Jon Hamm unveils Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe
At the 2014 New York International Auto Show world premier, Steve Cannon, President and CEO Mercedes-Benz USA, and Jon Hamm, leading actor of the awarded US TV show Mad Men’ unveiled the S 63 AMG Coupe. The actor was visibly excited to finally be part of such a big reveal. “The new S 63 AMG Coupé is another exciting AMG dream car in the luxury segment. We now also offer our new two-door with the optional, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive. We are thus continuing our all-wheel drive and model offensive on our largest single market, the U.S.,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Vehicle weight is reduced by 65 kilograms thanks to a lightweight design. New S 63 AMG Coupe comes equipped with a more extensive standard equipment package than what was on offer in the earlier model. Based on variant, S 63 AMG Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is pegged at 250 km/h (electronically limited).
New Mercedes-Benz AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo fuel consumption is reduced by 0.4 to 10.1 litres per 100 kms. New 430 kW (585 hp) high-performance unit from the BlueDIRECT engine family generates 30 kW (41 hp) more power. Max torque is increased by 100 to 900 Nm making it the most fuel-efficient model in its class. S 63 AMG Coupe with RWD uses AMG sports suspension based on MAGIC BODY CONTROL with the world’s first curve tilting function so the car leans into a bend as a motorcycle rider or skier does. This reduces lateral acceleration exerted on occupants and offers more comfort and driving fun during high-speed cornering on country roads.