The most sophisticated car in the world has been introduced 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 OTR.
The most powerful high-performance 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 bi-turbo engine is twinned with an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports transmission to deliver superior performance effortlessly. The S 63 AMG boasts an output of 585 hp 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.
The S 63 AMG returns 27 mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of 237 g/km.
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. AMG 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. The impressive line-up of standard equipment which 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 is all over and above the standard equipment offered on the outgoing model representing more than £8,400 of added value for the customer.
The S 63 AMG is available in the long wheelbase version of the S-Class offering passengers the ultimate in luxury and legroom. An AMG sports steering wheel and superbly supportive AMG sports seats, which are electronically adjustable and heated, are fitted as standard. The front centre armrest has the AMG emblem embossed on it while an AMG-specific IWC-design analogue clock features on the dash. The rear features AMG heated sports seats as well as an AMG start-up screen/instrument cluster.
As with every AMG, there are options for customers to personalise their car further via the AMG Performance Studio. The Drivers Package (£2,760) derestricts 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.