Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (2014–)
- September 2013: Mercedes-Benz revealed the 2014 S-Class Coupe
- March 2014: S63 AMG Coupe unveiled
- July 2014: S65 AMG Coupe launched
- July 2014: S-Class Coupe pricing announced
- October 2017: Revised S-Class Coupe goes on sale
Mercedes-Benz revealed the 2014 S-Class Coupe
Much prettier than the previous CL-Class, with a low, swoopy front-end, bold grille arrangement and panoramic glass.
5,027mm long x 1,899mm wide (2,108mm with mirrors) x 1,411mm wide. 3D cameras up front, and cameras at the rear to help parking.
The Concept S-Class Coupe was powered by a 4,663cc V8 Biturbo engine that produces 455PS and 700Nm, and refreshingly the company does not make any claims for its efficiency, performance or fuel consumption.
The Intelligent Drive system is a genuine innovation, using those stereo cameras to plot the road ahead and tune the suspension settings accordingly.
S63 AMG Coupe unveiled
Powered by an AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine boasting an output of 585PS and 900Nm of torque, the S 63 AMG Coupé delivers exceptional performance with remarkably low fuel consumption. And there is a world first in the shape of the curve tilting function, part of the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system, to further enhance both driving pleasure and comfort.
|S 63 AMG Coupe|
at 5500 rpm
|Max. torque||900 Nm
at 2250-3750 rpm
|CO 2 emissions||237 g/km|
(according to EC)
|Power-to-weight ratio||3.41 kg/hp|
|Top speed||155 mph***|
*** AMG Driver's Package de-restricts this to 186mph and costs £2,760 including driver training at the AMG Driving Academy.
The AMG sports exhaust system meets individual driver requirements as it has automatic logic-controlled exhaust flaps in both rear silencers. When the transmission is in "C" (Controlled Efficiency) mode, the flaps remain closed in most situations, in which case the eight-cylinder biturbo engine's sound is more understated. In "S" (Sport) and "M" (Manual) modes, the exhaust flaps open earlier and more spontaneously, especially if the driver prefers a dynamic driving style. The result is an even fuller, hallmark AMG emotive engine sound.
The S 63 AMG Coupé with rear-wheel drive features AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL. There is also a world first for series-produced cars in the shape of the curve tilting function. This function allows the S 63 AMG Coupé to lean into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier. The lateral acceleration acting upon occupants is reduced in a way akin to when driving in a steep curve, and passengers sit more firmly. On country roads in particular, the new curve tilting function enhances motoring enjoyment and comfort. The object is not to reach higher cornering speeds, but to produce an even more pleasant motoring experience. The curve tilting function can be selected as one of three drive modes using the ABC switch; it is active in the speed range from 19 to 112 mph.
In addition to the curve tilting function, the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system includes ROAD SURFACE SCAN and Active Body Control (ABC) as standard. With Active Body Control the suspension struts are equipped with hydraulic cylinders (so-called plungers), in order to adjust the force in each strut individually. Depending on the curve driven, the curve tilting function shifts the base point of each individual strut. This allows the vehicle to incline automatically and continuously in fractions of a second and to angles of up to 2.5 degrees in curves – depending on the road angle and vehicle speed. The innovative suspension system detects curves using both a stereo camera behind the windscreen, registering the curvature of the road up to 15 metres ahead, and an additional lateral acceleration sensor.
The S 63 AMG Coupé is equipped with AMG forged light-alloy wheels as standard. This design reduces weight while at the same time increasing strength. The lower unsprung masses result in advantages in terms of handling and spring/damper element response. In the standard specification, the S 63 AMG Coupé is fitted with multi-spoke forged wheels painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish – 8.5 x 19 at the front and 9.5 x 19 at the rear, with 255/45 R 19 and 285/40 R 19 tyres respectively.
S65 AMG Coupe launched
The AMG V12 delivers a peak output of 630PS and a maximum torque of 1000Nm which gives a 0 to 62mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited). In other respects too the AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine assures a sensational drive: stylish drive comfort, tremendous pulling power and effortless power delivery in all speed ranges are coupled with refined engine running characteristics and the distinctive typical sound of the AMG V12. Fuel consumption is 23.7mpg which is equivalent to 279g/km CO2.
The S65 AMG Coupé features a lithium-Ion battery as standard. This innovative technology offers numerous advantages over a conventional battery concept: with a capacity of 78 Ah, the lithium-ion battery replaces both the starter battery and the backup battery – resulting in a weight saving of over 20kg.
S-Class Coupe pricing announced
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed pricing for its new S-Class Coupe to arrive in the UK in September 2014. The range starts from £96,565 for the S500 Coupe AMG Line and climb to a staggering £183,065 for the range topping S65 AMG.
The S-Class replaces the outgoing CL-Class and features a Magic Body Control system, which means the car leans into bends, by up to 2.5 degrees, to keep the car flat when going through corners.
The range will start at £96,565 for the S500 Coupe AMG Line, which is powered by the twin-turbo 4663cc V8 petrol, used in the outgoing the CL. However, power output increases from 435PS to 455PS while emissions fall to 219 g/km. Top speed will be limited to 155mph, but 0-62mph acceleration will take less than five seconds.
The S63 AMG costs £125,595 and feature a 5.5-litre V8, with 585PS and a whopping 900Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0-60mph will takes just four seconds (O-62 4.2) and emissions are 237 g/km (Bend K VED: £485).
The range topping S65 AMG will cost £183,065 and be powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, with 630PS and 1000Nm of torque. Acceleration to 62mph from a standstill will take four seconds, while emissions will be 279 g/km. Mercedes-Benz also claims the S65 AMG will return 27.9mpg.
Revised S-Class Coupe goes on sale
Prices start at £103,715 for the S 560. The Mercedes-AMG S 63 costs from £127,515, while the AMG S 65 is available from £189,615.
The S 560 replaces the outgoing S 500, and introduces a new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol unit capable of producing 469 hp and 700 Nm of torque. It has an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph, and can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. It emits 188 g/km of CO 2 , and delivers up to 34 mpg combined.
The AMG S 63 uses AMG’s hand-built 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol engine, generating 612 hp and 900 Nm. It emits 203 g/km of CO 2 and can achieve up to 31.7 mpg on the combined cycle. The S 65 is powered by a 6.0-litre V12 petrol engine which has an output of 630 hp and 1000 Nm, emitting 279 g/km of CO 2 and delivering 23.7 mpg. Both cars are electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph. The S 63 can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, while the S 65 takes just 4.1 seconds.
The S 560 – only available in AMG Line trim – comes as standard with wireless phone charging; Airmatic air suspension; Comand Online, including 12.3-inch dual-bonded widescreen cockpit and infotainment display; Magic Vision Control wiper system; Intelligent Light system; Airscarf; fixed panoramic sunroof; Keyless Go Comfort package, include remote boot opening; Memory package, including electrically adjustable seats and steering wheel; ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours; ventilated seats; Burmester surround sound system; Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; and 19-inch alloy wheels.
In addition to the standard equipment on S 560 AMG Line, the S 63 adds Seat Comfort package, including massage function; Driving Assistance package; AMG sports exhaust system; AMG sports suspension, based on Airmatic suspension; AMG sports seats finished in Nappa leather; AMG panamericana grille; and 20-inch alloy wheels.