This is it folks, the all-new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe, the latest dream car from the German carmaker. Set to make its official debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe is the latest model to benefit from the systematic implementation of the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy.
As a result, the new coupe is 65 kg lighter despite the fact that it has higher output and more extensive standard equipment than its predecessor. The new S63 AMG Coupe will be available as standard with rear-wheel drive but as an option, Mercedes-Benz offers the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Both models are powered by the 5.5-liter AMG V8 biturbo engine capable to deliver 585 hp (430 kW) and an impressive 900 Nm of torque.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.3 seconds, while the S63 AMG Coupe 4MATIC achieves the same speed in an impressive 3.9 seconds. Both models have a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. With a fuel consumption of 10.1 litres per 100 km, the S63 AMG Coupe wants to be the most fuel-efficient model in its competitive segment.
Comparing it with the CL63 AMG, the S63 AMG Coupe comes with an increased engine output (41 hp) but needs less fuel to travel 100 km (0.4 litres reduction). Moreover, the S63 AMG Coupe comes with the AMG sports exhaust system that meets individual driver requirements as it features automatic logic-controlled exhaust flaps in both rear silencers. When the transmission is in “C ” (Controlled Efficiency) mode, the flaps remain closed in most situations, in which case the eight-cylinder biturbo engine's sound is more understated.
In "S" (Sport) and "M" (Manual) modes, the exhaust flaps open earlier and more spontaneously. Regarding the design, the S63 AMG Coupe comes with the well-known twin-blade radiator grille in silver chrome, AMG lettering on the sides, three-dimensional air-ducting element painted in the body colour, AMG forged wheels and V8 Biturbo lettering on the front wings.
At the rear, we find the high-gloss black air diffuser, two chromed twin tailpipes, vertical air outlets in the rear apron and a defined spoiler lip. Inside, there is a new three-spoke AMG sports steering wheel with aluminum shift paddles, high-resolution TFT colour display, a new innovative touchpad fitted as standard and new sport seats.
The S63 AMG Coupe will have its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April 2014. Sales of the 4MATIC variant commence in April, with the rear-wheel-drive variant following in July. The market launch of both models starts in September.