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Affalterbach, Germany, Apr 18, 2017 – New engine, new transmission, new all-wheel drive, new exterior and inside design: On the S 63 4MATIC+ (gasoline consumption mixed: Eight.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions mixed: 203 g/km), Mercedes-AMG has dramatically honed the driving dynamics and appears additional. For improved efficiency with considerably decreased gasoline consumption, the AMG four.Zero-litre V-Eight Biturbo engine with cylinder deactivation replaces the earlier 5.5-litre V-Eight Biturbo. Regardless of the smaller displacement, the brand new engine places out 450 kW (612 hp) and thus precisely 20 kW (27 hp) greater than the previous mannequin. With a dash time of three.5 seconds from zero to 100 km/h, the efficiency luxurious saloon is on par with full-blooded sports activities automobiles. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9‑velocity sports activities transmission replaces the earlier 7-speed gearbox. This has enabled extra agile response instances to be achieved. The absolutely variable AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system supplies optimum traction.
Similtaneously the S 63 4MATIC+, the top-of-the-range mannequin S 65 (gasoline consumption mixed: 11.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions mixed: 279 g/km) receives a visible replace that underscores the prevalence of the high-end 12-cylinder mannequin. Its 6.Zero-litre V-12 Biturbo engine retains its output of 463 kW (630 hp) and peak torque of 1000 Newton metres. Because of the very best stage of improvement of the V-Eight and V-12 biturbo engine, each new fashions ship extra output and torque than the opponents.
New MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and the up to date entrance apron with jet wing underscore the extra expressive look of each S-Class fashions. On the rear, the brand new apron and modified tailpipe trim add distinctive design focuses.
“Spectacular energy, torque and efficiency on the highway, in addition to the expressive design distinguish the brand new Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ and the brand new S 65. With the S 63, we moreover took a serious improvement step that helps our management declare within the areas of driving dynamics, efficiency, traction, gear and demonstrative consolation. The S 65 with its high-torque 6.Zero-litre V-12 Biturbo engine stays the spearhead of the S-Class fashions”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Managing Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Technical knowledge at a look
four.Zero-litre V-Eight biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers
The AMG four.Zero-litre V-Eight Biturbo engine within the S 63 4MATIC+ comes completely within the highest efficiency stage to this point rated at 450 kW (612 hp). The height torque of 900 Nm additionally represents a brand new most. It’s out there throughout a large rev vary between 2750 and 4500 rpm, and thereby supplies a way of superior poise. The dash from standstill to 100 km/h takes simply three.5 seconds, quicker than in some other efficiency luxurious saloon, and the dynamic push within the again doesn’t finish earlier than reaching the electronically restricted high velocity of 250 km/h (with AMG Driver’s Package deal: 300 km/h).
The additional superior AMG four.Zero-litre V-Eight Biturbo engine utilises well-proven twin-turbo compelled induction, with the 2 chargers not situated outdoors on the cylinder banks, however somewhat between them within the V of the cylinders. Some great benefits of the “sizzling internal V” are a compact engine design, an instantaneous response from the turbochargers and low exhaust emissions because of optimum airflow to the close-coupled catalytic converters.
Two twin-scroll turbochargers present even higher fresh-mixture cylinder cost. The outcomes are a better output, extra torque already at low engine speeds, and a really spontaneous throttle response.
‘AMG Cylinder Administration’ cylinder deactivation system
For max effectivity, Mercedes-AMG outfitted the V-Eight engine within the S 63 4MATIC+ with the AMG Cylinder Administration cylinder deactivation system. Within the partial-load vary, cylinders two, three, 5 and eight are deactivated, which considerably lowers the gasoline consumption. With a mixed gasoline consumption of Eight.9 litres and mixed CO2 emissions of 203 grams per kilometre, the brand new S 63 4MATIC+ is among the many leaders in its aggressive section.
When the motive force has chosen the “Consolation” transmission driving mode, the cylinder deactivation system is offered within the extensive engine velocity vary from 1000 to 3250 rpm. The AMG most important menu on the instrument cluster informs the motive force whether or not the cylinder deactivation system is in use and whether or not the engine is presently working within the partial or full-load vary. The transition from 4 to eight-cylinder operation is instant, quick and imperceptible, in order that the passengers don’t expertise any lack of consolation in any way.
Brief shift instances, excessive effectivity: the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports activities transmission
For the primary time, the S 63 is fitted with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports activities transmission, which impresses with extraordinarily quick shift instances, quick a number of downshifts and a rev-matching operate. A moist start-off clutch replaces the torque converter of the manufacturing mannequin. This protects weight and improves the response to the motive force’s accelerator pedal enter, significantly throughout acceleration and cargo adjustments.
The extraordinarily excessive torque of the S 65 is transferred by the confirmed AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission. It delivers convincing tailored dynamics and excessive variability. Whether or not computerized or initiated by the motive force utilizing the steering wheel paddle shifters, upshifts or downshifts are affected rapidly and immediately. Particularly within the “Sport+“ and in guide driving modes, the transmission could be very quick and responsive.
AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ variable all-wheel drive
The LHD model of the S 63 4MATIC+ comes as commonplace with the absolutely variable AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. This clever system combines the benefits of completely different drive ideas: The absolutely variable torque break up between entrance and rear axle, one other first, ensures not optimum traction. What’s extra: The driving force can also be capable of depend on excessive dealing with stability and a excessive stage of security below all situations, within the dry, within the moist or in snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, as a result of the clever management is built-in into the general car system structure.
An electro-mechanically managed clutch connects the completely pushed rear axle variably to the entrance axle. The very best torque break up is repeatedly computed based on the driving situations and driver’s enter. The efficiency saloon can thus be pushed in a repeatedly variable method from traction-oriented all-wheel drive to purely rear-wheel drive. Transitions are seamless and primarily based on a classy matrix. Alongside traction and lateral dynamics, the all-wheel drive additionally improves the longitudinal dynamics for much more highly effective acceleration.
The RHD model of the S 63 is supplied with the brand new engine and the brand new transmission. It’s out there solely with rear-wheel drive. The identical applies to the S 65.
For a personalised expertise: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes
The 4 AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, “Consolation“, “Sport“, “Sport+“ and “Particular person“, enable the motive force to affect the traits of the S 63 4MATIC+ and the S 65 extensively. Every driving mode modifies key parameters such because the response of engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP®, and all-wheel drive (within the S 63 4MATIC+). Independently of the DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, the motive force has the choice of urgent the “M” button to change on to guide mode, during which gearshifts are executed completely utilizing the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. If required, the suspension settings could be specifically chosen as properly. The three-stage ESP® and the exhaust flap will also be switched with a particular AMG button.
“Consolation” is the well-balanced driving mode with a comfort-oriented suspension and steering set-up, in addition to a consumption-oriented powertrain configuration and early upshifts – together with clean gear adjustments and a discreet engine sound. Cylinder deactivation (within the S 63 4MATIC+), ECO begin/cease operate and crusing operate (within the S 63 4MATIC+) are energetic: When the motive force releases the accelerator in a velocity vary between 60 and 160 km/h, the clutch of the MCT transmission disengages and the engine is decoupled from the powertrain. The electronics decrease the engine velocity to idle and driving resistance is decreased by the compression and friction forces of the engine on overrun.
The DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes “Sport“ and “Sport+“ are designed for top driving dynamics. That is offered by the agile accelerator pedal traits with direct set-up and the emotionally interesting gearshifts with shortened shift instances and rev-matching operate on downshifts. The elevated idle velocity in “Sport+“ moreover makes significantly quick start-offs and even higher acceleration from standstill doable.
As well as, the S 65 options the “Curve“ driving mode, energetic within the velocity vary between 15 km/h and 180 km/h. A curve-tilting operate is built-in into the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension of the S 65. In consequence, the car tilts to the within of the flip by as much as 2.65 levels, just like a bike rider. This reduces the perceived lateral forces and will increase the experience high quality.
RACE START now even simpler
The RACE START operate is now additionally out there within the S 63 4MATIC+. It now has a brand new and simplified working logic: Within the “Sport“ or “Sport+“ driving modes, the motive force solely has to press exhausting on the brake pedal with their left foot whereas absolutely miserable the accelerator pedal with their proper foot on the similar time.
The on-board electronics will then set the optimum engine velocity. Relying on the necessities or the highway floor situations, the engine velocity could be elevated or lowered in a sure vary by working the paddle shifters. As quickly as the motive force releases the brake pedal, the S 63 4MATIC+ storms ahead with optimum traction. The saloon then completes the dash from zero to 100 km/h in three.5 seconds.
Pure sound: the controllable AMG Efficiency exhaust system
The S 63 4MATIC+ is fitted as commonplace with the controllable AMG Efficiency exhaust system to realize an much more emotionally interesting sound expertise. The infinitely adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust observe authentically and straight. The flaps open or shut depending on the chosen AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, however will also be managed individually with a separate button within the AMG DRIVE UNIT on the centre console. Within the “Consolation” and “Sport” modes, the low-frequency sound typical of a V-Eight emphasises consolation. In “Sport+“ it’s of a way more emotionally interesting nature.
Systematic light-weight design: AMG Light-weight Efficiency
The stringent implementation of the AMG Light-weight Efficiency technique additionally contributes to the excessive driving dynamics and low gasoline consumption. The light-weight building measures embrace the usage of a light-weight lithium-ion starter battery, AMG cast light-alloy wheels in addition to the weight-optimised AMG high-performance compound braking system. Moreover, the complete outer pores and skin of the S-Class together with the roof and the entrance finish of the physique are made from aluminium. Putting in a spare wheel recess made from carbon fibre, a fabric utilized in Formulation 1 racing, reduces the load by an extra 4 kilograms.
Specifically developed suspension for optimum lateral and longitudinal dynamics
The S 63 4MATIC+ is supplied with the AMG sports activities suspensions primarily based on AIRMATIC with adaptive damping. Clients can preset the damping to the levels “Consolation“ or “Sport“ ‑ from relaxed long-distance consolation to dynamic sportiness. Rebound and compression are set independently of one another, which optimises the difference to the driving standing and the standard of the highway. The freely programmable mapping moreover permits a large unfold between minimal and most damper forces. The distinction between the comfy and sporty suspension setting is thus extra refined and is subjectively much more perceptible – relying on the actual driving scenario.
Mercedes-AMG developed particular entrance axle kinematics together with a better wheel camber, greater stabiliser bar and extra inflexible subframe mount on the rear axle completely for the S 63 4MATIC+. These measures optimise the car’s agility when using a spirited driving type. Along side the newly developed entrance axle and the specifically tuned all-wheel-drive system, the S 63 4MATIC+ represents a brand new dimension in driving dynamics in its section.
S 65: AMG sports activities suspension primarily based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with curve-tilting operate
The MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension of the S 65 is targeted on driving dynamics and prepares for bumps earlier than the car runs over them. To this finish, MAGIC BODY CONTROL combines the energetic springs of the suspension with repeatedly adjustable dampers and ROAD SURFACE SCAN. The system exactly scans the situation of the highway forward with the assistance of a stereo digicam to regulate the damping of every particular person wheel optimally to the upcoming bumps already forward of time.
The usual curve-tilting operate causes the physique of the car to tilt to the within of a flip by as much as 2.65 levels. This considerably reduces the perceived lateral forces and enhances the driving enjoyable specifically on secondary roads.
Relying on the driving mode, the springing behaviour could be set to comfy or sporty to swimsuit private preferences and/or the curve-tilting operate could be activated. The energetic suspension successfully compensates physique roll, squat and dive when shifting off the road, in curves and through braking. The repeatedly adjustable dampers allow comfy fundamental damping and a speed-dependent agency setting.
The experience peak of the car could be raised by 40 mm to extend the bottom clearance. At excessive speeds, it’s lowered by as much as 15 mm and thereby reduces aerodynamic drag and will increase the dealing with stability.
Direct and with clear suggestions: the AMG speed-sensitive steering
The electro-mechanical speed-sensitive sports activities steering within the S 63 4MATIC+ and within the S 65 has a variable steering ratio. It stands out because of the AMG-specific rack-and-pinion ratio with its exact, extremely genuine suggestions. Energy help varies between the levels “Consolation“, “Sport“ and “Sport+“. The related traits are mechanically activated relying on the chosen DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode or could be personalised in “Particular person” mode. At low speeds, the motive force solely wants to supply minimal steering enter. At excessive speeds, she or he is ready to depend on stable straight-line stability. The clearly outlined steering centre and the genuine suggestions likewise contribute to the optimum steering really feel.
Good management and fade-resistant: the AMG high-performance compound braking system
The massive high-performance compound braking system decelerates the efficiency saloon reliably and rapidly, and is fade-resistant even below excessive stress. The S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 are fitted with compound brake rotors of dimension 390 x 36 mm with 6-piston aluminium mounted callipers on the entrance axle, and of dimension 360 x 24 mm with single-piston floating callipers on the rear axle.
The AMG ceramic high-performance compound braking system is optionally out there. The load financial savings of greater than 20 % cut back unsprung lots and improve driving dynamics, agility and experience high quality. Moreover, the ceramic brakes are distinguished by an extended service life, increased corrosion resistance and better thermal stability. It options brake discs of dimension 420 x 40 mm on the entrance and of dimension 360 x 32 mm on the rear. It may be recognized visually by the “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering on the specifically painted brake callipers.
The three-stage ESP® provides extra security or extra enjoyable as desired:
ESP® ON: for a excessive stage of security by adaptation to the sporty character of the automotive
ESP® Sport Dealing with Mode: permits wider yaw angles earlier than system intervention for a sporty driving type
ESP® OFF: system deactivated for a sporty driving type on closed circuits. Throughout exhausting braking, ESP® is switched again on quickly.
Entrance apron with new jet wing: the outside design
The brand new S 63 4MATIC+ and the brand new S 65 could be recognized from the entrance by the MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and the redesigned entrance apron with expressive jet wing. The massive aspect air intakes present an improved airflow to the cooling modules – their practical type is acquainted from motorsport. The three-dimensional entrance splitter reduces carry on the entrance axle.
The door sill panelling with three-dimensional high-gloss chrome inlays decrease the S-Class visually nearer to the highway and create much more rigidity within the aspect. Typical for the AMG S-Class fashions are the big cast light-alloy wheels with a diameter of 19 inches as commonplace on the S 63 4MATIC+, and of 20 inches as commonplace on the S 65. The unique cast wheels of the V-12 saloon fascinate with their uncommon design: every of the 16 spokes twists in a particular method in order that the light-catching contours radiate to the centre of the wheel hub. The impact: The wheel seems bigger than its precise dimensions of Eight.5 J x 20 on the entrance and 9.5 J x 20 on the rear. As well as, the ceramic mirror sprucing guarantee an unique look.
As commonplace, the cast wheels characteristic a high-quality, bolted and absolutely built-in wheel bolt cowl made from cast aluminium. Its form is harking back to a centre lock as seen in motorsport. The AMG logotype is included into the rim as a design ingredient. Three different cast wheels of the identical dimension are optionally out there – two design variants additionally painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange.
The highly effective rear finish of the S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 is shaped by the up to date rear apron with diffuser insert and the redesigned model-specific twin tailpipes of the AMG sport exhaust system. Further stand-out options are the numerous high-gloss chrome design components on the entrance, aspect and rear, which develop their radiant impact particularly together with darkish paint finishes.
Inside: beguiling appointments, design and high quality
The trendy character of the brand new S-Class fashions from Mercedes-AMG can also be evident within the inside: Each fashions welcome their passengers with an unique atmosphere. The AMG energy sports activities seats with reminiscence operate and seat heating provide the motive force and entrance passenger extra lateral assist. Nappa leather-based in AMG V-Eight design with AMG badges within the entrance and rear backrests creates an expensive ambiance on board. Particular touches embrace the embossed emblem on the armrest of the entrance centre console and the analogue clock in unique IWC design, which options three-dimensional, milled steel arms and real steel appliqués on the face.
The three-spoke Efficiency steering wheel options paddle shifters, a distinctly contoured rim trimmed with perforated leather-based within the grip space, and a steel insert with AMG logotype. It’s optionally out there made from black nappa leather-based/DINAMICA microfibre.
One other hallmark AMG speciality are the shows: The 31.2-centimetre TFT wide-screen color show reproduces spherical dials that present details about engine velocity, car velocity and plenty of further knowledge. The driving force can select from three show designs, Basic, Sport and Progressive. As well as, the AMG menu was expanded significantly. Amongst different issues, it may well show the engine and transmission oil temperature, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, engine output and torque, increase stress, tyre temperatures and pressures in addition to the present car set-up.
Quite a few choices from the AMG Efficiency Studio
Anybody trying to customise the S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 even additional, can order a number of choices from the AMG Efficiency Studio. The outside could be tailor-made to non-public preferences with the Night time package deal, engaging various wheels and a Carbon package deal. Within the inside, the black nappa leather-based/DINAMICA microfibre Efficiency steering wheel boosts the sporty character. Carbon or carbon/piano lacquer trim components spherical off the probabilities.
AMG TRACK PACE App
Motorsport lovers can file quite a few car knowledge and lap instances on the race monitor with AMG Monitor Tempo within the S 63 4MATIC+. All values are proven on the COMAND show, and within the Widescreen Cockpit the present instances will also be learn off within the instrument cluster. Primarily based on the info, drivers are capable of analyse their driving type with precision and might use the insights gained to enhance their lap instances.
The brand new efficiency luxurious saloons have fun their world premiere as a part of the Shanghai Auto Present on 18 April 2017.
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