2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe

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Detailed Review

The S class is synonymous to opulence and the best the money can buy, with such high standards the S class has a lot to live up to and boy does it deliver, deliver, deliver and deliver a little more then.The automotive marvel now comes with a smaller and punchier 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine which cranks out an impressive 577hp power and 664-pound-feet of torque. The engine is backed with a 9-speed automatic transmission that handles shifts with clinical precision.


The car enters a tight market with BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE and Audi A8 Plus its straight competition. With a clash of the Titans set up for us let's see who obliterates whom to emerge as the victor.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Features

A single trim car the Mercedes Benz S 63 Coupe comes with a variety of features, few of which are listed below.

Trims

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe

MSRP

$167,700

Features

All LED interior and Exterior lighting

12.3-inch Infotainment system with 10GB music storage

9-Airbags

Magic Vision Control

Heated and Ventilated front seats

This impeccable machine comes in just one variant alone. This leaves no room for the buyer to choose you have to buy the new Mercedes Benz AMG S 63 the way it's presented.

We recommend-

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 system can really help to cut down some serious chills. With only an additional $1,990 you can experience the accentuated comfort of the Mercedes S class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Engine

“In AMG form, the S-Class becomes even more athletic. With more aggressive aerodynamics at the front, sides, and rear, to complement the louder sounds and monumental power output, it gets closer to the look of a sports car in S63 AMG Coupe form”- The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The new S63 comes in with the BiTurbo 4.0 L V8 engine which churns out 557 hp of power and 664lb-ft of torque, delivered in a linear fashion. The 9-speed automatic transmission assists the engine to make S63 to back luxury with performance.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Audi S8 Plus

BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan

MSRP

$167,700

$115,900

$138,800

Engine

4-litre bi-turbocharged V8

4-litre twin-turbocharged V8

4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

677hp @ 5500rpm

605hp @ 6100rpm

600hp @ 5750rpm

Torque

664 lb.-ft. @ 2750rpm

517 lb.-ft. @ 1750rpm

590 lb.-ft. @ 3,000rpm

The main difference maker here is the price, where the S63 and the BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan lie in the same court in terms of price, the Audi S8 plus comes at $30,000 short. The 3 share the same engine dynamics but the S63 victors in luxury driving. On the other side, the competition stays neutral amongst the trio when we consider power.

Acceleration-

AMG S63 is known for its elite luxurious standards, it's not the type of car you want to race in. Still, if someone wants to try, the car will not disappoint, at least in a straight line. The 4matic superpower fuses so much torque in all the wheels that it can dash from 0 to 60mph in an impressive 3.4 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 4MATIC

Audi S8 Plus

BMW

0-60 km/h

3.4 sec

3.3 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11.6 sec

11.6 sec

11.9 sec

Engine Displacement

4L

4L

4.4L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.8

9.8

9.3

The AMG S63 leaps head on to compete with Audi S8 with the S63 just a hair back. BMW, on the other hand, stays back and let the two compete with the 0.3-second difference. On a quarter mile run the S63 overcomes this adversity and stands right next to S8 plus. The BMW still lags behind with the 0.3-second difference.

Ride and Handling-

The 2017 Mercedes AMG S63 has secured its place as a superior handling car. The buyer gets the standard S class air suspension too. Although there is a slight room for car roll the overall experience is just a wonder. However, on high speed, it might break predictability and response.

Braking-

The AMG S63 enters this aspect with similar intensity and enthusiasm. The carbon ceramic brakes enhance the braking performance and halt the car in one push. It comes with a feature of detecting obstructions and deploying brakes automatically if required which is quite impressive.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Audi S8 Plus

BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE

Brake Front (in)

15.4

15.7

15.5

Brake Rear (in)

14.2

14

14.5

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4700

4685

4820

60-0 MPH (ft.)

157

156

151

Amongst the trio, the BMW shines as the real winner with a total of 151 feet halts from 60 to 0 mph, followed by Audi S8 Plus and the AMG S63. The 4700lbs. of curb weight lands the S63 at second position with BMW at 4820lbs. and Audi weighing about 4,685 pounds to be precise.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Fuel Economy

The makers of the new S63 feature high standards of fuel efficiency. Turns out it’s not a brag after along, the car displays an impressive 17/27 MPG in city/ highway. Topping with the combined mileage of 21MPG makes 2017 AMG S63 a true fuel-efficient car.

Model

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Audi S8 Plus

BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE

mpg (city)

17

14

16

hmpg (highway)

27

24

25

mpg (combined)

20.7

18.5

20

Both Audi S6 Plus and BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive fall behind with the combined mileage of 18.5 and 20 MPG here. The S 63 is built the best in terms of fuel economy amongst the trio.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Interior

“Yes there's wood, and yes there's leather, but that's just the starting point for luxury in the 2017 S-Class. The attention to detail, fit, finish and materials practically dares you to find a flaw”- KBB

Seating and comfort-

Being an S class, the car has to ace this aspect, and it gladly does so. The seats are beautifully carved in Nappa leather and the overall interior looks like a high-tech spacecraft. Other than that, the standard ventilated seats, massage function, and 12-way power adjustment are the real value for money features.

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.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63

Audi S8 Plus

BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE

Passenger Capacity

4

5

5

Passenger Volume

N/A

92.5

97.2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40/60.6/N/A

37.2/59.1/41.4

39.9/61.2/41.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.7/54.1/N/A

38.1/57.8/38.7

38.9/61/44.4

The front headroom space on the S63 is more in the competition, while the rear headroom space is considerably lower than the both the S8 Plus and the BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive.

Infotainment-

The new addition in the infotainment section is the 2 large 12.3-inch digital display. One for the infotainment setting and the other would be for the gauges. The 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.

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

Interior Features

  • Climate control for every passenger
  • Push start/stop button
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rear massaging seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Active Distance Assist
  • Active Lane Assist
  • Touchpads on the steering wheel
  • Panoramic roofs
  • Navigation
  • Wireless charging
  • Wi-Fi router and hotspot
  • Apple Car play
  • Collision warning, collision avoidance, and brake assist

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.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Audi S8 Plus

BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE

Volume (ft.3)

14.1

14.2

18.2

The AMG S63 is out of the league in terms of cargo space. Both S63 and Audi share the same cargo volume but BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE being a massive sedan, wins by 4 units.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Exterior

“The coupe is a true pillarless hardtop, while S600 and AMG models are distinguished by dual tailpipes and more aggressive front-end styling”-KBB

A lot of things have changed for the new S63. The design is more refined than the old S63. The biggest improvement would be the new OLED taillights, alongside slight changes in the front and the rear bumpers. But the most notable change comes with the new Panamericana front grill. To sum up, the new AMG S63 is surely an improvement in terms of design.

Dimensions and Weight-

There are slight changes in the overall dimensions of the car. These would include the overall length of 199 inches and the width of 75.3 inches. The new sidelines and font lines contribute perfectly with the long stretch of the coupe design.

Models

Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Audi S8 Plus

BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE

Curb weight (lbs.)

5105

4685

4820

Length (in)

198.9

202.6

206.6

Width (in)

75.3

76.7

74.8

Height (in)

56

57.4

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

4.5

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

115.9

117.9

126.4

Track width (in) F/R

64.7/64.7

64.3/63.9

63.7/64.8

When compared, the 2017 AMG S63 is inches shorter than its competition, 3 inches from the Audi S8 plus and 7 inches from the BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE. Similar numbers follow while comparing the height and the width of the three.

Exterior Features-

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

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Safety

The 2017 S63 is yet to be tested on the US soil, still, the makes infused the car with all the optimum safety features they could. Active Brake assist, Attention assist, Adaptive High Beam assist, Crosswind assist and more.

Safety features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS and Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor
  • Lane Assist
  • Active Parking Assist Automated Parking Sensor
  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision
  • Tire Specific Low Tyre Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
  • Child Seat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -Inc.: Rear Center 3 Points, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Backup Camera
  • Front Camera
  • Left Side Camera
  • Right Side Camera

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Competition

Audi A8 Plus-

The new Mercedes Benz AMG S63 wins in many aspects but the price is not one of them. Audi A8 Plus comes on a reduced $30,000 and is a lucrative deal for the buyer. Right from direct handling to superior comfort Audi brings true value for your money. Even the infotainment features are more intuitive in the A8 Plus. Apparently luxury is the only thing where the S63 wins.

So, if you want a bang for your buck go for the A8 Plus, but if you are a person willing to invest in experiences then the 2017 Mercedes Benz AMG S63 is your car.

BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE-

The BMW ALPINA B7 xDRIVE is offered on an overlapping price with the AMG S63, which makes it a perfect rival. The S63 wins in almost every aspect, better acceleration, handling, and an enhanced drive experience makes S63 the obvious choice. The BMW is one up on the large legroom and headroom space, but its manageable as the space in the AMG S63 is more than enough.

There are no fractions or difficult decisions, AMG S63 is just the better car.

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe Final Verdict

WIth the creme de la creme as the targeted demographic, the people at the Mercedes’s AMG division painstakingly create a meticulous piece of automotive that transcends boundaries defined by us. With AMG doing their thing with a standard Merc they manage to spruce up the performance aspect of this luxury cabin on wheels.

Pros

Deluxe look, feel, and power

Faultless built quality

Brimmed with safety features

Cons

The new steering doesn't share the same Deluxe tone

What's New?

A new 5.5L V8 engine manages to breakthrough the 600+ torque club


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$164750

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

333 cu. in.

horsepower

603 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

664 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2 in. ventilated disc brakes/15.4 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115.9 in.

length

198.6 in.

width

75.3 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

4678 lbs.

ground clearance

4.6 in.

capacity

cargo volume

10.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

165 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/18/23 mpg

highway range

425.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

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Magnetic Black Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 Coupe AMG S 63

AMG S 63

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

$164,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
AMG S 63 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7A) Starting at $164,750 MSRP (17/18/23) 603 hp @ 5500 rpm, 5.5 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 4 NA

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