The 2014 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is gorgeous. That’s a fact. We fell in love with it in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall, and swooned over its production-ready body at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. For the New York Auto Show in April, Mercedes will once again show off its CL-no-more flagship two-door, but this time, with a monstrous mill under the hood. Say hello to the 2015 S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe.
Let’s get right to the good stuff: the hand-built, twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V8 engine nestled behind that upright, classy-looking nose. This powerful AMG engine is tuned to produce 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque here in the coupe – improvements of 41 hp and 74 lb-ft versus the outgoing CL63 – and that’s enough grunt to send the 4,400-pound (estimated) two-door to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. Managing all that force is Mercedes’ seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission, with Sport, Manual and Controlled Efficiency modes, and the power runs to the ground via an AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, with a standard 33/67-percent fore/aft torque split. Stop/start is also standard.
The all-wheel drive sports car features the world’s first curve tilting function, bending in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier as part of the ‘magic body control suspension system’, to further enhance driving comfort and handling accuracy. paired with an AMG speedshift mct 7-speed sports transmission, the 2-door launches from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and goes on to reach a top speed of an electronically limited 250 km/h.