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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 14, 2019


The S 63 Coupe is packed to the brim with driver safety and semi-autonomous driving features. These cluster of safety features include 360 degree surround camera, multi-stage stability control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and blind spot monitoring. The AMG S 63 competes against more exotic cars like the Porsche 911, Lamborghini Huracan and Acura NSX.

The S 63 Coupe houses a massive 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine which belts out an impressive 603 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission which powers all the wheels.

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Pros

Sophisticated but has a subtle exterior design

Tank-like build quality

Faultlessly combines luxury with advanced technical features

Enormous pulling-power at the tap of the pedal

Cons

Lacks the street presence of a Bentley or a Rolls Royc

What's New?

No significant mechanical changes

There are 2 steering wheel options – Dinamica and Carbon Fiber


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$169450

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

243 cu.in.

horsepower

603 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

664 lbs.-ft @ 2750 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.7/64.7

dimensions

wheelbase

115.9 in.

length

198.9 in.

width

75.3 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

4700 lbs.

ground clearance

4.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

14.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

1025 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/27 mpg

highway range

569.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

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designo Diamond White Metallic

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

9.0

Interior

9.2

9.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Base

Base

power
603 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$169,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $169,450 MSRP (17/20/27) 603 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

9.1

Overall Rating


Along with that six-figure price tag, the 2019 Mercedes AMG S63 coupe comes with a very long list of adjectives: comfortable, supple, understated, subtle and the list the goes on. S Class reigns and sits at the highest temple of the luxury segment. The 2019 AMG S 63 Coupe is a perfect example of a split personality sleeper car.

 

2019 Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG coupe front view
2019 Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG coupe front view
2019 Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG coupe rear view
2019 Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG coupe rear view

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

9.2/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Features

The AMG S 63 Coupe is available in a single well-appointed trim. The list of standard features is generous. There are a number of optional packages that make the ownership experience a higly personal affair.

Trims

Base Mercedes AMG S63 Coupe

MSRP

$169,450

Features

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine

 

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive

 

12.3-inch high-resolution central display

 

Pure pillarless profile

 

Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

 

Sun Sensor

 

Comfort Box

 

Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System

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The absence of trims binds the buyer, but there is always room for improvement. We recommend you to buy the new Warmth & Comfort Package. Right from heated seats to the heated steering wheel. The other options include a Premium package which offers 20-inch wheels, larger brakes, a sport suspension and surround-view camera.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2019 S-Class cruises, hustles, charges, and scorches, depending on the model and drive mode.'-TheCarConnection

Engine and Transmission

The Mercedes AMG S63 Coupe comes in with a Biturbo 4.0 L V8 engine which produces a healthy power output. The turbocharged V8 engine offers fantastic performance. The 9-speed automatic transmission is the unsung hero of this powertrain. This transmission puts the entirety of the 664 lb-ft. torque output in a very linear manner and helps the S63 maintain its luxury pedigree.

Without additional equipment, AMG S63's top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph but can it can be increased to 186 mph (track only) with the optional AMG Driver's package.

Each engine is supervised by a master-engine builder. This process ensures that the segment-best quality standards are maintained. In spite of so much sophistication and a record number of patented technology used in the production of the V8 engine. If you are looking for additional bragging rights then AMG S 63 has you covered.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Acura NSX

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

MSRP

$167,700

$156,000

$161,800

$203,295

Engine

4-Liter Biturbo V8

3.8L

V-6

3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-6

5.2L

V-10

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Dual-Clutch

7-Speed PDK Automatic

7-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic

Power

603hp @ 5500rpm

573 hp

540 hp

580 hp

Torque

664 lb.-ft.

476 lb.-ft.

486 lb.-ft.

397 lb.-ft.

With such intensive competition in this price bracket, the buyers have a lot of options from leading car marquees. The Mercedes AMG S 63 is tuned to offer strong performance but its underpinnings have been forged to prioritize luxury over anything else. The competition consists of more exotic cars, Acura NSX uses a hybrid powertrain to generate all those 573 horses. Porsche uses a unique boxer-six engine that comes with a distinct sound track.

Acceleration

The Mercedes AMG is a product of a performance division synonymous with leading automobile races. S63 is known for its elite luxurious standards, it's not the type of car you want to show up on a dragstrip. If you want to experience incredible straight line acceleration then the AMG badged S63 will not disappoint. The massive torque output of 664 lb.ft. gets the big luxury barge rolling swiftly. 4MATIC AWD system helps to distribute torque more aggressively and helps the S 63 Coupe to conquer the 0 to 60mph dash under 3.4 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 4MATIC

Acura NSX

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

0-60 MPH

3.4 sec

3.0 seconds

2.9 seconds

3.2 seconds

Quarter mile

11.6 sec

11.0 seconds

11.1 seconds

N/A

Engine

4L V8

3.8L

V6

3.8L Twin-Turbo Flat-6

5.2L

V10

When we talk of the competition, the Porsche 911 Turbo decimates the competition with its 2.9 second 0-60 mph run. The Lamborghini Huracan achieves a similar feat in 3.2 seconds.

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Mercedes AMG S63 has secured its place as a luxury car that also has the handling prowess of a sports car. The S63 Coupe gets the standard S class air suspension too. AMG S 63 utilizes an electromagnetic power steering that is responsive in corners and also adept at low speed maneuvers. The available drive modes Comfort, Sport and Sport+ allow for adjustments in shift points, throttle response and steering input. There is a fourth Manual mode which allows for la carte settings where you can configure a mode of your own.

The S 63 sits upon AMG Adaptive Sport Suspension which tries to balance out two fundamentally opposing forces in motoring - cornering ability and comfort. This suspension provides accurate damping that reduces body roll during intensive driving scenarios. Selectable drive modes allow for a customized handling response to suit your driving style.

Braking

The front brake rotors measure 15.4 inches and supported by 6-piston calipers (fixed type). The rear rotors are 14.2 inches in diameter. The brakes provide definite feedback and shed speed at a tremendous rate. The AMG High-Performance composite braking system that is built to deliver high performance while sustaining a long life.

The Active Brake Assist system uses radar-based technology to alert you about an imminent collision. It takes preventive measures to reduce the severity of the impact from the collision.

2019 AMG S63 comes with carbon ceramic brakes to take the braking performance up to the next level. The pedal depression is linear throughout the application of the brakes.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Acura NSX

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

Brake Front(in)

15.4

14.5 in

15 in

14.4 in

Brake Rear(in)

14.2

14.2

15 in

14.0

Curb weight(lbs.)

4586

3803

3517

3399

60-0 MPH (ft.)

157

103

100

104

The Huracan Coupe is lightest among the competitors. It covers a respectable 104 feet to stop from 60 to 0 MPH. Porsche with its sticky performance tires and 15-inch brake rotors to achieve the segment best braking distance. The AMG 63 Coupe covers the farthest distance before coming to a halt due its massive 4586 lbs. Curb weight.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Fuel Economy

The AMG S63 does surprisingly well for a gas guzzler. The engineers have worked hard to set new standards for efficiency for the S Class. While cruising on the highway, the AMG S63 returns a 27 mpg. And with a massive 21 gallon fuel tank, you can easily take those cross country trips without worrying about stopping often.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Acura NSX

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

MPG (city)

17

21

19

14

MPG (highway)

27

22

24

20

MPG (combined)

22

21.4

21

16

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Interior

9.2/10

...An Energizing Comfort feature works with the climate control, in-cabin fragrance system, audio system and available massaging front seats to coddle occupants through muscle relaxation and other physical and ambient features designed to make them feel better. Available Magic Body Control uses cameras to detect the road ahead and adjust the suspension in milliseconds to maintain a smooth ride.'d-Cars.com

Seating and comfort

The S-Class is the benchmark other manufacturers want to reach. The design elements get trickled down to other Mercedes cars. The material quality is impeccable. The front driver and passenger seats offer 12-way power adjustment. The seats are inviting and help you to find the ideal sitting position. The system also offers three memory settings and recalls the seating position with the touch of a button.

The seats also offer adjustable lumbar support and side bolstering. In case of any extreme cornering the seats automatically increase bolstering to keep the occupants tucked in comfortably.

The S-Class is the benchmark for other manufacturers. The goodies from the S Class get trickled down to other Mercedes cars. The S 63 Coupe offers impeccable build quality. The seats are inviting and help you to find the ideal sitting position. The system also offers three memory settings and recalls the seating position with the touch of a button.

The makers were pretty generous when it came to personal space, still, the coupe roofline can create a little trouble for tall people with the 36.7 inches of headroom space.

Model

Mercedes Benz AMG S63

Acura NSX

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.0/51.4/41.7

38.8/57.6/42.8

   

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

36.7/57.0/33.4

N/A

 

N/A

Infotainment-

The S 63 AMG comes standard with the necessary phone integration features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But the most interactive feature of the car is the ability to unlock your car from your mobile device via an app.

The central 12.3 inch display is complemented by another 12.3 inch screen which is placed in front of the driver. Both the screens are integrated together and provide a seamless viewing experience. The display is customizable and different instrumentation styles can be selected.

  • Navigation system
  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth
  • USB ports, a satellite radio
  • Dual-zone climate control

Interior Features

  • Nappa leather seats and headliner
  • Heated front armrests
  • All-LED interior lighting
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • NFC technology
  • 12.3-inch infotainment system
  • AMG illuminated door sills
  • Automatic interior temperature control

Cargo

The cargo space is considerably lesser than its sedan counterpart. The total cargo volume was reduced to 14.1 cubic feet. The optional package comes with the polyethylene cargo tray which helps to protect your cargo mat from spillage and can be dusted separately. Compared to other coupes in the segment, the Merc S Class does pretty well. The 14.1 cu-ft. can easily swallow the baggage for a weekend getaway.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Acura NSX

Audi R8 (coupe)

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

Trunk Volume: ft3

14.1

4.4

8

4.4

N/A

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Exterior

Still fresh are the Mercedes-AMG S-Class coupe and fabric-top cabriolet, introduced just a few years ago in their latest form. Don't let the 2-door designation deceive you. At just under 200 inches, they are roughly a half-foot shorter than the AMG S-Class sedan but still massively elegant and imposing in their own right.'-KelleyBlueBook

Dimensions and Weight

A lot of things have changed for the AMG S63. The design for this flagship S Class draws heavily from the Merc's heritage. The Coupe's beautiful sweeping lines reflect the astute minimalism of the German design. Another unmistakably S Class trait is the pure pillarless profile. The makes the AMG S 63 irresistible to look from an aesthetic point of view. The absence of B-pillars also signifies the engineering advancement that makes such a design possible and offers structural rigidity without the expense of additional weight.

Don't let the 2 doors fool you, this Merc measures a whopping 198.9 inches for a coupe. The wheelbase at 115.9-inches is extravagant for a 2 door coupe. The massive size helps the AMG S 63 to stand apart from the competition. The lowered bodywork, and aggressive front fascia with its 3-pointed star adds exclusivity to the S Class Coupe.

The cars in the competition, don't hold a candle to the Mercedes S Class Coupe. Talking about the exterior dimensions and in-cabin space, the S 63 Coupe outclasses the competition. The Porsche 911 Turbo is the only car that offers a 2+2 seating configuration.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Acura NSX

Porsche 911 Turbo

Lamborghini Huracan

Curb weight (lbs.)

4586

3803

3517

3399

Length (in)

198.9

176

177.4

175.6

Width(in)

75.3

76.3

74.0

75.8

Height(in)

56

47.8

51.1

45.9

Ground clearance(in)

N/A

3.7

NA

5.3

Wheelbase(in)

115.9

103.5

96.5

103.2

Track width(in) F/R

64.7/64.7

65.2/63.7

60.7/62.6

65.7/63.8

Exterior Features

  • Hands-Free Entry
  • 2 One-Touch Power Windows
  • Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
  • Heated Mirrors

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Safety

Safety Rating and Features

The 2019 AMG S 63 Coupe is yet to be tested by NHTSA or IIHS. But the AMG S63 comes with an arsenal of safety features:

  • Stability Control
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Brake Drying
  • Self-Leveling Headlights
  • Stability Control
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Brake Drying
  • Self-Leveling Headlights

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Competition

Mercedes AMG S63 vs Acura NSX

The NSX is an engineering marvel. NSX houses 2 electric motors and a twin turbo 3.8L V6. The combined system output is 573 horses. The engineers have earned their paychecks with the synchronization of the gasoline motor and the hybrid components. The end result is a track-ready supercar that can also double up as your daily driver. When compared to the Merc, the NSX is bit low on interior space. The NSX is quicker off the line due to the additional torque from the electric motors. The Mercedes is more adept cruiser and make you misjudge the speeds you are actually doing. Inside the Merc, you feel like time has slowed for you.

Mercedes AMG S63 vs Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo is car that offers handling abilities that rivals are yet to match. The Porsche's interior follow the minimalistic German approach and for some it might not be luxurious as you would expect from a flagship. But the way all of it has been put together gives you the feeling that this car is meant to last very long. The 911 turbo is a track ready car but also turns into a usable daily car thanks to its neat and solidly built cabin, decent ride and manageable dimensions.

Mercedes AMG S 63 vs Lamborghini Huracan

If you want that attention, Huracan is a winner hands-down. It's a head-turner everywhere you. The Huracan is a splitting image of an angry bull rushing towards you. The Huracan is a thoroughbred sports car that was built for a purpose - to destroy lap times, it is better suited as your occasional track day car. When compared to the Mercedes S 63's V8, the power delivery of the naturally aspirated V10 Lamborghini is surreal. But if you place comfort over achieving maddening lap times. The Mercedes S Class Coupe is a better package.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Final Verdict

All this high-tech engineering is enclosed in a package that is covered with exclusive leather for optimum cabin comfort and luxury. S 63 comes with an elegant design, a V8 Biturbo engine that runs refined but offers massive power at the tap of a pedal, and optimum cabin comfort and luxury. But it commands a price tag of worth the hefty price tag of $169,450. Sure it has got everything the S-Class segments offered by Mercedes, but for that price range, there are definitely other viable options.