According to a new report, the highly anticipated all-new Mercedes-AMG E63 will have somewhere in the region of 600 PS (441 kW).
Power will come from a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter sourced from the C63 and AMG GT but in this new application it will use "the next step" of development which should bring a boost in output from the 510 PS current maximum to 600 PS, thus making it 15 PS stronger than the current E63 S which has a larger V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo unit.
All that power will likely be sent exclusively to a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as AMG boss Tobias Moers said that very few people buy the outgoing E63 in RWD guise and also internal tests have shown the new E63 in all-wheel drive specification is a lot quicker than the rear-wheel drive variant. It will likely drop the seven-speed automatic to make room for the latest nine-speed transmission which corroborated with the downsized engine should make the new model considerably more efficient.
With more power and a considerably lighter body, the next E63 S will easily surpass the current car in terms of performances so the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) will take less than the 3.6 seconds needed by the outgoing range-topper.
Since the standard E-Class W213 will be introduced in January 2016 at the North American International Auto Show, the fully-fledged AMG version will likely debut late the same year as a 2017MY.