Mercedes-Benz has added another lightweight
sports coupe to its AMG range, the new S 63 AMG Coupe. This new coupe sports an
AMG 5.5 litre biturbo V8 under the bonnet generating 585bhp of maximum power,
making it the most powerful engine in Mercedes-Benz’s BlueDIRECT range. Added
to that the S 63 AMG coupe has a peak torque rating of 900Nm, with the option
of an AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. Two models will be available, S63 AMG
Coupe and S 63 AMG Coupe 4MATIC, sprinting from naught to 100kmph in 4.3 seconds
and 3.9 seconds respectively. Both models are electronically restricted to
The S 63 AMG Coupe with rear-wheel drive features AMG sports suspension based on Magic Body Control. There
is also a curve tilting function, which allows the S 63 AMG Coupe to lean into bends in a manner similar
to a motorcyclist or skier. Apart from that the system
also includes Road Surface Scan and Active Body Control (ABC) as a standard
fitment. Mercedes has worked to great lengths to bring the weight down by 65 kilograms.
weight saving was achieved by the use
of lightweight lithium-ion battery, AMG forged light-alloy wheels and a
weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite braking system. Added to that, the entire outer skin and the front end
of the body are made
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