2007 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
*Layout
Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive

*Engine
6.2-liter V8, dohc, four valves per cylinder

*Transmission
Seven-speed automatic

*Suspension
Four-link front, five-link rear, coil springs, hydraulic servos, ABC active suspension, automatic level control

*Brakes
Power-assisted four-wheel discs, four-channel ABS, Brake Assist Plus

*Dimensions
Length x Width x Height (in.): 205 x 83.3 x 58Wheelbase: 124.6 in.Curb Weight: 4665 lb

*Performance
Peak Power: 518 bhp @ 6800 rpmPeak Torque: 465 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm0-60 mph: 4.5 sec.Top Speed: 155 mph (limited)

*Why we love it: Security, exquisite engineering and sybaritic comfort

*Why we don't: No complaints with the AMG, but we'd like to see some of the alternative (diesel) S-Class variants in the States

The Price Tag: $117,000 (est.)

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