Geneva Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Showcar

Article by Christian A., on March 25, 2010

Prior to the Geneva Motor Show, AMG is writing another chapter in its "AMG Performance 2015" drive system strategy and revealed its newly developed 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine with a peak output of up to 420 kW (544 to 571 hp) and maximum torque of up to 900 Nm.

Dubbed M 157, the new V8 engine will be introduced in Summer 2010 and comes with new technologies such as direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion and twin turbochargers (the current engines are all naturally-aspirated).

With the new engine installed the S63 AMG has a fuel consumption of just 10.5 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined consumption, provisional figure), which means that the car saves 25% of fuel compared to the current S63 AMG.

The 5.5-litre V8 is mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission and includes a new start/stop function in the "Controlled Efficiency" driving mode. With the new engine installed, the car can spring from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h.

With the new AMG Performance package installed the performances of the car are increased: 4.4 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed electronically limited to 300 km/h.

The S63 AMG showcar is a tribute to the legendary 300 SEL 6.8 AMG that won a class victory and second place in the overall ranking for AMG at the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) in 1971 -- and made the company world-famous overnight.

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