The folks at Mercedes-Benz introduced their brand-new S-Class flagship sedan earlier this year, which only means one thing: high-performance versions can’t be far behind.
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Packing the all new 5.5L twin turbo V8, the S63 will put out between 544 horsepower and 571 horsepower with the optional AMG performance pack. M0st incredible is the combined 22 mpg Mercedes-Benz claims will be achieved with the new motor and their new AMG Speedshift 7-speed automatic, which uses a clutch pack rather than a traditional torque converter to put the power to the ground.
Fun new technology includes a system called Torque Vector Braking which works to reduce understeer and “automatic crosswind stabilization”, for those times when the wind will blow around a 2.5 ton Teutonic brute on the highway. A 1200 watt Bang & Olfusen stereo will help you play Wagner as you pass traffic in the right lane.
For those who enjoy collecting endangered animal pelts and consider offshore banking a hobby, the S65 AMG returns again with a 6.5L twin turbo V12 making a belligerent 630 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes-Benz didn’t state whether the S65 will come with Torque Vector Braking, but if it does, the top 1% should be able to enjoy some tail-out shennaigans when the car goes on sale later this year.
Gallery: Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG