Affalterbach. New engine, new transmission, new all-wheel drive, new exterior and interior design: On the S 63 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined: 8.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 203 g/km), Mercedes-AMG has dramatically honed the driving dynamics and looks further. For improved performance with significantly reduced fuel consumption, the AMG 4.0-litre V-8 Biturbo engine with cylinder deactivation replaces the previous 5.5-litre V-8 Biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 450 kW (612 hp) and thus exactly 20 kW (27 hp) more than the preceding model. With a sprint time of 3.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the performance luxury saloon is on par with full-blooded sports cars. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9 speed sports transmission replaces the previous 7-speed gearbox. This has enabled more agile response times to be achieved. The fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system provides optimal traction.
New MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and the updated front apron with jet wing underscore the more expressive appearance of both S-Class models. At the rear, the new apron and modified tailpipe trim add distinctive design focuses.
“Impressive power, torque and performance on the road, as well as the expressive design distinguish the new Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ and the new S 65. With the S 63, we additionally took a major development step that supports our leadership claim in the areas of driving dynamics, performance, traction, equipment and demonstrative comfort. The S 65 with its high-torque 6.0-litre V-12 Biturbo engine remains the spearhead of the S-Class models“, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Managing Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Technical data at a glance
|Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ long wheelbase|
|Engine||4.0-litre V-8 with direct injection, biturbo forced induction and cylinder deactivation|
|Output||450 kW (612 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm|
|Peak torque||900 Nm at 2750-4500 rpm|
|Drive system||AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with variable torque split|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission|
|Fuel consumption||8.9 l/100 km|
|Combined CO2 emissions||203 g/km|
|Weight (DIN/EC)||1995* kg/2070** kg|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||3.5 s|
|Top speed||250 km/h***|