21 Mar 2014

2014 Mercedes S 63 AMG Coupé

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: the Mercedes looks great, as you’d expect. Continuing the trend, I’m telling you that Mercedes AMG has fitted the same engine from the S 63 AMG sedan. The high-performance coupé features the 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 engine, which develops 577hp (585PS) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque, which means that the S 63 AMG Coupé travels from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds before topping the electronically-limited 250 km/h (155 mph) speed. Please note that, if fitted with the available all-wheel-drive system, the S 63 AMG Coupé 4Matic does 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.

The Mercedes S 63 AMG Coupé is 65 kilograms (143lbs) lighter than the previous models, the CL 63 AMG, and 40hp (41PS) more powerful while featuring more standard equipment. The AMG Lightweight Performance strategy is what caused the Mercedes diet, an idea that became reality thanks to the use of a lightweight lithium-ion battery, fitting of AMG forged 19-inch light-alloy wheels and a weight-optimized AMG composite braking system. Not to mention the entire outer skin and the front end of the body are made of aluminum.

The Mercedes prides itself with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.41 kg/hp, thus improving fuel economy. The S 63 AMG Coupé averages 10.1 l/100 km (23.3 mpg US), 0.4 l/100 km less than the CL 63 AMG. I forgot to mention this is the first time Mercedes AMG coupe features the optional AMG 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, giving it a much desired sporty feel. Keeping that in mind, the S 63 AMG Coupé 4Matic got the full air-suspension system Airmatic with the adaptive damping system ADS Plus.

Standard equipment for this Mercedes includes the AMG sports exhaust system with automatic exhaust flaps and the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed transmission to deliver different sounds. Suffice to say, you want this baby in “S” (Sport) and “M” (Manual) mode in order to enjoy the full AMG engine sound. The high-performance variant of the S-Class Coupé will debut at the New York Auto Show in April, with sales expected to begin in April for the 4Matic and in July for the RWD model. If you can afford it, this Mercedes will be in your garage starting September.