This is our 1st seem at the new Mercedes-AMG S 63. It’ll sit beneath the forthcoming AMG S 73 e plug-in hybrid in showrooms afterwards this year as the 2nd most effective product in the S-Course selection, featuring refreshing competitors for the Porsche Panamera.
Like all Mercedes-AMG cars, the new S 63 will appear with a host of intense styling tweaks, as indicated by the camouflage wrap on this mule. Revisions will involve a deeper entrance splitter, marginally broader side skirts and a new diffuser, which residences the company’s trademark quad-exit exhaust system.
The cabin will also get the normal Mercedes-AMG makeover, with some new sports activities seats, an AMG-branded steering wheel, aluminium pedals and some focused AMG graphics for the car’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.eight-inch infotainment system.
Mercedes has not verified any technological requirements for the new AMG S 63 but, offered the wide dimension of the newest S-Course, we hope the manufacturer will shun the electrified 4-cylinder powertrain destined for the new AMG C 63 in favour of its common twin-turbocharged 4.-litre V8, which is identified in almost everything from the AMG GT to the AMG E 63 saloon.
In the E 63 saloon, the V8 produces 603bhp and 850Nm of torque – and we hope the tune will be the same for the S 63. We’re also pretty specific it’ll appear with a 9-velocity automatic gearbox and 4-wheel push, as that drivetrain is now identified in each other product in the standard S-Course line-up.
To guidance the added grunt, Mercedes will overhaul the S-Class’s chassis, fitting decreased suspension, stiffer anti-roll bars and new adaptive dampers that are tuned for marginally sharper handling. There is also some drilled discs and greater calipers hiding guiding this mule’s alloys.
Mercedes-AMG will fit its newest traction control system to the S 63. Like the smaller sized AMG E 63, it really should also appear with a “Drift Mode” programme for the car’s push manner selector, which will disconnect push to the entrance axle and make it possible for the driver to slide the car through corners.
Now read through our overview of the earlier-era Mercedes-AMG S 63. Let us know your ideas in the comments below…