Mercedes E63 AMG Estate la Frankfurt 2009

Autor: Cosmin Iordache acum 10 ani Prezentari

Pole position for the new E 63 AMG
Estate: the high-performance estate develops 386 kW/525 hp,
accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, offers a maximum
luggage compartment capacity of 1950 litres – all with a relatively
low fuel consumption of 12.8 litres per 100 km (combined,
provisional figures). With these dream figures, the new E 63 AMG
Estate adds up to an extraordinary combination of driving dynamics,
high utility value and superb efficiency.

The top-of-the-line E-Class not only features its
distinctive styling but also the all-new AMG RIDE CONTROL sports
suspension including electronically controlled damping system and a
new front axle. A composite ceramic braking system is available for
the first time for the E 63 AMG Estate. The unrivalled combination
of groundbreaking driver assistance systems raises the bar in terms
of active and passive safety in this vehicle class.

Largest luggage compartment and lowest fuel consumption – the E
63 AMGEstate sets new standards. With a luggage compartment
capacity of 695 to 1950 litres and fuel consumption of 12.8 litres
Super Plus per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined), the new
high-performance estate from AMGstands on pole position. None of
its rivals can match this extraordinary combination of performance,
utility value and efficiency. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with its
386 kW/525 hp develops 8 kW/11 hp more than the previous model, yet
betters its fuel consumption figures by almost twelve percent.

This improvement was achieved thanks to a whole raft of
efficiency-enhancing measures. The on-demand delivery of fuel and
generator management with recuperation of braking energy on the
overrun has helped reduce fuel consumption, just like the AMG
SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission: a wet start-up clutch
that runs in an oil bath replaces the conventional torque
converter, while the even more fuel-efficient driving mode
„Controlled Efficiency” utilises early upshifts to keep engine
speeds as low as possible.

The new E 63 AMGEstate delivers a compelling proposition with
its two fundamentally opposed traits: it masters the sedate driving
of an executive estate suitable for long journeys just as
consummately as the enormously dynamic manoeuvres on the racetrack.
The AMG high-revving, naturally aspirated engine with a
displacement of 6208 cc and 630 Nm of torque impresses with its
agile responsiveness, muscular power delivery and great
flexibility. The E 63 AMG Estate reaches 100 km/h in just 4.6
seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited). The
newly composed V8 sound is a thrilling accompaniment for mile after
mile, while the smooth-running engine guarantees typical Mercedes
ride comfort. A newly designed water cooling system ensures maximum
endurance even under enormous stresses.

Key data at a glance:
Mercedes-Benz
E 63 AMG Estate*
Cylinder arrangement/
valves per cylinder
V8
4
Displacement
6208 cc
Bore x stroke
102.2 x 94.6 mm
Output
386 kW/525 hp at 6800 rpm
Max. torque
630 Nm at 5200 rpm
Fuel consumption NEDC combined
12.8 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
299 g/km
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h
4.6 s
Top speed
250 km/h**
* provisional figures; ** electronically limited
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission meets the
driver’s most disparate requirements: the transmission is equipped
with four drive modes: „C” (Controlled Efficiency), „S” (Sport),
„S+” (Sport plus) and „M” (Manual), which can be selected using a
rotary electronic switch in the AMG DRIVE UNIT. In the even more
fuel-efficient drive mode Controlled Efficiency, the transmission
shifts the gears decidedly smoothly, and the transmission control
unit is programmed to perform early upshifts to keep engine speeds
as low as possible.
In Sport plus and Manual modes, the 7-speed sports
transmission allows gearshifts to be performed in 100 milliseconds.
Partial suppression of individual cylinders by interrupting
ignition and injection briefly during gearshifts under full load
leads to considerably faster shift times. Fast, spontaneous
multiple downshifts ensure first-class agility in conjunction with
the double-declutching and RACE START function: this enables the E
63 AMG driver to call on the maximum acceleration potential
automatically.
Driving dynamics and ride comfort – the E 63
AMG Estate delivers on both
counts
Like the engine and power transfer, the newly developed AMG
RIDE CONTROL sports suspension offers the ultimate in
individuality. Outstanding driving dynamics and typical Mercedes
long-distance comfort go together as an optimum synthesis in the E
63 AMG Estate. While new steel spring struts are used on the front
axle, the rear suspension features AMG-specific air springs. The
advantage of this solution is that the front steel springs ensure
more sensitive responses while the rear air struts with their
automatic level control system keep the vehicle at a constant
height irrespective of the load.
A new, electronically controlled damping system automatically
varies the damping characteristics according to the driving
situation, reducing the roll angle of the body. The result is
instant modification to provide the best possible ride comfort
together with the greatest possible agility. In addition the driver
is able to choose between the three suspension modes of Comfort,
Sport and Sport plus at the touch of a button. The E 63 AMGEstate
is also equipped with a newly developed, dedicated front axle with
a 56-millimetre wider track, a tubular stabiliser, new control
arms, new elastokinematics and new hub carriers for more negative
camber – thereby providing more grip when taking bends at speed.
This is a highly sophisticated axle design whose principle has
already proved its worth in the C 63 AMG Estate. The rear axle
likewise has more negative camber, optimised elastokine-matics and
a new subframe mounting for greater stability at the physical
limits.
Newly developed power steering and individual 3-stage
ESP®
A more direct steering feel comes courtesy of the all-new
speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering. The steering ratio of 14
: 1 is 22 percent more direct than in the standard production
models, while a more rigid steering column plus the reconfigured
characteristic mapping of the speed-sensitive servo assistance
ensure better steering precision and improved road contact.
The 3-stage ESP® familiar from the SL 63 AMG and C 63 AMG
enables individual settings to be selected – with clear benefits in
terms of driving pleasure. The ESP® button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT
allows the driver to choose between „ESP ON”, „ESP SPORT” and „ESP
OFF” – with the currently active mode shown in the central display
of the instrument cluster. Perfect deceleration even when driving
extremely briskly is ensured by the AMGhigh-performance braking
system with 360-millimetre, internally ventilated and perforated
brake discs all-round. Particularly resistant, motorsports-tested
composite technology is used at the front axle. The newly
developed, optional ceramic composite brakes with larger brake
discs guarantee even better brake performance and a longer service
life. The ceramic brake discs will perform reliably at even higher
operating temperatures thanks to their greater hardness, all
combined with an impressive weight reduction of around 40 percent.
The reduced unsprung masses translate into even more agile
handling, particularly on fast motorway bends.
Optimum grip is ensured by the 18-inch, titanium grey,
high-sheen AMG five-spoke light-alloy wheels with a width of nine
and 9.5 inches and mixed tyre sizes of 255/40 R 18 at the front and
285/35 R 18 at the rear. Lightweight, forged 19‑inch AMG
light-alloy wheels with size 255/35 R 19 tyres at the front and
285/30 R 19 at the rear are also available as an option.
AMG bodystyling and wider front wings
The newly developed front axle with its wider track calls for
wings that are 17 mm wider. The stylish integrated „6.3 AMG”
lettering leaves the connoisseur in no doubt about the unique
credentials of the high-performance estate. The AMG bodystyling
also includes a front apron with large cooling air intakes, air
outlets at the side and the AMG-specific LED daytime driving
lights. In conjunction with the optional Intelligent Light System
(ILS), the E 63 AMG Estate is equipped with tinted main headlamps.
The side skirts and the rear apron with its black insert also
guarantee the car’s striking looks. Both styling features combine
effortlessly with the graceful line that follows the rear wheel
arches and lends a clear shape to the imposing, muscular contours
of the rear wings. The standard specification includes ultra-fast
LED tail lights and direction indicators. To create a lasting
impression – on the eye and the ear – the sports exhaust system has
two newly designed, chrome-plated twin tailpipes.
Luggage compartment with the largest capacity and
great practicality
Thanks to the wheelbase that has been enlarged by 20
millimetres, the E 63 AMGEstate not only offers better ride comfort
but also more space and luggage compartment capacity than the
previous model. With its capacity of 695 to 1950 litres, the
luggage compartment is not only larger than before but also
leaves
the competition standing when it comes to the essential luggage
compartment dimensions and capacity. This highly practical concept
paves the way for numerous options for transporting sports
equipment, holiday luggage or high-quality designer
furniture.
Standard equipment for the E 63 AMG Estate includes the main
components of the EASY-PACK system such as the folding load
compartment floor with two loading levels and collapsible crate,
the load compartment cover, quickfold to fold down the
1/3:2/3-split rear backrest easily and the EASY-PACK tailgate,
which can be opened and closed electrically.
Interior with sporty feel-good
atmosphere
The newly designed interior of the high-performance estate is
an exciting blend of high-grade materials and functional
sportiness. Exclusive features include the dedicated, electrically
adjustable sports seats with improved lateral support and the
sports steering wheel in a four-spoke design with aluminium shift
paddles. The AMG DRIVE UNIT provides adjustments for the MCT sports
transmission, the 3-stage ESP®, the suspension set-up and the AMG
drive modes. The E-SELECT selector lever in the centre console is a
completely new feature for the DRIVE UNIT. The driver can shift
directly between R, N and D simply by nudging the lever, all thanks
to drive-by-wire; the parking lock P can be selected conveniently
by pressing a button. Standard equipment also includes high-grade
leather upholstery in three different colours, the AMG instrument
cluster with an AMG main menu as well as the door entry sills with
AMG lettering and a sports pedal cluster – both in brushed
stainless steel.
Optional extras from the AMG Performance Studio are
also available ex factory:
  • Lightweight, forged 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with size
    255/35 R 19
    tyres at the front and 285/30 R 19 at the rear
  • AMG composite ceramic braking system
  • Brake callipers, painted red
  • Rear axle locking differential with 40 percent locking
    action
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in a three-spoke design with
    Alcantara® inserts in the grip areas
  • AMG carbon-fibre trim elements
  • Illuminated AMG door entry sills
  • AMG Driver’s Package (top speed increased to 280 km/h,
    attendance at driver training at the AMGDrivingAcademy)
  • AMG floor mats
Other optional extras include:
  • AMG Exclusive package: nappa leather for seat upholstery, top
    section of the dashboard, beltline, armrests on the doors as well
    as the centre console and door centre panels. Roof liner with sun
    visors and A, B and C-pillars in Alcantara®, AMG floor mats
  • COMAND APS
  • designo range: ten colours and nine leather upholstery
    options
  • EASY-PACK load securing rails to secure the cargo incl.
    EASY-PACKload
    sill guard
  • Driving Assistance package
  • KEYLESS-GO package
  • Media interface
  • Reversing camera for PARKTRONIC
  • Surround sound system
Active and passive safety at a new
level
Just like the E 63 AMG Saloon the new AMG Estate meets the
very highest expectations with respect to active and passive
safety. Standard features include the new drowsiness detection
system ATTENTION ASSIST, the unique anticipatory occupant
protection system PRE-SAFE®, seven airbags and crash-responsive
NECK-PRO head restraints. On request the safety features can be
brought to a level unprecedented in this vehicle class with the
Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist systems, the PRE-SAFE®
Brake with an automatic emergency braking function, Adaptive
Highbeam Assist, Night View Assist and Speed Limit Assist.
The market launch of the new E 63 AMG Estate is scheduled for
February 2010.

Mercedes E63 AMG Estate este alegerea celor care vor să
îmbine două lucrui:
spaţiul pentru o familie întreagă, dar
şi ambiţia de a face parte din clubul posesorilor de supercar.
Putem numi acest model un supercar, pentru că are acelaşi motor
care pulsează şi sub capota noii vedete cu stea pe capotă,
Mercedes SLS AMG
.

Puterea blocului V8 de 6,3 litri a fost domolită la 525 CP, o
valoare oricum foarte mare. Totuşi, pentru a putea fi explotat, E63
AMG Estate vine cu noul şasiu sport şi cu sistemul AMG Ride
Control.

Comparaţia cu
Audi RS6 Avant
devine inevitabilă şi, deşi pe hârtie E63 AMG
Estate iese în minus cu 54 CP, performanţele înaintate de cei doi
constructori sunt aceleaşi: 4,6 secunde pentru a atinge 100
km/h şi o viteză maximă limitată de 250 km/h
. Dar, atunci
când vine vorba de cealaltă caracteristică definitorie, spaţiul
pentru bagaje, E63 AMG îi dă clasă lui RS6 Avant, cu cei
695 litri, faţă de doar 565 litri ai modelului din
Ingolstadt.

Preţul acestui supercar domestic va fi de 108.409
eur
o, livrările debutând în luna
Februarie a anului viitor. Expunerea oficială se va face la
Salonul de la
Frankfurt 2009
.



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