Mercedes-AMG is updating its S-Class Coupes and Cabriolets with a host of technical and visual highlights. The new-design front end is dominated by the Panamericana radiator grille, which now gives the two- door, luxury-class Performance vehicles an even more independent look.
In the AMG S63 Coupe and Cabriolet, the Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with twin-scroll turbochargers and cylinder deactivation (Coupe) supersedes the previous 5.5L V8 biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 603 hp and thus exactly 26 hp more than the preceding model. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission is also new to the Coupe and Cabriolet, as is the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.
At the same time with the new eight-cylinder Coupe and Cabriolet, the top-of-the- range twelve-cylinder S65 Coupe and S65 Cabriolet are given a visual update with the Panamericana radiator grille. The Handcrafted AMG 6.0L V12 biturbo engine retains its output of 621 hp and delivers a maximum torque of 738 lb-ft.
“Having already undertaken major development work on our S-Class Sedan to further enhance driving performance and individuality, we are now making the same changes to the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet. The extensive modifications are designed to strengthen our leading position in this dream car segment in terms of driving dynamics, performance, equipment and comfort on long journeys. The S65 Coupe and Cabriolet with their high-torque 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine remain the most elite form of the S-Class,” stated Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
A host of available options
Anyone looking to give their S63 or S65 an even more individual feel can choose from a host of options. The exterior can be tailored to personal preferences with the Night package, attractive alternative wheels and a Carbon Fiber package. In the wheel boosts the sporty character. Carbon fiber/Black Piano lacquer trim parts round off the range of possibilities.
AMG Track Pace
Motor racing enthusiasts can record a range of vehicle data and lap times on the race track with AMG Track Pace in the redesigned AMG S-Class Coupe and Cabriolets. All values are shown on the COMAND display, and in the Widescreen Cockpit the current times can also be read off in the instrument cluster. Based on the data, drivers are able to analyze their driving style with precision and can use the insights gained to improve their lap times.
The redesigned high-performance 2018 S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet will celebrate their World Premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show in September, and will go on sale in the U.S. in mid-2018.