Mercedes-AMG is updating its S-Class Coupés 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+ Coupé and Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 9.3 and 10.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 211 and 229 g/km) the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers and cylinder deactivation (Coupé) supersedes the previous 5.5-litre V8 biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 450 kW (612 hp) and thus exactly 20 kW (27 hp) more than the preceding model. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission is also new to the Coupé and Cabriolet, as is the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.

At the same time with the new eight-cylinder Coupé and Cabriolet, the top-of-the-range twelve-cylinder S 65 Coupé and S 65 Cabriolet (combined fuel consumption: 11.9 and 12.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 279 and 272 g/km) 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 hp) and delivers a maximum torque of 1000 Newton metres.

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“Having already undertaken major development work on our S-Class Saloon to further enhance driving performance and individuality, we are now making the same changes to the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet. The extensive modifications are designed to strengthen our leading position in this dream car segment in terms of driving dynamics, performance, equipment and comfort on long journeys. The S 65 Coupé and Cabriolet with their high-torque 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine remain the most elite form of the S-Class,” stated Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Technical data at a glance

Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé Mercedes-AMG S 65

Coupé

Engine 4.0-litre V-8 with direct injection, biturbo forced induction and cylinder deactivation 6.0-litre V-12 with port injection and biturbo forced induction
Displacement 3982 cc 5980 cc
Output 450 kW (612 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm 463 kW (630 hp) at 4800-5400 rpm
Peak torque 900 Nm at 2750-4500 rpm 1000 Nm at 2300-4300 rpm
Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution (LHD only) Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 7G
Fuel consumption

combined

9.3 l/100 km 11.9 l/100 km
Combined CO2emissions 211 g/km 279 g/km
Efficiency class D G
Weight (DIN/EC) 2005* kg/2080** kg 2110* kg/2185** kg
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.5 s 4.1 s
Top speed 250 km/h*** 250 km/h***

*DIN kerb weight, not including driver; **EC kerb weight, including driver (75 kg); ***Electronically limited (300 km/h with AMG Driver’s package)

Mercedes-AMG S 63 4MATIC+
Cabriolet
Mercedes-AMG S 65

Cabriolet

Engine 4.0-litre V8 with direct injection and twin turbochargers 6.0-litre V-12 with port injection and biturbo forced induction
Displacement 3982 cc 5980 cc
Output 450 kW (612 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm 463 kW (630 hp) at 4800-5400 rpm
Peak torque 900 Nm at 2750-4500 rpm 1000 Nm at 2300-4300 rpm
Drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution (LHD only) Rear-wheel drive
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 7G
Fuel consumption

combined

10.1 l/100 km 12.0 l/100 km
Combined CO2emissions 229 g/km 272 g/km
Efficiency class D F
Weight (DIN/EC) 2110* kg/2185** kg 2180* kg/2255** kg
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.5 4.1 s
Top speed 250 km/h*** 250 km/h***

*DIN kerb weight, not including driver; **EC kerb weight, including driver (75 kg); ***Electronically limited (300 km/h with AMG Driver’s package)

Exterior: Panamericana radiator grille and front apron with new jet wing

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The new AMG S-Class Coupés 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 side skirts with three-dimensional inlays in high-sheen chrome give the Coupé and Cabriolet a lower-slung look and generate even more tension in the flanks. Hallmark features of the AMG S-Class models are the large forged light-alloy wheels, measuring 19 inches as standard on the S 63 4MATIC+ Coupé and Cabriolet and 20 inches on the S 65 Coupé and Cabriolet. The exclusive forged wheels on the V12 Coupés and Cabriolets have an unusual and fascinating design: each of the 16 spokes twists in a special way so that the light-catching contours radiate to the centre of the wheel hub. The effect: The wheel appears larger than its actual dimensions of 8.5 J x 20 at the front and 9.5 J x 20 at the rear. In addition, the ceramic mirror polishing ensure an exclusive look.

As standard, the forged wheels feature a high-quality, bolted and fully integrated wheel bolt cover made of forged aluminium. Its shape is reminiscent of a centre lock as seen in motorsport. The AMG logotype is incorporated into the rim as a design element. Three other forged wheels of the same size are optionally available – two design variants also painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange.

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.

New and exclusive additions to the Coupé 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 left and 33 right) produce an unmistakable light signature, which is combined with a Coming Home function.

Other stand-out features of the AMG S-Class Coupés and Cabriolets include the numerous high-sheen chrome design elements (S 65) on the front, sides and rear. These are particularly effective in combination with dark paint colours.