Mercedes Benz India is a fully owned subsidiary of the German car maker, which has established itself all over the world. Its vehicles are lavishly designed and fitted with power packed engines. The S-Class is probably the most luxurious vehicle. Now the company has launched its AMG variant in the Indian car market, which is christened as Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 63 AMG Coupe . This variant is fitted with a breathtaking and irresistible engine, which is a paragon of poise and assurance. Its 5.5-litre V8 Biturbo petrol mill has the capacity of churning out a whopping power of 585bhp in combination with a mammoth torque output of 900Nm. This variant has an exclusive body kit in the form of sporty bumpers, radiator grille, V8 BITURBO lettering on front wing, sturdy set of alloy wheels and AMG sports exhaust system, which emphasizes its exclusivity. On the other hand, its internal cabin is bestowed with newly developed AMG sports seats with electrical adjustment, memory and heating function for front seats, Nappa leather upholstery with piping and AMG badges and AMG emblem on the armrest of the front center console that create an exquisite atmosphere on board. Another feature displaying the hallmark AMG look is the high-resolution TFT color display with two animated round dials. This vehicle will compete against the likes of Audi A8L, BMW 7 series and Jaguar XJ in the luxury segment. It is being offered with an attractive warranty program of 3-years without any limitation to its mileage. Furthermore, with the help of 'Star Care Plus' program, the warranty can be extended to another year, which will help to enhance the resale value.
It has a distinct body design equipped with urbane cosmetics, which gives it a magnificent look on the roads. For alluring the car enthusiasts, the company has fitted it with AMG body styling that ensures a dynamic appearance from any angle. To start with the front fascia, it is designed with an exclusive radiator grille, which has a lot of chrome treatment along with a company logo embedded in the center. Surrounding this is the large headlight cluster that is powered by a trendy LED daytime running lamps and bi-xenon headlamps. The best part about the front is its body colored bumper that has two air ducts and a large perforated air dam for cooling the powerful engine quickly. It is also accompanied by body colored cladding that helps in preventing the vehicle from damages. The large windscreen is made of laminated glass and integrated with a set of electronically controlled rain sensors that makes driving in inclement weather a more relaxing affair. This system recognizes that the windscreen is wet and if the intermittent wiper function is active automatically sets the correct wiping interval. It has a lustrous side profile with two expressive lines that makes it look eye catching. Its external wing mirrors are further equipped with LED side blinkers, which adds inclement to the side safety. It also comes with a heating as well as memory function that adds to the comfort level. Coming to the rear, it has a stunning taillight cluster, which is powered by LED brake lights and turn indicators. The rear bumper is smooth and fitted with a pair of reflectors along with two rectangular shaped exhaust pipes.
This variant has captivating interiors as it is done up with premium quality leather and complimented by lots of wood and chrome inserts. The cabin is huge owing to its large wheelbase, which ensures roomy leg space and shoulder room. The cabin is incorporated with exclusively designed sports seats with AMG badges on backrest. The seats are covered with high quality Nappa leather for the petrol version. The dashboard has a sleek structure and is equipped with several equipments including an illuminated instrument cluster with various functions, infotainment system, automatic AC unit and other such aspects. It also has a three spoke steering wheel, which is mounted with audio and call control buttons for convenience of its driver. Furthermore, there is a lot of chrome treatment, especially on AC vents, door handles and steering wheel, which gives a magnificent look to the cabin. Apart from these, it also has LED reading lamps in the rear, illuminated vanity mirrors for driver and front co-passenger, instrument cluster with 31.2 cm TFT color display, a glove box with ventilation and lockable function.
Engine and Performance:
As said above, this variant is powered by a 5.5-litre petrol engine, which is integrated with eight cylinders and thirty two valves. This engine can displace about 5461cc and has an advanced fuel supply system, which allows the vehicle to deliver a decent fuel economy. It is further equipped with a bi-turbo charging unit, which enables the motor to produce a mammoth power output of 585bhp in combination with a thumping torque output of 900Nm. It is mated with a sophisticated seven speed SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission gearbox that helps in delivering a power packed performance. It allows the vehicle to sprint zero to 100 Kmph in close to 4.2 seconds. At the same time, it can attain an electronically regulated speed of 250 Kmph, which is rather incredible.
Braking and Handling:
All its wheels have been fitted with a set of high performance disc brakes, which are further accompanied with calipers. It features an electronic stability program that regulates the individual wheel braking and improves its stability. On the other hand, this vehicle is blessed with an airmatic suspension package with continuously variable damping control system. The cabin is incorporated with an advanced electric power steering system, which offers a precise response depending upon the speed levels. This adjustable steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 12.3 meters.
This variant is all about luxurious seating arrangement, which is bestowed with several innovative functions. The cabin is incorporated a THERMOTRONIC 3-zone automatic climate control unit including separate air vents for rear passengers, which helps to keep the entire ambiance pleasant irrespective of temperature outside. The advanced infotainment unit supports a DVD player, FM Radio, 10 GB storage for audio and video files, 200 gigabytes hard drive, Bluetooth connectivity, COMAND controller and touch sensitive telephone keypad in center console. It also has communications module including a SIM card activated for three years for receiving "Live Traffic Information". In addition to these, it also has an active park guidance system with PARKTRONIC that features night view assist plus and a 360 degree camera. It also gets aspects like an advanced ECO start/stop system, electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support, auto dimming effect for interior mirror including driver's side wing mirror and three programmable memory setting for steering and ORVMs.
The cabin is bestowed with several protective aspects like ATTENTION assist system, night view assist plus, headlamp assist, intelligent LED light system, 8-airbags, programmable key with remote control opening and closing of windows, three point seat belts with belt tensioner, seat occupancy recognition for front passenger seat and three stage impact protection front crash. Apart from these, it has list of features like acceleration skid control, active blind spot assist, cross wind assist, tyre pressure loss warning system, under body protection, NECK-PRO crash responsive head restraints for front seats along with ISOFIX child seat mountings, attention assist and so on.
1. Innovative comfort features are its main advantage.
2. Acceleration and pick-up is quite impressive.
1. High turning radius is a big minus point.
2. Lesser presence of authorized service stations is a disadvantage.
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