The New Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupé
Mercedes has released some official pictures and stats about the new S-Class Coupe AMG, the fastest and most expensive S-Class model available. As you’d expect, the car looks magnificent and it’s another step in the right direction for Mercedes-benz with their newest models.
Apart from the new name for the model line (What was wrong with CL in the first place?), the car gets an entirely new platform, based on the S-Class sedan, which blew us away when it was presented last year.
But the enthusiasts were waiting for the Mercedes’ in-house tuning specialist to get their hands on the latest car and give it some AMG magic, even though the car in question is as big as a boat, meaning that it will need some engineering witchcraft to keep it in shape both on the road and on the track.
The S 63 AMG Coupe has a 5.5-litre V8 engine with two turbochargers, good for 585 bhp and almost demonic 900 Nm of torque, but Merc is keen to stress out that the fuel consumption is “remarkably low”, using 10 litres of fuel for 100 kilometers.
The AMG version is some 65 kilograms lighter than the standard car, but still tips the scales at two tonnes. Despite that, the car gets from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in just 4.3 seconds, or just below four if you specify the optional four-wheel drive 4MATIC. Maybe for the better, because I can only imagine what could 900 Nm of torque do to a rear-wheel drive car.
As mentioned, a two tonne car with an engine powerful enough to propel a small tanker will have to need some special electronics so it doesn’t kill you on the first apex. And Mercedes has kept its tradition of silly, caps-lock-always-on named driving aids: You get MAGIC BODY CONTROL, which controls the body lean like well, magic. Merc says that the system “allows the S 63 AMG Coupé to lean into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier”.
And while adaptive dampers are hardly new, an interesting feature called ROAD SURFACE SCAN scans the road with a stereo camera, aiding the dampers to adjust accordingly. If that isn’t enough, AIRMATIC air suspension is also offered, but it hardly makes sense in a performance car.
Like a supercar, the S 63 AMG comes with ceramic brakes as an option, and Mercedes claims that they are 20 percent lighter than the normal ones. As for the wheels, 19-inch AMG alloys are standard, and forged 20’s are available as an option.
Speaking of options, the list is as long as ever, but the car comes with all-leather interior as standard, decorated with numerous AMG badges, just to separate it from the poor guy’s S Class Coupe. The instrument panel is also changed to feel more racy, and adds “V8 BITURBO” lettering to the rev counter. In case you forget which one it is, of course.
If the sole exclusivity of the AMG isn’t enough, Mercedes will offer a special “Edition 1” version, available one year after market launch. Apart from the exclusive interior trim, floor mats, and roof liner, the limited edition adds just a touch of glamour with Swarovski crystals in the headlamps. You know, very useful on the Nordschleife.
Mercedes is obviously aware that not everyone can handle a car that powerful, so they are releasing the four-wheel drive version first in April, and the rear driven one will follow in July.Prices have to yet be announced. We will keep you updated with everything in regards to that, but meanwhile take a look at the complete media gallery below and feel free to let us know what do you think about the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupé in the comments right below.