Mercedes-Benz has revealed the most powerful iteration of its flagship sedan, the AMG S63 E Performance. Based on the long wheelbase version of the standard S-Class luxury sedan, the AMG S63 now gets plenty of AMG-specific features, tech as well as upgrades.
The S63 gets an AMG-specific grille in the front, a ‘jet-wing’ design front bumper, larger air intakes, trapezoidal tailpipes, standard 20-inch forged alloys with the option of increasing it to 21-inches and a red-accented ‘S63’ badge on the rear. On the inside, the S63 gets bespoke AMG upholstery and stitching on all four seats in the cabin, and AMG logos on the front headrests. It also gets AMG-specific graphics on the instrument cluster and the MBUX infotainment system and a new steering wheel with different controller switches.
The Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance carries forward the 4.0-litre V8 engine paired with an electric motor and battery. The hybrid powertrain produces a total power output of 791 bhp and 145.8 kgm. Power goes to all-four wheels via Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC system. This allows the car to sprint from zero to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds. The top speed can be increased to 290 kph from the 250 kph limit with the AMG Driver’s package. The AMG S63 E Performance gets a 13.1 kWh battery, offering an EV-only range of 33 km.
The sedan also comes with several integrated tech features, including four regeneration modes, seven dynamic select driving modes and plenty of other safety and driver assistance functions. Mercedes has not announced the pricing of the new AMG S63 E Performance but it is set to reach production in 2023.