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2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG : Current Models

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic coupe is ready for its North American debut. The biturbo V8 Benz delivers 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, and drops as much as 128 pounds over the regular S-class coupe thanks to a lightweight battery, new alloy wheels and an optional composite braking system.

The configurator is live now, and there are lots of expensive options. We managed to max out at just over $205,000, and that’s without any custom designo stuff.

We drove the new S63 AMG over the summer and quite enjoyed the ride. The 5.5-liter AMG V8 reaches peak power at 5,500 rpm and peak torque at a low 2,250 rpm. It can get to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 186 mph. The coupe is still a heavyweight at about 4,700 pounds, making that top speed even more impressive.

Power is routed through a seven-speed multiclutch transmission, with one-third the power going to the front wheels and two-thirds going back. Three driving modes include controlled efficiency, sport and manual. A stop/start system is standard.

A sport exhaust system gets louder through those drive-mode adjustments. Flaps remain closed mostly in controlled efficiency but open up earlier in sport and manual. A high-performance ceramic composite brake system is optional for the first time.

The American-bound S63 only comes in all-wheel drive with the 4Matic system. Therefore, it gets the company’s Airmatic suspension, as opposed to the Magic Body Control option that two-wheel drive models get. Mercedes says specific front-axle kinematics have been developed exclusively for the AMG S63 coupe.

Like most AMGs, the S63 gets a twin-blade radiator grille and a three-dimensional air-ducting element painted in body color. A front splitter sends more air to the engine compartment, while also reducing lift at speed. In back, the S63 gets two sets of chrome tailpipes, vertical air outlets and “S63 AMG” in script.

Inside, the S63 is typical Mercedes with Napa leather, accent piping, AMG badges and a high-resolution touchscreen. Mercedes says the new screen makes it easier to operate the radio, telephone and navigation functions.

The 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG coupe is on sale now, base price is $119,900.

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