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There are faster and more ex­pen­sive MercedesBenz mod­els than the S 63 AMG coupé. But none com­bine com­plete lux­ury with cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy in quite the same way. The S 63 coupé car­ries over the key me­chan­i­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tion of the sedan, in­clud­ing a 5.5-litre biturbo V8 en­gine, air sus­pen­sion and a sys­tem called Magic Body Con­trol that uses stereo cam­eras (mounted in the wind­screen) to an­a­lyse the road sur­face ahead and ad­just the ride in ad­vance. But unique to the S 63 coupé is a fur­ther chas­sis sys­tem called Curve Tilt­ing Func­tion, which em­ploys that same cam­era/sus­pen­sion com­bi­na­tion to tilt the car in­wards through corners, sim­i­lar to a mo­tor­cy­cle, at an an­gle of up to 2.65 de­grees. The aim, says Mercedes-benz, is not nec­es­sar­ily ul­ti­mate speed but rather the ul­ti­mate in com­fort. The S-class coupé has a 90mm-shorter wheel­base than the sedan but is slightly heav­ier due to in­creased equip­ment lev­els. Ev­ery con­ceiv­able fea­ture is fit­ted as stan­dard, but there are also some things you might not have thought of that can be added as op­tions. The LED head­lights can be en­hanced with 47 in­di­vid­ual Swarovski crys­tals – 30 for the turn in­di­ca­tors and 17 as day­time run­ning lights. A glass roof is stan­dard, but there is also the op­tion of Magic Sky Con­trol, which can be changed from com­pletely clear to block­ing up to 99 per cent of light – with­out the aid of a blind.

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