Ir­re­sistibly Breath­tak­ing

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The new S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe is the lat­est dream car to aug­ment the Mercedes-AMG model range. Ex­cit­ing lines un­der­pin this two-door model's de­sign. Power and sen­sual pu­rity com­bine to give the ve­hi­cle ir­re­sistible pres­ence and breath­tak­ing per­for­mance. Equally im­pres­sive is the com­bi­na­tion of out­stand­ing driv­ing dy­nam­ics, ad­vanced light­weight con­struc­tion and ground­break­ing ef­fi­ciency. The AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo en­gine is a paragon of poise and as­sur­ance. Boast­ing an out­put of 577 horse­power and 664 lb-ft of torque, the S63 AMG Coupe de­liv­ers ex­cep­tional per­for­mance with re­mark­ably low fuel con­sump­tion. In ad­di­tion, AMG Per­for­mance 4MATIC all-wheel drive (33/67% split) will come stan­dard in the U.S. mar­ket for op­ti­mum trac­tion in any driv­ing sit­u­a­tion. To­bias Mo­ers, Chair­man of the Board of Man­age­ment of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The new S63 AMG Coupe is an­other ex­cit­ing AMG dream car in the lux­ury seg­ment. Now the S-Class Coupe also comes with per­for­mance-ori­ented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive - as we rig­or­ously pur­sue our all-wheel-drive ini­tia­tive. Mercedes-AMG is putting the pedal to the metal again in the New Year. Our model ini­tia­tive is set to con­tinue at blis­ter­ing pace in 2014." The S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe is the lat­est model to ben­e­fit from the sys­tem­atic im­ple­men­ta­tion of the AMG Light­weight Per­for­mance strat­egy. Light­weight con­struc­tion has re­duced the ve­hi­cle weight by up to 140 pounds – even though the car has a higher out­put and more ex­ten­sive stan­dard equip­ment than the pre­ced­ing model. This weight sav­ings was achieved largely thanks to the use of a light­weight lithium-ion bat­tery, op­tional AMG forged light-al­loy wheels and a weight-op­ti­mized AMG high- per­for­mance com­pos­ite brak­ing sys­tem. Fur­ther­more, the en­tire outer skin and the front end of the body are made of alu­minum. The re­duced weight im­proves driv­ing dy­nam­ics and cuts fuel con­sump­tion, while the low power-to-weight ra­tio re­sults in im­pres­sive per­for­mance: the S63 AMG Coupe ac­cel­er­ates from 0 to 60 mph in an es­ti­mated 3.9 sec­onds and goes on to reach a top speed of 186 mph (elec­tron­i­cally limited). In terms of max­i­mum out­put, torque and fuel con­sump­tion, the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo en­gine re­mains one of the most ef­fi­cient se­ries-pro­duced V8 en­gines of all. With an out­put of 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, the AMG eight-cylin­der unit meets even the most de­mand­ing of re­quire­ments. Com­pared to the pre­vi­ous CL63 AMG model, en­gine out­put has been in­creased by 41 hp and torque by 74 lb-ft. Yet the S63 AMG Coupe still con­sumes less fuel. Emo­tional and sporty per­for­mance or re­strained and re­lax­ing cruis­ing: the S63 AMG Coupe even has a choice of be­spoke sounds. The AMG sport ex­haust sys­tem meets in­di­vid­ual driver re­quire­ments as it has au­to­matic logic-con­trolled ex­haust flaps in both rear si­lencers. When the trans­mis­sion is in "C" (Con­trolled Ef­fi­ciency) mode, the flaps re­main closed in most sit­u­a­tions, in which case the eight-cylin­der biturbo en­gine's sound is more un­der­stated. In "S" (Sport) and "M" (Man­ual) modes, the ex­haust flaps open ear­lier and more spon­ta­neously, es­pe­cially if the driver prefers a dy­namic driv­ing style. The re­sult is an even fuller, hall­mark AMG emo­tive en­gine sound. Like all AMG V8 and V12 en­gines, the eight-cylin­der biturbo en­gine for the S63 AMG Coupe is as­sem­bled by hand at the

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