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Year 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: October 14, 2020

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Be a dictator, world leader or a millionaire you have marked your presence in the map of the world but what do you need to mark your presence when your convoy rushes on the streets. Nothings says presence as well a Mercedes-Benz S class, it is in another league of its own. The then the AMG badge slapped on it puts it in another league of its own.

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Pros

Timelessly elegant styling

The commodious interior is gorgeously designed

Outstanding ride comfort and refinement

Cons

Pricier than V8-powered S 560

Less engaging than rivals

The tech-rich interior can overwhelm at first

What's New?

A new generation of COMAND system.

A few exterior changes have been made to the styling.

Parking assist package.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$151600

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

603 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

664 lbs.-ft. @ 2750 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

16.5/16.5

dimensions

wheelbase

124.6 in.

length

208.5 in.

width

83.9 in.

height

59 in.

curb weight

4564 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

125 cu ft.

cargo volume

16.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/26/20 mpg

highway range

548.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Colors and Styles

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 in Anthracite Blue Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 in Black color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 in designo Diamond White Metallic color 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 in Dune Silver Metallic color
Anthracite Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.9

Final Verdict

8.9

8.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Base

Base

power
603 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Twin turbo premium unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$151,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl 9A) Starting at $151,600 MSRP (17/20/26) 603 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4L, V-8, Twin turbo premium unleaded
9-speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.9

Overall Rating


While the Mercedes Benz S class is the epitome of luxury the crazy people at AMG made the best of luxury, better. Fitting a buff Biturbo 4.0 liter thumping V-8 pumps a glorious 603 horsepower making a car the size of a small bungalow never feels low on power. It’s amazing how a car that can make you drown in luxury can also excite the child in you by making crazy loud pops, bang, and crackles at the same time. The AMG package makes the already exclusive S class better than the best. Only providing a V-8 in S63 and a V-12 in S-65, the V-12 S65 is indeed more powerful but the S63 is faster and lighter. The question is up to you if you wish to spend more than 80k for a V-12.

All this power from the monstrous engine and a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds sure do make you wanna beat the crap out of all the cars at every drag strip but all this power is to elegantly pass everyone on the road and look down on peasants.

The rivalry of the S-class is unmatched but the once that has come close is the BMW 7 series and the Audi S8 but I think those boys have been slapped down again.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan front view
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan rear view

9.9/10
Features

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

8.9/10
Final Verdict


2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Features

9.9/10

 

Trims

 AMG S63 4MATIC

MSRP (AWD)

$151,600 

Key Features

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Bi-turbo engine

 

Dynamic engine mounts

 

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive

 

20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels

 

Handcrafted cabin

 

ATTENTION ASSIST

 

Active Brake Assist

 

9 airbags

 

MAGIC VISION CONTROL

 

Heated 12-way power front seats with memory

 

Illuminated door sills

 

COMAND system with touchpad controller

 

12.3-inch high-resolution central display

WE recommend

You sure can drive your luxury yacht on the road but to really experience the flavors of luxury you gotta be chauffeured around in your expensive S-class. So, we recommend you to get Executive Rear Seat package which brings folding tables and upgraded back seats if you still are not convinced the Plus version gets you a ton of features with aircraft like seats and a feature to warm or cool your drinks and six feature massage settings and active seat ventilation system. To make your most comfortable ride more sublime there exists Magic Body Control which scans the road ahead and adjusts the suspension according to the road. Pretty sure you’d be sleeping like a baby even if your driver have some fun going sideways half the journey.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Engine and Performance

9.9/10

Yes, a luxury comfortable large sedan has an AMG hand-built engine which barks, screams and pops that is sure to crack your up for the times when you are in the driver’s seat for a change. The 4.0 liter V-8 pumps out a tremendous 603 hp and 664lb-ft of torque which does not make this almost 5200-pound machine no slouch at all touching 60 miles in 3.4 seconds.

Smooth doesn’t even begin to describe the velvety effortless power delivery this engine provides, you happen to pull away from traffic lights with linear and quite acceleration when in comfort mode. Do not think that this elegant behavior is consistent in sport+ mode because when it’s time to hustle, the S63 is willing to oblige as the purr in the comfort mode becomes growl in sport+.

Sure, the 7 series has a grandeur of a V12 under the hood but does not match the torquey hand-built V-8 from the horsepower maestros at AMG. The others like Porsche and Audi too have a V-8 but do not even come close to the performance figures of the Benz.

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

2020 BMW M760i xDrive

2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

MSRP

$151,600 

$157,700

$163,400

$129,500

Engine

4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8

6.6L Twin Turbo V-12

4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8

Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic Transmission

8-speed automatic Transmission

8-speed PDK transmission

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

603@5,500

601@5,500

550@5,750

563@6,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

664@2,750

627@1,550

567@1,960

590@2,000

Acceleration

Even the base model of the S-class offers lightning-fast acceleration putting the S63 AMG in the league of its own. The 0-60mph time of 3.4 seconds is enough to put supercars to shame. To put things in perspective, Alfa Romeo 4C, a carbon tub lightweight Italian super-car does 60 miles from 0 in 4.0 seconds. This S63 is even quicker than the V12 S65 model which is immensely pricier as in S65 all the power is sent to the rear wheels only resulting in glorious burnouts.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan 0-60 MPH In just 3.4 sec

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

BMW M760i xDrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.4 

3.6

3.6 

3.8 

Quarter Mile (sec)

N/A

12.5

N/A

N/A

Top Speed (MPH) 190 186 190 155

Engine

4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8

6.6L Twin Turbo V-12

4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V-8

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

In the top luxury segment, the BMW and Porsche come close to Benz in showcasing their acceleration skills but loses by two-tenths of a second and Audi drops down to the bottom of the ranks. Hence, again S-class still is unbeaten in the performance figures.

Ride and Handling

There is something so raw, barbaric and lalochezia like feeling going sideways in a 2.5-ton car. Unfortunately, the S-class is to travel in style, elegance and drowned in luxury sipping on expensive champagne after a long day being rich. Although, the handling of S-class is impressive though, while it is big, it feels light in your hands, and the chassis bites harder than you expect.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan rear view

The cabin is completely soundproof all you can hear is the silence and the streetlights passing by bathing in the soothing silence, perfect surrounding for you think about your next big idea. Bumps do not become your enemy now, you see a bump down the road you do not feel it, quiet magical it seems.

Braking

To stop a 2.5 ton mammoth on steroids you need huge muscle and then some. The front brakes are 15.4-inch diameter steel brakes and rear is 14.2 inches in diameter. The brakes pedal feel is light and does not happen to work unless you shove your foot down. This is because you do not want to spill the expensive champagne your precious passenger is sipping on.

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

BMW M760i xDrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

Brake Rotors Front (in)

15.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

14.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

5159

4761

4751

60-0 MPH (ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Currently, the braking data is not released by any companies but according to previous trends, the braking distance for Merc should turn out lesser than the rivals because of the 4MATIC feature which helps to maintain traction either while braking or off the line.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

One hell of a car sure needs a hell lot of fuel to show off its skills. Although, somehow S-class boasts some impressive numbers on the fuel economy with a combined MPG of 20 miles per gallon of fuel. These numbers do not really matter to the crazy rich buyers though.

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

BMW M760i xDrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

MPG (City)

17

13

18

13

MPG (Highway)

26

20

25

22

MPG (Combined)

20

16

20

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 21.1 20.6 23.7 N/A
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 359/549/422 N/A 427/593/474 N/A

Other than the Panamera and S-class other competitions are struck off the list of fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly cars just touching the 16mpg mark which is well enough less than 20mpg provided by the S-class.

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Interior

9.9/10

You walk to your S-class, the LED illuminated sills welcome you inside a marvelous cabin elegantly. The executive seats make you feel like you’re home. The silence prevails that isolates you. It is a feeling on its own, nothing like such you’ve ever experienced. The silence is addictive, your mind gets cleared of all thoughts.

2020 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG front seats

You’ll be surprised that you are fresher than you started off two hours ago. The witchcraft that has gone into making the cabin of S-class is extraordinary. Seats are more comfortable than you’d ever expect, the cabin is as luxurious as a royal palace. The whole cabin is illuminated by LED lights which can be customized according to the mood, they call it the mood lightening.

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

BMW M760i xDrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

Seating Capacity 5 5 4 5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.7/59.7/41.4

39.9/59.2/38.9

N/A

38.3/59.1/41.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.7/59.1/43.1

38.9/57.7/44.4

N/A

38.5/57.6/44.3

The S-class is sumptuously loaded, and blissfully spacious four-door sedan. Talking of luxury, look inside at that gorgeous cockpit, made even more mouth-watering thanks to optional Porcelain/Black Nappa leather ($4,450) and Designo black-lacquer trim ($1,300). The cabin is also home to standard amenities such as heated and ventilated front seats with a massage feature, keyless entry, and ignition, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, what else could you ask for?

Infotainment

For a base price of $151,400 you get most of the creature comforts you’d possibly imagine including an 12.3 inch hi-res infotainment center with a list of features you can’t count, it’s exhaustive, I’ve tried. It includes a 13-speaker Burmester surround-sound stereo as well as Bluetooth phone and streaming audio. SiriusXM satellite radio is standard, along with wireless-device charging and navigation. All models come with a Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. The options list includes a rear-seat DVD player with wireless headsets.

2020 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG has a 12.3 inch infotainment display

Cargo

Carrying your weekend trip luggage could be an easy job for your car if you are a light packer. Although, the S-class offers a little less space for luggage as compared to some rivals, makes up in the legroom department.

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

BMW M760i xDrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

18 

18.2

N/A

12.5

 With the S65, you get 12.3 cubic feet of room for your luggage. That's less than the 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space offered by the BMW M760i. The S63 sedan provides 18 cubic feet of cargo space. Convertible and coupe variants provide 6.9 cubic feet and 10.4 cubic feet of cargo room, respectively.

Interior Features

The important feature in the endless list of features are-

  • Heated 12-way power front seats with memory
  • Mercedes me connect Assist Services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • 64-color/3-zone LED ambient lighting
  • 4-zone automatic climate control
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Soft-close doors
  • 12.3-inch high-resolution central display
  • Burmester Surround Sound system
  • Apple Car-Play
  • Android Auto
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Interior

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Exterior

8.0/10

As said above, nothing marks presence as well as an S-class. The imposing grille and a long hood make every car to bow down. S-class is a big car, feels like it too, you’ll be amazed to count the number of steps it takes for you to walk along its length. The iconic three-layer head and taillights still marks the presence on the road. The strong shoulders convey strength and confidence. For the wheels, AMG offers 5 AMG forged designs. Exterior Carbon Fiber package is also available along with the AMG night styling package.

2020 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG three quarter view

Models

Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

BMW M760i xDrive

Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

2020 Audi S8

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

5159

4761

4751

Length (in)

208.5

207.4

204.7

209

Width (in)

83.9

74.9

76.3

76.6

Height (in)

59

58.2

56.4

58.5

Ground Clearance (in)

N/A

5.3in

8.5

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

124.6

126.4

122

123.1

It is quite evident that the S-class still poses a “land yacht” demeanor which is unmatched by anything in this class.

Exterior Features

  1. AMG exterior light package.
  2. AMG body styling.
  3. All-LED exterior lighting.
  4. 20-inch AMG five-spoke wheel.
  5. Panorama Roof.
  6. AMG Carbon Fiber Package.
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Sedan Exterior

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Safety

9.9/10

Standard is just about every anti-accident feature you could imagine; with the optional driver-assistance package ($2,250) the car is even safer and, in certain conditions such as stop-and-go highway traffic, it can drive itself. The safety feature also makes the car to brake itself when it senses a collision.

  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Intelligent Light System with Ultra Wide Beam headlamps
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • PRE-SAFE
  • PRE-SAFE Sound
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Surround View System
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 9 air bags
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SmartKey
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • MAGIC VISION CONTROL
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Competition

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 vs BMW 760i xDrive

BMW tried everything they could to touch the Mercedes expertise in making a luxury-performance car, but the crown still belongs on top of the S-class.

BMW tried to lure young buyers by adding gimmicky tech features into the car but in the process, they forgot the ultimate luxury is basic creature comforts and to perfect it, that’s what they missed out on. If your buy is more leaning towards tech stuff, you must go for the BMW although, Merc still offers enough geeky stuff with comfort and luxury features which BMW failed to reach.

2020 BMW 760i xDrive

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 vs Audi S8

Even though the Audi is significantly cheaper than the rivals maybe even better in driving dynamics, what Merc offers is worth the more money you’d spend.

2020 Audi S8

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Final Verdict

8.9/10

Boasting sumptuous cabin design and muscular performance, the S63 reigns at top of the luxury-performance food chain. I think it is safe to say that,

“The Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 is the best performance-luxury sedan.Period.”

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