S 63 AMG COUPÉ
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.