The mad scientists from Merc’s tuning division AMG has revealed their latest creation – the S63 AMG. This is a beefed up, faster and more powerful version of their coupe version of the Mercedes S class.
This car is the latest model to receive the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. Lightweight construction has reduced the vehicle weight by 65 kilograms – even though the car has a higher output and more extensive standard equipment than the predecessor model. This weight saving was achieved largely thanks to the use of a lightweight lithium-ion battery, AMG forged light-alloy wheels and a weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite braking system.
Furthermore, the entire outer skin and the front end of the body are made of aluminium. The reduced weight improves driving dynamics and returns a mileage of 9.9 kpl while the 5.5 litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine enables the car to accelerate from a standstill to 100 kph in anything between 3.9 and 4.3 seconds, depending on the variant. But all the variants manage to hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 kph.
Tobias Moers, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH commented, "The new S63 AMG Coupé is another exciting AMG dream car in the luxury segment. Now the S-Class Coupé also comes with the option of performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive – as we rigorously pursue our all-wheel-drive initiative. Mercedes-AMG is putting the pedal to the metal again in the new year. Our model initiative is set to continue at blistering pace in 2014."