2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+: New 4L twin turbo V8 for facelift

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 facelift has a 4-liter twin turbo V8 instead of the old 5.5-liter twin turbo V8, and despite losing 1.5 liters, it’s more powerful.


The 4-liter twin turbo V8 with cylinder deactivation, and turbochargers inside the V, is used in other AMG models, and in the S63 4Matic+ it has 603hp between 5,500 and 6,000rpm, and 664 lb-ft between 2,750 and 4,500rpm.

That’s 26hp more than the old 5.5-liter twin turbo V8.

There’s also 20-inch wheels, permanent all wheel drive with variable torque split, and a 9-speed auto replaces the old 7-speed auto.

With the Race Start launch control system, the S63 4Matic+ has a 0-60mph time of 3.4s.



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Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.