Mercedes-AMG presents the new S-Class Cabriolets and Coupés.
New dream Performance vehicles.
Mercedes-AMG is updating its S-Class Coupe?s and Cabriolets with a host of technical and visual highlights. The new-design front end is dominated by the Panamericana radiator grille, which now gives the two-door, luxury-class Performance vehicles an even more independent look. In the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe? and Cabriolet the AMG 4.0-litre V8-biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers and cylinder deactivation (Coupe?) supersedes the previous 5.5-litre V8-biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 450 kW (612 PS) and thus exactly 20 kW (27 PS) more than the preceding model. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission is also new to the Coupe? and Cabriolet, as is the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+. At the same time with the new eight-cylinder Coupe? and Cabriolet, the top-of-the-range twelve-cylinder S 65 Coupe? and S 65 Cabriolet are being given a visual update with the Panamericana radiator grille. The AMG 6.0-litre V12-biturbo engine retains its output of 463 kW (630 PS) and delivers a maximum torque of 1.000 Nm.
Exterior with new jet wing.
The new AMG S-Class Coupe?s and Cabriolets are instantly identifiable from the front thanks to the AMG Panamericana radiator grille: the V-shaped cooling air intake harmoniously follows the lines of the headlamp housings and is subdivided by chromed, vertical struts. The front apron resembles a hovering jet wing and is painted in vehicle colour. It is flanked by two large outer air inlets, which are outlined in high-gloss black. The three-dimensional front splitter with its aerodynamically shaped high-sheen chrome edge reduces uplift at the front axle.
The powerful rear end of the S 63 4MATIC+ and S 65 features an updated rear apron with diffuser insert and the redesigned, model-specific twin tailpipes of the AMG exhaust system.
Interior: Beguiling appointments and design.
The stylish character of the new S-Class models from Mercedes-AMG is also evident in the interior: all four models welcome their passengers with a special ambience. The AMG power sports seats with memory function and seat heating offer 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. Special touches include the embossed emblem on the armrest of the front centre console and the analogue clock in exclusive IWC design, which features three-dimensional, milled metal hands and genuine metal applique?s on the face.
Another hallmark AMG speciality are the displays: the 31.2-centimetre TFT wide-screen colour display reproduces round dials that provide information about engine speed, vehicle speed and lots of additional data.
4.0-litre V8-biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers.
The AMG 4.0-litre V8-biturbo engine in the S 63 4MATIC+ Cabriolet and Coupe? comes exclusively in the highest performance stage to date rated at 450 kW (612 PS). The peak torque of 900 Nm also represents a new maximum. It is available across a wide rev range between 2,750 and 4,500 rpm, and thereby provides a sense of superior poise. The sprint from standstill to 100 km/h takes just 3.5 seconds, and the fulminating acceleration continues until the electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h is reached (with AMG Driver’s Package: 300 km/h).
The further advanced AMG 4.0-litre V8-biturbo engine utilises well-proven twin-turbo forced induction, with the two chargers not located outside on the cylinder banks but rather between them in the V of the cylinders. The advantages of the “hot inner V” are a compact engine design, spontaneous response of the turbochargers and low exhaust emissions thanks to optimal airflow to the near-engine catalysts.
Short shift times, high efficiency.
For the first time the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe? and Cabriolet have been fitted with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, which convinces with extremely short shift times, lightning reactions to shift paddle commands, a double-clutching function and fast multiple downshifts. A wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter of the production model. This saves weight and improves the response to the driver’s accelerator pedal input, particularly during acceleration and load changes. It also allows the RACE START function.
Fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.
The LHD versions of the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe? and Cabriolet come as standard with fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive. This intelligent system combines the advantages of different drive concepts: the fully variable torque split between front and rear axle, another first, ensures optimal traction. What is more: The driver is also able to rely on high handling stability and a high level of safety in all conditions, in the dry, in the wet or on snow. The transition from rear-wheel to all-wheel drive and vice versa is seamless, because the intelligent control is integrated into the overall vehicle system architecture.
Specially developed suspension.
The S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe? and Cabriolet and the S 65 Cabriolet are equipped with AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with adaptive damping adjustment. Customers can preset the damping to “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport Plus” – from relaxed long-distance comfort to dynamic sportiness. Rebound and compression are set independently of each other, which optimises the adaptation to the driving status and the quality of the road. The freely programmable mapping furthermore allows a wide spread between minimum and maximum damper forces. The difference between the comfortable and sporty suspension setting is thus more refined and is subjectively even more perceptible – depending on the particular driving situation.
AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL.
The S 65 Coupe?’s exclusive AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL suspension prepares for bumps in the carriageway ahead before the vehicle drives over them. To this end, AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL combines the active springs of the suspension with continuously adjustable dampers. The system precisely scans the condition of the road ahead with the help of a stereo camera to adjust the damping of each individual wheel optimally to the upcoming bumps already ahead of time.
The standard curve-tilting function causes the body of the vehicle to tilt to the inside of a turn by up to 2.65 degrees. This significantly reduces the perceived lateral forces and enhances ride comfort, particularly on secondary roads.
Pure sound: Controllable AMG Performance exhaust system.
The S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe? and Cabriolet are fitted as standard with the controllable AMG Performance exhaust system to ensure an even more emotionally appealing sound experience. The infinitely adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust note authentically and directly. The flaps open or close depending on the selected AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode, but can also be controlled individually with a separate button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT on the centre console. In the “Comfort” and “Sport” modes, the low-frequency sound typical of a V8 emphasises comfort. In “Sport+” it is of a much more emotionally appealing nature.
OLEDs produce an unmistakable light signature.
New and exclusive additions to the Coupe? and Cabriolet are the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) rear lamps. OLEDs are characterised by their thin-film design, which allows curved surfaces to be created, resulting in totally new light designs. A total of 66 OLEDs (33 on the left and 33 on the right) produce an unmistakable light signature, which is combined with a Coming Home function.