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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

4 / 5

Overview Of Car

When it comes to luxury sports coupes, very little comes close to offering the performance of the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. Its handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 churns out a mighty 600 horsepower and 900 engine torque. This all-wheel-drive monster gets a nine-speed MCT automatic gearbox as well as adaptive dampers and a high-performance brake system.

Make:Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Model:4.0 AMG S 63 4Matic +
Body Style:Coupe
Price Guide:€213,100
Release Date:2014
Fuel Type:Petrol
0-100 km/h:3.5 seconds
Top Speed (km/h):250 km / h
Drive Train:4WD
Engine Size:3982 cc
Engine Power (hp):612 hp
Engine Torque (nm):900 Nm
Fuel Consumption:11.2 l / 100Km


  • Gorgeous cabin
  • It's a proper GT cruiser
  • It's mighty powerful
  • Comfortable front seats
  • There are some impressive options on offer


  • It's thirsty
  • High base price
  • It's a technological overload
  • Not as much trunk space as the competition
  • Rear seats aren't very spacious

AMG S63 Coupe Exterior

The Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe looks like one fell swoop of muscle and class, and seeing one in the wild is an experience in itself. Standard exterior features include a pillarless window design, LED headlights and OLED taillights, as well as a set of 20-inch AMG five-spoke wheels, while the AMG front and rear bumpers include signature quad tailpipes.

Engine and Transmission

Each S63 Coupe is powered by an individually handcrafted 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine, which in S63 guise, develops 600 hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm and a massive 900 nm engine torque available between 2,750 and 4,500 rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels via an AMG-tuned 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel-drive system with fully variable torque split and an AMG nine-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles.

Handling and Driving Impressions

With a curb weight upwards of 4,500 pounds, it should be clear to anyone with a little motoring know-how that the S63 Coupe was never intended to hit the perfect apex around a tight and technical track; rather, the S63 thrives as a comfortable GT cruiser. The best word to describe the driving experience of the S63 Coupe is dignified. It feels sure-footed, and despite its sheer size, is easily pointed into a corner with accuracy. Its 4Matic AWD system claws at the road, which means that corner exits can feel like being launched out of a catapult.

Seating and Interior Space

One of the things we love most about the S63 Coupe is its beautifully supportive front seats, which will keep you comfortable for miles on end. Interior space is good too: front seat passengers won’t complain about the 41.7 inches of legroom, and those in the back also get a healthy 33.4 inches. It’s a bit tight for adult passengers, but most will find it comfortable enough, once they’ve managed to get past the trickiness of climbing in and out. Ingress and egress are tricky, however, as the long doors don’t like cramped parking spaces.


You won’t be left wanting when it comes to standard features on the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. The exterior features adaptive suspension, an AMG high-performance composite braking system, and a performance exhaust system, as well as design features such as an AMG-specific grille, all-LED exterior lighting, and OLED taillamps. Inside, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe gets loaded with premium features such as heated and ventilated Nappa leather, 12-way power front seats with memory and massage function, 64-color LED ambient lighting, keyless entry, soft-close doors, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control, a power rear-window sunshade and a HomeLink garage door opener. Driver assistance features include blind-spot assist, lane keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.


The infotainment system in the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe can be intimidating to the less technologically-inclined driver, but once you get used to it, it offers some serious capability. Things start off with a 12.3-inch high-resolution central display and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Things are controlled by a Mercedes-AMG COMAND system with a touchpad/rotary controller. Infotainment features include integrated navigation, enhanced voice control, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration, as well as Bluetooth audio streaming, dual USB audio ports, an HD Radio receiver, and SiriusXM radio with a six-month trial. The premium Burmester Surround Sound system features 13 high-quality speakers and a 590-watt nine-channel digital amplifier, but it can be upgraded with a 25-speaker Burmester system instead.

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Autotraders Expert Verdict

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Value for Money

The S63 Coupe is a low-flying GT that looks as good as it goes, and should be considered as one of the best grand tourers on the market at the moment. Like any car however, it does come with its drawbacks. Firstly, that 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 loves to chug down fuel faster than you can say "this car is not fuel-efficient". Smaller issues we had with this car is the sheer amount of technology on offer, which could flummox even the most clued-up drivers. Now onto the good stuff. The S63 Coupe is a gorgeous thing to look at from any angle, and it has one of the best interiors you'll find anywhere, period. Once on the road, it will happily travel at warp speeds in ultra comfort; its a seriously sorted GT car and that engine is simply a masterpiece.