Sophisticated new coupe packs 577 hp, sophisticated cornering tilt tech
Following the unveiling of the striking S550 Coupe at the recent Geneva motor present, Mercedes-Benz has now taken the wraps off the even more effective S-class 2-door: The 2015 S63 AMG Coupe. It is set to make a public debut at the upcoming New York automobile demonstrate.
The plush, leather-lined 4-seater, which will lock horns with the Bentley Continental GT when North American income get underway later this year, runs a carryover twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine from its predecessor, the CL63 AMG.
With 577 hp, the direct-injection gasoline unit kicks out 40 hp a lot more than the CL63 AMG did in normal guise (or 14 hp much more than the CL63 AMG outfitted with the earlier efficiency package alternative, which is no longer presented). Torque remains the very same as ahead of, swelling to a peak of 663 lb-ft at 2,250 pm.
These heady energy reserves are channeled by means of a standard 7-pace AMG Speedshift automatic gearbox supplying 3 driving modes as nicely as a stop/start function for additional fuel financial savings in urban driving problems.
As with the CL63 AMG, the new S63 AMG Coupe will be developed in each common rear-wheel drive and optional 4Matic 4-wheel drive guises, even though, as with the newly unveiled S550 Coupe, it will only be sold in 4Matic all-wheel drive form in the U.S.
Thanks to much more aluminum inside of its physique construction, Mercedes-Benz claims a 143-pound reduction in excess weight more than the previous CL63 AMG the 2 for the rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupes. Both configurations get the same curb weight figure of 4,398 pounds for a fat-to-power ratio of 7.6 lb per hp.
The common fat is achievable thanks to diverse underpinnings the rear-wheel drive automobile receives a normal AirMatic air suspension, even though the all-wheel drive car receives a more typical, and lighter, steel sprung suspension.
The rear-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupe is claimed to hit 62 mph from standstill in 4.3seconds — a scant .1second more quickly than the CL63 AMG. But it is the 4-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupe 4Matic that requires the efficiency honors thanks to its superior off-the-line traction, with an official time that is .4 second quicker than the overall performance-packaged equipped CL63 AMG at just 3.9seconds.
The 2 designs boast the exact same limited 155-mph prime speed. Combined cycle fuel consumption is put at 23.2 mpg and 22.8 mpg respectively on the European test cycle.
Underpinning the S63 AMG is a reworked edition of the regular S-class Coupe’;s hi-tech chassis. It receives exclusive front axle kinematics, such as better camber and a greater diameter anti-roll bar. The rear axle receives a stiffer sub-frame member for the suspension. The adoption of normal 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with 255/45 front and 285/forty rear profile tires is explained to deliver a reduction in unsprung mass in comparison to the older CL63 AMG.
With each other with a normal AirMatic air suspension, the rear-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupe also comes with Mercedes-Benz’;s so-named Magic Entire body Manage method. It is comprised of a amount of various functions, including the street surface scanner and energetic physique control method currently offered on the S63 AMG sedan.
In a initial for the S63 AMG Coupe, consumers can also add the German auto maker’;s new cornering tilt perform, which immediately inclines the entire body by up to 2.5 degrees at speeds amongst 19 and 112 mph. Further choices contain carbon-ceramic brakes and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels shod with 255/forty front and 285/35 rear tires.
The S63 AMG Coupe is visually differentiated from the regular S-class Coupe by the customary set of AMG styling aspects. Integrated is a heavily structured front bumper with sizeable air ducts for further engine cooling functionality, twin blade grille, “V8 BiTurbo” badges within the front wings, deeper rear bumper with higher-gloss diffuser, twinned chromed tailpipes either side and new S63 AMG model designation under the tail lamps.
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