New York motor show. The hot version of the S-class coupe will go on sale in the UK in November at an estimated price of approximately £100,000.
plush four-seater replaces the CL63 AMG at the upper end of the
Mercedes-Benz line-up, where it aims to provide stiff competition for
the Bentley Continental GT and Aston Martin Rapide.
for the hot new coupé comes from AMG’s twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8
engine. With 577bhp at 5500rpm, the direct-injection petrol unit kicks
out 40bhp more than the similarly configured engine used by the CL63
AMG. Torque remains the same as before, with a peak of 663lb ft at
The heady reserves are channelled through a standard
seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic gearbox. As with the recently
introduced S63 AMG saloon, buyers can now choose between standard
rear-wheel drive and optional 4Matic four-wheel drive.
claims a 65kg reduction in overall weight over the old CL63 AMG, both
for the rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive S63 AMG coupés, which are claimed to weigh the same 1995kg.
identical weight is down to differing underpinnings. The rear-drive car
has as standard AirMatic air suspension with optional corner tilt
function, whereas the four-wheel-drive version receives a more
conventional and lighter steel-sprung suspension.
S63 AMG coupé is claimed to hit 62mph from standstill in 4.3sec and
return 28.0mpg. The S63 AMG coupé 4Matic can crack 0-62mph in 3.9sec and
is rated at 27.4mpg. Each model has a top speed limited to 155mph.
well as air suspension, the rear-wheel-drive S63 AMG coupé comes with
Mercedes-Benz’s so-called Magic Body Control system. This consists of a
number of different functions, including the road surface scanner and
active body control system available on the S63 AMG saloon.
first for the S63 AMG coupé, buyers can also add the German car maker’s
new cornering tilt function, which automatically inclines the body by up
to 2.5deg at speeds between 19mph and 112mph.
Thanks to: Autocar