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Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe: OFFICIAL

Wed, 19 Mar 2014

The new Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe (pictured) get 577bhp

The production version of the Mercedes S-Class Coupe only arrived last month, but Mercedes has already moved the S-Class Coupe forward with the reveal today of the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show next month. Looking, perhaps for the first time, real competition for the Bentley Continental GT, the S63 AMG Coupe has proper presence and looks set to the the benchmark in its class, something the old CL63 AMG never really managed.

Power comes from AMG’s twin-turbo 5.5 litre V8 with 577bhp – up 37bhp on the CL 63 AMG – and 663lb/ft of torque, enough to hit 62mph in 4.3 seconds, despite which it comes with an official economy rating of 27.4mpg.

Power goes through the¬†seven-speed AMG Speedshift auto ‘box either to the back wheels or, if you opt to have the 4MATIC version of the S63 AMG, all four wheels – something only the Bentley Continental GT used to offer in this class.

Cosmetic changes are the usual AMG fodder with a more aggressive – but still appealing – body kit, quad exhaust, 19″ titanium grey AMG alloys and the usual AMG interior tweaks like sports seats, Nappa leather and and AMG steering wheel.

Air suspension and Magic Body Control come as standard, but you can also option Mercedes cornering tilt function which tilts the body at speeds up to 112mph for a more balanced ride as well as ceramic brakesand 20″ alloys.

The new Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe will debut in new York next month with first customer cars expected in September and price likely to start around £120k.

 


By Cars UK