2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 and S63 AMG: Around the Block

It's a special kind of someone who thinks a 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan needs more -- more power, more distinctive looks, and more luxury features. That special kind of someone will buy a 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG sedan, but they shouldn't.

Live life to the fullest (and then some)

This sort of embellishment should not exist. Let's compare the fictional lives of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 owner and a 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG owner, shall we? The S550 owner wears tailored Paul Smith suits, drinks French wine, and has a personal trainer. The S63 AMG owner, though, has Paul Smith tailor his suits, bought a vineyard in France, and gets his protein shakes made by Hugh Jackman. Get the point? It's absurd to want more when you have more than enough, and the S550 certainly has more than enough.

Never left wanting

Power? The S550's 455-hp, twin-turbo V-8 can get you to sixty from a stop in less than five seconds. Available features? What, massaging front seats, rear seats with pillows on the headrests, a Burmester surround sound system, and a "fragrance atomizer" can't cut it? Distinctive looks? You've got to be kidding. The S550 is elegant, bold, and graceful. We think it's one of the best-looking sedans you can buy. If for whatever reason you think it needs more machismo, then by all means option it with the $6650 sport appearance package, you loon.

An impeccable package

The S63 AMG is impressive, no doubt about it, but also completely excessive. Its bigger, badder, 577-hp, twin-turbo V-8 may shave a second off of the sedan's zero-to-sixty time, it may look more sinister, but the S550 is a status symbol that perfectly fuses performance and luxury under some seriously sexy sheet metal. To want more anything than that would, well, take a special kind of someone.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC sedan

Base price $96,825
Price as tested $122,895
Engine 4.7-liter DOHC twin-turbo V-8
Power 455 hp @ 5250-5550 rpm
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 1800-3500 rpm
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drive 4-wheel
Fuel economy 16/26 mpg (city/highway)
0-60 mph 4.8 sec
Top speed 130 mph
Cargo capacity 16.3 cu ft

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG sedan

Base price $140,425
Price as tested $153,495
Engine 5.5-liter DOHC twin-turbo V-8
Power 577 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 664 lb-ft @ 2250-3750 rpm
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drive 4-wheel
Fuel economy 15/23 mpg (city/highway)
0-60 mph 3.9 sec
Top speed 186 mph
Cargo capacity 16.3 cu ft
Marcos Agote-Robertson
Comando Alta Gama
Marc Hamady
Neither. Would go with the S8 and the Flying Spur.
Randall Owen
They both look like Chrysler junk!
Sim Ngema
no,S550#luxurious riding all the way!!!!
Jacques René Delange
Never a mercedes
Biolanaira Adigun
This bitches r out again, i love dem
Eric Banks
The S63 AMG!
Ira Salem
Which one has a Manual Transmission?
Will Prada Humiliti Bledsoe
S63.
Noah Brigdan
"It's absurd to want more when you have more than enough" That's completely incorrect. It's your choice what you want. I could be happy with a 911 turbo, but I still want a 650S.
Sean Gentile
On right
Jesda Ulati
Neither. The design is so boring.
Roberto Estrada
An Infiniti M56, actually I'm happy with my G35 coupe.
gerardthai
2 years of worth of depreciation and both could be had for less than $50K.   For that reason alone, I'd take the Audi.  Hell...just give me a fully loaded Accord and with the money left over, I could be mortgage free. 
Shane A. Force
The Audi S8.
Stan Mann
S63...c'mon!
Robert Lopez
Silly question......
Mohamed Ali Humaid
The engine spec in the table is mixed up between the two cars. Please review!
Steve Cornelius
The answer is always AMG
Ivan Stanojkovski
S63 AMG any day.
Vasani Nitesh
These two are the masterpiece of this amazing car brand. Just awesome they are..http://www.worldofautomobile.com

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