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The new Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG

The new Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG image

Text: / Photos: Mercedez-Benz Press | posted August 10, 2010 16:52

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Mercedes-Benz has recently launched the new the top-of-the-range S-Class V8 model, the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG.

The luxury performance saloon benefits from a new AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine with a peak output of up to 571 hp and a torque of up to 900 Nm. In combination with the unique AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, the new engine contributes towards a considerable reduction in consumption and emissions, while at the same time increasing maximum power and torque. With a fuel consumption of 10.5 liters per 100 kilometers (NEDC combined), the new high-performance Saloon not only undercuts its direct competitors - it is also more than 25 percent more economical in terms of its fuel consumption than the previous model with naturally aspirated V8 engine.

The new S 63 AMG marks the start of a new chapter in the "AMG Performance 2015" drive strategy: Mercedes-AMG is continuing this impressive story and is meeting its promise to continuously reduce both the fuel consumption and emissions of new models with the new engine/transmission combination - while reaching new heights with the central AMG brand value of "performance".

According to Ola Källenius, head of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "We are heading into a new era with the S 63 AMG: for the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with biturbocharging and the start/stop system. Together with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, we have reduced both fuel consumption and emissions significantly - while at the same time increasing output and torque."

The new AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine will play a significant role in the Mercedes-AMG model strategy over the coming year. The unique AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission will also help to ensure that future high-performance AMG vehicles benefit from an exciting and at the same economical transmission of power too. The new engine/transmission combination marks a further milestone in the successful history of Mercedes-AMG, which began back in 1967.