Price: $140,000 ($181,635 as tested)
Engine: 5.5-liter V8 BiTurbo
Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic
Power: 536 hp & 590 lb-ft of torque
When it comes to luxury the first thing you always think of is Mercedes Benz, right? Well, this car is badged with that iconic tri star with a circle around every point, but other than that, it is like no other Benz. The new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG big body Benz is basically a tank on 20-inch luxury rims that has the interior of a Saudi prince’s castle. With the S63 having the weight of a Mack truck it needs massive brakes, and that it does. This car can go from 100 mph to school zone speeds effortlessly with its giant 6 piston carbon ceramic brakes.
However, brakes aren’t the only massive thing about this car; the interior is so spacious you could almost get lost in it. If you do happen to get lost, you can use the beautifully set up navigation system that is very easy to use after tinkering with the controls for a good bit of time. The only reason the computer on the car is so sophisticated is because it controls almost every aspect of the car from on toggle. Multi-taskers will be happy to know that you can turn the radio up and increase your back massager’s pulsation at the same time.
Once you get past all of the creature comforts in the car, then you can start to hear the creature under the hood, and that is one hell of a mean creature. Set your command and control seat in the perfect position and then it’s time to blast off thanks to the massive 5.5-liter handmade V8 from Germany. Once you press that pedal, you won’t hear that loud naturally aspirated normal V8 sound that everyone is used to. Instead, you will hear the most terrifying growl coming from the quad exhaust.
This is due to Mercedes new technology called BiTurbo. The two turbos strapped to the engine might look small in size but put out tire roasting numbers. Under the hood, all you will see is tons of beautiful AMG badging and engine covers, but then right in front of you is more plumbing than a toilet store for the massive intercooler and little turbos. I believe Mercedes chose the smaller turbos, rather than the larger tuner turbos, because of engine bay space, heat soak reduction, and very minimal turbo lag.
This car can go from inner city cruising speeds to Bull Run speeds in a matter of seconds. The engine note from the pavement blasting V8 is like that of a beautiful German cousin called the 911 turbo. It has such a mean, but respectful growl that it makes you want to see how bad it can scare you.
After we put this gorgeous car through its paces, we had to ask ourselves one question: “Is this car worth $180,000?” I would have to say yes, if you are looking for the best of every world, this car fits the bill. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG will handle everything you throw at it, only to beg for more.