Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 Coupé/Cabriolet - Key Facts
Mercedes-AMG has updated its S-Class Coupés and Cabriolets with a host of technical and visual highlights
by Thomas Philips | 07 December 2017
Highlights: Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet
More performance and higher efficiency: At its highest performance level, the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine is equipped with twin-scroll turbochargers and cylinder deactivation (Coupé). The AMG engine develops 450 kW (612 hp), i.e. 20 kW (27 hp) more than its 5.5-litre V8 predecessor. It is also considerably more efficient: fuel consumption combined is 9.3 (Coupé) and 10.1 (Cabriolet) l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions are 211 and 229 g/km.
Fast-responding transmission: The S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet are equipped with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, which convinces with extremely short shift times and lightning reactions to shift paddle commands. The wet start-off clutch saves weight and improves responsiveness to accelerator movements. It also makes the RACE START function possible.
Fully variable all-wheel drive: with fully variable torque distribution, AMG Performance 4MATIC+ ensures optimum traction in all driving conditions. This fully variable all-wheel drive offers more Driving Performance on both dry and wet surfaces, and even more safety on snow and ice.
AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive adjustable damping: Customers can preset the damping to “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” ‑ from relaxed long-distance comfort to dynamic sportiness.
Panamericana grille and front apron with new Jet Wing: The new AMG S‑Class Coupés and Cabriolets have the characteristic AMG Panamericana grille: Chromed, vertical struts subdivide the cooling air intake, whose V‑shaped contour follows the lines of the headlamp housings. The front apron resembles a hovering jet wing and is painted in the vehicle colour. It is flanked by two large outer air inlets, which are outlined in high-gloss black.
Distinctive interior: The AMG sport seats give the driver and front passenger more lateral support. Nappa leather and AMG badges in the front and rear seat backrests create an exclusive atmosphere on board. The Performance steering wheel with a flattened lower section features shift paddles and a more heavily contoured rim with perforated leather in the grip area.
Highlights: Mercedes-AMG S 65 Coupé and Cabriolet
Visual update: The top-of-the-range twelve-cylinder models, the S 65 Coupé and S 65 Cabriolet (fuel consumption combined: 11.9 and 12.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 279 and 272 g/km) are receiving a visual update with the AMG Panamericana grille.
Drive system: The AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine develops 463 kW (630 hp) and delivers a maximum torque of electronically limited 1000 newton metres. It therefore represents the spearhead of the Mercedes-AMG S-Class range.
Predictive suspension: The exclusive AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension of the S 65 Coupé uses a stereo camera to register the nature of the road surface ahead, and adjusts the damping at each wheel to the predicted bumps. To do so, AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL combines active suspension springing with continuously adjustable damping.
Curve tilting function: The standard curve-inclination function causes the body of the vehicle to tilt to the inside of a turn by up to 2.65 degrees when in driving mode “Curve”. This significantly reduces the perceived lateral forces and enhances ride comfort, particularly on secondary roads. The driving characteristics can be modified in numerous ways by five driving modes – from Comfort to Sport, Sport+ and Curve to Individual.