“Less is more,” AMG chief Tobias Moers says with a straight face. He is referring to the new S63 AMG, which is definitely more. Way more. A group of journos has just ripped wormholes in space out of Salzburg, over autobahns and twisty mountain roads, into Kitzbühel, Austria. The engines are still crackling in the garage below the posh Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol. All day long, the hills were alive with the sound of 577 horsepower and up to 664 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds (our estimate), and a terminal velocity of 186 mph. Ungoverned, the car might crack 195 mph.
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
DISPLACEMENT: 333 cu in, 5461 cc
POWER: 577 hp @ 5500 rpm
TORQUE: 664 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
About this vehicle
BLACK exterior, CREAM interior, 20 inch AMG 6 POT SPORT ALLOYS, 4 SEATER EXECTUIVE REAR SEAT PACKAGE PLUS, REAR PICNIC TABLES, BURMESTER HIGH END SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT, HEADS UP DISPLAY, LANE CHANGE ASSIST, PANORAMIC GLASS ROOF, POWER BOOT, 360 DEGREE SURROUND CAMERA SYSTEM