Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe (1)

Previewed at a private event recently, and even spied on a trailer before that, here is the new Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe, officially launched by Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. Prices for the sole available variant of the S-Class Coupe here starts from a cool RM1,493,888.

The two-door S-Class shocked the world with its sleek and radical design made its global debut back in 2014, and it was barely a matter of months before the mightier AMG S 63 Coupe was revealed, just in time for the New York Auto Show.

Finally here in Malaysia, the S-Class Coupe has arrived in just one variant, the S 63 Coupe. Naturally, the car features all the right exterior AMG fitments, including a twin-blade AMG grille with a piano black insert, an aggressive AMG A-wing front bumper design, large air-intakes, quad exhaust tips and more. The LED headlamps with the Intelligent Light System is also accounted for as standard kit, so too are the 47 Swarovski crystals that form a decadent, yet integral part of the headlamp design.

As standard, S 63 Coupe rides on a set of 19-inch AMG forged light-alloys wrapped in 255/45R19 rubbers up front, and 285/40R19 in the rear. Optionally, customers may specify a set of AMG Performance Studio rollers, being a 20-inch, 10-spoke type wrapped in 255/45R20 tyres up front, and 285/35R20 for the rear.

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There’s a third wheel option to consider for your S 63 Coupe, also off the AMG Performance Studio’s shelves, and in the form of a 20-inch, five twin-spoke design painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish and a black wheel bolt cover. Prices for these items have not been revealed at this point.

As standard, the S 63 Coupe gets a weight-optimised AMG high-performance composite braking system, but should customers demand the extra stopping power, they can specify the optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system.

Inside, the S-Class Coupe’s wrap-around dashboard is prominent, incorporating two 12.3-inch display screens, circular air-conditioning vents and the necessary climate control switchgear. Of course, one of the TFT colour screens serves as a fully-digital instrument panel.

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The heavily contoured seats are wrapped in fine nappa leather in an AMG V8-specific design and AMG badges on all four seat backrests. The three-spoke AMG multifunction steering wheel has perforated leather in the grip areas, and just behind them, you’ll be able to spot aluminium shift paddles. There are several more AMG badges positioned throughout the vehicle.

For power, a 5.5 litre biturbo V8 “one man, one engine” powerplant is found under the hood, and is good for 585 hp at 5,500 rpm, while an immense 900 Nm of torque is available between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm.

The engine is paired with an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed automatic transmission, which sends power purely to the rear wheels. On the road, this translates to a century sprint sorted in 4.3 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250 km/h. Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe units equipped with the 4Matic all-wheel drive system are capable of a 3.9 second 0-100 km/h dash. We understand that Malaysian variants are RWD units by default, unless the 4Matic system is specified otherwise.

The S 63 Coupe also comes equipped with an AMG sports exhaust system with automatic flaps which can modify the engine’s growl according to your preferred driving mode.

Because the Malaysian-spec S 63 Coupe is in rear-wheel drive form, it also means that the car is equipped with the Magic Body Control suspension (Airmatic air suspension is for the 4Matic models) which includes the curve tilting function that enables the body of the vehicle to tilt inwards in a corner for better stability and comfort. The suspension system is also fitted with a Road Surface Scan system which scans the road conditions ahead, and can rapidly adapt the level of damping at each wheel to maximise comfort accordingly.

So, at RM1,493,888, what do you make of the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe?