This is our initially seem at the new Mercedes-AMG S sixty three. It’ll sit beneath the upcoming AMG S 73 e plug-in hybrid in showrooms afterwards this yr as the next most highly effective product in the S-Class selection, featuring fresh levels of competition for the Porsche Panamera.
Like all Mercedes-AMG vehicles, the new S sixty three will come with a host of aggressive styling tweaks, as indicated by the camouflage wrap on this mule. Revisions will contain a further entrance splitter, a little broader side skirts and a new diffuser, which homes the company’s trademark quad-exit exhaust program.
The cabin will also get the normal Mercedes-AMG makeover, with some new sporting activities seats, an AMG-branded steering wheel, aluminium pedals and some committed AMG graphics for the car’s twelve.three-inch digital instrument cluster and twelve.eight-inch infotainment program.
Mercedes has not confirmed any technological specifications for the new AMG S sixty three but, provided the huge dimensions of the most up-to-date S-Class, we expect the brand name will shun the electrified four-cylinder powertrain destined for the new AMG C sixty three in favour of its regular twin-turbocharged four.-litre V8, which is observed in everything from the AMG GT to the AMG E sixty three saloon.
In the E sixty three saloon, the V8 produces 603bhp and 850Nm of torque – and we expect the tune will be the identical for the S sixty three. We’re also reasonably specific it’ll come with a nine-velocity automatic gearbox and four-wheel generate, as that drivetrain is previously observed in each other product in the common S-Class line-up.
To support the extra grunt, Mercedes will overhaul the S-Class’s chassis, fitting lowered suspension, stiffer anti-roll bars and new adaptive dampers that are tuned for a little sharper handling. There is also some drilled discs and larger sized calipers hiding guiding this mule’s alloys.
Mercedes-AMG will suit its most up-to-date traction management program to the S sixty three. Like the lesser AMG E sixty three, it ought to also come with a “Drift Mode” programme for the car’s generate method selector, which will disconnect generate to the entrance axle and allow for the driver to slide the car as a result of corners.
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