First Drive: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63 S

Let’s just start this by saying that the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63 S is ranking as one of the top cars in my book.

This four-door coupe is such a powerhouse that it essentially falls into its own category of luxury and sport. Mercedes’ performance branch – AMG – has handcrafted a 4.0L V8, nine-speed, biturbo engine that boasts 630 horsepower.

For those who might not fully grasp auto-lingo, that means the supercar is fast and powerful. Like … really fast and really powerful. To break it down a little further, the GT63 S can reach 0-60 mph in a quick 3.1 seconds.

Like I said … fast.Shaun Melady_Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63 S

The overall look of the vehicle is signature Mercedes chic with a touch of modern day sport. The GT63 S has a curved rear with a multi-active rear spoiler that deploys in height stages based on your speed and driving mode.

At the front, the sportscar carries a large apron-styled grill, complemented by two giant, as Mercedes refers to them as, jet wings to assist with air intake and performance. While the rest of the car remains low and long for aerodynamic purposes with touches of silver cuts throughout to bring an extra level of beauty to the car.

Moving inside, AMG made sure to keep on brand by installing their signature AMG Performance Front Seats. These were inspired by auto racing and feature integrated head restraints, side bolsters in the cushions and backrests to stabilize drivers as they are going into turns, as well as the signature AMG badges.

The seats also feature Active MultiContour Massage features. This component adds to the luxury dynamics of the vehicle to help adjust back, side and shoulder support. Let’s not stop there, as the GT63 S has programs to help sooth and rejuvenate your body through heated massages and a program to help strengthen your muscles while driving. You can also adjust the ventilation of your seat through heated or cooling systems.AMG GT63 S_Steering Wheel

The car also hosts a Cockpit Management and Data system (COMAND) with a touchpad controller resembling that of a laptop mouse. From here, you have ease of control while you are navigating through entertainment, phone and routing options. You can also access these features through the smaller keypad at the tip of your fingers on the steering wheel.

There is a reason Mercedes-Benz has been one of the top vehicles on the market and it is because they have figured out how to merge luxury, performance and comfortability all in their cars.

To learn more about the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63 S and their entire vehicle lineup, visit their website at www.mbusa.com.

 

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