As we all know, the Mercedes-Benz E63 saloon and estate are currently being refreshed, with prototypes undergoing testing and development at the Nurburgring. The process needs to be accelerated a little as winter is approaching.
Soon enough, snowy conditions will force the German marque to stop putting cars on the track. There are two spy videos here showing the vehicles in action – one was shot by Automotive Mike while the other was by Carspotter Jeroen.
Wrapped in camouflages, both machines come with reworked fascias that look more angular than before. There are big inlets which allow a lot of of air to enter the engine bay. We don’t see the Panamericana grille on these prototypes, but we believe that it will be present on the final production version. Featuring sharper edges are the new headlights; yes, they’re unquestionably different from the existing ones.
The backs of the cars are hardly changed, but we notice new taillights are there to be part of the tweaks. Four exhaust tips with trapezoidal shape remain an attention-grabbing element there. Currently, there are no leaks on the interior, but we heard that the E-Class’ infotainment system could receive an update that is – look wise – said to be more compatible with the latest models in the automaker’s lineup.
The Mercedes-AMG‘s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine should stay in the refreshed E63. The powerhouse produces 603 hp which is more than enough to make it run fast, although it’s still possible to squeeze more grunt out of the unit to make it as potent as the one propelling the GT 63 S 4-door Coupe.
Now when we compare it to the competition, the E63 wagon’s main rival – the Audi RS6 Avant – is motivated by a hybrid-supported 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 591 hp. So, as far as power figure is concerned, the E63 wins here.
The facelifted E63 as well as the rest of the E-Class range should be launched in 2020 and go on sale in some countries in the same year.