The Mercedes-Benz and AMG portfolios in India keep expanding. Recently we got the S63 AMG Coupé and now we have its powerful cousin – the S63 AMG sedan. After nine launches this year, Mercedes-Benz India has launched its 10th car, Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 sedan today in Bengaluru (India).
The new S63 AMG Sedan falls in the middle of S class machines, above S500 and right behind S65 (comes with V12) in its global market.
The S63 AMG is a Teutonic chariot of the gods, mixing sumptuous luxury with earth-shaking power. Huge front air intakes, big wheels, and quad tailpipes hint at the powertrains on tap. The S63 has a 577-hp twin-turbo V-8 peak torque of 900Nm, mated to a seven-speed AMG SpeedShift MCT transmission, zapping from 0km/hr-62km/hr in 3.9 seconds and 0km/hr- 100km/hr in company claimed 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 250km/hr also with all-wheel drive.
The engine is hand-built, like all AMG power plants delivers peak torque from 2,250 – 3,750 rpm. That’s useful, because, despite aluminum body work and AMG weight-saving tweaks like a lithium-ion battery, the S63 weighs 2,121kilograms. The engine and a fast and precise seven-speed automatic transmission deliver 67% of torque to the rear wheels under normal conditions.
The S63 AMG stickered at INR 2.53Cr. The S63 is 7.9 inches shorter and 2.7 inches less tall than the S500 sedan, with which it shares many systems. Its smooth shape, long nose and short deck recall the new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. The cabin is awash in leather, carbon fiber, and more leather.
- AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine delivers 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque, 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds
- AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL enhances driving enjoyment and comfort
- Unique advantages of Mercedes-AMG S 63 Sedan: Head-Up Display, Night View Assist Plus, Seat Comfort Package, COMAND Online, AMG sports exhaust system
- 1540 watts of total output of optionally available Burmester high-end 3D surround sound
- AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
- Customisation using ‘designo’
Mercedes-Benz has sold 6659 units from first quarter of 2015, which is a huge number.
Network expansion: There are 72 outlets as of now, 2 more dealers to come making 74 outlets at 39 cities. 3 stand alone Mercedes-Benz networks are working in the country.
Adding feather there are 5 AMG Performance Centres as of now at Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai Delhi & Bangalore.
The new Mercedes-AMG S63 sedan will compete alongside the BMW Gran Coupe and Maserati Quattroporte in the Indian market. No matter how advanced cars become, beauty, luxury and performance will always separate the best from the rest.
Article by Rakshit Shastry