Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its new 2011 S 63 AMG will be equipped with the performance division’s latest 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine. The company is following up consistently with its promise of delivering fuel economical vehicles, especially in the AMG range, without compromising on performance. A stop/start system adds to enhancing the fuel efficiency of the S 63 AMG, which comes in at 10.5 liters/100 km in the European cycle.
The engine boats of a 25 percent increase in fuel-efficiency in comparison with the model’s previous 6.3 liter V8 unit while simultaneously boosting overall power as well.
The S 63 AMG hits the 100 km/h mark in just 4.5 seconds – 4.4 with the performance package. Top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) on the standard model, with a total of 300 km/h (186 mph) being allowed when buyers opt for the package. Additionally it also features Active Lane Keeping, Blind Spot Assistance, Active Body Control for crosswind stabilization in the sport suspension.
The S 63 AMG will be available for purchase in September, with prices starting at €143,752 (including 19% VAT in Germany) for the short wheelbase version and €151,368 for the stretched version.