The new Mercedes-AMG E63 was launched in India in May this year and I had got to sample it over a couple of laps at the Buddh International Circuit on the same day. While the regular (if you can call it that) AMG E63 is available globally, what we get in India is the E63 S where S translates to crazy insanity levels unlocked. Just two laps on the BIC weren’t enough to satisfy my thirst with this hooligan of car and I also wanted to see how it performed as a daily driver in the city. So when the E63S came home for a couple of days, I had a wicked grin (less wicked than the car) plastered on my face. This was going to be fun.

Mercedes-AMG E63S Exterior

The E63S is based on the standard E-Class sedan and not the long wheelbase version that is sold in India. And then it doesn’t look like your regular E-Class either. The bonnet is bulging with power domes and the front grille is wide with a single horizontal slat flanked by an AMG badge and the large three pointed star in the centre. The aggressive front bumper features two large air intakes that cool the turbos. The LED headlamps have blue lights integrated and the way the headlamps light up in a sequence is super cool. The E63S gets massive 20 inch alloy wheels with 265/35 R20 rubber up front and super car rivalling 295/30 R20 tyres at the rear. The matt black alloys contrast the golden brake calipers of the optional carbon ceramic brakes nicely. Our test car came with the optional AMG carbon fibre package and so there are carbon fibre ORVMs, carbon fibre boot spoiler and a carbon fibre rear diffuser. Quad exhaust pipes complete the rear and this matte grey paint finish is a standout.