2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe

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2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Review: Perfect Blend Of Luxury And Performance

Luxury sports coupes don't come much more brutish or stylishly decadent than the AMG S63. With a face-melting 603 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, shattering the sound barrier has never been more comfortable. Fitted with a nine-speed MCT automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive, this monster of a coupe is geared for eating up the miles with ease, much like its similarly opulent and excessively powerful rivals, the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Bentley Continental GT. Where those two have a greater focus on supreme luxury, the S63 stands apart as an Autobahn assault weapon and a relative bargain, starting at $169,450. Of course, there are numerous options available, and keeping such a magnificent car to base spec is all but impossible.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2018 AMG S63 Coupe?

The AMG S63 was refreshed and updated for the 2018 year model, offering new OLED taillights and more power along with an improved gearbox. The 2019 year model has not been subject to any significant updates.

Pros and Cons

  • Phenomenal power
  • Exquisite interior
  • Extensive standard features
  • Majestic ride comfort
  • Impressive and (relatively) well-priced options
  • Less dynamic in the bends than some rear-wheel-drive rivals
  • Excessive button count on the steering wheel
  • Not in our office fleet

What's the Price of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe?

The S63 coupe is a standalone model, as the S65 is reviewed separately. In base form, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8-engined super-coupe costs $169,450 before Merc's obligatory $995 destination and handling fee. "Fully loaded" is a term that many would use to describe this "base" model, but with a long options list, the price can still climb much higher. We managed to configure our virtual S63 with all the toys and lots of carbon fiber, plus carbon-ceramic brakes and the most OTT white leather available to bring it to a final price, before taxes and fees, of $219,970.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
AMG S63 4MATIC Coupe
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
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2019 AMG S63 Coupe Exterior

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  • Length 198.9 in
  • Wheelbase 115.9 in
  • Height 56.0 in
  • Max Width 75.3 in
  • Front Width 64.7 in
  • Rear Width 64.7 in
  • Curb Weight 4,586.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • designo Diamond White Metallic +$795
  • designo Cashmere White Mango +$3,950
  • Black
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic

2019 AMG S63 Coupe Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain

Handling and Driving Impressions

Thanks to the adaptive suspension that lowers at speed, the S63 is fairly well-planted, with the 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive allowing the car to find implausible grip in medium-paced corners. However, if you push just a little harder, the S63 reminds you of its massive weight by understeering. The steering is decent in terms of feel, but the brakes are another reminder of this car's bulk, as they stop the car a little more slowly than we'd like for something capable of sub-4-second 0-60 mph sprints. However, the luxo-barge makes up for this by being exceptionally comfortable, soaking up imperfections and undulations with ease in Sport mode. It's no club racer, but it will still excite and cosset in equal measure. However, avoid Sport+ if you like the current placement of your teeth and stay away from the wallowing Comfort mode if you'd like to keep your lunch.

2019 AMG S63 Coupe Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Head Room 40.0 in
  • Rear Head Room 36.7 in

2019 AMG S63 Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    14.1 ft³

2019 AMG S63 Coupe Safety and Reliability


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is The 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe A Good car?

If you want ultimate luxury, a Rolls-Royce Wraith is arguably more opulent, although the S63 is competitive against even this. But, as a vehicle that can cross continents effortlessly, embarrass many supercars, and swathe occupants in impeccable luxury, the S63 is simply phenomenal. The interior is flawless, the standard features are plentiful, the ride is magnificent, and the looks, well, they're subjective - but this may well be one of the best-looking S-Class coupes of the last 30 years. With a multitude of lavish options and exciting gadgets available, the S63 is quite simply majestic and you'll be hard-pressed to find something, even at a higher price range, that will come with such an impressive array of ways to make your drive feel special. With a glorious engine, a roomy interior, and lots of tech to make your drive as pleasurable, as exciting, and as carefree as possible, the S63 is more than worthy of the title that we at CarBuzz have bestowed upon it: Best Sports Coupe. Period.

What Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Model Should I Buy?

With only one trim level available, and an excellent base to start from at that, the choice comes down to how many extra features you want, and, of course, how deep your pockets are. We'd have ours in no-cost Lunar Blue complemented with Black Poplar Wood interior trim. The standard black Nappa leather is also gorgeous enough, and unless the rear seats are regularly occupied, we'd avoid adding heating to those or the steering wheel. Instead, we'd have the AMG Nappa/faux-suede Performance steering wheel for 500 bucks and put the extra cash towards a set of multi-spoke wheels at $1,700. Magic Sky Control is all but a must at $2,500, but forgo the upgraded sound system - the standard Burmester setup is great as is. Rather, tick the box for the Driver Assistance package ($2,250) to add adaptive cruise, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and some semi-autonomous driving features. Upgraded brakes would not go amiss either, as well as the night-vision camera. All in, this spec comes in at $178,660. Compare that to the cost of a hyper-luxurious coupe from the British Empire, and this Merc is great value.

CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe603 hp16/26 mpg$173,100
Rolls-Royce Wraith 624 hp12/18 mpg$330,000
Bentley Continental GT 542 hp15/23 mpg$235,600

2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe vs Rolls-Royce Wraith

Despite a much larger 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is not as performance-focused as the Merc S63. Although the S63 will get outrun in the corners by many smaller cars, it still has a bit of racing pedigree that shows in the way it delivers its phenomenal power. The Wraith, on the other hand, is certainly sportier than some of its other Rolls stablemates, but power delivery is far less "in your face" and it accelerates from 0-60mph almost a second slower than the all-wheel-drive Merc. The Wraith also borders on 5,000 lbs in bulk, which is an obvious compromise in terms of dynamic ability. Naturally, the Wraith is even more luxurious than the S63, offering deep-pile carpets and a suspension setup that completely irons out the road ahead. However, almost no one is going to get into the S63 and find it spartan compared to the Wraith. Even bordering on obscenity with the options on the Merc, it wouldn't crack $220,000 - the Rolls starts at $327,000. As a symbol, the Rolls is better for showing off and being the ultimate in luxury bragging rights, but the Merc does everything else better. We want one.

See Rolls-Royce Wraith Review

2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe vs Bentley Continental GT

With literally hundreds of millions of color and interior combinations, the Continental GT is the default choice if you want, uh, choice. Like its British counterpart the Rolls, the Bentley uses a 12-cylinder engine, albeit in W12 configuration. It is also rear-wheel-drive; and since its complete overhaul, the Continental has become a competent driver's car, one worthy of Bentley's early racing heritage and pedigree. For this reason, it can be more fun to drive and more adept at taking turns than the Merc. However, the engine's tone is rather muted and subdued compared to the roar of the AMG unit. This makes the S63's acceleration exploits more exciting and intoxicating. Although price is a secondary concern at this end of the market, the Bentley is expensive, starting at $200,00 in base form, whereas our perfect Merc S63 comes in at less than $180k. We'd rather have the Mercedes with its more aggressive and less-surprised face and put the extra money into some new Louis Vuitton suitcases for the next trip to Paris.

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