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The new Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance is a luxury performance sedan with technology from Formula One, helping it produce 791bhp and 1,430Nm of torque.

07 Dec 2022 | International News : Germany


Mercedes-AMG has revealed the S63 E Performance, what it says is the most powerful S-Class of all time. The S63 E Performance will utilise the familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which produces 603bhp and 900Nm of torque.

However, the presence of electric motors means that the twin-turbo V8 will gain an extra boost in power, in the form of 187bhp and 320Nm of torque, for a system total of 791bhp and a scarcely unbelievable 1,430Nm of torque. The zero to 100km/h sprint is similarly impressive, with it being dispatched in 3.3 seconds.

The Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance is the most powerful S-Class of all time
The P3 hybrid system sees the rear-mounted electric motor coupled to a two-speed gearbox. The electric motor, two-speed gear gearbox and eLSD are all positioned at the rear, bypassing the nine-speed transmission that is located at the front. This translates to the S63 E Performance being able to utilise as much torque as possible from both units.

The basis for the high performance of the AMG 400V battery is direct cooling, where a coolant based on an electrically non-conductive liquid flows around all 1,200 cells, cooling them individually.

The development of the lithium-ion energy storage system is inspired by technologies that have proven themselves in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team's hybrid racing cars.

791bhp and 1,430Nm of torque help the German heavyweight achieve a zero to 100km/h time of just 3.3 seconds
The experts from the Formula One engine manufacturer High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth collaborated closely with Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach.

The AMG high-performance battery combines high power that can be called up in rapid succession with low weight to enhance the overall performance of the vehicle. Added to this are the fast energy draw and the high power density.

Systems such as the AMG Ride Control+ suspension, AMG Active Ride Control roll stabilisation and rear-axle steering as standard ensure a wide spread between driving dynamics and comfort.

The interior's seats come with a special AMG upholstery layout with distinctive stitching
An array of driving modes are also available, namely Electric, Comfort, Battery Hold, Sport, Sport+, Slippery and Individual. Each mode adjusts the boost power from the electric motor, along with engine, transmission, exhaust note and suspension settings.

The Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance also comes with an AMG Dynamics control system, which manages the ESP and eLSD to make the car grippy or slippery according to the driver's preference.

As for the interior, it combines the appointments of the S-Class with AMG-specific features. The seats come with a special AMG upholstery layout and distinctive stitching, underlining the refined appearance. There are also exclusive colours and various nappa leather upholsteries that come with an embossed AMG emblem in the front head restraints.

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