Mercedes-Benz has introduced an entirely new model to its 2014 lineup with
the CLS63 AMG S-Model. The S-Model boasts performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC
all-wheel drive and an AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that now makes 577
horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
"The S-Model in particular represents the most attractive proposition in the segment," notes Ola Källenius, the outgoing CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "With its superlative power and torque ratings and the new performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the CLS63 AMG is without parallel in its Coupe and Shooting Brake (not available in the USA) variants."
With 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.6 seconds, the CLS63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC is clearly at the top of its competitive line-up. In addition to its increased power, the special edge of the S-Model can also be attributed in no small part to performance-oriented all-wheel drive with a 33:67 front-rear power distribution. Ideal traction during acceleration minimizes wheel slip, and its electronically limited top speed stands at 186 mph.
On the new CLS63 AMG S-Model, the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine produces 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 27 hp over the AMG Performance Package that was previously available as an option for the coupe. This enhanced performance results from adapted engine electronics and increased turbo boost pressure, from 0.9 to 1.0 bar.
The U.S. market launch of the CLS63 AMG 4MATIC and the new CLS63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC began in August 2013.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S-Model can be indentified by red brake calipers and the AMG logo on the trunk lid that sports an "S" in contrasting black.
The high-performance S-Model features exclusive 10-spoke light-alloy wheels painted matte titanium gray with a high-sheen rim flange.
CLS63 AMG S-Model with Additionally Sporty Interior Design
Accented by silver seat belts, the standard black premium nappa leather interior of the S-Model features contrasting gray stitching on the AMG sports seats, center door panels, door arm rests, steering wheel and center console.
The rim of the AMG Performance steering wheel in black Premium leather boasts grip areas in Alcantara and is flattened at the top and bottom. In the S-Model, the front head restraints of the AMG sports seats feature the AMG crest embossed directly into the premium leather. The AMG instrument cluster also reveals an "S AMG" logo on the speedometer and red accents on the dials.
Illuminated AMG door sill panels with white backlighting complete the range of equipment and appointments exclusive to the S-Model.
A highlight among the optional equipment for all CLS models is the Bang& Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system. Capable of Dolby Digital 5.1 playback, the audio system provides an exclusive music experience with unparalleled sound, not only because of its 1,200-watt amplifier and 14 high-end speakers with neodymium drivers, but also due to the distribution of music signals that are controlled by an integrated digital sound processor (DSP).