Mansory Learns What "Less Is More" Means With Its Tuned Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance

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Photo: Instagram | Mansory
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After that controversial-looking Lamborghini Urus we wrote about a few days ago, it's time for another Mansory project to make its way to our news feed: the Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance.
You might be tempted to say it's not new since we already dedicated a story to it last month. And you wouldn't be wrong. However, while the aftermarket touches are basically the same, it has lost the red lipstick, and this move alone has immediately made it more appealing – to us, anyway.

While the previous project had red on the new grille, hood, and other parts of the exterior, this one features black everywhere, including on the Mansory logo that replaced the three-pointed star emblem up front. As for the front and rear bumper add-ons, side skirt extensions, vented hood, chin spoiler, rear diffuser, side mirror caps, fender trim, and so on, it is identical to the previous build.

The same goes for the disc-like wheels, which would better suit a Rolls-Royce. There is something we don't approve of, though, and that's the reupholstered interior. You see, the controversial tuner hasn't fully revealed it, but it is partially visible through the windows in certain pictures, and it is a bit too flashy. Light blue leather upholstery dominates the cabin and was applied to most touchable surfaces, likely sprinkled with Mansory's logos on several components.

We still have no idea if they did anything to the engine. However, since the social media post that we shared at the bottom of this story doesn't speak about it at all, we can assume the oily bits are still stock. The Mercedes-AMG S 63 E Performance packs the ubiquitous 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 motor. And since an electric unit assists it, it boasts no less than 791 horsepower (802 ps/590 kW) in total and 1,055 pound-foot (1,430 Nm) of torque.

Due to the extra oomph, this model is very fast in a straight line. In fact, it can put some previous generation supercars in their corner with its ability to go from zero to sixty mph (0 to 97 kph) in a whopping 3.2 seconds. Should you tick the AMG Driver's Pack box on the options list, then the top speed will be 180 mph (290 kph). Otherwise, it's limited to 155 mph (250 kph). This car also gets a 4Matic+ AWD system, a nine-speed automatic transmission, clever steering, and uprated brakes.

Another thing Mansory has refrained from announcing is whether a wealthy client commissioned their latest project or if they simply modified it, and they're now looking to part ways with it. We lean towards the latter, and if we're correct, then it likely costs a small fortune. After all, the standard model starts at €208,749.80 ($225,955) in its home market.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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