Long tradition of powerful AMG V8 engines

Powerful eight-cylinder engines are an integral part of AMG's history. 2005 saw
the debut of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine known as the M 156. Depending on the
model, this naturally aspirated, high-revving unit develops up to 386 kW (525 hp)
and 630 newton metres. Reserved exclusively for the new SLS AMG, the M 159
with the same displacement of 6.3 litres has a peak torque of 420 kW (571 hp)
and maximum torque of 650 newton metres. Another milestone in the history of
AMG engines was the supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine introduced in 2001:
the M 113 K developed up to 428 kW (582 hp) and 800 newton metres of torque.
Even more power was forthcoming from the supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine
of the SLR McLaren dating from 2003 – the M 155 generated up to 478 kW
(650 hp) and 820 newton metres.

The supercharged AMG 5.5-litre V8, the AMG 6.3-litre V8 and the AMG 6.0-litre
V12 biturbo were all able to win the Best Performance Engine category in the
International Engine of the Year Awards.



The first AMG four-valve V8 accelerates "The Hammer" to 303 km/h

Another important engine in the AMG story was the M 117, its first eight-cylinder
unit with four-valve technology. With a displacement of 5.6 litres, 265 kW
(360 hp) and 510 newton metres of torque, this V8 accelerated the 300 CE 5.6
AMG to a top speed of 303 km/h in 1987. This made the coupé the fastest
German car in series production, and American fans reverently christened it
"The Hammer".

The S 63 AMG showcar harks back to the historic success in 1971

A historic success was achieved by the 300 SEL 6.8 AMG in 1971: powered by
an AMG V8 engine with a displacement of 6.8 litres and developing 315 kW
(428 hp), this signal red racing saloon crossed the finishing line in second place
during its very first outing at the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium),
securing victory in its class.

The spectacular S 63 showcar is homage to this triumph, which made AMG worldfamous
overnight although the company had only been founded in 1967: decorated
with sponsoring stickers identical to those on its historic predecessor, this powerful
S-Class made by Mercedes-AMG is a sensation. The imposing tyres in size
275/35 R 20 and 325/30 R 20 at the front and rear are just as eye-catching as the
4.5-centimetre wider front wings on each side. The discerning car-lover will even
discover exotic wood trim in the style of the original car in the interior.

The showcar is powered by the new AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine and the
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission.