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Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Overview

When Mercedes-Benz updated its flagship S-class sedan for 2007, it made the car a technology masterpiece. Now, AMG, the German carmaker's in-house tuner division, turned that car into a performance masterpiece, installing various mercedes s-class accessories. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is a big, fast European sedan, the kind of car that makes you feel you should be bombing through the Alps on urgent business in Switzerland. As we drove the car during our test, we found ourselves glancing in the rear-view mirror, looking for the diplomats, or spies, who we knew belonged in the capacious back seat. But the car wouldn't let us glance back for long, as there is too much to pay attention to out in front. The S63 doesn't go slow. On a pleasant cruise down a country road we were surprised to find that what seemed like 45 mph was actually 75 mph, and climbing toward 80.

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Features

MECHANICAL

  • AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission -inc: AMG SpeedShift, Touch Shift
  • Electronic parking brake w/automatic disengagement
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Active body control (ABC) w/crosswind stabilization -inc: AMG-calibration, coil spring & electronically controlled hydraulic cylinder w/shock absorber at each wheel, automatic 4-wheel level control, driver-selectable ride-height control, automatic speed-sensitive lowering
  • Independent 4-link front suspension -inc: anti-lift control, gas shocks, stabilizer bar
  • Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: anti-squat & anti-dive systems
  • Pwr vehicle-speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel pwr perforated & vented AMG disc brakes
  • AMG sport exhaust w/dual twin chrome tailpipes

EXTERIOR

  • 20" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 20" x 8.5" front, 20" x 9.5" rear
  • P255/35R20 front & P275/35R20 rear high performance tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof -inc: 1-touch open, sunroof memory
  • Bi-xenon automatic headlamps -inc: automatic level control, heated headlamp washers
  • Front halogen foglamps
  • Single rear foglamp
  • Pwr auto-folding heated mirrors -inc: memory, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated LED turn signals
  • Infrared-reflecting & noise insulating glass
  • Rain-sensing aero-blade windshield wipers w/heated washer system
  • Variable doorstop

INTERIOR

  • Premium leather seat trim
  • 14-way pwr heated & ventilated front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, 3-position driver seat memory
  • Drive-Dynamic multi-contour front seats w/4-level massage feature
  • Active adjustable front head restraints
  • (3) rear adjustable head restraints
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Pwr 4-way tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, programmable easy-exit feature
  • AMG leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: audio, voice, telephone, multi-function display
  • AMG steering wheel shift paddles
  • Multi-function displays in instrument cluster faces -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, audio status, navigation route guidance
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
  • AMG gauges w/AMG race timer
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: remote central locking, trunk open, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock, windows & sunroof open/close, active ventilated front seats on, automatic locking
  • Keyless Go
  • Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Pwr trunk closer
  • Anti-theft client alarm notification w/remote panic feature
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filters, sun, humidity & dew point sensors, seat belt usage sensors (allows climate control to focus first on occupied seats)
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Dark burl walnut interior wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Pwr rear window sunshade w/1-touch up/down
  • Pwr rear side window sunshades
  • Quad illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Dual front/rear reading lamps
  • Adjustable fiber-optic ambient lighting feature
  • Night security illumination
  • Locator lighting

SAFETY

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic stability program (ESP)
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Front dual-stage airbags w/adaptive front passenger airbag
  • Front/rear side airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
  • Front passenger occupant classification system
  • Attention Assist drowsiness monitor
  • PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system
  • mbrace -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification
  • Parktronic
  • Rear view monitor
  • 3-point front seat belts -inc: emergency tensioning device, adaptive force limiter, automatic shoulder belt height-adjusters
  • Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: automatic shoulder belt height-adjuster, outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter
  • Emergency interior trunk release w/illumination
  • Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification Large
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD -
ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 6.3L/379
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 518 @ 6800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 465 @ 5200
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.4 x 1.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x 1.0
TIRES
Front Tire Size P255/35R20
Rear Tire Size P275/35R20
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
STEERING
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.83
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 124.6
Length, Overall (in) 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.0
Tread Width, Front (in) 63.1
Tread Width, Rear (in) 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.75
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft3) 16.4
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft3) 109.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1
Front Hip Room (in) 60.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.9