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

Engine4.7-liter DOHC twin-turbo V-8

Power455 hp @ 5250-5550 rpm

Torque516 lb-ft @ 1800-3500 rpm

Transmission7-speed automatic


Fuel economy16/26 mpg (city/highway)

0-60 mph4.8 sec

Top speed130 mph

Cargo capacity16.3 cu ft

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG sedan

Base price$140,425

Price as tested$153,495

Engine5.5-liter DOHC twin-turbo V-8

Power577 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque664 lb-ft @ 2250-3750 rpm

Transmission7-speed automatic


Fuel economy15/23 mpg (city/highway)

0-60 mph3.9 sec

Top speed186 mph

Cargo capacity16.3 cu ft

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