‘Most sophisticated car in the world’: ‘Mighty’ new Mercedes S 63 AMG revealed

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 15:00
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LEADER: S 63 AMG available for £119,565

Mercedes-Benz’ new S 63 AMG will arrive in the UK in November priced from £119,565, it has been announced.

The 585hp vehicle – dubbed by Mercedes-Benz as ‘the most sophisticated car in the world’ – is the most powerful high-performance saloon in the luxury segment.

Mercedes-Benz claim the car ‘aims to set new standards in driving dynamics, performance, refinement and technology’.

It is powered by an AMG 5.5litre V8 bi-turbo engine and twinned with an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports transmission.

Capable of accelerating from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4seconds and hitting a top speed of 155mph, the S 63 AMG returns 27mpg and emissions of 237g/km.

Equipped with 19inch AMG 10-spoke alloy wheels, the S63 AMG uses high-performance Composite Brakes fitted as standard along with unique AMG sports suspension based on the all new Magic Body Control.

New standard equipment includes the Driving Assistance Package, Front Seat Comfort Package, Panoramic sunroof, Keyless Go Package, Burmester Surround Sound System with Six-Disc changer, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Ambient Lighting.

This represents more than £8,400 added value on the outgoing model.

An AMG sports steering wheel and electrically-adjustable, heated sports seats are fitted as standard.

The front centre armrest has the AMG emblem embossed on it, while an AMG-specific IWC-design analogue clock features on the dash.

As with all AMGs, there are options for customers to personalise their car further via the AMG Performance Studio.

The £2,760 Drivers Package derestricts the top speed to 186mph and secures the customer a place on an AMG racetrack ‘Power and Passion’ event.

A £5,000 AMG Exterior Carbon Package is also available, while the AMG high-performance ceramic composite brake system can be added for £7,090.