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Though SLS was the show-stopper and the most electrifying one among the AMG line-up, I was a little curious about this S63 AMG standing out with its special matte finish silver colour.Well, the colour did attract me towards the car and so it did many others once I was out on the road driving through the traffic. But what really aroused my interest was the 5.5-litre V8 Biturbo doing duty under the S63 AMG’s hood.

With the world going green, AMG have also decided to contribute their mite without compromising their trademark performance. And thus comes the downsized 5.5-litre Biturbo unit in the S63, which replaces the old 6.2-litre, naturally aspirated motor. Though the displacement has gone down, the performance is only on the rise with a maximum power output of 544 PS (20 PS extra) and a colossal torque of 800 Nm (170 Nm more than the outgoing engine and a whopping 150 Nm more than what you get in the SLS AMG). If that torque figure doesn’t leave you astonished, let me also mention that all this torque is available from as low as 2,000 rpm and all the way up to 4,500 rpm. This makes the S63 an exciting drive since you have as much torque at your disposal as you need through the complete mid-range. Another interesting bit about the new S63 AMG comes in the form of its seven-speed, multi-clutch transmission (MCT) that replaces the traditional torque converter with a self-acting wet clutch. This new MCT facilitates exceptionally quick shifts in the manual mode with the paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel.

But what is the whole point of this new 5.5-litre Biturbo? As mentioned earlier, this one makes more power and consumes less fuel. With an impressive slash of 25 per cent in fuel consumption, the new V8 is definitely the way to go. Also incorporated into the car is the start-stop function (that acts only while driving in ‘C’, that is, the ‘controlled efficiency’ mode), which switches off the engine every single time it comes to a halt and starts it as soon as you place your foot on the accelerator.

Caption- The new 5.5-litre Biturbo from AMG is insanely quick with a maximum torque output of 800 Nm

 

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