Mercedes are busy jazzing up their flagship coupe range and the S63 AMG Coupe is now getting its first reviews in the media.
How does the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe drive?
It’s fast, massively fast and this is due to the Stop and Go function which takes care of the brakes, steering and accelerator. At top speed the car reaches 155 mph and it goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds. The 5.5 litre V8 twin turbo engine produces 585 bhp and torque levels are pretty high at 900Nm. Performance is maximised by the amazing and huge electronic traction and stability technology used in the S63 AMG Coupe.
There are lots of super techno savvy driving features which Mercedes call Intelligent Drive. For instance, Pre-Safe braking (detecting pedestrians), Distronic-Plus cruise, Active Lane-Keeping Assist, Night View Assist, Highbeam Assist and Brake Assist with Cross –Traffic Assist. It can even make decisions for you; it can predict what pedestrians might do, steer itself at times and even knows if you are about to get rear ended. If that wasn’t enough it also has a special little element called Magic Body Control which is a curve tilting function. As you turn into a corner a pair of stereoscopic cameras (situated on the windscreen) read the road ahead and can adjust the suspension to absorb any bumps on the road. The S Class does this as well but in the S63 AMG it tells the air suspension to move in the direction of traffic, a bit like a motorbike does, so you feel more secure and comfortable. This is quite ground breaking technology and really good if you get queasy passengers! It’s also pretty quiet to drive, with little wind noise.
How does the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe look?
The car isn’t flashy but it’s far from shabby. The basic S-Class Coupe is still present but has a few subtle aero additions and the two door bodystyle gives it a bit of exclusivity. AMG features like a matt silver splitter and side sills and chrome plated twin tailpipes are also included in the overall design. Even though the new Coupe is part of the S Class it differs in terms of its long bonnet, sloping roof, sharp creases down the sides and the spoiler integrated into the bootlid. So the S63 AMG’s dimensions look much smaller but more dynamic in comparison to the S Class.
There is reasonable enough space in the back although the main emphasis is in the front seats. Getting into the back isn’t exactly easy. Boot space is pretty generous and the seats are roomy with heating, cooling and hot stone massage functions. Is it a spa or a car? It’s about four inches too wide, so motoring down narrow country lanes or city alleyways isn’t too practical. But the car makes up for this in class and style. Interior mood lighting with a choice of seen colours and the interior is quite lavish.
Plus you get a night vision camera to see pedestrians better and 47 Swarovski crystals in the LED headlights. More cutting edge and over the top toys are chucked in with the inclusion of a huge screen display, booming sound system and perfume filtering system. All in all the Mercedes S63 is a stylish and powerful brute of a car. At an eye watering six figure price of £125,595 it won’t be cheap but if your Lotto tickets come up and a car is on your wish list then you won’t be sorry if you choose this one.