S 63 AMG W222 RHD Gets Reviewed by Autocar

One of the few problems with the newly-launched Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG W222 is the fact that its right-hand drive versions will not be available with 4Matic all-wheel drive not even optionally.
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Technically, the “problem” only resides in the minds of anoraks who are all about official performance numbers, since the 4Matic variant of the S 63 AMG gets from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in four seconds flat, which is 0.4 seconds faster than the rear-wheel driven version.

The two major countries hit by the lack of optional 4Matic all-wheel drive are naturally Australia and the UK. There is a plus side, though, because the rear-wheel drive versions can get the Magic Body Control system, which uses a stereo camera contraption to practically “see” in 3d the road bumps ahead and tell the Active Body Control to pre-program the suspension to soak up every pothole coming the car's way.

Equipped with the road surface scan and an entire array of safety and comfort systems, the new Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG keeps the best assets under the hood, as always.

Sporting a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 585 hp (577 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb ft) of torque, the current uber-sedan in the AMG lineup is a force to be reckoned with even in right-had drive guise, or at least that's what we learned from Autocar's review of the model in the UK.
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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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