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High-performance estate with outstanding data

Frankfurt am Main – 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.

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The top-of-the-line E-Class not only features its own distinctive styling but
also the all-new AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension including an
electronically controlled damping system and a new front axle. A ceramic
composite high-performance 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.

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Largest luggage compartment and lowest fuel consumption – the E 63 AMG
Estate sets new standards. With a luggage compartment capacity of 695 to
1950 litres and fuel consumption of 12.8 litres of Super Plus per 100 kilometres
(NEDC combined), the new high-performance estate from AMG occupies 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 has been achieved thanks to a whole raft of efficiencyenhancing
measures. The on-demand delivery of fuel and generator management
with recuperation of braking energy on the overrun has helped reduce fuel
consumption, as has 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.
Driving dynamics and ride comfort – the E 63 AMG Estate delivers on
both counts.

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The new E 63 AMG Estate delivers a compelling proposition with its two fundamentally
opposed traits: it offers the sedate driving experience of an executive
estate suitable for long journeys just as consummately as it delivers outstandingly
dynamic performance 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 and has 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

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The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission is able to meet the most
disparate driver 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 Controlled Efficiency drive mode, the transmission shifts
the gears particularly 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
function and the RACE START function: this enables the E 63 AMG driver to call
on the maximum acceleration potential automatically.
Like the engine and power transmission, 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 AMG Estate is also equipped with a newly developed, dedicated
front axle with a 45-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
elastokinematics and a new subframe mounting for greater stability at the physical
limits.

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Newly developed power steering and individual 3-stage ESP®
A more direct steering feel comes courtesy of the all-new speed-sensitive rackand-
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.

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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 AMG high-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 high-performance brakes with
larger brake discs guarantee even better brake performance and a longer service
life. As well as performing reliably at even higher operating temperatures thanks
to their greater hardness, the ceramic brake discs offer a weight saving of some
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 fivespoke
light-alloy wheels with respective front and rear widths of 9 and 9.5 inches
and 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.

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The newly developed front axle with its wider track calls for wings that are 17 mm
wider. The “6.3 AMG” lettering integrated stylishly into the wings 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 AMG
Estate 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 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, the quickfold
function 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 is used to adjust 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 and
AMG RACETIMER as well as the door sill panels with AMG lettering and a sports
pedal cluster – both in brushed stainless steel.

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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 ceramic composite high-performance 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 sill panels
• AMG Driver’s Package (top speed increased to 280 km/h, attendance at
driver training at the AMG Driving Academy)
• 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, C and D-pillars in
Alcantara®, AMG floor mats
• COMAND APS
• designo range: eleven colours, including three new matt finishes, as well as
nine leather upholstery options and a choice of three types of trim element
• EASY-PACK load securing rails to secure the cargo incl. EASY-PACK load sillguard
• Driving Assistance package
• KEYLESS-GO package
• Media interface
• Reversing camera for PARKTRONIC
• Surround sound system

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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 new E 63 AMG Estate will have its market launch in February 2010; the sales
price is 108,409 EUR (incl. 19 % VAT).

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