After we showed you last week the leaked photos of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 and S65 AMG, today the German manufacturer decided to release the official details of the brand new vehicles. The new S63 AMG comes with a 6.3-liter V8 engine capable to generate 525 hp (386 kW) and an impressive 630 Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds.
Its bigger brother, the S65 AMG features the 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine capable to deliver 612 hp (450 kW) and an enourmous 1000 Nm of torque while the sprint from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) is made in just 4.4 seconds. Both saloons are electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The new performance saloons feature also a subtle facelift, showing a more pronounced arrow-shaped radiator grille or twin chrome-plated louvres in the case of the S 65 AMG. Also the new front apron incorporates striking, AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights and two transverse air outlets on each side and redesigned mirrors.
Side sill panels emphasize the elegant line of the front apron through to the rear of the vehicle, where the new rear apron features yet another highlight: the centre section of the diffuser insert is now painted in the same colour as the vehicle body. The vehicles feature also the new rear lamps with 52 LED's in the form of a double "C" also give the S Class an unmistakable appearance from behind.
Visual aspects which distinguish the V8 from the V12 model also include the: 19-inch multi-spoke wheels painted titanium grey with a high-sheen finish for the S63 AMG while the S65 comes with 20-inch forged wheels. As you may know already the vehicles incorporate the latest technologies such as the new Torque Vectoring Brake ("when cornering, brief direct application of the brakes has an effect on the vehicle's inner rear wheel so that the saloon corners precisely and under control at all times"), Active Body Control (ABC) and the Adaptive Brake System.
Inside, the new infotainment systems, including Comand APS with new Splitview display, which shows different images for driver and front passenger simultaneously, enhance occupant comfort even further.
The manufacturer also offers the exclusive optional extra from the AMG Performance Studio, such as the AMG 20-inch double-spoke forged wheels, painted in titanium grey with a mirror finish and fitted with 255/35 R 20 front and 275/30 R 20 rear tires, AMG trim elements in carbon/piano lacquer and the AMG floor mats.
The S63 AMG is available in short or long-wheelbase versions, while theS 65 comes only only as a long-wheelbase version. Both top-of-the-line AMG models will have their market launches from June 2009.