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The new S63 AMG is 220 pounds lighter (Credit: Cars.com)

The new S63 AMG is 220 pounds lighter than the outgoing one, thanks to efforts by Mercedes-Benz to curb unnecessary mass.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan is all new for 2014

On the heels of announcing the 2014 Mercedes S-Class, the company also recently unveiled a newer, more performance-enhanced variant of its flagship sedan. Here's a look at the new Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic.

Three driving modes are available to choose the
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Three driving modes are available to choose the behavior of your S63: Comfort, Sport or Manual. The car comes equipped with an AMG-tuned seven-speed automatic transmission with standard all-wheel drive.

The S63 has a 12.3-inch display screen, which
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The S63 has a 12.3-inch display screen, which has replaced gauges in the S-Class, and features exclusive AMG-style graphics and special AMG content that focuses on driving performance and engine information.

Special AMG sport seats are standard in the
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Special AMG sport seats are standard in the S63, and unique milled metal trim adorns the instrument panel and doors.

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The new S63 AMG is 220 pounds lighter
(Credit: Cars.com)

The new S63 AMG is 220 pounds lighter than the outgoing one, thanks to efforts by Mercedes-Benz to curb unnecessary mass.

The S63 AMG features a lithium-ion starter battery
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The S63 AMG features a lithium-ion starter battery unit instead of the traditional 12-volt lead-acid type, allowing Mercedes to eliminate a second backup battery and save 44 pounds overall.

The S63 is available with some content from
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The S63 is available with some content from the S550, such as the Night View Assist Plus and the Driver Assistance Package. Electric power steering is also present with a variable steering ratio.

The S63 AMG 4Matic comes standard with lightweight19-inch
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The S63 AMG 4Matic comes standard with lightweight19-inch wheels, but can be equipped with 20-inch wheels as well.

The S63 AMG 4Matic has a sporty look,
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The S63 AMG 4Matic has a sporty look, with high-gloss black trim and unique badging on the exterior.

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The 2014 Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic is a
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The 2014 Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic is a performance-tuned variant of the 2014 S-Class, and features a 577-HP engine capable of 664 pounds-feet of torque.

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