A new report from Autocar suggests that the upcoming Mercedes-AMG E63 could push out “something in the range of” 600 hp.
The next Mercedes-AMG E63 will reportedly be motivated by the popular 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 that initially debuted in the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. In GT S trim, the V-8 churns out 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. With around 600 hp in the next E63, this will be a 23 hp boost over the current Mercedes-AMG E63 S (pictured below), which sources its horses from the older 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8. Along with the hottest E-Class variant, Mercedes could conceivably slot the uprated 4.0-liter into the upcoming AMG GT Black Series that we know is on the horizon.
As we have previously reported, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 (essentially a four-door AMG GT) is predicted to ride on the new E-Class chassis. If the next Mercedes-AMG E63 packs 600 hp, expect the same powertrain and performance for the GT4.
While we have yet to see the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, we have already seen the spy photos of the car out and about in camouflage, and have learned about the numerous safety systems that will make their debut on the new sedan, including using the smartphone as a car key, a remote parking feature, and high-resolution LED headlights.
While the E63 sedan is a ways off, another go-fast Mercedes is closer to dropping its cover. The Mercedes-AMG C63 coupe makes its official debut later this year at 2015 Frankfurt auto show, where it will bow with a variant of the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is rumored to make its official debut at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The E63 performance variant would likely follow a few months later.