The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic was announced today in all of its glory. This new Mercedes flagship (at least until the S65 comes out) has a long name, but it surely deserves it and has the numbers to back it up. This luxury liner has private jet level of craftsmanship and every comfort feature imaginable. It has interior smell control, heated arm rests, full LCD gauge cluster, and the list goes on and on. As you can imagine, this is a not a light weight vehicle. We are talking nearly 5,000 lbs of high tech goodness on wheels.
Naturally, the folks at Diamler wanted the new S63 to have the performance numbers to be worthy of the flagship. They bestowed it with the 5.5-liter BiTurbo V8 capable of 577 horses and 664 lb-ft of torque. When you have this much power and twist at you disposal – the rear wheels will struggle. So, why not add all wheel drive. Hence, the “4Matic” designation on the 2014 S63 AMG. The result is staggering. Mercedes claims 3.9 second 0-60 MPH run and electronically limited 186 MPH top end. This is faster acceleration than many current sports cars. Clearly, the 4Matic all wheel drive is helping.
Coincidentally, the 3.9 second acceleration is exactly the same as the 2013 Audi S8 Quattro. The Audi’s smaller 4.0-liter V8 has a lower 520 horsepower rating (on paper). However, we all know that Audi is sand bagging. This would be a great drag race!
Roman and Nathan enjoyed the SL63 AMG way too much as you can see in this video:
And here is Nathan being pinned back in the seat as he launches the 2013 Audi S8:
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFLcar since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.