German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest S63 AMG 4MATIC model. The latest member of the S-Class family is powered by a 5.5L twin-turbo V8 engine that provides a presentable 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Combining that kind of power with a lightweight body, the S63 AMG will hit 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds before topping out at an electronically-limited 186 mph.
Ola Källenius, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “Following the successful launch of the A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG, the new S 63 AMG 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. The new S 63 AMG likewise leads the way when it comes to perfection, high-class appeal and quality. We are also offering the S 63 AMG with the performance-oriented AMG all-wheel drive system 4MATIC for the first time to target new markets: the S 63 AMG 4MATIC is just the ticket for customers who attach importance to four-wheel drive due to weather conditions.”
Further options for the S63 AMG include carbon-ceramic brakes for the first time and an extensive list of other high-end extras. The new S 63 AMG will have its big entrance in September 2013 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt; the market launch likewise commences in September. Prices for Germany (incl. 19% VAT): S 63 AMG (short wheelbase) €149,880.50 / S 63 AMG 4MATIC (long wheelbase) €152,617.50
[ Source: Mercedes-Benz ]