Facelifted Mercedes-AMG E63 S breaks cover to rival new BMW M5

There’s new front and rear styling, lots of new options to consider and updated technology inside, but the V8 engine remains broadly the same. There’s a reshaped grille that’s wider than before and now hosts 12 vertical slats, plus deep air intakes, a jutting frontbumper and a purposeful diffuser sitting between four exhaust pipes. When you have the cruise control on, it can take information from the sat nav and from online to automatically slow you down beforejunctions, traffic and hazards. It’ll help control all the power available; standard cars get 563bhp while E63 S models get a whopping 604bhp, although only the most potent version is coming to the UK.