Catch it if you can.
We got our first look at the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe a few weeks back at the Geneva Motor Show. What could be the ultimate version of the top-line two-door will rocket into the next big event on the auto circuit when the Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe makes its debut at the New York Auto Show in April – before reaching U.S. showrooms this coming autumn.
As with the only slightly less exclusive S550 Coupe, the S63 AMG picks up on the dynamic appearance of the S-Class Coupe Concept Mercedes first unveiled in Detroit at the beginning of the year. And like the S550 Coupe, the AMG edition adopts a more athletic stance than the S-Class sedan – even as it abandons the old CL nameplate.
You might be tempted to call the S63 AMG Coupe a lightweight, and in one critical sense you’d be right. Through a variety of steps – from the extensive use of aluminum to the new lithium-ion battery – Mercedes engineers have shaved 140 pounds off the weight of the new two-door. But don’t think that makes it a pushover. Not with its 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 punching out a full 577-horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque through all four wheels.