2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC

Yesterday Mercedes announced the release date of its new flagship performance sedan, the S63 AMG 4MATIC. This latest iteration of a big, bad Benz will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September and appear in showrooms this November.

The S63 AMG is capable of going 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 189 miles per hour thanks to its 577 hp 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine, sports exhaust system with dynamic internal exhaust flaps, Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission and the fact that it’s 220 pounds lighter than its predecessor. The AMG adaptive sports suspension employs an adjustable air system to provide a balance of comfort when it’s wanted and control when it’s needed. The speed-sensitive sports steering makes maneuvering easy at low speeds and is stiffer, with more road feel during high-speed performance driving.

Inside the seats are bolstered to keep you in place while you’re enjoying tossing the car around on the twisty bits and appointed in nappa leather. In addition to being heated and ventilated, the front seats also include a hot stone massage function to take the edge off those stressful commutes. The contoured leather-wrapped steering wheel has milled aluminum paddle shifters and integrated controls.

No pricing has been announced, but with the performance and handling features that come along with the AMG badge, we expect it to be in the $150,000 range.

Mercedes Benz has produced this teaser to whet our palates until we can enjoy a full taste later this fall.

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC
Fuel Economy: TBA
Power: 577 hp
Torque: 664 lb-ft
0-60: 3.9 seconds

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