It’s the new E63 AMG from Mercedes Benz that will get its debut at the New York Auto Show next week. The engine is now being dropped into the newest E-Class that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, along with all the other typical AMG goodness. The more spacious engine compartment of the mid-size E63 allows the big engine enough room to produce 518 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, the same as in the big boy S63.
Unlike its AMG sedan siblings, however, the 186 mph E63 is equipped with the seven-speed dual clutch Speed shift gearbox that debuted in the SL63 roadster. That development allows it to consume 12% less premium petrol than the previous iteration which had a mere 507 hp to play with. Standard 18-inch or optional 19-inch alloys with matching rubber help transfer the drive and braking torque to the pavement – and in typical AMG fashion, there promises to be plenty of the latter to counter-balance the former.