Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class

  The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-sized luxury automobile sold by the Mercedes-Benz branch of DaimlerChrysler. The model line is available with various six and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The E stood for Einspritzung, which is German for fuel injection, which was a very new feature at the time the "E" first appeared in the 1950s. The E-Class is the bestselling Mercedes-Benz model worldwide.

Mercedes E63 AMG

The facelifted version of the standard Mercedes E-Class will make its world debut in January 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show with the AMG version following shortly after. Until now, it has been rumored that the next E63 AMG will come with the same M157, twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V-8 engine, new details suggest that the V-8 engine will be updated to deliver a total of 540 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

Depending on the market, the next E63 AMG will be offered with either a rear-wheel-drive setup, or Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive configuration. The bad news is that when equipped with the 4MATIC system, the E63 AMG will be about 132 pounds heavier. Despite that, the new 4MATIC system will make the E63 AMG a little bit quicker than the other version, as the 0-to-60 mph sprint time will be made in about 3.5 seconds.

Mercedes will also offer a Performance Pack that will deliver an additional 25 ponies and 26 pound-feet, and will increase top speed from 155 mph to 186 mph.

Expect to see the new Mercedes E63 AMG unveiled early next year.

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Mercedes E-Class Convertible

The facelifted 2014 Mercedes E-Class Cabrio has been caught testing many times, but each time the car was carrying camouflage. Based on those spy shots and the official images of the E-Class sedan, we decided to create a rendering for you that will help you get a better idea of what to expect from this luxury convertible.

The model will look almost identical to the sedan version, except of course the changes needed for a convertible: a soft top, the removal of the rear doors and the addition of a sportier feel. Under the hood, Mercedes will install the same engine lineup that you’ll find in the sedan, so you should expect a choice of powerful and efficient gasoline and diesel engines with output ranging from 136 to 408 horsepower.

The new Mercedes E-Class Cabrio will be launched just a few months after the sedan version, so expect to see it sometime in early 2013.

Brabus will have a very active presence at the 2012 Essen Motor Show and the third package announced for the show is the B50-500 based on the Mercedes E500 Coupe . The E500’s standard V-8 engine delivers a total of 383 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, which is already pretty stout. The B50-500 kit pumps the E500’s output to 500 horses and 575 pound-feet of torque – a 30 percent and 47 percent increase, respectively.

In order to milk this extra power, the engine has received a B50-500 PowerXtra CGI performance kit that includes an auxiliary control unit with new mapping for fuel injection, ignition and boost pressure control. With these updates the V-8 engine will launch the E500 from a standstill to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds and to 124 mph in 13.3 seconds. The Benz’s top speed is limited to 186 mph.

The B50-500 also receives an aerodynamic package that has been developed in the wind tunnel. The package includes a new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, a new rear spoiler and diffuser, aluminum sport fenders with integrated inserts made from clear-coated carbon fiber, and new side skirts. The car sits on 19-inch wheels offered in Monoblock VI, F, Q, R or S designs and embraced by high-performance tires.

For the interior Brabus offers up any desired material ranging from leather to Alcantara and from carbon fiber to the finest woods.

While everyone is getting ready for the start of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Brabus has just announced a series of Power Diesel Special Editions. These models are based on the diesel versions of Mercedes E-Class , ML-Class , GL-Class and CLS Shooting Brake .

All models will be equipped with a Brabus D6S Power Diesel engine that delivers a total of 509 pound-feet and, depending on the model, an output of up to 313 horsepower. The E350 CDI Power Diesel Coupe is priced at €58,534 (roughly $75,800 at the current exchange rates) and the CLS 350 CDI Power Diesel is priced at €68,879 ($89,100). Both models deliver an output of 313 horsepower and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Along with the power increase, the two models will each receive a stainless-steel sport exhaust system and a set of 19-inch Monoblock F wheels combined with a set of sport springs. The CLS also gets a ride-height-lowering module and an elegant exterior design developed in cooperation with Bottrop.

The ML 350 CDI Power Diesel is priced at €71,121 ($92,000) and the GL 350 CDI Power Diesel comes in at €81,810 ($105,900), and both models pump 310 ponies from their engines. The tuner is also tossing in a stainless-steel sport exhaust system with two tailpipes, and a set of Monoblock wheels sized 20 inches and 22 inches for the two SUVs. For an extra €3,448 ($4,400) Brabus is also offering an exterior upgrade kit.

Read more about these kits in Brabus’ press release after the jump.

As everyone knows, when the facelift version of the Mercedes E-Class hits the market, the most significant change will be made up front where the car will feature revised headlamps. Today Mercedes has dropped a first teaser video of this new light design, making us believe that the official E-Class launch is just around the corner.

As previously rumored, the new headlamps will bring back the famous angular-halo design, but also a belt of LED daytime running lights and an all-around new look. All we can say after watching this video is that we really like it, and we mean really!

Next to the new headlamps, the facelift E-Class will receive updated front and rear bumpers, redesigned rear-lights and the absence of the Ponton-style rear fenders. The E-Class’ engine lineup will range from a relatively tame 3.5-liter V-6 up to a wild 4.7-liter twin-turbo V-8.

Spy shots for the facelift version of the Mercedes E-Class have been collected for months, but the heavy camouflage found in the images did not provide for a clear view of the changes made. Now we have finally received not just a crack of the cammo, but the full-on disappearing act of the annoying cover-up with a cammo-free image of the new E-Class taken somewhere in Madrid, Spain.

Judging by the large alloy wheels, the big air vents on the front bumper, and the red brake calipers, as well as the fact that the photographer said there was a big "V8 biturbo" logo on the front fender, this could very well be the E-Class’ AMG version .

The facelift E-Class will feature sleeker looking headlamps with LED Day driving, new front and rear bumpers, and new rear lights. The AMG version will be powered by a 5.5 liter twin-turbo V8 engine that will deliver a total of 543 HP.

Image credit to V. Gutiérrez- and Autofácil for CarPix.

Mercedes E63 AMG

Just two weeks ago, our spy photographers got their hands on the first spy shots of the facelift version for the Mercedes E63 AMG . At that point, the prototype caught testing with a bunch of camouflage, so it was pretty difficult to imagine what the new model will look like. For that reason, we have come up with a rendering that will help highlight all the changes that will be featured in the facelift E63 AMG.

The exterior changes will be similar to the ones found in the standard E-Class and will include one-piece headlights, a more upright standing grille, and a new hood. There will also be newly designed air intakes that will provide better engine cooling. For the rear, the E63 AMG will receive a redesigned bumper, new styled exhaust pipes, and new rear lights.

The interior will also be updated with higher quality materials, as well as a series of new technologies.

Expect to see the facelift version of the Mercedes E63 AMG launched sometime in 2013.

SR Auto Group is dropping it like its hot!

The Canadian aftermarket company has been releasing a number of new programs lately and as sure as the sun is hot, they’ve been smacking their programs straight out of the park. The latest program is called "Project Cyphur" and was built for the Mercedes E63 AMG . Considering the car already carries an AMG badge, SR Auto Group decided to give it a full aesthetic makeover instead.

The first order of business was enlisting new body components from Brabus, considered one of the best Mercedes tuners in the world. The kit includes a full carbon fiber font lip and a pair of carbon fiber air events. This is followed by the removal of the front fenders, which were then replaced with Brabus front fenders. LED side markers have also been added as well as a carbon fiber diffuser over at the rear.

The last order of business, as always, is fitting the car with a new set of shiny digs. For this one, SR Auto Group added a set of Design 6IX Depth in “Rose Gold” PUR Wheels.

Back in the mid 1980s, the performance car world was still on its back, thanks to the uppercut that the 1970’s emission standards laid on the likes of the Camaro, Mustang, and Corvette. However, the exotic car companies, like Ferrari Ferrari and Lamborghini, and luxury car companies, like Mercedes-Benz and BMW, all had the upper hand, thanks to the deep pockets of their customers.

These deep pockets allowed these high-level car manufacturers to spend more time and money developing cars that both met the emission standards and performed awesomely. One of these monsters of the early-emission era was the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300E Hammer ” by AMG. Much like the M3, the “Hammer” was a midsize car that was relatively tame from the factory, boasting a 177-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8 engine. If you wanted that extra power that the “Hammer” provided, simply pony up an additional $89,120 on top of the 300E’s base price of $39,000 and Benz would build you this custom beast.

Rarely do we see one of these in the wild and even rarer is to catch a glimpse of the factory-owned model, which is claimed to produce between 381 and 396 horsepower and hit a top speed of “over 190 mph.”

Well, Chris Harris not only got to drive one, but it just so happened to be the factory-owned model. In typical Chris Harris fashion, he doesn’t just take it on a leisurely stroll either, he got this classic 80’s beast sideways on several occasions.

Check out the above video to see Chris in action.

Across the pond, in the UK, there is a slightly revised lineup for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than we see in the U.S. In the U.S. we only get to see the E350 and E500 – not inclusive of the AMG line – but in the UK they get the E200, E220, E250, E350, and E500. The E500, being the top trim in the lineup, boasts the largest and most powerful engine, a 4,663cc V-8 engine that pumps out 300 Kw (408 horsepower) at 5,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque (442 foot-pounds) at 1,600 to 4,750 rpm.

Those are all pretty acceptable numbers for a full-size sedan or coupe, but our UK friends are capped off there, as they do not have access to the 518-horsepower E63 AMG . Vath has come to the rescue for said owners, by releasing an all new array of upgrades that not only make the E500 look sportier, but bump its horsepower into E63 AMG territory.

Click past the jump to read all about this new upgrade kit and see how it compares to the E63 AMG offered in the U.S.

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