Updated Mercedes-AMG E63 spied testing before reveal later this year

The venerable Mercedes-AMG E63 will be updated alongside the rest of the range this year

AMG’s updated E63 powerhouse executive saloon has been spotted undergoing final calibration testing before its reveal later this year. The E-class range as a whole is due to undergo a substantial mid-life update, and the 63 is no different, sharing the updated lighting, interior and possibly even more power from the firecracker 4-litre V8 engine.

In these spy shots, it’s clear that the E63 will hold onto its traditionally-shaped grille, rather than adopt the ‘panamerica’ item found on a growing number of AMG products, but the new slim LED headlights also seen on other non-AMG E-class prototypes still feature here, sitting above large inlets and an aggressive lower spoiler.  

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Also notable is that the facelifted model will retain its domed bonnet and lowered nose, two subtle elements that give the AMG models a far more aggressive face than standard E-classes. The flanks haven’t changed, but the rear gives away a replacement of the upright, single-piece tail lights for two-piece units that spread onto the bootlid for the first time.

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The interior will also go through some subtle updates, with likely integration of Mercedes’ latest MBUX infotainment system, but we suspect the overall interior design and architecture to remain the same.

Something we can only speculate on is a possible power rise over the current 603bhp in top-spec E63 S form. As BMW’s M5 Competition pumps out 616bhp, peak power bragging rights might well come into play, especially as the sleeker AMG GT63 S pumps out just that little bit more at 621bhp, which could theoretically be applied with little effort in the E.

The E63 is one of our favourite super saloons, with a lovable muscle car character in a svelte and understated suit that belie the capability underneath. This new model should only offer more of the same. Bring it on.

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