Bi-turbo power unleashed
One of the worlds most sophisticated cars has been handed over to the engineers at AMG in Affalterbach to create the new, 585 hp, S 63 AMG – set to arrive in the UK in November priced from £119,565.
The most powerful highperformance saloon in the luxury segment aims to set new standards in driving dynamics, performance, refinement and technology.
The hand built AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine is twinned with an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports transmission. It boasts an output of 585 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque and can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.
Equipped with 19” AMG 10-spoke alloy wheels, the S63 AMG uses high-performance composite brakes fitted as standard along with unique AMG sports suspension based on the all-new ‘Magic Body Control’. Backing up the performance is the AMG sports exhaust system, providing a suitably thunderous soundtrack. The body styling including all-new front and rear bumpers, aiding cooling and adding greater visual drama are joined by AMG specific side sill panels with silver chrome inserts.
Innovative technology is a prerequisite with the launch of every new S-Class and the S 63 AMG is no different.
There’s an impressive line up of standard equipment too worth around £8,400. It includes the Driving Assistance Package, Front Seat Comfort Package, Panoramic sunroof, Keyless Go Package, the mighty Burmester Surround Sound System with Six-Disc changer, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Ambient Lighting.
As with every AMG, there are options for customers to personalise their car further via the AMG Performance Studio.
The Drivers Package (£2,760) de-restricts the top speed to 186 mph and secures the customer a place on an AMG ‘Power and Passion’ event so they can learn how to handle their car on the racetrack. Carbon Fibre can also further enhance the look of the car with the addition of the AMG Exterior Carbon Package (£5,000) while the AMG high-performance ceramic composite brake system can be added for £7,090.