Mercedes unveils facelifted S63 and S65 Coupe and Cabriolet
Mercedes has lifted the lid on its tweaked S63 and S65 Coupe and Cabriolet models – the performance variants of its s-class models.
The improvements include a new 'Panamericana' grille that resembles that of the AMG GT-R and give the car an aggressive stance.
The actual body-shape itself remains the same – the coupe looks sophisticated at the back thanks to a swooped tail.
Inside the general look is similar but there are some very important changes, chief among which are the two infotainment display screens - one is located in front of the driver and acts as the dash as well as sat nav, and the other is in the centre console.
The steering wheel has also been upgraded and now features touch controls. It is finished in nappa leather and has an AMG logo at the bottom.
The S63 comes with a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine producing 604bhp and with a 0-60mph time of just 3.5 seconds. The S65 retains its thumpingly fast 6.0-litre V12 engine, which produces an eye-watering 621bhp and goes from 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds.
All models come with a seven-speed automatic gearbox with paddleshifters located behind the steering wheel.
As you would expect on any luxury Mercedes, the suspension is adjustable and automatically sets the car up for the type of surface you are driving on – something Mercedes calls 'AMG Active Ride Control.'
Mercedes performance division - AMG - has also developed a cylinder management system for its S63 model. The engine shuts off four of the eight cylinders at lower speeds to help improve fuel consumption.
On the launch of the car, an exclusive version of the S63 will be available. Called the Yellow Night Edition it features a choice of either selenite grey magno or night black magno paintwork, and will be distinguishable by its yellow trim.
It will also feature yellow brake calipers, a carbon-fibre front splitter and carbon-fibre rear wing.
The cars will debut to the public at the Frankfurt motor show on September 12.