As expected, the E63 S gets a slightly different fascia compared to the new E53, boasting larger side vents with a narrow third vent running lengthwise between the grille and lower vent. At the back, the E63 S gets a more pronounced lip spoiler, with quad trapezoid exhaust outlets instead of the E53’s ovals.
Other notable changes include the new grille and LED headlights as well as a more shaped rear combined with fresh taillights.
The new E63 S now sits on a set of 20-inch twin-five-spoke wheels as standard and you have the choice to paint it in three new colours; Graphite Grey metallic, Cirrus Silver metallic, and Brilliant Blue magno.
Inside the upgrades the E53 received carry over but the new twin-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel does stand out. The wheel is heated in standard trim, and it can be ordered in leather, Dinamica microfiber, or a combination of both materials.
Nothing has changed under the hood which means the E63 S still develops 603 hp (450 kW) and 850 Nm of torque from the brilliant 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa has not said anything regarding local availability but we are fairly certain they will only bring in the range topping ‘S’ variant in Sedan guise.