2022 Mercedes-AMG S 63 802hp Revealed
The most recent generation of the S 63 performance sedan from Mercedes-AMG features an 802 horsepower plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG S 63 rides on the seventh-generation S-Class and differs more visually from other S-Class variants than the vehicle it replaces.
The upgraded twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine that powers the new AMG S 63 also features an asynchronous electric motor installed on the back axle and a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery. This configuration is comparable to the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance 4-Door Coupé, which was just released.
The 2023 model, which will be dubbed the S 63 E Performance, will have 217 more horsepower than the previous S 63 4Matic thanks to the new petrol-electric drivetrain, making it the most potent S-Class model in serial production to date.
The boost in torque, which rises by 530Nm to 1,430Nm, is even more astounding. The most potent S-Class up to this point was the S 65 from the previous generation, which used a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine that produced 633hp and 999Nm. However, the extra reserves come with a hefty weight penalty. The new S 63 tips the scales at 2,595kg, which is a significant 525kg more than its predecessor.
Drive is provided via a completely variable AMG Performance 4Matic+ four-wheel drive with torque vectoring for the rear wheels, a nine-speed AMG Speedshift MCT automatic gearbox for the ICE, and a two-speed gearbox for the motor.
This results in a controlled peak speed of 250 kph as normal or 290 kph when combined with an optional AMG Driver’s Package for the flagship AMG sedan, giving it an official 0-100 kph time of 3.3 seconds. There are a total of seven driving modes: Individual, Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Battery Hold, and Sport.
The 2022 Mercedes-AMG S 63 can cover short distances with only electric power thanks to a motor and battery combo. It has a stated electric-only range of 33 kilometres and can produce up to 190 horsepower and 239 Nm of torque while maintaining an official WLTP economy of 4.6 kilometres per kWh. Official fuel usage has more than halved as a result of the electrification initiatives. Despite all that more weight, the new S 63’s WLTP average of 27.2 kpl outperforms the long-wheelbase S 63 it replaces by 13.8 kpl.
The liquid cooling system is used by the 1,200-cell, 400V battery to maintain the ideal operating temperature. Its energy capacity exceeds that of the battery used by the GT 63 S E Performance by a factor of two. An AC charger can charge it up to 3.7kW per hour. The driver also has a choice of four energy regeneration phases, the highest of which recovers up to 90kW of the kinetic electricity generated while braking and on the overrun.
The 1,200-cell, 400V battery’s liquid cooling mechanism keeps the appropriate operating temperature constant. Its energy capacity is two times greater than the battery powering the GT 63 S E Performance. Up to 3.7kW per hour can be charged using an AC charger. Additionally, there are four energy regeneration phases available to the driver, the highest of which can recover up to 90kW of the kinetic electricity produced while braking and on the overrun.
In addition to an additional cross-brace between the front suspension towers and what Mercedes-AMG refers to as an “aluminium stabiliser” under the combustion engine, the S 63 receives a stronger body. The container used to house the battery on the boot’s floor, which is made of plastic reinforced with carbon fibre, is also said to offer strength to the back.
For increased aerodynamic efficiency, the AMG Ride Control+ suspension system’s air springs and variable damping control offer automatic self-levelling and an automatic lowering function at speeds over 80 mph. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG S 63 also has rear-axle steering with a maximum tilt of 2.5 degrees and AMG Active Ride Control stabilisation with electromechanical anti-roll bars.
The 2022 Mercedes-AMG S 63 sedan and coupe from the previous generation were offered for sale in India by Mercedes-Benz India. There are presently no Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid cars available in India as the brand is now concentrating on EV and ICE models. There is no information on when or if the new S 63 will be available in India.
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