the 2011 S63 AMG will receive the company's all-new 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 engine, as well as the SpeedShift MCT seven-speed gearbox already on offer in the E63 and SL63.
Even though it's down on displacement compared to the outgoing 6.2-liter engine, the M 157 generates more power (544 horsepower in 'standard' mode, 571 with the optional performance package) and more torque (586 pound-feet or 660 lb-ft. with the optional performance pack). And despite the change in engine size, the big sedan's S63 moniker will remain.
MB chairman of the board Volker Mornhinweg has also confirmed to Autoblog that the U.S. market will indeed receive start-stop technology despite the fact that its efficiency gains aren't really recognized by the EPA's fuel economy testing methodology. Even so, the user-defeatable fuel-saving measure ought to pay dividends in city traffic, which is important because cities like Los Angeles and New York are prominent AMG markets.
Despite offering an embarrassment of performance, the S63 will also cut fuel consumption by an astonishing 25 percent, thanks in part to clever programming of its SpeedShift gearbox and a driver-selectable 'Controlled Efficiency' program, an eco-mode that, among other things, instructs the transmission to always start in second gear, shift up as quickly as possible, and remain in higher gears whenever possible. In addition, the Intelligent Generator Management System employed on the E63 is also used to funnel kinetic energy back into the battery, and there is a new generation of cylinder deactivation technology at work as well. All-in, the still-massive motor will turn in an impressive 23.5 miles-per U.S. gallon on the EU cycle and Morninweg pledges that the car will skirt U.S. gas guzzler taxes.
The 'standard' S63 will run to a governed 155 mile-per-hour top end, while the performance package model has been let out to 186 mph. The new car is slated to go on sale in the second half of the year, and the 5.5-liter engine is expected to supplant the 6.2-liter in other AMG offerings over the next several years. We'll see the new engine tomorrow in person at the Geneva Motor Show, where it will reside in the engine bay of a special S63 showcar. The showcar (above) pays tribute to an early AMG-powered 300 SEL that won its class and finished second overall at the 1971 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps.
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
In the supercar realm, aside from independent makers like McLaren, Saleen,
Spyker and the like, most exotic machinery can be attributed to the
Italians Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. So over the course of just
three years, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG went from concept to the
pre-production cars we recently drove at the international press launch.
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AMG modifications comprising a decent Exhaust sound, one hell of a braking system, a
very agile chassis, a special "diamond" grille with black spoiler, all
paired with some nice additional AMG widgets for its COMAND Online system
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The Schnitzer boys have waved wands over the BMW 530d GT, giving it a
little more power and a lot more cosmetics. Under the hood is a modest
power bump from 245 horsepower to 286, but
torque numbers have been omitted so we're supposing there's no change
there. If that is indeed the case, color us a wee bit surprised that no
more twist was extracted from the torque-tastic oil-burner from Bavaria.
Outside and inside, though, changes abound: an AC Schnitzer engine cover
and hood vents, skirts and spoilers everywhere, new rear silencer and
chrome trim, aluminum pedals and footrest, plus AC-branded velours for the
floor mats and trunk. And to keep you from ridin' dirty there's an AC
Schnitzer spring kit and the firm's trademark wheels.