Mercedes has revealed in three episodes many of the secrets of the new Mercedes S-Class W223 but has not yet announced anything about the engines. The British magazine Car announces the range of engines and that the top model will be the Mercedes-AMG S 63 e – a Plug-In Hybrid with over 800 HP.
Two weeks before the official launch, the british magazine Car announced the range of engines for the new Mercedes S-Class w223.
At least at the start, the range of engines will be conventional. The two diesels S 350 d and S 400 d equipped with the new OM 656 6-inline turbodiesel engine with 286 and 330 hp, respectively, will not be missing.
The petrol range starts with two mild hybrid versions that combine the M 256 6-inline 3.0-liter turbo engine with 367 and 435 hp respectively with a 22 hp electric motor, an electric compressor and a 48V network. Then will follow S 580 with 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and over 470 HP. The V12 engine will not disappear and as we also announced will be available only for the superlux version of Mercedes-Maybach S 650.
Mercedes also officially announced a Plug-In hybrid version about which it only communicate that it will have an electric range of over 100 km.
The big surprise is the top AMG model that will be also in the form of a Plug-In Hybrid.
Named Mercedes-AMG S 63 e, the new model will combine the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 612 HP with a 204 HP electric motor, as Mercedes Benz Passion inform.
The total output will be 816 HP and the estimations are that the new Mercedes-AMG S 63 e will reach 100 km/h in about 3 seconds. The maximum torque will be impressive because the 900 Nm of the heat engine will add 300 Nm from the electric motor, which means 1,200 Nm in total.
Mercedes-AMG S 63 e will use a battery of about 20 kWh but there is still no information about electric range. It seems that the same propulsion system will be used for the future Mercedes-AMG GT 73 e 4Matic + which will appear in January 2021.
The Mercedes-AMG S 63 e will appear in the fall of 2021 and it seems that there will only be a Plug-In Hybrid version, a conventional version being excluded due to emissions.