Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance by MANSORY, new integrated front headlight shaped led, exterior applications in carbon fibre with full carbon bonnet, wheel type FD.15,…
One of the hottest Mercedes-AMGs you’re probably unfamiliar with is an S-Class. Yet it’s not just any S-Class, but a V8-powered one with electric assistance, which can give supercars a run for their money while retaining its luxury features.
Dubbed the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Performance, it uses the Affalterbach brand’s popular 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8. A rear-mounted electric motor assists it, contributing to the total output of 791 hp (802 ps/590 kW) and the 1,055 lb-ft (1,430 Nm) of torque combined.
Curious how fast it is in a straight line? According to the official spec sheet, it requires 3.2 seconds to 60 mph (97 kph). The maximum speed is limited to 155 mph or 250 kph, though it can increase to 180 mph (290 kph) should you specify it with the optional AMG Driver’s Pack.
Obviously, such a ride, which also features the 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system, a nine-speed auto ‘box, high-performance brakes, speed-sensitive power steering, and other highlights, does not need the long arm of the tuning world to touch it. However, it just did, and Mansory is behind the modifications.
The controversial company seems to have drawn inspiration from the RTR Mustang when it comes to the front grille. This component has two side vents between the main clusters. Mansory also gave the lower part of the front bumper multiple attachments and rounded it off with additional LED daytime running lights.
New trim can be seen on the front doors and fenders, and the vented hood and side skirt attachments contribute to the exaggerated look of this luxury sedan. The car comes with more add-ons at the rear, including an aftermarket diffuser with side blades, an incorporated brake light, and a pair of spoilers, one above the rear windscreen and the other on the trunk lid.
The red accents here and there provide some contrast to the black overall finish of the vehicle. Mansory’s logos replaced the three-pointed star emblems. The wheels also came from the aftermarket world, and due to the almost disc-like styling, they would be more suitable for a Rolls-Royce or at least a Mercedes-Maybach. Yet, instead, they’ve been fitted to what is a very fast version of the S-Class.
Due to the almost murdered-out design of this Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance, most of Mansory’s add-ons don’t look out of place. Nevertheless, we’re certainly not fans of the new grille, hood, and other parts, and ultimately think that this luxury sedan that goes like stink looks better with no outside intervention. The tuner hasn’t released any images of the interior and hasn’t mentioned the oily bits at all, so chances are these remain stock. So, is this S-Class a yay or a nay in your book?