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Finally, Mercedes-AMG fans can rejoice as the E 53 and E 63 S are launched in India. The E 53 is priced at Rs 1.02 crore and the E 63 S is priced at Rs 1.70 crore. All prices are ex-showroom, India.

Firstly, the Mercedes-AMG E 53 makes a debut in the Indian market. It comes with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbocharged petrol engine that is paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, putting out 435 bhp and 53.02 kgm of torque. Thanks to the EQ boost, the E 53 gets an additional 22 bhp and 25.4 kgm of torque boost when you’re heavy on the throttle. And all that power is sent to its four wheels via a 9-speed auto ‘box.

As for the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, it is good enough to produce 604 bhp from its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. Also, with 86.68 kgm of torque, the E 63 S will complete its 0-100-kph run in 3.4 seconds. Of course, the power is again sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed auto ‘box. If you want to have some rear-wheel-drive fun, you can switch to drift mode and go all berserk. You might want to have an extra pair of tyres handy, just in case.

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There isn’t much that separates the AMG E 53 from the AMG E 63 S apart from the engines. In terms of exterior design, both get an AMG grille flatter brake lights and a new apron can be seen at the rear, and there’s also a new diffuser. 20-inch alloys are standard for the E 63 S, while the E5 gets 19-inch alloys.

Inside, the cabin gets the latest MBUX infotainment system and digital instrument display, with unique AMG display options, as also a twin-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel with haptic feedback controls and paddle shifters; it has a ‘hands on’ sensor that triggers warnings and activates emergency brake assist if it figures that the driver does not have their hands on the wheel for a while. Speaking of hands, we cannot wait to have a go in them. Or even take the E 63 S against the BMW M5 Competition. Who would you put your money on?