Its world debut is imminent.
Back in March, Mercedes lifted the wraps off the refreshed 2021 E-Class Sedan and 2021 AMG E53 Sedan. Both models were recently joined by their new coupe and cabriolet siblings. But we're still waiting for one more variant to complete the 2021 E-Class AMG lineup: yes, we're talking about the range-topping Mercedes-AMG E63.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 facelift was slated to arrive in late April, but the updated sedan still hasn't broken cover. We shouldn't have to wait too much longer for it to debut, but to whet our appetite our spies have spotted a prototype of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 undergoing some last-minute testing. This will most likely be our last look at a 2021 AMG E63 prototype before the covers officially come off.
Visually, the new E63 will share design cues with the recent E53 facelift, such as a redesigned Panamericana grille with vertical bars and sleeker LED headlights and taillights. While the prototype's design details are still disguised in camouflage, some revealing photos have already leaked online showing off the new E63's larger front air intakes and wider track that make it look more aggressive than its E53 sibling.
Inside, expect the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 to sport an upgraded MBUX infotainment system and a new three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel with a two-zone sensor detecting if the driver's hands are on the wheel.
Like the previous model, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. In the current range-topping AMG E63 S, this unit produces 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Mercedes' EQ Boost 48-volt mild-hybrid system could add a few more ponies in the upcoming facelift model. Mercedes hasn't announced a debut date for the new range-topping AMG E-Class, but it should be unveiled within the next few weeks or months.