The feeling of luxury and tons of gadgets are the things you will love in the new 2018 Mercedes AMG S63. The current model has been here for 3 years now, and we don’t want it anymore. We need some better interior arrangement and we need a new engine. Will we get one? Will the interior be better and will the Mercedes change anything on the exterior?
When is the 2018 Mercedes AMG S63 Release Date?
The release date is most probably going to be somewhere at the end of 2017, and we can hardly wait the day of the real “hands on” review. That will be one of the most beautiful days for us. Maybe not for all the people in the department, but just me… Why? Well because I have never loved Mercedes until I saw the AMG S63. After that, I saw the E class, and I got hooked. It seats on the shelf of my dreams, right next to the BMW M5 and Chevrolet Camaro.
The price is not going to be healthy for anyone. It is a luxury car, and it is meant for the rich people with chauffeurs, but it is too much. I think that they know its place. Mercedes knows the popularity of its brand and it will never stop to evolve. The price tag will go north from $144,000. And don’t even try to add something up. Your head will blow up.
The Changes of the Exterior
The only clues we have got so far are directly connected with the 2018 Mercedes AMG S63 breaking down on the road. That is a kind of irony, to get spy shots of one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year, while it stands on the side of the road, waiting for a mechanic. Well, the car and the driver are not to blame. The battery was not good but the car was.
There are minor new details and the best one is the lights. Not the shape of the lights, or the slightly changed grille, but the technology. As we found out, the new 2018 Mercedes AMG S63 is going to use the new technology for LED Multibeam. It is practically the high-tech version of high beams. It automatically detects the vehicles ahead, type of road, an edge of the road, curves on the road and it transforms its lights accordingly. When there is a car in front of you, it will lower those parts of light and it will illuminate the rest. When it detects that you are on the highway, it will lower the outer edge of the beam so you won’t have to worry about the incoming traffic. When there are curves on the road, it follows the curves and illuminates the curves… Future is now.
Only camouflaged parts were bumpers. So expect some changes there. The rest of the car (including the panoramic roof) stays the same.
2018 Mercedes AMG S63 Interior’s Big Screen
If we are to believe those spy shots, the interior of the 2018 Mercedes AMG S63 will be changed in some good and some illogical ways. The first one is the central screen and the instrument gauge. It will now be one huge screen and it will be there to show the infotainment screen and the gauge cluster. As usually, the gauge will be the are used for the infrared/ night vision mode and the central part for the media control, maps, phone connectivity and 360-degree camera view.
The illogical part is on the beautifully tailored seats. Or the middle compartment between the front seats. It allegedly has the Maybach symbol. We don’t see the reason for that. The only possible reason is that they didn’t have anything else to place there, so they used something they had in that moment.
If we leave that on the side, the interior is one of the most beautiful things on this car. It feels like you are in some luxurious apartment. There are tons of buttons on the side, on each door and in the middle where it should’ve been the shifter. Now you have that circular dial control for the multimedia. Little strange, but tolerable.
Each of the buttons has its own purpose. Whether you use those buttons to move your seat in 20 different directions or activate some of the available massage options, you simply cannot make a wrong move. Once you take your place on that seat, you forget about the reason you saved that money, you just give it away.
Power Inside of the New 2018 Mercedes AMG S63
Ok, since we mentioned that there is no real shifter, you have some on your wheel. You can control gears on those “formula 1-like” shifter, and you can control the behavior of your engine too. There are 3 different modes: Sport, Manual, and Comfort. Those options are transferred from the previous models, but the shifter is now a 9 speed with the same treatment. That will give this vehicle some boost in acceleration and better transitions, plus better fuel consumption.
The AWD is also going to be the standard, which is very peculiar because we have just found out the BMW is implementing the AWD on their M5 model too.
The current engine, twin turbocharged 5.5 liter V8 will be replaced by the newer version of the same twin turbo wit 4.0-liter V8 powerplant. That will give the vehicle up to 614 hp and the acceleration from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. It is a fast car, a sports car, but not the racing car. It is a luxurious sports car with the ability to drift.
Allegedly, there will be special mode (taken from the E class) that will add to the “rebel” side of you. You will be able to transfer the 90% of power from AWD to the rear wheels and just drift with ease. I don’t know for who is this option, but it cannot hurt anyone… or it can…
The main competition for 2018 Mercedes AMG S63 can be found only in its relatives. BMW M760Li and BMW M5 XDRIVE in the company of the famous Audi S8 are the main rivals. You simply cannot compare Mercedes with any Eastern or Western brand. It is and it will be one of the most luxurious brands on the planet.
It will continue to use the main characteristics of the previous models and it will build upon them. Every aspect is perfect, but the price is something you would (maybe) rather use for some smaller house.
If you have enough money, you like sports cars and you love comfort, this is a car made for you.
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