Optional extras include AMG forged light-alloy wheels, painted titanium grey and polished, with size 8.5×20 at the front and 9.5×20 at the rear paired with 255/40 R 20 and 285/35 R 20 tyres respectively. The AMG light-alloy wheels feature a high-quality, screwable and fully integrated wheel bolt cover made of forged metal. Its shape is reminiscent of a centre lock as seen in motorsport.
The AMG logo is elegantly integrated into one of the ten spokes. As an option, these AMG light-alloy wheels can also be supplied painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange. As an alternative in the same format, there is a “Siena” designer variant with 5 twin spokes, which is painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and has a black wheel bolt cover.
Design: dynamism and exclusivity fused with sensuous forms
Powerful and exclusive, dynamic and prestigious – the new S 63 AMG also makes a visual impression. The high-performance saloon’s design is defined by the impressive blend of hallmark Mercedes sensual forms, classic architecture and a sleek silhouette with classic AMG design features. A large, upright and distinctly three-dimensional radiator grille underlines the special status of the S-Class – with an exciting contrast to this being provided by the front apron with three large air dams. The front apron with the grille painted in high-gloss black displays the stylised “A” that is a hallmark of AMG vehicles and emphasises the exclusivity and power of the S 63 AMG. Flics in high-gloss black on the side air intakes optimise the flow of air to the cooling modules – a design that is a familiar sight in motorsport. The three-dimensional front splitter in silver chrome reduces lift.
Side sill panels with three-dimensional inserts in silver chrome make the vehicle appear closer to the road and create dynamism along the flanks with the brand’s hallmark “Dropping Line”. Large light-alloy wheels are another trademark AMG feature: they afford a clear view of the AMG high-performance brake system. “V8 BITURBO” lettering in new, contemporary typography on the front wings identifies the top-of-the-range eight-cylinder model. This new lettering also appears in the “S 63 AMG” model designation on the boot lid. The design is drawn to a powerful conclusion by the black diffuser insert with trim in silver chrome and the two chromed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system with exhaust flaps.
Interior: beguiling appointments, design and quality
Like the exterior design, the S 63 AMG interior is a beguiling combination
of the sportily exclusive atmosphere of a true AMG automobile with classic Mercedes values such as improved interior dimensions, new control logic, new ergonomic touches, ease of use, safety, appeal and aesthetics. The newly developed AMG sports seats with electrical adjustment, Memory function and seat heating offer the driver and front passenger more lateral support. Fine nappa leather in AMG V8 design with lavish perforations and AMG badges in the front and rear seat backrests create an exquisite and luxurious atmosphere on board. Special touches include the embossed emblem on the armrest of the front centre console and the high-quality analogue clock in IWC design, which for the first time features three-dimensional, milled metal hands and metal appliqués on the dial.
The AMG sports steering wheel with its distinctively contoured rim, perforated leather in the grip area and aluminium shift paddles allows perfect vehicle control. Another feature displaying the hallmark AMG look is the high-resolution TFT colour display as an AMG instrument cluster with two animated round dials: in addition to the AMG-specific lettering and the needles in red/silver, further distinctive design features include the AMG logo in the speedometer with 330 km/h scale (left) and the “V8 BITURBO” lettering in
the rev counter (right).
Selecting “Warm up” in the AMG main menu brings up two round dials indicating the engine oil and transmission oil temperatures. Vehicle configuration, for example activation of a certain transmission and suspension mode, is effected in the AMG main menu “Setup” by means of buttons on the centre console. An animated S 63 AMG on the TFT display between the speedo and rev counter gives the driver visual feedback. The upper section of the display contains a permanent gear indicator and, when manual transmission mode “M” is selected, also an upshift recommendation. At the lower edge, the activated transmission mode, the ESP® mode and the suspension set-up are displayed.
Further standard equipment for all S 63 AMG models (selection):
- AMG door sill panels
- AMG floor mats
- AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs
- Ambient lighting
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Burmester® surround sound system
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
- COMAND Online
- LED Intelligent Light System
- Metallic paintwork
- PRE-SAFE® PLUS
- Tyre pressure loss warning system
- LED High Performance headlamps
Numerous individualisation options are available from the AMG Performance Studio (selection):
- AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package
- AMG carbon-fibre engine cover
- AMG performance steering wheel in nappa leather / DINAMICA, black
- AMG trim in carbon fibre/black piano lacquer
- Brake callipers, painted red
Additional optional extras (selection):
- AIR-BALANCE package
- Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system
- Business Telephony in the rear
- Chauffeur package
- designo appointments packages
- Executive seat
- Exclusive package
- First-Class rear suite
- Seat Comfort package incl. ENERGIZING massage function
- Refrigerator in the rear seat
- Magic vision control
- Warmth Comfort package
Intelligent Drive: new standards in safety
The S 63 AMG likewise sets new standards in active and passive safety: what began with PRE-SAFE® ten years ago and continued with DISTRONIC PLUS is now leading to a new dimension in driving. Comfort and safety have blended into one. Mercedes-Benz calls this “Intelligent Drive”. New standard safety systems make the new S-Class even more comfortable and safe:
- Driving Assistance package Plus
- Night View Assist Plus
“We see the S 63 AMG as a modern-day continuation of a tradition extending back over more than 46 years, and today it serves as a model of extreme high performance and reliability,” concludes Govender.
As with all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, the new S-Class comes standard with the class-leading PremiumDive 6-years/100 000 km maintenance plan with no customer contribution. There are a number of “top-up” options available for the discerning customer, ranging from 8-years 100 000, 8-years 140 000, 8-years 160 000 and up to 8 years 180 000 km.
The new S 63 AMG is introduced at R2 174 000 (including VAT excluding CO₂ emission tax)