577 Horsepower will sit underneath the hood of the new generation W222 S63 AMG. Along with 664 pound feet of torque, the newly reworked M157 5.5L V8 BI-Turbo engine from AMG uses a air-to-water intercooler and direct injection to exact as much power from the mill as possible. The 577 horsepower figure helps to achieve the 7.9 lbs/hp power-to-weight ratio that will ensure this S63 will be rocket-ship fast.
Weight savings was also a crucial engineering aspect in designing the W222 AMG models. The complete outer skin of the S63 is made of aluminum. A unique, light-weight and high performance two-piece braking system, along with lightweight forged wheels and LI-ON battery aid in the 200 pound weight loss compared to the previous W221 generation S63. The spare wheel recess is made of carbon fiber, which saves 9 pounds versus constructing the peice using a metal material. Acceleration is blistering, at 3.9 seconds to reach 60 MPH, while top speed is limited to 186 MPH.
Embracing AWD, AMG has fitted the new S63 with their performance version of 4Matic, ensuring all of the power produced hits the ground efficiently. In S63 guise, the 4matic system will normally send 67% of the engine’s power to the rear wheels. This will help to ensure that the system retains a rear-wheel drive feel, while offering prodigious grip at all times. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission has three modes: C (efficiency), S (Sport), and M (Manual). In the S and M modes, the AMG sports exhaust systems opens up two flaps in the rear silencers to ensure the engine sounds brilliant.
Truly a superb machine, the new W222 S63 AMG promises to have superior build quality, world-class performance, and extreme luxury. All mated to a interior and exterior that have been given the AMG treatment to enhance the visual appeal of this special AMG model.