I may have said this before, but I don’t consider myself the Mercedes-Benz type. I review a lot of cars and I really like a lot of cars, but when it comes to which I put truly go out and buy…Mercedes-Benz hasn’t been on that list. Oh but not for lack of features, or style, or just overall greatness. Honestly just didn’t move me. This however is before I starting reviewing vehicles from with its AMG badging! I’m a little out-of-order but the first one I reviewed was the 2018 AMG GLA45, but we’ll come back to that in due course. Right now I want to talk about the S63 Sedan!”Miss PATTI! (let’s see who catches that reference) this here is one sweet ride!
Stunning and Imposing at First Look
When the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 was dropped off to me, at first glance this car was it! I would call the color I had as a matte silver or light gray, but Mercedes has a way more classy name for it. This color is called Alanite Grey Magno. Yes you read that right, that name right there sets the tone for this vehicle. Some of the other color mentioned include for the leather inside Black Exclusive Nappa, and Carbon Fiber/Black Piano Lacquer. Need I say more, I don’t even think my tongue can translate that into simpler terms, but trust me when I say the S63 looks exquisite!
The shape and lines around this car were tight and rigid, sharp and clean. This car oozed importance and looks like the car an executive would either be driven in or be seen driving himself if he was so inclined. I’m going to go with driven, as once you get inside and to that backseat you get a sense of its purpose. Speaking of the inside, this is perhaps the first car I’ve reviewed that had as many buttons, dials, and display items as a commercial airliner. You may not realize it fully during the day, but at night when all the screen are lit up yes! I mean there are seriously a lot of controls in this car, I don’t recommend you get familiar with them while you are driving. Pull over, park, and take some time to learn them. How else you expect to fly this thing haha.
Luxury Disguises The Beast Within
For all the elegance and luxury this sedan shows you on the outside and in, it is really containing a beast under the hood. This is of course a AMG badged vehicle and it has the power under the hood to earn that label. Sitting pretty is a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine. This is pumping out 603 horsepower and 664 lb of torque. Combined with an AMG Speedshift MCT 9-Speed transmission, thus baby hauls a** on a straight away! Some other AMG goodies includes a Performance 4MATIC, Dynamic Select system, performance exhaust system, sport suspension based on AIRMATIC, and ECO start/stop.
The power is great and felt in a 0-60 take off, but smooth in that acceleration. If you gun it, you’ll feel the power, but since it was so smooth as well you’ll hit 80mph and think you’re doing 60mph instead. I had this very thing happen to me on the Palisades Parkway once evening. I was picking up speed after some traffic had clear and was cruising. I wasn’t looking at the speedometer, and when I next looked down sure enough I was doing 80-82mph. I really though I was at about 60-65mph. The S63 sedan is that much of a comfortable ride!
This Won’t Be for Everyone
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Sedan hold a record for us here at G Style. This car now hold the record for the most expensive car we have review to date. With a suggested retail price of $147,500 you would think that was high enough. However once you add in all the features and options this review car came with, the total retail price was $183,995.00. When I first seen the monroney for this car, I seriously thought about not taking it out of my driveway and just taking pictures of it there. With a price tag that high, defensive driving skills were on 100 and I developed a heighten sense of awareness during this review week.
This one definitely won’t be in everyone’s budget, but if you can swing it here is a few things I especially was geeked about and though was a nice touch. First and foremost I geeked when I see this little control button that was on the steering wheel. It looks and function exactly like the optical track button that use to be on the higher end Blackberry phones from back in the day. Using that kind of interface again was awesome and nostalgic. Another was the 12.3 widescreen digital instrument cluster/display, this is what looked like a futuristic airplane control panel. Now if I was going to shout out one more (honestly this car came with so many features, we’d be here all day trying to list them), it would be the Air balance Cabin Fragrance system. Yup the car has modes or scenes, and depending on which you chose you’d get some comfortable music, infused with this scent (it smelled amazing!) that you can only get from Mercedes-Benz that would fill the cabin. A very nice luxurious touch indeed!
Again for $183,995 this definitely won’t be for everyone. But for those who have the means, this is the vehicle you want to drive or be driven in around town!