Haute Auto of the Week: Mercedes Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe

The S-Class gets a high-performance upgrade in the 2015 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coup, the sporty new two-door offering from the premiere German automaker. The S63 was unveiled earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, and will make its stateside debut at the New York Auto Show in April.


Under the hood is a hand-built, 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 585 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. That immensely powerful engine combines with an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed automatic transmission, lightweight body and massive powertrain to take the S63 from zero to 60 in a remarkable 3.9 seconds, with a top speed that is electronically limited to 186 mph.


There’s no need to sacrifice comfort for speed in the S63, thanks to the Airmatic adaptive air suspension system, which provides a smooth ride.  Additionally, the S63 includes a performance-tuned version of Mercedes’ 4Matic AWD system, which has a standard power split of 33/67 percent to the front and rear wheels.  Optional carbon-ceramic brakes slow things down with ease.


Enhanced external features include lightweight 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, a twin-blade grille beneath a chiseled A-Wing bumper and splitter, a gloss-finish integrated diffuser, new side skirts and twin chrome tailpipes.


Top-of-the-line luxury features get a sporty makeover inside the S63, with AMG bucket seats, a three-spoke sports steering wheel and an AMG instrument cluster with two animated dials, along with all the base S-Class perks.


As for the price tag, estimates clock in at close to $200,000.