2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Unveiled, Australian Launch Assured Photo:
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_17 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_02 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_22 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_06 Photo: tmr
01_2011_mercedes_benz_s_63_amg_04 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_11 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_16 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_21 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_01 Photo: tmr
01_2011_mercedes_benz_s_63_amg_02 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_10 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_14 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_20 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_04 Photo: tmr
01_2011_mercedes_benz_s_63_amg_05 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_09 Photo: tmr
01_2011_mercedes_benz_s_63_amg_06 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_15 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_19 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_05 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_24 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_07 Photo: tmr
01_2011_mercedes_benz_s_63_amg_01 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_13 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_18 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_03 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_23 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_08 Photo: tmr
01_2011_mercedes_benz_s_63_amg_03 Photo: tmr
2011_mercedes_benz_s63_amg_12 Photo: tmr
Mike Stevens | Aug, 02 2010 | 0 Comments

" class="small img-responsive"/>

A little more than a year on from its last update, Mercedes-Benz has this week revealed the 2011 S63 AMG, now powered by the German giant's new 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 engine.

While Mercedes continues development of the all-new S-Class, expected to launch late next year as a 2012 model, this last update to the current-generation S63 AMG is nonetheless a significant one, thanks to that new engine.

Replacing the 390kW/630Nm 6.2 litre V8 currently doing service in the AMG line-up, the new smaller-capacity twin-turbo-charged V8 produces 400kW and 800Nm of torque. The 5.5 litre V8 engine's maximum power is available at 4400rpm, with the huge torque figure coming online between 2000rpm and 4500rpm.

Aided by the addition of direct injection and a stop/start system, fuel consumption is listed at 10.5 l/100km, making for a 25 percent improvement over its predecessor. Carbon emissions are also down, listed at 244g/km.

An even more powerful version of the engine will be offered, with power jumping to 420kW and 900Nm of torque thanks to the AMG Performance Package.

In both cases, the S63 AMG is fitted with the brand's SpeedShift MCT seven-speed automatic transmission, the combination launching the 'regular' model to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h.

Throw in the AMG Performance package, and the 100km/h point is reached in a slightly sharper 4.4 seconds, while top speed is increased to 300km/h.

Cosmetic changes to the 2011 S63 AMG are subtle to say the least, with the now-ubiquitous LED daytime running lights in the outside intakes of the front bumper, along with new 19-inch alloy wheels and V8 Biturbo badging. Braking is managed by double floating front calipers up front, and standard sliding calipers at the rear.

Inside, the S63 AMG gets a modest makeover with an updated instrument cluster and new stitching colours have been added to the 'Passion' leather upholstery.

Australian launch dates and pricing for the new S63 AMG have yet to be revealed, however Mercedes-Benz Australia Manager for Corporate Communications, Jerry Stamoulis has confirmed to TMR today that the new model will absolutely make its way to Australia.

TMR Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
New cars for sale View more
Aston Martin V12 Vantage $360,410 to $360,410
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 $390,000 to $390,000
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Aston Martin DB11 $395,000 to $395,000
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Audi R8 plus $366,711 to $366,711
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
McLaren 570GT $406,800 to $406,800
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Ferrari California T $409,888 to $409,888
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Porsche 911 Turbo $258,500 to $258,500
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Honda NSX Premium $420,000 to $420,000
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
McLaren 570S Spider $379,000 to $379,000
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Bentley Continental GT $346,268 to $346,268
Plus ORC
$0 More Information
Show All