Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe set for N.Y. debut

2014 NEW YORK Auto Demonstrate

The plush, leather-lined 4-seat S63 AMG will lock horns with the Bentley Continental GT when North American product sales get underway later on this yr.

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Mercedes-Benz, following the unveiling of the S550 Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, is set to take the wraps off the even far more effective S-class 2-door: The 2015 S63 AMG Coupe.

It is scheduled to make its public debut at the New York Auto Show in April.

The plush, leather-lined 4-seater, which will lock horns with the Bentley Continental GT when North American product sales get underway later on this yr, attributes the exact same twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine from its predecessor, the CL63 AMG.

With 577 hp, the direct-injection gasoline unit kicks out 40 horsepower far more than the CL63 AMG did in common guise — or 14 hp far more than the CL63 AMG equipped with the earlier efficiency package choice, which is no longer provided.

Torque stays the identical as prior to, swelling to a peak of 663 lb-ft. at 2,250 pm.

Mercedes-Benz says the electrical power reserves are channeled by means of a standard 6-speed AMG Speedshift automatic gearbox offering 3 driving modes as properly as a end-start perform for extra fuel financial savings in urban driving circumstances.

As with the CL63 AMG, the new S63 AMG Coupe will be made in the 2 regular rear-wheel drive and optional 4Matic 4-wheel drive variants, although, as with the newly unveiled S550 Coupe, it will only be offered in 4Matic all-wheel drive type in the United States.

Because of far more aluminum utilized throughout the physique construction, Mercedes-Benz claims a 143-pound reduction in weight more than the previous CL63 AMG both for the rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupes. Each configurations get the exact same curb bodyweight figure of 4,398 lbs for a excess weight-to-energy ratio of 7.6 lb per hp, the business says.

The widespread weight is attainable thanks to different underpinnings the rear-wheel drive automobile receives a standard AirMatic air suspension, although the all-wheel drive automobile receives a a lot more conventional, 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 rapidly than the CL63 AMG. But it is the 4-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupe 4Matic that takes 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 outfitted CL63 AMG at just 3.9seconds.

The 2 models boast the very same restricted 155-mph prime velocity. Mixed cycle fuel consumption is place at 23.2 mpg and 22.8 mpg respectively on the European check cycle.

Underpinning the S63 AMG is a reworked version of the standard S-class Coupe’s hi-tech chassis. It receives exclusive front axle kinematics, which includes greater camber and a greater diameter anti-roll bar. The rear axle receives a stiffer sub-frame member for the suspension. The adoption of standard 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with 255/45 front and 285/40 rear profile tires is said to carry a reduction in unsprung mass in comparison to the older CL63 AMG.

Together with a standard AirMatic air suspension, the rear-wheel drive S63 AMG Coupe also comes with Mercedes-Benz’s so-referred to as Magic Physique Handle system. It is comprised of a number of different functions, like the street surface scanner and energetic entire body handle method already available on the S63 AMG sedan.

In a very first for the S63 AMG Coupe, consumers can also include the German carmaker’s new cornering tilt perform, which automatically inclines the physique by up to 2.5 degrees at speeds between 19 mph and 112 mph. Extra choices consist of carbon-ceramic brakes and twenty-inch forged aluminum wheels with 255/40 front and 285/35 rear tires.

The S63 AMG Coupe is visually differentiated from the normal S-class Coupe by the customary set of AMG styling elements.

They include a heavily structured front bumper with sizeable air ducts for further engine cooling performance, twin blade grille, “V8 BiTurbo” badges inside the front wings, deeper rear bumper with high-gloss diffuser, twinned chromed tailpipes either side and new S63 AMG model designations under the tail lamps.

You can reach Greg Kable at autonews@crain.com.

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