Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG is the performance oriented version of the S Class coupe. In terms of exterior styling, it is identical to the S 500 coupe, however what sets it apart from the latter is an even higher displacement engine which promises robust output. This in turn brings significant difference in the performance of both the coupes. Other than this, the S 63 AMG coupe gets AMG package which comprises of AMG line including AMG carbon fibre/black piano lacquer trim inside the cabin and AMG 5 twin light alloy wheels on the outside.
DESIGN AND STYLE ;
The Mercedes S-Class has always carried understated elegance but in the S63 AMG Coupe guise, it transforms its image into a car which invites unending stares. The front-end is unmistakable S but now flanked with the AMG body kit for that sporty appeal while the side will make you really appreciate the sporty coupe profile. But before looking around, one needs to closely stare at those headlights, there has to be something special, right? Of course there is because each headlight has 47 Swarovski crystals (30 for the turn indicator and 17 for the DRLs).
The side profile reveals the fastback proportions with the long bonnet, sloping roofline, 19-inch 10-spoke AMG wheels with red brake callipers and a short rear-end. There is no B-pillar and the long doors and windows use a frameless design which feel even better to use when the windows are down. The rear design is the eye-candy of the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe and gives the car a very sporty feel, the number plate being neatly placed on the bumper while twin exhausts on each side given a hint of what powers this beast. There are quite a few chrome touches too like on the front bumper, around the window area and also on the boot where a strip runs across from above the LED tail lights. The rear bumper also has sport flaps for air to pass and there is a carbon-fibre finish diffuser too.
CABIN AND COMFORT ;
You better turn away for now if you’re expecting Fostla to have some kind of interior dress up planned for the Mercedes-AMG S63 S Coupe. For the record, there is none, although that’s not really the fault of the German tuner since a lot of its peers have approached their own programs in a similar manner. Even established aftermarket companies like G-Power, Renntech, and Wheelsandmore have made little to no effort addressing this section of the car. Since it’s a matter of preference, it’s hard to pin blame on them for taking this approach.
The good news is that it isn’t always the case. There are other tuners who take the time to work on a car’s interior. In the case of the AMG S63 Coupe S, Mansory has an extensive interior program made up of a number of premium options, including fine leather upholstery, Alcantara, carbon fiber, and in some cases, trunk decorations. Even typical “upgrades” – if you can even call them that – like the illuminated door sills and the “bespoke” floor mats are also part of Mansory’s catalog.aftermarket offering for the luxury Mercedes. if you recall, the German tuner presented a tuning program for the AMG S65 Coupe at last year’s Geneva Motor Show. One of the highlights of that kit was an interior that was dressed heavily in light brown and magnolia leather, about as good a two-tone application as we’ve seen from a tuner. Not only that, Brabus also threw in dark wood inlays and umbra-colored wood trims in the cabin, giving it a really premium look that sharply complements the corresponding work it put into the coupe’s V-8 engine.
ENGINE AND GEARBOX ;
The AMG S 63 Coupe boasts a 5.5-litre, twin turbocharged V8 under the hood that delivers a mammoth 585bhp and an enormous torque of 900Nm, mated to the 7-speed Speedshift automatic transmission. The engine has a refined rumble on starting and roars when the throttle is pushed. Hit the highway and floor the pedal, within seconds you realize that you are on the other side of 150 km/h and its just the beginning. The car has loads of reserve power to propel it further. The top speed is electronically controlled at 250 km/h. Kick in the adaptive cruise control and all you need to do is relax behind the wheel, while the car does the rest. While the seats wrap around you snugly, the backrest’s side supports automatically retract inwards during cornering to keep you planted firmly. Ride quality is such that it leaves little to be desired, being calm and keeping you isolated from the undulations on the road. The cabin is extremely silent.
RIDE AND HANDLING ;
Without a doubt, the S63 AMG Coupe is an immense engineering achievement. This Merc has a wide set of talents and that’s where its appeal lies. It is ferociously quick yet it is as usable as any other Merc sedan. The price of Rs 2.6 crore might sound exorbitant but when you consider that its only closest rival is the Bentley, then the S63 AMG suddenly becomes of great value. Sure, it doesn’t have the finesse or appeal of the Flying spur and the ride could have been much better, but for Rs 70 lakh less, this Merc feels special enough. The Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe has all the ingredients to hold its own against the fiercest of rivals.
SAFETY FEATURES ;
The cabin is bestowed with several protective aspects like ATTENTION assist system, night view assist plus, headlamp assist, intelligent LED light system, 8-airbags, programmable key with remote control opening and closing of windows, three point seat belts with belt tensioner, seat occupancy recognition for front passenger seat and three stage impact protection front crash. Apart from these, it has list of features like acceleration skid control, active blind spot assist, cross wind assist, tyre pressure loss warning system, under body protection, NECK-PRO crash responsive head restraints for front seats along with ISOFIX child seat mountings, attention assist and so on
The S-Coupe is one of the most stylish Mercedes-Benz in the recent times and such designs are seen once in a decade. The AMG avatar means more power and of course higher cows too. If you are in a league to pick a Rolls Royce Wraith or a Bentley Continental, then the S63 AMG is this league. If your tastes are subtle and you have the desire for extreme performance in the lap of luxury then it is this coupe that has to be considered. If you want to arrive in a car that is just about looks and has good performance, then the S500 Coupe will be your pick.