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.”[youtube id=”2u0v1uFrjq8″ mode=”normal” align=”center”]
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.