Mercedes-AMG is unleashing the new S63 AMG, the most powerful high-performance saloon in the luxury segment. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine – the most powerful member of the BlueDIRECT engine family, with an output of 585 hp and torque of 900 Nm – delivers effortlessly superior performance. Thanks to systematic lightweight construction based on the "AMG Lightweight Performance" philosophy, the S 63 AMG is up to 100 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. 

The entire outer skin of the S-Class, including the roof and the front end of the body, is made of aluminium. Installing a spare wheel recess made of carbon fibre, a material used in Formula 1, reduces the weight by a further four kilograms. The S 63 AMG also leads the way when it comes to power-to-weight ratio, boasting a figure of 3.49 kg/hp, resulting in effortlessly superior performance. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph takes 4.0 to 4.4 seconds, depending on model variant, and the top speed is 155 mph (electronically limited).

Maximum individuality and custom-tailored dynamics are the strengths of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed sports transmission. The three transmission modes – "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S" (Sport) and "M" (Manual) – provide each driver with a personal set-up. 

A combination of an efficient drive system and reduced weight results in an NEDC combined fuel consumption of 27.4 – 27.9 mpg (237 to 242 g/km CO2).

The high-performance saloon’s design is defined by a large, upright and distinctly three-dimensional radiator grille that 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 new S 63 AMG celebrates its world premiere in September 2013 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show; the car will arrive in the UK in late 2013.  UK specification and pricing are still to be confirmed.