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18 June 2018

Launched: Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupé

The hooligan sibling of the "Best Car in the World" gets a makeover. Read on

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Mercedes sure knows how best to do luxury – the S-Class being its finest work of art. Similarly, AMG too knows a thing or two about turning up the hooligan quotient of the humble pies from the Merc stable. And when you take all that luxury, dial in some insane performance and give it the looks to match, you end up with the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupé. Following hot on the heels of the recently launched E63 S sedan, Mercedes has launched the AMG S63 Coupé.

While the S-Class stands for sophistication and panache, the S63 Coupé is a true hooligan. There are some design variations between the standard S-Class the Coupé, the most obvious of them being the lack of two doors and the sloping roofline. In addition to this, the front end of the S63 is dominated by the distinct Panamericana grille, accompanied by huge front air scoops. At the rear, the car shows off sleek LED tail lights, quad-exhaust pipes. There's plenty of 'AMG' and 'V8' badging all over the car to make sure you recognise it.

The S63 houses Merc's 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 which churns out 611bhp and a colossal 900Nm of torque. These figures mean that it’ll do 0-100kph in a claimed 3.5 seconds and will go up to 300kph.

On the inside, it’s all typical Mercedes business. You get all-LED interior lighting, three-spoke steering wheel, 12-way power front seats with memory function, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Burmester surround sound system and dual-zone climate control. Other driver aids consist of active brake assist, blind spot detection, lane keeping assist, rear cross-traffic assist, 10 airbags and a bunch of parking sensors.

Priced at Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom, India) the S63 Coupé goes head-to-head with the Bentley Continental GT and Maserati Gran Turismo.


Tags: mercedes, amg, bentley, continental gt, s63

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