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Tuning & styling | 01.10.2013 - 20:48

The 700 HP E63 AMG with Forged Wheels is Seriously Fast

One Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG was taken to a new level of performance with a range of engine, suspension and chassis upgrades and a new set of forged wheels.

One of the go-to Mercedes-Benz models for enthusiasts around the world has always been the E-Class. Throughout the history of the German automaker, the car has been an excellent choice for those searching for great build quality and durability, superb performance, and blissful levels of luxury. The newly facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class is no different but for those that want some bite in their luxury sports sedan, there’s the growling E63 AMG that isn’t afraid to hit triple digit speeds. One aftermarket tuning company wanted to give the exciting E63 AMG even more power and performance so they developed a full tuning program for the sports sedan that includes new forged wheels, a list of engine modifications, and some chassis goodies. It all adds up to a rewarding driving experience.

 

One of the more iconic engines in the Mercedes-Benz AMG model range was the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 that spit out a thunderous exhaust note. While it’s still used in the SLS AMG Gullwing, it’s being phased out of the lineup for the more efficient 5.5-liter V-8 that can be more easily tuned for performance. The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is one of the models that use it and its twin-turbocharged induction to get the rear forged wheels spinning rather quickly.

 

The 5.5-liter V-8 engine provided the perfect basis for the German aftermarket car tuning company. They installed a new F1 carbon fiber exhaust to suck in more air efficiently for each of the turbochargers. The engine was then outfitted with a  new stainless steel exhaust system that uses new mufflers and a racing catalytic converter to reduce backpressure. A pair of flaps can open and close and alter the sound of the engine depending on the throttle position. The final touch was an ECU tune that allows the engine to send a total of 700 horsepower and 1100 Nm of torque to each of the rear forged wheels.

 

The next step for the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG was a couple of upgrades for the chassis, wheels, and tires from the German aftermarket tuning company. The already potent sport chassis tuned from the factory was outfitted with a new lowering module designed specifically for the self-adjusting suspension of the sports sedan. The suspension lowers the ride height for a better center of gravity and does not affect the ride quality. The team then installed a set of 9.0 x 20 front and 11.0 x 20 rear forged wheels that wear a slick matte black and chrome finish to complement the color scheme of the sports sedan. The new wheels were then fitted with a set of high performance Michelin Pilot Sport tires for even better grip properties.

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