Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4Matic Tested by autoevolution

The 63 AMG version of what is arguably “the best car in the world” has hit every market in which Mercedes-Benz is present, but it's only the US where it comes exclusively in its long-wheelbase and 4Matic version in standard.
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In other words, the best standard S 63 AMG you can currently buy is only available in the land of the free, as you need to pay extra for the all-wheel drive and long wheelbase in Europe, with right hand drive countries not getting the 4Matic at all.

We recently had a spin in a US-spec version of the only V8 AMG model in the current S-Class range, and boy are our arms tired.

We kid, they're not that tired, even though the sportier settings of the electromechanical steering make it a bit of a handful, especially keeping in mind that this is supposed to be just a sportier S-Class and not a full-blown sportscar.

It would be wrong to call it just a sportier S-Class though, as the 63 AMG 4Matic version can easily make your neck hurt while pushing the go-fast pedal from a stop light.

You see, apart from transforming high-speed cornering into a breeze, the all-wheel drive 4Matic system also gives the S 63 AMG a cheetah-like acceleration, with only four seconds flat required to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a stand still.

There are plenty more goodies to be talked about here, but we should leave you with the full review of the car to better understand what we mean.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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