Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe to launch in India on June 18
Mercedes-Benz India will launch the updated Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe in India on June 18. The present generation S-Class coupe replaces the earlier CL-Class and the S63 sits one level below the top-spec S65 V12. The mid-cycle refresh follows the S-Class sedan seeing a similar update some time ago.
The two-door car is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that does duty in the recently launched Mercedes-AMG E63 S.The engine uses twin-scroll technology and a 'hot-vee' arrangement to quicken reaction times and eliminate lag. A cylinder deactivation function is also available to improve efficiency. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic.
The S63 gets the V8 in the almost the same state of tune as the E63, which means that power remains the same at 612PS but the torque figure now is bumped up by 50Nm to 900Nm. The S63 AMG gets from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.5s and goes on to a top speed of 250 kmph. This can be increased to 300 kmph with the optional AMG driver's pack.
Much like the four-door S-Class, the S63 gets a whole host of luxury and safety tech. The interior is dominated by the flowing twin-touchscreen layout seen on other AMG cars. Other changes from the regular car are the AMG sports seats in Nappa leather, AMG specific graphics in the infotainment and the AMG steering wheel
The exterior of the S63 coupe also sees changes to make it stand out from the lesser cars in the range. The most prominent of these is the Panamericana grille. Other differences are the aggressive front bumpers with larger intakes and more aero sculpting, the 19-inch forged light-alloy wheels and the quad-exhausts at the rear.
The Mercedes-AMG S63, when launched, will compete against the likes of the Bentley Continental GT, the Rolls-Royce Wraith and the upcoming BMW M8. The S-Class sedan is considered one of the more competent cars of the world, and the coupe brings a sportier edge to the whole package. The AMG version accentuates this characteristic, given the added power and overall sportier setup. This should be especially helpful given the grand touring credentials of this car. Prices are not known at the moment but expect them to be around the Rs 3 crore mark.
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