Both sports models are from the Dream Cars collection. Does having two less doors each make for twice the fun?
Two performance-oriented luxury sports cars, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupé and the S560 Cabriolet were launched alongside the S450L and the Maybach S560 limousines.
The Cabriolet has the starburst mesh grille while the S63 is identifiable by its Panamericana front grille. Shared distinguishing design elements when viewed facing the luxurious grand tourers are the two large outer air inlets, outlined in high-gloss black; the chrome-edged three-dimensional front splitter and side skirts with three dimensional inlays. In addition, the Cabriolet has Swarovski crystal-embellished headlights.
From the rear, under the new OLED tail lamps, an updated rear apron with diffuser insert and the redesigned, model-specific pair of twin tailpipes of the AMG exhaust system mark out the AMG S-Class Coupé. The Cabriolet has a different style rear apron and diffuser insert but also with four tailpipes. The aerodynamics are not just cosmetic but are very much functional, keeping the performance models firmly on terra firma.
The OLED films in the rear lamps are layered in a distinctive pattern with a signature curve at the outside corners of the lamps, creating a light cluster unmistakable to everyone trailing behind the rear wheel drive Coupé or Cabriolet.
Indeed, the 4.2 second 100km/h sprint time generated by the AMG 4.0-litre V8 engine would leave most motorists trailing in its wake. The 612bhp, 900Nm output is the highest performance stage and maximum peak torque to date yet. The S63 is capable of reaching 250km/h. With the optional AMG Driver’s Package, 300km/h.
The 469bhp and 700Nm the Cab’s 4.0-litre V8 produces may not be as powerful but it’s no slouch – less than half a second behind the Coupé in the 0-100 sprint.
For the soft-top convertible there are three interior trim and three nappa leather upholstery options. Befitting its sportier, more aggressive persona, the Coupé’s nappa leather power sports seats are AMG-embossed on the front and rear seat backrests, perhaps to remind driver and passengers that they are seated in the hallowed belly of the AMG beast. Additional styling details include AMG embossing on the armrest of the front centre console and an exclusive IWC analogue clock with three-dimensional, milled metal hands and genuine metal appliqués on the face.
The three-spoke Performance steering wheel features paddle shifters, a distinctly contoured rim trimmed with perforated leather in the grip area in common to both models although the metal insert with AMG logotype in the Coupé states “AMG Edition” while the Cabriolet’s is just “AMG”. The steering wheel is optionally available with black nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre.
Both models have air suspension with variable damping control and intelligent driving assistance systems like adaptive cruise control and active steering. Other features in common include two new high-resolution displays with 12.3-inch monitors for the instrument panel and infotainment unit, new voice control capabilities and the latest version of Comand. The S560 and S63 have the same long list of safety and driver comfort features of the S-Class saloon.
The S560 Cabriolet will set buyers back RM1,320,000 while the S63 AMG Coupé, RM1,462,000, both without insurance.
Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupé
Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet