First drive 2014 MercedesBenz S 63 AMG | Driving

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Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base

First drive: 2014 S 63 AMG


KITZBUHEL, AUSTRIA — the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class earlier this year, it did so as one of the technologically advanced sedans regardless of manufacturer — the list of trickery runs from the headlights to the outrageous optional Burmese sound system a total system output of watts and touches every between the extremes. Now comes the S 63 AMG.

The 63′s cockpit is like that of an A380 than a sedan. The bold premium materials and content to touch all of the senses. For example, the is displayed on two enormous 12.3-inch displays. Then there’s the seating. The Drive-Dynamic seats all of the usual power adjustments with a number of other that range from a hot to the ability to adjust the lumbar and rest bolsters to the point anyone can find the perfect — just read the owners’ and be prepared to spend the time to set it to perfection.

Dynamically, the S 63 AMG is delightful. I was expecting a sort of Titanic in terms of the and speed, but was I ever wrong. The dynamics boil down to the and a suspension that thinks. In the the setup can be all things to all drivers.

Pop the and there sits AMG’s twin-turbo V8, which makes a 577 horsepower. That is impressive, but really cranks things to a plane is the torque — 664 pound-feet at 2,250 rpm. This is to whisk the portly 2,070-kilogram sedan from rest to 100 an hour in 4.0 seconds flat.

The riotous power is fired to the through AMG’s Speedshift MCT Technology) seven-speed manumatic It features three very drive modes — Controlled (C), Sport (S) and Manual The C mode is aimed at maximizing and uses an idle-stop feature to the engine down whenever the S 63 to a standstill. The idle-stop, softer and earlier upshifts combine to an average fuel consumption of litres per 100 kilometres based on the test cycle. Head for the and the other two modes come their own. Sport the gears longer, sharpens the response and alters the exhaust Manual does the same, but the driver in charge of the shifting.

in C mode, a flap in each of the mufflers remains closed, mutes the exhaust note. In the two modes, they open to a delicious snapping snarl sings under hard There’s also a delightful that accompanies every shift. It actively forced me to use the shifters so I could revel in the siren as I zigged and zagged the Austrian countryside.

All S 63 AMGs sold in Canada arrive with Mercedes’ all-wheel-drive. It does a much job of laying the power down. In in spite of the 70 kg the system adds to the the 4Matic version is 0.8 seconds to 100 km/h than the short rear-drive model.

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base

The good is that the 33/67 front-to-rear split retains the rear-drive for which all AMGs are famed. The is also smart enough it varies the torque split the norm to a 50/50 split upon need and it does so This ability boils to a function that adjusts the long before things are to go pear-shaped. From a practical it eliminates wheelspin and delivers better traction across the operating range.

The S 63′s suspension features air and fully adaptive damping. As the drivetrain, it also features two different settings. The Comfort delivers a luxury car ride; firms the suspenders noticeably and the variable ratio steering. up the mountain roads heading to proved the Sport setting to be While I did appreciate the softer mode in a city environment, firmer damping reduces roll and improves the turn-in

The final dynamic link is in the brake system. The two-piece rotors deliver a ton of fade-free power. For those that to push this full-bodied to the edge should invest in the ceramic brake package — to AMG, these things the fade out to the point it is basically and they bring crisper at the limit.

The S 63 AMG is an interesting car for many reasons, not the of which is the amount of technology into every single of the car. However, what separates it from other sedans is the alacrity the engine into such a heavy The extensive use of aluminum and 100-kg in weight certainly helps The same applies to the handling, as the S 63 AMG so much lighter on its P255/40R20 and P285/35R20 rear tires the look suggests — this is a imposing full-sized car by any measure.

of all, however, is how the 4Matic drive functions to keep the power tamed to the point it felt almost docile on the wet test route. That was the gas pedal was given a proper

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4MATIC Base

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