The V8 engine is living on borrowed time, it seems. For now, the S63 Coupe appreciably continues with what is one of the best engines ever bolted together by AMG's technicians. This handcrafted 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 generates 603 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Merc's 4Matic Plus all-wheel-drive system is standard, as is a refined AMG Speedshift nine-speed MCT (multi-clutch technology) automatic transmission.
The results are explosive. From rest, the S63 will hit 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 186 mph. That's even quicker than the 626-hp Bentley Continental GT W12, which needs 3.6 seconds for the 0-60 run. It's remarkable how easily the AMG's V8 shrugs off the weight of the big S63; be it high-speed cruising or surprising more agile sports cars in the city, the S63 Coupe can do it all.
|Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Trims||Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Engines||Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Horsepower||Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Transmissions||Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Drivetrains||Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe MPG/MPGE|
|AMG S63 4MATIC Coupe||4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas||603 hp @ 5500 rpm||9-Speed Automatic||AWD||19 MPG|
Considering its power and weight, the S63's fuel consumption is not actually horrendous. It'll manage 16/26/19 mpg combined on the city/highway/combined cycles. By comparison, the more powerful but slower Bentley Continental GT W12 will return gas mileage figures of only 12/20/15 mpg, and last year's BMW M8 Coupe was also worse, with estimates of 15/21/17 mpg. Equipped with a large 21.1-gallon gas tank, the S63 should be able to attain a mixed range of around 400 miles.
|Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Trims||AMG S63 4MATIC Coupe|
|Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Tank size||14.1 gal.|
|Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||16/26|