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Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance prices out

The Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance has a long name and a hefty price tag. Why? Because for the first time, the AMG S63 gets an electric assist, reflected in the “E Performance” on the sides. These names are getting out of hand, Mercedes.

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I recently had the chance to see this beast in person. It was a Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance Edition 1 with both a Carbon Fibre package and a Night package, essentially all the bells and whistles available. All initial deliveries will be exclusively Edition 1, though the number of units allocated for this limited edition remains unknown. The standard AMG S63 E Performance starts at Rs. 3.3 crore, while the exclusive ‘Edition 1’ starts at Rs. 3.8 crore (ex-showroom prices).

Edition 1 Explained

The Edition 1 features an exclusive Alpine Grey paint option, dual-tone 21-inch cross-spoke forged alloy wheels, an AMG fuel filler cap, carbon ceramic brakes with red callipers, Nappa black leather seats with red stitching, carbon fibre on the dash with red inserts, an AMG steering wheel with Nappa leather and Alcantara, AMG illuminated skid plates, and AMG floor mats.

On top of all that, buyers in India will also get the Night package as standard. This essentially darkens all the chrome bits on the AMG S63 E Performance Edition 1. I almost forgot to mention the reminder plaque on the dash that reads "S63 Edition 1."

What if you missed out on the First Batch?

Don't worry, you can still buy the ultimate performance luxury saloon without the Edition 1. The standard AMG S63 E-Performance gets the vertical AMG grille and the Affalterbach crest for the first time. Previously, all AMG S-classes came with the classic three-pointed star on the bonnet. On the sides, the AMG S63 boasts AMG-specific carbon fibre side sills and V8 Biturbo E Performance badges. At the rear, you'll find AMG-specific quad trapezoidal exhaust tips along with a diffuser. For those who pay close attention, the S63 badge on the boot has red borders for the first time to denote the electric assist. For symmetry's sake, Mercedes could also give the AMG badge the same treatment.

The interior is far from boring. The seats boast the Affalterbach crest imprinted on the headrests. You can choose from four different Nappa leather colours and trim panels. A 12.8-inch OLED infotainment system with a fingerprint scanner comes standard. The latest MBUX multimedia system includes AMG Dynamic modes and ‘Super sport’ graphics. While the "First class" reclining seats with thigh and footrests are optional, they're a perfect reminder that you're in an S-Class. Additionally, the 63-coloured ambient lights will dance to the music playing on the 1750-watt 4D Burmester audio system or the noise-cancelling Mercedes wireless headphones.

Last but not least, the AMG S63 E-Performance gets F1-derived technology and produces a combined output of 802 hp and a staggering 1430 Nm of torque. This makes the 2024 S63 the most powerful S-class ever rolled out of Affalterbach. The high-performance batteries are rated for 13.1 kWh with an electric-only range of 33 km. The AMG M177 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine is handcrafted, following the "one-man, one-engine" philosophy. This latest plug-in-hybrid iteration results in a 0 to 100 kmph time of just 3.3 seconds. To handle the car's 2.6-tonne weight, Mercedes wisely equipped the AMG S63 with an active anti-roll bar.

TopGear Magazine July 2024