Recently unveiled during the 2013 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the pinnacle of luxury and performance, the S63 AMG variant gets some more juicy pics before we see it on the road.
According to Mercedes, S63 will be the most powerful high-performance saloon in the luxury segment and of course it will set new standards in terms of driving dynamics, lightweight construction and efficiency.
The most important aspect of any AMG is by far its engine, and for the S63 we have the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine delivering 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque – the most powerful member of the BlueDIRECT engine family.
Thanks to systematic lightweight construction based on the “AMG Lightweight Performance” philosophy, the S 63 AMG tips the scales at up to 100 kilograms less than its predecessor. The combination of an efficient drive system and reduced weight results in an NEDC combined fuel consumption of 10.1 to 10.3 litres per 100 kilometres. Also, new to the table is the optional performance-oriented AMG all-wheel drive system 4MATIC.
The S 63 AMG has a 3.37 kg/hp power-to-weight ratio, boasting a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration of 4 seconds (4.4 for the long wheelbase model) and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.