By Hercules Rodrigues
Mercedes Benz has launched the new AMG S63 4MATIC+ Coupe in India at Rs 2.55 crores (Ex showroom) The AMG S 63 Coupe joins the other models in the Mercedes AMG line-up and is the seventh model to launched this year.
The S 63 AMG Coupe gets a reworked front Panamerica grille that gets vertical slats wrapped in chrome making the car quite a stunner at sight. The new bumper houses a larger air intake helps in cooling the engine faster. The rear receives an updated rear apron with diffuser insert, AMG specific quad Exhausts and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Mercedes Benz AMG S 63 Coupe interior gets a new three spoke steering wheel and Nappa leather, AMG badges for the front and rear backrests. The 12.3 inch TFT windshield colour display which gives out information like Engine output and torque, boost pressure, engine and transmission oil temperature, latitudal and longitudal acceleration, tyre temperatures and pressures.
Powering the car is S 63 is an AMG sourced unit that churns out 612hp and 900nm torque. The engine powers the rear wheels through a 9-speedshift transmission. The motor is capable of propelling the car from 0 – 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 kmph in standard form and 300kmph with the AMG drivers’ package.
The AMG S 63 Coupe also gets an Active cylinder deactivation system which automatically shuts off the cylinders thus improving efficiency and two twin scroll turbos which are said to improve response. Safety technology on board the AMG S 63 Coupe includes Blind spot warning assist, Active steering assist, Active brake assist and Active distance assist.
Speaking at the Launch Michael Jopp, VP Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said, “With the launch of Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé, we are further strengthening our lead in the Performance and Dream Car line-up in India. With the vision of evolving continuously, it is our perpetual effort to bring in new technology and elements of luxury in our existing vehicles. The new AMG S 63 Coupé hosts breakthrough technology and enhanced appearance, which sets a benchmark in the segment, and makes it even more desirable. The launch of new S 63 Coupé is a strategic decision after the introduction of new S-Class, which received a great response from its customers, and we are confident that the vehicle will entice our Mercedes-AMG enthusiasts and enhance our loyal fan base.”
Mr. Jopp further added, “Our strategy for Mercedes-AMG in India is to expand the performance segment and we have been highly successful in it. From the range starting 43 AMG, the 45 AMG to the top of the order 63 AMGs and the GT range, we have a wide array of AMG offering for our patrons. Also, with 7 unique AMG Performance Centers spread across key AMG markets, Mercedes-AMG has an unsurpassable market presence. A high degree of customisation options and introduction of innovative AMG Pit stops, ensure we offer them a delightful and exclusive ownership experience” Technical specifications of the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupé.
Mercedes Benz has brought the AMG S 63 Coupe via the CBU route which means it will be sold in limited numbers so if you want to own one go sign off the cheque quickly.