2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (V221) 2013

The new Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG celebrates its world premiere in September 2013 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.

Mercedes-AMG is unleashing the new S 63 AMG. The most powerful high-performance saloon in the luxury segment sets new standards in terms of driving dynamics, lightweight construction and efficiency. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine – the most powerful member of the BlueDIRECT engine family, with an output of 430 kW and torque of 900 Nm – delivers effortlessly superior performance. Thanks to systematic lightweight construction based on the “AMG Lightweight Performance” philosophy, the S 63 AMG is up to 100 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. A combination of an efficient drive system and reduced weight results in an NEDC combined fuel consumption of 10.1 to 10.3 litres per 100 kilometres (237 to 242 g/km CO2). The new S 63 AMG is also available with the performance-oriented AMG all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC as an option for the first time. This not only enhances traction – the S 63 AMG represents a new dimension in driving dynamics in its segment. The design, equipment and appointments of the S 63 AMG meet the highest standards in terms of high-class appeal, quality and perfection.

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.”

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (V221) 2013

Tobias Moers, Head of Overall Vehicle Development and Board Member of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: “We have unquestionably achieved our aim of making the new S 63 AMG more powerful, lightweight and efficient than its predecessor. In terms of driving dynamics as well, the S 63 AMG has made giant leaps forward – not least thanks to the option of the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive.”

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (V221) 2013

AMG Lightweight Performance: up to 100 kg lighter than before

Systematic implementation of the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy reduces the weight of the S 63 AMG by up to 100 kilograms compared to the predecessor model. This weight saving was achieved largely thanks to the use of AMG forged light-alloy wheels, a lightweight lithium-ion battery and a weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite brake system. Furthermore, the entire outer skin of the S-Class, including the roof and the front end of the body, is made of aluminium. Installing a spare wheel recess made of carbon fibre, a material used in Formula 1, reduces the weight by a further four kilograms. The S 63 AMG also leads the way when it comes to power-to-weight ratio, boasting a figure of 3.49 kg/hp, resulting in effortlessly superior performance. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.0 to 4.4 seconds, depending on model variant, and the top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG (V221) 2013

The models at a glance:

  S 63   AMG
Short wheelbase
S 63   AMG
Long wheelbase*
S 63   AMG 4MATIC
Long wheelbase
Displacement 5461 cc 5461 cc 5461 cc
Output 430 kW
at 5500 rpm
430 kW
at 5500 rpm
430 kW
at 5500 rpm
Max.   torque 900 Nm
at 2250-3750 rpm
900 Nm
at 2250-3750 rpm
900 Nm
at 2250-3750 rpm
Fuel   consumption
NEDC combined
10.1   l/100 km 10.1   l/100 km 10.3   l/100 km
CO2   emissions 237   g/km 237   g/km 242   g/km
Kerb   weight (according to EC) 1970   kg**
2045 kg***
1995   kg**
2070 kg***
1995   kg**
2070 kg***
Acceleration  
0-100 km/h
4.4 s 4.4 s 4.0 s
Top   speed 250   km/h**** 250   km/h**** 250   km/h****

 

* Only available as right-hand drive;** Ready-to-drive condition (Fuel tank filled 90%, without driver and luggage); *** Kerb weight (fuel tank 90% full, with driver (68 kg) and luggage
(7 kg));**** Electronically limited

In terms of maximum output and fuel consumption, the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine remains the most efficient series-produced V8 engine of all. With an output of 430 kW and a torque of 900 Nm, the AMG eight-cylinder unit from the BlueDIRECT engine family (in-house designation M 157) outperforms all comparable engines. The fuel consumption of the new S 63 AMG is 0.4 litres per 100 kilometres lower than that of the predecessor model, even though the engine output has been increased by up to 30 kW. The range-topping eight-cylinder model already meets the requirements of the EU6 emissions standard, which is due to come into force in 2015.

Technical highlights of the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine:
•Direct petrol injection with piezo injectors
•Biturbocharging
•All-aluminium crankcase
•Four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment
•Air-to-water intercooler
•Efficient cooling of engine oil, engine water and transmission oil
•Lightweight composite oil pan
•Alternator management
•ECO start/stop function

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