a button on the SmartKey remote. Press a button on the driver's door or the underside of the trunk lid and it powers itself closed. A sensor automatically stops the lid if it detects an obstruction. An even easier feature, HANDS-FREE ACCESS, opens or closes the trunk with a gentle kicking motion of your foot under the rear bumper.
Program your Mercedes-Benz to illuminate its exterior lights when you unlock it in darkness, to help illuminate a path to your vehicle.
Three buttons on the rearview mirror can be programmed to operate many types of garage door openers, security gates and other HomeLink®-compatible features. Disclaimer
Whether you're stuck in traffic or stopped on a hill, the HOLD feature lets you keep the brakes applied without your foot on the brake pedal. After bringing the vehicle to a stop, an additional press of the brake pedal activates the feature and illuminates a "HOLD" icon in the instrument cluster, letting you know you can relax your foot. The brake lamps stay illuminated while the car remains braked. When you're ready to move, just press the accelerator to release the feature and go. Disclaimer
Featuring a high-resolution color display and a central controller on the console, the Cockpit Management and Data (COMAND®) system gives you convenient control of entertainment, hands-free calling, navigation and numerous comfort functions. Many features can also be accessed via the integrated steering-wheel controls. Disclaimer
Specifically engineered for the E-Class, this premium digital sound system fills the cabin with 610 watts of beautifully balanced audio. No fewer than 14 strategically placed speakers deliver a wholly immersive listening experience through Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound technology. Digital Dynamic Volume Control impeccably and imperceptibly maintains the sound spectrum for consistent listening pleasure in varying driving conditions. Disclaimer
Using GPS technology and an 80GB hard drive to store maps and points of interest, this virtual copilot provides detailed driving directions with remarkable speed and a friendly voice. The COMAND® system's 7-inch high-resolution color screen also displays gas stations, ATMs and Mercedes-Benz dealerships along your route within the contiguous U.S., Canada and Oahu, Hawaii, with periodic updates available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Disclaimer
Roads, points of interest and even fuel stations are ever-changing. Periodic updates to your COMAND® navigation system's onboard database help it give you the most accurate guidance. Every new 2015 E-Class with COMAND navigation includes updates at no charge for the first three years. An update takes less than an hour for your dealer to perform, so it's convenient to have it done when you bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance service. See your dealer for more details. Disclaimer
An advanced voice control system lets you make easy use of the phone, audio and navigation by saying city names and your phonebook contacts normally, with no need to spell them out. You can even enter an address in one step, just like you're reading it off an envelope. You can train it to learn how you speak, and it even screens out "ums" and "ahs" and understands "yeah" for "yes". Disclaimer
A USB connector allows plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the port even provides charging of the device's battery.
Delivering remarkably crisp, clear audio quality for both AM and FM radio, HD Radio™ technology can increase the number of stations available to you with no subscription or fee. Disclaimer
SiriusXM Radio offers 150+ channels of premium digital entertainment, from news, talk and sports to commercial-free music from every genre. Enjoy live broadcasts of the biggest NFL®, NCAA®, NHL® and NBA® teams, plus 150+ college sports teams. A 6-month trial of the Sirius All Access package is included, with access to 160+ channels of SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer, smartphone and tablet. Disclaimer
SiriusXM Traffic keeps you up to date on accidents, traffic, construction and road closures, and even helps your vehicle's navigation system find the fastest route based on real-time traffic. SiriusXM Weather delivers detailed, graphical weather reports and forecasts, and you can even display the weather conditions on COMAND's split screen. Three years of service are included. Disclaimer
The Media Interface turns your car into an extension of your iPod® or other compatible digital music player. Browse, select and play your music via the vehicle's standard audio controls on the console, dash and steering wheel. Disclaimer
Music Register allows you to copy up to 10GB of music from your own CDs and audio DVDs and save it on the in-dash hard drive, so you can listen to them anytime and anywhere you drive.
Place and answer calls, and even access select phonebooks without taking your hands off the steering wheel with standard Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling. Pairing your Bluetooth-compatible phone with the vehicle is simpler than ever. Then, just leave your phone in your pocket and enjoy hands-free conversations over the audio system.
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Whether it's on CD, the Music Register or a memory card, Gracenote® is a system that recognizes and identifies the music in your collection by title, artist and other information, and even displays album cover art when it's available. Gracenote helps you easily manage and access all your music, regardless of format. Disclaimer
An in-dash CD player also plays audio DVDs. You can even watch a DVD movie while the vehicle is in Park. An in-dash SD memory card reader is also included, so you can play your digital music files.