Closer Look on the Mercedez S63 AMG Coupe

AMG sports exhaust system with automatic exhaust flaps – Emotive and sporty performance or relaxing and restrained cruising: the S 63 AMG Coupé even has a choice of bespoke sounds. The AMG sports exhaust system meets individual driver requirements as it has automatic logic-controlled exhaust flaps in both rear silencers. Once 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, especially if the driver prefers a dynamic driving style. The end result is an even fuller, hallmark AMG emotive engine sound.


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“One man, one engine”: a tradition of hand-built excellence

Like all AMG V8 and V12 engines, the eight-cylinder biturbo engine for that S 63 AMG Coupé is assembled by hand with the AMG engine shop in Affalterbach. According to the strictest quality standards based on the “one man, one engine” philosophy, highly qualified engine fitters assemble the engines in Affalterbach. Besides serving as an AMG hallmark confirming superlative production and precision quality, the AMG engine plate bearing the engine technician’s signature also attests to the peerless DNA of Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand.

Individuality: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission combines perfectly with all the V8 biturbo engine. Maximum agility and exciting dynamics are the two key strengths of this transmission, which is used exclusively at AMG. Drivers can configure their very own personal set-up, depending on their driving style. There are three modes to select from: “C” (Controlled Efficiency), “S” (Sport) and “M” (Manual). The ECO start/stop function is fitted as standard.

Optional: performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive

There are two variants of the S 63 AMG Coupé available: with rear-wheel drive or, for the first time, also with performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive. With permanent all-wheel drive, 33 percent of the engine torque is sent to the front axle and 67 percent to the rear axle. The rear-biased power distribution provides the signature AMG high driving dynamics and superlative driving enjoyment as well as boosting acceleration from a standing start. The all-wheel drive also enhances driving safety on wet or wintry road surfaces. Optimum traction is guaranteed with a multi-disc clutch with a locking effect of 50 newton metres, which exploits the frictional connection potential of four wheels to the full on snow and ice specifically.


Similar to the transmission, customers go for a choice in relation to the AMG sports suspension: the rear-wheel-drive S 63 AMG Coupé is equipped with MAGIC BODY CONTROL, while the all-wheel-drive version of these two-door model features the full air-suspension system AIRMATIC with the adaptive damping system ADS PLUS. Specific front axle kinematics – including higher camber, a larger anti-roll bar as well as a stiffer subframe carrier on the rear axle – happen to be developed just for the S 63 AMG Coupé 4MATIC. These measures enhance the vehicle’s agility when driving dynamically.

Curve tilting function can be a world first

The S 63 AMG Coupé with rear-wheel drive features AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL. There is also a world first for series-produced cars in the model of the curve tilting function. This function allows the S 63 AMG Coupé to lean into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier. The lateral acceleration acting upon occupants is reduced in many ways akin to when driving inside a steep curve, and passengers sit more firmly. On country roads in particular, the new curve tilting function enhances motoring enjoyment and comfort. To produce a more pleasant motoring experience, however the object will not be to reach higher cornering speeds. The curve tilting function can be selected as one of three drive modes using the ABC switch; it is actually active from the speed vary from 30 to 180 km/h.

In addition to the curve tilting function, the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system includes ROAD SURFACE SCAN and Active Body Control (ABC) as standard. With Active Body Control the suspension struts are equipped with hydraulic cylinders (so-called plungers), so that you can adjust the force in each strut individually. According to the curve driven, the curve tilting function shifts the base reason for each individual strut. This allows the vehicle to incline automatically and continuously in fractions of a second and to angles of up to 2.5 degrees in curves – according to the road angle and vehicle speed. The innovative suspension system detects curves using both a stereo camera behind the windscreen, registering the curvature in the road up to 15 metres ahead, along with an additional lateral acceleration sensor.

ROAD SURFACE SCAN is a technology that will detect surface undulations in advance with the help of a stereo camera. MAGIC BODY CONTROL then adjusts the suspension beforehand to suit the circumstance. Both suspension modes – “Comfort” and “Sport” – can also be found here. The AMG-specific elastokinematics also ensure more directness when adopting a dynamic driving style.

Systematic lightweight construction: AMG forged wheels as standard

The S 63 AMG Coupé is equipped with AMG forged light-alloy wheels as standard. This design reduces weight while at the same time increasing strength. The low unsprung masses result in advantages in terms of handling and spring/damper element response. In the standard specification, the S 63 AMG Coupé is fitted with multi-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey having a high-sheen finish – 8.5 x 19 in the front and 9.5 x 19 on the rear, with 255/45 R 19 and 285/40 R 19 tyres respectively.

Optional extras from the AMG Performance Studio include 10-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey with a polished finish – 8.5 x 20 in the front and 9.5 x 20 at the rear, with 255/40 R 20 and 285/35 R 20 tyres respectively. The forged wheels feature a high-screwable, quality and fully integrated wheel bolt cover manufactured from forged aluminium. Its shape is reminiscent of a centre lock as seen in motorsport. The AMG logo is integrated into one of the ten spokes. These forged wheels can also be found painted in matt black with a high-sheen rim flange, as an option. Alternatively, forged wheels the exact same sizes inside a 5-twin-spoke design painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish along with a black wheel bolt cover are available.

AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system being an option for the first time

Short stopping distances and rapid deceleration are a given for the S 63 AMG Coupé, which is equipped with a weight-optimised, fade-resistant AMG high-performance composite brake system. An AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system is available being an option. The greater than 20 % lighter design ensures lower unsprung masses as well as enhanced driving ride, dynamics and agility comfort.

Design: AMG combines sensual purity with effortlessly superior sportiness

The S 63 AMG Coupé also boasts exciting looks to emphasise its sporty performance: it exudes hallmark and dominance Mercedes-Benz sensual purity. The look is a stage for the exciting technology at the heart of the new dream car. Numerous filigree aerodynamic elements underline the outstanding driving dynamics: the top end is dominated by three of the-dimensional AMG “twin-blade” radiator grille in silver chrome. If the car is moving or otherwise, distinctive AMG lettering around the side in between the louvres leaves no doubt: this really is a high-performance model from Affalterbach. The A-wing is located below the radiator grille. This three-dimensional air-ducting element is painted in the body colour, spans the full width from the front apron and displays the stylised “A” which is a hallmark of AMG vehicles. Large, black flics surround the outer cooling air intakes. Down below, the leading splitter in silver chrome optimises the flow of air to the cooling modules. This design feature, which is a familiar sight in motorsport, also reduces front-axle lift and optimises the vehicle’s aerodynamic balance.

All of the cooling air grilles exude good quality with their high-gloss-black paint finish. Keeping the A-front and wing splitter separate makes the car appear closer to the road. An identical effect is made by the AMG side sill panels using their high-quality, three-dimensional inserts in silver chrome. Together with the lower feature line, these inserts make the S 63 AMG Coupé exude dynamism even when it is with a standstill. Further eye-catching attributes of the side design include the large AMG forged wheels. “V8 BITURBO” lettering in a new, contemporary typography on the front wings is yet another hallmark AMG design touch.

At the rear, the diffuser insert in high-gloss black also catches the eye instantly. The lower trim element in silver chrome is reminiscent of the A-wing at the front and provides a highly effective contrast. Both chromed twin tailpipes in the AMG sports exhaust system with sports flaps are perfectly integrated into the diffuser insert. Stylised, vertical air outlets from the rear apron assume the role of your defined spoiler lip and optimise aerodynamics. The “S 63 AMG” model designation in a new, contemporary typography below the tail lamps adds the perfect finishing touch to the rear-end design.

Interior: beguiling quality, sporty and luxury exclusivity

Opening the door reveals the beguilingly luxurious interior of the S 63 AMG Coupé: the instrument panel almost seamlessly transitions in to the doors in a wrap-around design. High-quality materials and fine workmanship are combined with a sporty, exclusive design idiom. The newly developed AMG sports seats with electrical adjustment, Memory function and seat heating offer the front and driver passenger optimum lateral support. Fine nappa leather in AMG V8 design with piping and AMG badges on all four seat backrests along with the embossed AMG emblem in the armrest of the front centre console create an exquisite atmosphere aboard.

The new three-spoke AMG sports steering wheel using its distinctively contoured rim and perforated leather in the grip area allows perfect vehicle control. There is an AMG logo in the lower metal insert. New aluminium shift paddles shorten the reaction time when changing gear and enhance dynamism. Another feature displaying the hallmark AMG look will be the high-resolution TFT colour display as an AMG instrument cluster with two animated round dials. Besides the specific lettering and the needles in red/silver, further distinctive design features include the AMG start-up display, the AMG logo inside the speedometer with 330 km/h scale (left) and the “V8 BITURBO” lettering in the rev counter (right).

The new, innovative touchpad, fitted as standard, makes it significantly easier to operate the radio, navigation and telephone system. The safety and assistance systems are the same as those for the S 500 4MATIC Coupé.

A lot more exclusivity: the S 63 AMG Coupé “Edition 1?

One particularly exclusive model in the range is the S 63 AMG Coupé “Edition 1? , that is to be available 1 year after market launch. The expressive arrangement of exclusive exterior and interior details arouses pure fascination. Swarovski crystals in the LED high-performance headlamps lend the vehicle an irresistible look on the exterior, while the Exclusive Interior package creates a far more exquisite ambience on the inside. The latter includes AMG sports seats upholstered in designo Exclusive nappa leather in crystal grey/black or bengal red/black with contrasting topstitching and piping. In line with this colour scheme, top of the section of the dashboard, the front and rear centre armrests, and the door linings are trimmed in nappa leather with contrasting topstitching, even though the roof liner and the sun screens happen to be in DINAMICA microfibre. Further attributes of the “Edition 1? include AMG Exclusive floor mats with nappa leather edging, door sill panels with illuminated AMG lettering plus a high-gloss black poplar wood trim. The AMG sports steering wheel has “Edition 1? lettering. Night View Assist Plus is fitted as standard.