The tuning arm of Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-AMG – has a philosophy that dates way back in the brand’s history: “one man, one engine.” However, if you’re thinking that this Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is the work of one man you’re highly mistaken.
Mercedes-Benz has a long history of making extremely luxurious coupes and the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is a true testament to that. While many automakers are focused on offering the latest technology features, Mercedes-Benz is here to remind us that there is a huge difference between true over-the-top luxury that pampers the driver and passengers and stuffing your cars with the latest gadgets and gizmos.
Now, if you take all that over-the-top, lap of luxury offered in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and give it to that one man who is focused on building that one-engine, you get this extremely outstanding and powerful Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe.
Based on the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe takes an already sporty looking exterior to the next level. Essentially, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is the successor to the CL63 AMG, since the S-Class Coupe is the successor to the CL-Class.
On the front, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is highlighted by the signature three-dimensional ‘twin-blade’ radiator grille that has been added to all new AMG models. The A-wing is located right below the grille and adds or a wider and sportier stance that is the hallmark of almost all AMG vehicles. Moving to the back, you’ll see a rear decklid spoiler integrated into the trunk along with two chromed twin tailpipes that sing the music of the AMG sport exhaust system. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe comes standard with 20-inch AMG wheels or optional AMG forged light-alloy wheels.
Overall, the exterior of the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is unmistakenly one of the most luxurious and sporty looking designs in the segment. It exudes the sense of elegance while the sharp creases and wide stance show that this thing means business when it comes to the track.
The interior of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is without a doubt one of the most luxurious cabins we’ve seen in a sports car. Since the S63 Coupe begins its journey as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, the interior is expected to be nothing short of high-quality.
The Mercedes-AMG S63 AMG Coupe takes the already luxurious interior and adds sporty touches like raised thumb-rests on the flat-bottom Nappa leather steering wheel, dual aluminum AMG paddle-shifters, AMG illuminated door-sills, and AMG logos all around.
One of the main things we noticed on the inside of the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is that the cabin is completely isolated from the outside world. The ride quality is extremely smooth (if you have the sports settings turned off) and the interior makes it feel as though you’re in your own world.
Here is where the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe differs from its S-Class Coupe sibling. Like all AMG V8 and V12 engines, the eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine for the S63 Coupe is assembled by hand at the AMG engine shop in Affalterbach. The 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine pumps out an outstanding 577 horsepower at 5,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 664 lb-ft at 2,250 – 3,750 rpm. Even though the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe weighs in at a heavy 4,678 pounds, it can run from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
The engine is mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission which Mercedes-Benz says is focused on maximum agility and exciting dynamics. The driver can select between three driving modes including Controlled Efficiency (C), Sport, (S), and Manual (M). Each setting adjusts the throttle response and the gear changes, along with the suspension, to offer the desired level of performance. The modes also control the noise that you hear from the AMG Sport Exhaust System with the C setting keeping the flaps closed in most situations and S keeping them open, providing the exciting AMG engine sound to flow throughout the cabin.
One of the most important performance features is the standard full air suspension system, AIRMATIC, which basically makes it feel like you’re simply gliding across the road. For the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, the engineers have developed front axle kinematics, a large anti-roll bar, and a stiffer subframe carrier on the rear for a more balanced ride during high-performance driving.
Stopping power comes from AMG high-performance brakes with the front discs that measure 15.4 inches and are grasped by 6-piston fixed-type calipers. Rear brakes are 14.2 inches in diameter with single-piston sliding.
Whether you are pushing the Mercedes-AMG S63 to the max or just going for a comfortable cruise down the road, this lavish and sporty coupe delivers the most outstanding ride of your life. At some point during our week-long affair – it almost felt like we were flying rather than driving.
So, is the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe something you should consider parking in your driveway? Absolutely yes! If you are able to shop in this super luxurious segment and are looking for a daily driver that will give you the thrills of a sports car, then the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is definitely a car you should have on your shopping list.
If you’re interested in the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, then call or visit your local AutoNation Mercedes-Benz location today!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.