During the Industry pool at the Nürburgring race track, I had the chance to film the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 Sedan and Wagon’s test runs.
It appears that the Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class has reached the midway point in its life cycle and it looks like an updated family member in the form of the Mercedes AMG E63 has arrived.
Though the AMG E63 is the prototype that AMG has been showcasing, similar updates are soon expected to become standard throughout the E-class line. Several other new prototypes have been seen and speculated on including: the E-Class sedan, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Wagon, as well as the E-Class All-Terrain soft-roader (which is only sold overseas).
The contemporary E-Class lineup was introduced during the 2017 model year, initially under the sedan guise. In keeping with it’s traditions we should see Mercedes’ release its newly updated lineup for the 2021 model year.
The cars will be undergoing significant changes, moving away from the current design which closely resembles the smaller C- class. Differentiation will be aided by new headlights which are similar to the headlights found on the Mercedes GLE SUV.
The taillights are also being revamped, additional changes to both the front and rear fascias will be implemented as well. The grille of the E63 is expected to undergo a design change, the new design will feature a slightly wider base and multiple vertical slats, giving the E63 a more aggressive, menacing look.
The cabin design is still relatively unknown, however it is likely that it will include Mercedes’ newest infotainment setup, MBUX features a sizeable touchscreen display and also includes a state of the art voice activation system.
Looking under the hood now, it is expected that the E63 will have a twin turbocharged V8, which may be supplemented by a mild-hybrid system. Irregardless of what changes are actually made, the new model’s powertrain system should be more powerful than the current model’s 603 Horse power.
It is expected that a revamped version of AMG’s tamer E53 is also in the offing . It is unlikely however that there will be any powertrain changes, due to the recent release of a mild hybrid E43 replacement.
Keep your eyes out for the new and improved E-class line, it should be arriving in late 2019 or early 2020.