‘Vision R 63 AMG’: World premiere at the 61st Frankfurt Motor Show

Powered by the all-new, completely independently developed AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with an output of 510 hp and a maximum torque of 630 Nm, the ‘Vision R 63 AMG’ represents a combination of sporty driving pleasure combined with comfort for up to six occupants.

Alongside the series-production version of the new Mercedes-Benz R-Class, whose short wheelbase variant is celebrating its world premiere at the show, the ‘Vision R 63 AMG’ with a long wheelbase, an avant-garde design and an extravagantly styled interior, will appear in the role of a 'sporty and dynamic trendsetter'.

The bodywork of the ‘Vision R 63 AMG’ is finished in ‘dark titanium grey’, whilst the trim is in matt titanium grey. Newly designed front and rear aprons in the typical AMG look, bi-xenon headlamps with titanium-coated reflectors and the two twin chromed tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system convey unmistakable dynamism. Massive, matt titanium-painted 21-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a 5-spoke design with 265/40 R 21 wide-base tyres all-round lend a striking effect to the side view of the almost 5.20-metre long Grand Sports Tourer. Behind the spokes of the AMG light-alloy wheels it is possible to discern the generously dimensioned AMG high-performance braking system, which ensures extremely short braking distances.

The ‘Vision R 63 AMG’ accelerates to 62 mph in approximately five seconds and has a maximum speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). Power is transferred by an AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission with steering wheel gearshift paddles and a DIRECT SELECT shift lever. The car also features permanent all-wheel drive with a torque distribution of 40:60 between the front and rear axles, and an AMG sports suspension based on the AIRMATIC air suspension with Adaptive Damping System.

The interior is finished in two-tone nappa leather, with AMG sports seats in the first two seat rows, an AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles and AMG instrument cluster. Matching the exterior of the AMG showcar, most of the decorative trim in the interior features a matt titanium grey finish -- complemented by trim in black piano lacquer on the front centre console. Thanks to a DVD player, passengers in the second and third rows are able to enjoy their own programme of entertainment in the ‘Vision R 63 AMG’. Four 7-inch TFT flat-screen monitors are integrated into the head restraints of the front seats. For optimum convenience and a relaxed journey there are two folding tables for the individual centre seats, as well as the multi-zone Luxury Climate Control system which ensures a pleasant interior climate for all six occupants.

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: DaimlerChrysler

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