Mercedes recently introduced the new E Class at the North American International Auto Show so the company is turning its attention to the high-performance E63 variant. Caught undergoing testing in Spain, the high-performance model features a familiar design but is distinguished by a sportier front fascia with larger air intakes and a single bar grille. Moving further back, we can see aggressive side skirts, a high-performance braking system, a rear spoiler, and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

Mercedes recently introduced the new E Class at the North American International Auto Show so the company is turning its attention to the high-performance E63 variant.

Caught undergoing testing in Spain, the high-performance model features a familiar design but is distinguished by a sportier front fascia with larger air intakes and a single bar grille.  Moving further back, we can see aggressive side skirts, a high-performance braking system, a rear spoiler, and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

The interior will largely carryover from the standard model so customers can expect to see a digital instrument cluster and a widescreen infotainment system with 12.3-inch displays. The model is slated to have a sport steering wheel, revised trim, and an assortment of new options including a Burmester 3D surround sound system.

Mercedes has been tight-lipped about performance specifications but the E63 is expected to use an upgraded version of the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the C63 and GT.  The engine produces 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG GT S but rumors have suggested the E63 could have approximately 550 hp.  Regardless of the final number, the model is expected to be offered with an optional all-wheel drive system.

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