2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 & S65 Coupe And Cabrio Get Nip And Tuck

Joining the ‘standard’ 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models at Frankfurt will be the refreshed AMG S63 Coupe and Cabriolet and AMG S65 Coupe and Cabriolet.

Most importantly, the facelifted S63 models ditch Mercedes-AMG’s twin-turbo 5.5-liter in favor of the latest 4.0-liter biturbo V8 with 603 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. This new engine is mated to the AMG Speedshift MCT 9G transmission and a variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ transmission, allowing the new S63 Coupe and Cabriolet to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in a blistering 3.4 seconds. Top speed of both models sits at a limited 186 mph (300 km/h).

The S63 Coupe also incorporates the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system which deactivates cylinders two, three, five and eight when they’re not needed.

As for the refreshed S65 Coupe and Cabriolet, they continue to be powered by the firm’s handcrafted twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 delivering the same 621 hp and 738 lb-ft as the current car. Rear-wheel drive is standard alongside a seven-speed transmission. Naught to 60 mph is dealt with in 4 seconds flat.

The most striking visual difference between the new models and the old ones is the adoption of the brand’s Panamericana grille, first used on the AMG GT R. Like the non-AMG models, OLED taillights are standard for both the S63 and S65 and new wheels are also on offer. The 16-spoke, 20-inch wheels of the S65 Coupe and Cabriolet are of particular interest and feature spokes that appear to twist to the center of the wheel hub which AMG says creates the illusion of them being bigger than they actually are.

None of the facelifted S63 or S65 models are light so good braking systems are obligatory. The entire range therefore include composite brake discs measuring 15.4-inch at the front with 6-piston aluminium calipers and 14.2-inch at the rear with single-piston calipers.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Mercedes are getting uglier and uglier. They need to “sit they ass down.”

    • Cobrajet

      It was beautiful before the facelift. They ruined it now.

  • gor134

    Definitely not a fan

  • Kash

    I like the Pan grille on these, but not with that front bumper, the intake fins stick out too far and make the front bumper too boxy and it doesn’t visually mesh with the roundness/curve/convex of the Pan grille.

    I’d actually like to see how the Pan grille looks on the S560 coupe/cabrio and I think it’d look better because the front bumper doesn’t stick out nearly as far on the 560.

    • gor134

      Yup, the pre-facelift S65 with the chrome mesh bumpers AND grille looked so much better.

  • Sufyan Shahid

    I like this design, but I love the older design.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    looks like fatter AMG GT C

  • JBsC6

    Last years models were stunning. This new more aggressive look is unbecoming of Mercedes in my opinion.now watch this new agressive look sell even better…what the hell do any of us know anyway…

  • Ary Wisesa

    That grille! It takes the elegance and beauty away from otherwise a very good looking GT. I prefer the old grille to this. That Panamericana grille works on the AMG GTR, but it makes S Coupe look ugly.

  • eb110americana

    “The entire range therefore include composite brake discs…”

    I don’t think those are carbon-ceramic judging by the photos. Composite is usually in reference to a blend of plastics. Mixed metal is usually referred to as an alloy. Maybe 2-piece rotors?

  • TheHake

    One of the best looking cars on the road!

  • Bash

    I never liked the S coupe or the cabrio tbh.

  • Vassilis

    Still don’t like the blingy S65. The S63 looks good though.

  • Kaisuke971

    They ruined a beautiful automobile, it’s a shame. That front design is just vulgar

  • fabri99

    This new AMG front bumper is truly awful. Mercedes need to fix their design asap.

  • Headlights still wrong.
    Bumpers getting worse.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    S 63 less hp yet faster to 60 WTF?

  • alexxx

    Not sure how you can top that enterior…

  • Walter Bova

    I don’t like the rear lights, and the front is overstyled.

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