The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is arguably the three pointed stars most important model at the moment. The luxury limo has not only been completely redesigned to substitute its forefather, but also replace the Maybach brand. Emerging markets such as China are very interested in such a car and with a large global audience to cater for, Mercedes are to produce many variations. This is the S63 AMG, a Saturn 5 rocket with the comfort levels of Buckingham Palace.
Powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine that produces a mammoth 577BHP, the S63 devours the 0-62MPH sprint in just 4.4 seconds and will not stop until it reaches its electronically limited top speed of 155MPH. Tick the “drivers package” option, however, and you can keep going onto a further speed of 186MPH. Equipped with every toy under the sun, including an “atomiser” that diffuses bad smells in the cabin, this S-Class could just be the ultimate sleeper. Carbon brakes are on the options list for the first time along with just about anything a wealthy client could wish for.
So; oil men, bank owners and mafia bosses alike… Present your chequebooks.