Engine: AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo
Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
Power: 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque
Top Speed: 186 (elect. limited)
0-60 mph: 3.9s
Mercedes-AMG has just unveiled the all-new 2014 S63 AMG 4MATIC – the most powerful high-performance sedan in the luxury market. The car is powered by the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, which is the most powerful of the M157 engine range. While all of this power is always welcomed, one of the greatest achievements of the all-new S63 AMG is the loss of 220 lbs when compared to its predecessor. Also, a new standard feature for the 2014 model is the AMG all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system.
“Following the successful launch of the A45 AMG and the CLA45 AMG, the new S63 AMG 4MATIC highlights our expertise in the automotive high-end segment. Lightweight construction and absolute performance are among the key strengths of the new flagship model from Mercedes-AMG,” said Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The new S63 AMG 4MATIC likewise leads the way when it comes to perfection, high-class appeal and quality. We are also offering the S63 AMG 4MATIC with the performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC for the first time to target new markets: the S63 AMG 4MATIC is just the ticket for customers who attach importance to four-wheel drive due to weather conditions.”
The 220 lbs that were shed from the S63 were thanks to the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. With this strategy, they used AMG forged light-alloy wheels, a lightweight lithium-ion battery and a weight-optimized AMG high-performance two-piece brake system to save weight.
Putting this lightweight body through it’s paces is the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, which is good for 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. With this power and lightweight, it has an incredible power to weight ratio of 7.9 lbs/hp. Expect the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC to make a 0-60 run in around 3.9 seconds.