Competes with: Bentley Continental GT, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Aston Martin DB9
Appears like: An even badder, bolder S-Class Coupe
Powertrains: 577-hp, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, 7-velocity automated transmission, common all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: fall 2014
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Mercedes-Benz launched the new S-Class Coupe at the 2014 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present and has just unveiled a much more potent efficiency model. The new 2015 S63 4Matic AMG coupe requires almost everything that is currently outstanding about the S-Class Coupe and cranks it up to crazy amounts in the way only Mercedes-Benz’;s in-home AMG tuners can.
Outwardly, not much on the physique has modified, aside from the inclusion of further air-cooling grilles, side sills and a rear diffuser in both gloss black or silver. Bigger wheels and tires are fitted, with optional twenty-inch forged aluminum wheels unique to the AMG model. AMG badges are also scattered around the car, from the grille to the wheels to every single of the 4 tailpipes.
The opulent environs of the S-Class are intact in the S63 AMG, but taken to the subsequent degree. The instrument panel even now consists of 2 massive side-by- side LCD displays, but with graphics in red and silver and fonts distinct to AMG automobiles. Nappa leather sport seats exclusive to the S63 are incorporated, as is a distinctive 3-spoke AMG steering wheel. As expected, AMG badges abound throughout the interior, including embossed versions in the seats themselves. Aside from these updates, the interior is quite much the same as the regular S-Class Coupe. Notable choices consist of a heads-up display and a heated windshield.
Below the Hood
This is exactly where you will discover the largest adjustments. Hidden underneath swaths of plastic covers is a hand-constructed, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine cranking out 577 horsepower and 664 pounds-feet of torque. This is up by 41 hp from the outgoing CL63 AMG model, but the new 1 will be more fuel efficient according to Mercedes-Benz thanks to shedding practically 140 lbs. Engine energy is channeled through a common 6-pace automatic transmission to all 4 wheels all-wheel drive is common. Drivers can pick a single of 3 operating modes: Controlled Efficiency, Sport or Guide, every one particular affecting the transmission, shift points, throttle response and specific butterfly valves on the exclusive sport exhaust. A quit-start off engine minimize-off program is common, ostensibly to increase fuel economic system when the car is at idle.
All that power ought to get the S63 AMG from zero-to-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds in accordance to Mercedes, an eye-popping amount for a coupe that weighs 4,400 pounds. The automobile also characteristics the Airmatic total air suspension technique as standard, which includes the Ads Plus lively damping suspension program introduced on the S-Class Coupe. Stopping is done with a standard composite braking method, with a total ceramic braking technique presented as an choice.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is 1 of the most sophisticated vehicles in the globe when it comes to safety systems, and the S63 will be no exception. The listing is standard Mercedes-Benz buzzword soup, but contains products like brakes that detect imminent collisions to the front or rear, active lane maintaining with steering aid, blind spot warning with cross-traffic alert, adaptive substantial- beam headlights, a evening vision method, a surround-view camera and even a cruise manage program that will steer the automobile autonomously as you’;re driving down a highway.
The new S63 AMG will make its debut at April’;s 2014 New York Worldwide Automobile Show prior to going on sale in the U.S. industry in the fall of 2014.