Known as the "Hammer" since 1986, the all-wheel-driven E 63 is also offered with a higher-performing "S" variant that's now said to have added comfort levels than before.
The newly-styled front end has been fitted with an AMG-specific radiator grille with twelve vertical louvres and an enlarged three-pointed star in the centre before getting flanked by its flatter all-LED multibeam headlamps.
The E 63 also gets flared wheel arches (+26mm), rounded-fit front hood with powerdomes and a jet-wing designed front apron with three large functional air intakes and a front splitter further reduce front-end lift.
Overall, the company's aerodynamicists were able to reduce the wind resistance even further while stability and grip levels are taken care of by its added track width.
The restyled rear now possesses two new flatter tail lights that extend into the boot lid with a spoiler lip while rounded 90mm trapezoidal twin tailpipes that flank the twin-finned diffuser in the lower section.
As standard The E 63 rolls on aerodynamically optimised 19-inch 10-spoke lightweight alloys available in three choices of matt black, high-gloss black or high-gloss tantalum grey.
For the S variant, it gets larger 20-inch five-twin-spoke lightweight alloy wheels instead that's been aerodynamically optimised too and with a wider aero rim edge while being painted in a choice of matt black or high-gloss tantalum grey.
For body colours, the E 63 is available in new graphite grey metallic, high-tech silver metallic and also brilliant blue Magno (usually reserved for the AMG GT family).
Further individual focuses can be set with the optional AMG Night Package. The exterior mirror housings, window frames, trim insert in the longitudinal members plus trim elements in the front and rear apron are kept in high-gloss black here.
There are also tailpipe trim elements in black chrome while the AMG-specific radiator grille is also available in a darkened design.
Exclusively available for the 63-series models, the AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre Package I comprises of a front splitter, trim insert in the longitudinal member and the trim element in the rear apron in carbon fibre.
The AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre Package II adds individual highlights with mirror caps and a spoiler lip on the boot lid (Saloon) in carbon fibre.
Inside, the cabin gets the Widescreen Cockpit treatment, a new AMG Performance steering wheel and the MBUX infotainment system with AMG-specific functions and displays.
Also thrown in are the individually adjustable ambient lighting system as standard as well as Nappa leather (new AMG-specific upholstery) for the AMG-badged front seats, dashboard and beltlines in a combination of black and titanium grey pearl with yellow stitches for contrast.
In the base model, the monitors measure 10.25-inches diagonally while on the S-Model the 12.25-inch screens are on board as standard.
For the instrument cluster's display, the customer can switch between the three AMG display styles of Modern Classic, Sport and Supersport.
The Supersport mode uses a central, round rev counter and horizontal displays presented in perspective to the left and right of the rev counter.
Via the AMG menu, the driver can call up various special AMG displays such as Engine Data, gear speed indicator, Warm-up, Set-Up, G-Meter and Racetimer.
In many countries, MBUX now addresses the customer with the familiar form of "you" rather than more formally with the hope that it will help reinforce the emotional tie between the customer and MBUX as a personal assistant.
As a further new feature, it is now possible to have the weather forecast for certain regions read out in virtually all languages.
The twin-spoke multi-function steering wheel how has a sensor mat to detect if the driver's "hands are on" for a certain amount of time, after which a warning cascade begins before it finally activates Emergency Brake Assist.
Coming to the heart of this E Class, it uses a 4.0-litre (3,982cc) V8 twin-turbo engine producing 571hp from 5,750 to 6,500rpm and 750Nm of torque from 2,250 to 5,000rpm.
The S variant gets up-tuned to 612hp from 5,750 to 6,500rpm and 850Nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500rpm.
Power gets managed by a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission with a wet start-off clutch before sending the "twist" to the all-wheel-drive system.
This translates to a 0 to 100kph sprint time of 3.5 seconds before reaching an electronically limited 250kph, but with an AMG Driver's Package, that limit gets bumped up to 290kph instead.
With the S variant's added performance, that transmission gets Drift Mode added in and its sprint time gets cut down to 3.4 seconds with a top speed limited to 300kph instead.
The suspension is incorporated with the AMG Ride Control+ with a fully supporting multi-chamber air suspension system and an Adaptive Damping System+ (ADS+) which ensures exceptionally high levels of camber stability, driving dynamics and steering precision.
For braking, the E 63 uses 360 x 36mm front and 360 x 26mm rear discs that get abused by front six-piston and rear single-piston callipers.
The S variant gets larger 390 x 36mm front discs instead with the option of upgrading to the AMG Carbon Ceramic brake system that uses larger 402 x 39mm (front) and 360 x 32mm (rear) discs.
The E 63 has up to six Dynamic Select drive programmes of Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and RACE (as standard in the S version).
Independently of the Dynamic Select drive programs, the driver has the option of switching directly to Manual mode where gearshifts can be executed exclusively using the paddle-shifters.
The AMG Dynamics control is integrated into the AMG Dynamic Select drive programmes.
In the Basic, Advanced, Pro and Master levels, it influences the control strategies of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) or the all-wheel-drive system.
The response of the engine and suspension, the control strategy of the all-wheel-drive system and the control thresholds of the ESP are adapted according to the drive program.
The spectrum ranges from extremely safety-oriented to highly dynamic.
The Master mode stored in the Race drive programme ensures optimum agility and brings out the high driving dynamics potential to optimum effect - for example through higher yaw rates and a faster response from the accelerator pedal, gearshift system, electronically controlled rear-axle locking differential or brake force distribution of the all-wheel-drive system.
The new AMG Dynamic Plus Package is optionally available for the base version and includes the drive program Race, Drift Mode, the high-performance compound brake system of the S-Model with red-painted brake callipers and the AMG Performance steering wheel in Dinamica microfibre and AMG steering wheel buttons.