BMW 6 series vs MB S Class coupe in pictures

by Bernie McGroarty on February 17, 2014, 10:35 am
Stylistically self-assured presence, exclusive appointments and refined sportiness – the new S-Class Coupé from Mercedes-Benz combines the classic proportions of a large, sporty coupé with modern luxury and state-of-the art technology. As a world première, the breathtaking two-door coupé can be optionally equipped with the MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension system with curve tilting function. Additional technical highlights are the head-up display and the touch pad feature. Optionally available expressive headlamps, each featuring 47 Swarovski crystals, produce a uniquely striking appearance.

The flowing profile of the S-Class Coupé embodies sensual purity in a modern way. It is characterised by typical rear-wheel-drive proportions, emphasised by the hallmark Mercedes dropping line. The long bonnet with pronounced lines and powerdomes, the low greenhouse with high beltline, the accentuated wheel arches as well as the large wheels (18- to 20-inch) and the broad visual effect created by the rear reinforce the S-Class Coupé's aspirations as a masterpiece of automotive refinement. With a wheelbase of 2945 mm, the Coupé is 5027 mm long, with a width of 1899 mm and a height of 1411 mm.

"Our new S-Class Coupé is one of the most gorgeous coupés of all times, representing the most radical aesthetic departure from its predecessor," says Gorden Wagener, Vice President Daimler AG. "The sensuous flowing silhouette in interplay with the clear progressive design language forms a perfect symbiosis and expresses our philosophy of sensual purity with pithy precision."

MAGIC BODY CONTROL, the first "suspension with eyes", had its world première in the S-Class. With the curve tilting function the Coupé introduces a further world first for series-production cars: The curve tilting function makes the Coupé lean into bends in a manner similar to a motorcyclist or skier. The lateral acceleration acting upon occupants is reduced in a way akin to when driving in a steep curve, and passengers sit more firmly. On country roads in particular, the new curve tilting function enhances motoring enjoyment and comfort. The object is not to reach higher speeds, but to produce a more pleasant motoring experience.

The interior design of the new S-Class Coupé is an expression of the Mercedes-Benz design idiom – sensual purity. An enthralling combination of sculptural sensuous volume elements and components, and the clear geometry of its basic architecture create an avant-garde design idiom. A high class appeal, quality workmanship and exceptional touch and feel are a treat for the passengers' senses, so that the car's interior represents the highest level of "modern luxury".

The new S-Class Coupé will have its world première at the Geneva International Motor Show (6 – 16 March 2014); distribution to dealerships is scheduled for the second half of 2014. The two-door car is available with a 4663 cc V8 biturbo engine. The S 500 Coupé has a nominal output of 335 kW (455 hp), its torque level peaks at 700 Nm. The sporty motoring experience is significantly enhanced by the emotional sound produced by the exhaust system.

Check out the S Class next to BMW's 6 Series in this photo comparison.













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57 responses to BMW 6 series vs MB S Class coupe in pictures

bjayfan commented:
February 17, 2014, 10:43 am

When I first saw the S Coupe pictures last week I thought there was a resemblance to the 6, maybe more so the M6 (especially the front).

Would be interested to know what it weighs, beautiful car though I don't like the interior as well as the exterior.
Leslierc commented:
February 17, 2014, 11:28 am

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Originally Posted by bjayfan View Post
When I first saw the S Coupe pictures last week I thought there was a resemblance to the 6, maybe more so the M6 (especially the front).

Would be interested to know what it weighs, beautiful car though I don't like the interior as well as the exterior.
I've said the same thing about the resemblance and I would agree that the S Class Coupe is perhaps more in line with the M6. The S Class certainly looks to be a stunning piece of engineering...Merc hit a home run with this one!
Bernie@Bimmerfest commented:
February 17, 2014, 11:32 am

The Merc is definitely a stunning looking car. I'll go and add a comparison with the M6 to the mix.
EmM HoLLa commented:
February 17, 2014, 12:55 pm

The Merc is very nice.. I wonder what it drives like... Hopefully more sporty than buttery...


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bjayfan commented:
February 17, 2014, 1:03 pm

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Originally Posted by Bernie@Bimmerfest View Post
The Merc is definitely a stunning looking car. I'll go and add a comparison with the M6 to the mix.
Thanks, as much as I may not like it, the S Coupe may be better looking.

I do wonder how it drives....
Bönz commented:
February 17, 2014, 4:09 pm

The S coupe is far more stunning in person than in these pictures. It is also larger than the 6 and most certainly will weigh more. The split picture has resized the car. Bottom line is it's gorgeous.
ACCD commented:
February 17, 2014, 4:11 pm

I was in having my MB serviced about a month ago and one of the salesmen said it should be in around August or Sept. From what I've read it will use MB's magic ride, stereo-optic cam system that reads road profile and adjusts the suspension as needed. They will be dumping the ABC system from what I've heard. Lots of worthless, IMO, gizmos like aroma therapy, LED mood lighting and a link to a mood-music library. All being adjusted based on driver profile and "mood". The interior will use 2, 7 inch, OLED panels for instrument displays. Probably going to use their 5 liter twin turbo for power with an optional AMG monster. Target sticker price will be north of an M6 by about 15%, depending on options. I've owned CL's in the past and I've always thought the S class to be the better vehicle so I'm anxious to see this one in person.

The boys over on the MB board love their new 2014 S class, but only time will tell if MB has finally got back on track with regards to quality of engineering and manufacturing. I keep feeling like MB keeps trying to go downscale and reach a wider audience, witness the new baby benz models, and is segregating their product line in a way that makes BMW a much more attractive option. IE, the nice traditional ride and drive of a Benz starts at 100k and goes from their, C class and even E class don't feel like a benz to me anymore.
EmM HoLLa commented:
February 17, 2014, 6:28 pm

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I was in having my MB serviced about a month ago and one of the salesmen said it should be in around August or Sept. From what I've read it will use MB's magic ride, stereo-optic cam system that reads road profile and adjusts the suspension as needed. They will be dumping the ABC system from what I've heard. Lots of worthless, IMO, gizmos like aroma therapy, LED mood lighting and a link to a mood-music library. All being adjusted based on driver profile and "mood". The interior will use 2, 7 inch, OLED panels for instrument displays. Probably going to use their 5 liter twin turbo for power with an optional AMG monster. Target sticker price will be north of an M6 by about 15%, depending on options. I've owned CL's in the past and I've always thought the S class to be the better vehicle so I'm anxious to see this one in person.



The boys over on the MB board love their new 2014 S class, but only time will tell if MB has finally got back on track with regards to quality of engineering and manufacturing. I keep feeling like MB keeps trying to go downscale and reach a wider audience, witness the new baby benz models, and is segregating their product line in a way that makes BMW a much more attractive option. IE, the nice traditional ride and drive of a Benz starts at 100k and goes from their, C class and even E class don't feel like a benz to me anymore.

I totally agree... You have to go up market to really get a Benz.. I can the C-Class the Mercedes Neon lol..


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ACCD commented:
February 17, 2014, 6:49 pm

Just to reference another thread...The S Concept Coupe will come with an auto soft close deck lid though
ShakeDaddy commented:
February 17, 2014, 8:23 pm

Those circle AC vents look a little 60's/70's General Motors.
fishskis commented:
February 17, 2014, 8:51 pm

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beautiful car though I don't like the interior as well as the exterior.
A friend of mine recently got the new S Class sedan; if the coupe interior is anything like the sedan, it will be gorgeous. Mercedes has taken the interior to a new level; the design, surfaces, colors, details and finishes are excellent. Not quite Maybach or Bentley level, but approaching it. And the technology and aesthetics of the instrument panel is beautiful as well. Also, if you have an extra $6,500, you can get the Burmeister sound system; by far, the nicest stock system i've ever heard.
Superfluous commented:
February 17, 2014, 8:56 pm

Cool car but the back of it is awful.
shazi00 commented:
February 17, 2014, 10:14 pm

Not really a very fair comparison. 6 series is probably halfway through its cycle. Plus for some reason s coupe reminds me of accord coupe design

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dunderhi commented:
February 18, 2014, 12:16 am

Thanks for the pics. The S-Class Coupe will be on my list of cars to drive when my lease is up. I am intrigued by an AWD AMG version - it should be a beast.
Bob of CC commented:
February 18, 2014, 9:22 am

The back of the S Coupe reminds me of the rear of the Lincoln Mark VIII. Not necessarily a flattering comparison. Check it out.

http://www.markviii.org/LOD2/images_...cott_white.jpg
Wilassasin commented:
February 18, 2014, 12:52 pm

I like the new look and name of the S-Coupe rather than the CL550, S-Coupe just sounds better because ultimately thats all it has ever been is an S-Class Coupe. Cant wait to see one in person.
cordoor commented:
February 18, 2014, 5:24 pm

Everything about it looks fantastic except for the decidedly Buick-esque back end. "For that reason, I'm out."
ACCD commented:
February 18, 2014, 6:43 pm

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Everything about it looks fantastic except for the decidedly Buick-esque back end. "For that reason, I'm out."


Buick, yup you nailed it....
Leslierc commented:
February 18, 2014, 7:16 pm

Hard to hate on the S Class Coupe in my opinion.
southern6er22 commented:
February 18, 2014, 7:43 pm

It's not as gorgeous as the concept, but it's still stunning. I can't wait to see one in person. The current S-Class sedan just blows the 7er away (when properly optioned). I really hope BMW is paying attention and has something planned to fight back.

Yes, the i3 and i8 are cool and will be innovative offerings to the market. However, if the flagship coupe and sedan are lagging, the brand is lagging. It will be interesting to see how BMW responds. The S is certainly a bigger coupe that makes it more of a Wraith-like offering than a 6er. But the 6er is light years ahead of the E-Class coupe. I don't know what to think. lol


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bjayfan commented:
February 18, 2014, 8:20 pm

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The S coupe is far more stunning in person than in these pictures. It is also larger than the 6 and most certainly will weigh more. The split picture has resized the car. Bottom line is it's gorgeous.
So the S63 is eight inches wider than an M6 Coupe, almost fourteen inches longer. The S63 is also over 500lbs heavier. I'd expect the coupe to be maybe a bit smaller/lighter, but yea, it's big.

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A friend of mine recently got the new S Class sedan; if the coupe interior is anything like the sedan, it will be gorgeous. Mercedes has taken the interior to a new level; the design, surfaces, colors, details and finishes are excellent. Not quite Maybach or Bentley level, but approaching it.
Not saying the interior is bad, just a style I don't like. Sort of like a formal French Renaissance living room, I understand it's beautiful, but would never have one.

And while comfort/luxury are very important to me, introducing body roll to improve comfort sounds like it may be an intriguing idea, but something I don't think I'd like.

All that said, it's still a beautiful car, and I really don't mind the rear end.
ACCD commented:
February 18, 2014, 9:39 pm

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It's not as gorgeous as the concept, but it's still stunning. I can't wait to see one in person. The current C-Class sedan just blows the 7er away (when properly optioned).


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Not to offend, but I even hate having the C-class as a loner car, did I miss something?
From what I've heard the final product will be "the concept" Coupe with very little changed.
K-A commented:
February 19, 2014, 12:26 am

The rear looks atrocious to me, not to mention looks like it's drawing from a few none-too-flattering cars yet is also taking upon the blasphemy of attempting a 991 like look. The rear looks clunky enough in a way that doesn't flow with the rest of the car to me (M-B recent designs are about the worst flowing in my opinion, as if different designers design each front/rear/side angle and then never meet in the process). They copied the emblem turning into a camera at the rear like the 6er, but the 6ers way is much more refined and fluid, as the badge goes inside the hole, while the Mercs looks kind of aftermarket in how the lid just pops out and raises like a gas door.

Other than that, I still don't like the side surfacing language every Benz has, just not very cohesive to me, and I think the new CL is kind of a huge identity crisis. I see more Jaguar side architecture than Mercedes, and the rear is just its own disaster to me. The front looks way too much like every other lower-market corporate Benz now, i.e CLA which costs like $100K less than it, upcoming C, GLA, A, B, etc., which I think will pose an issue. The next gen C and maybe E Coupe have been rendered and seem like they as well will look like identical scaled down versions of the new CL, which poses even more dilution to a car that commands such a pricing premium. The new S already will eventually be perceived a "blown up C" as far more C's permeate the roads and wear that design language (without the size context, the S and C designs appear identical to each other).

All that said, it's surely a desirable car but I think the 6 is still a more beautiful design, especially when taken in a whole context. Due to my reasons above, I don't think the new CL/S Coupe will command its price like they used to, as M-B in general keep on becoming more prevalent in their lower-margin cars which look just like the high margin ones. The new SL has been said to be the biggest SL dud of the historical nameplate, and internally they're very upset about that, therefore already rumors of a huge facelift coming (typical as M-B seem to be unhappy with, then over-extensively facelift all of their cars these days) are surfacing.

Overall, the S Coupe is nice, but it doesn't give me an impression that M-B are re-defining and honing in their identity after such bizarre constant 180's and about-faces. I still see confusion and strife in the design strategy. Though in person maybe that will change. The 6 Coupe is still largely one of the, if not the nicest GT Coupe's to have come out in modern times.
Venom_e92X commented:
February 19, 2014, 12:36 am

The 6 series is primarily a sedan now that the gran coupe is out. It is rare the dealers have the 2 door version anymore.
K-A commented:
February 19, 2014, 12:45 am

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The 6 series is primarily a sedan now that the gran coupe is out. It is rare the dealers have the 2 door version anymore.
Hopefully that means they discount the sh** out of them before this year is up (selfishly speaking)
southern6er22 commented:
February 19, 2014, 1:09 am

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Not to offend, but I even hate having the C-class as a loner car, did I miss something?

From what I've heard the final product will be "the concept" Coupe with very little changed.

Typo. Haha. Sorry. I meant the new S-Class. Not the C-Class. That's not even a comparison. lol


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ACCD commented:
February 20, 2014, 3:19 pm

I thought I was the only one who made typo's ...!

The S class is nice and if I needed a big sedan I would take a hard look. But we have no children, I don't golf and groceries always fit in the boot The dealer is supposed to call us when the new coupe comes in and I'll update this post. If we do fall head over heels, we'll probably do the Euro delivery. At least we get a small corp. discount and the savings on Euro deliver would help offset the trip. But then again, I so don't want to get rid of the BMW at this point..so the MB would have to knock me off my feet. I've had MB for 20 years and they are NOT on my favorite manufactures list, if you get my drift.
villeds commented:
February 22, 2014, 5:16 pm

The rear is horrible on the S.
I love the 6 because it flows so fluidly... the previous 6 series rear wasn't the prettiest either.

The S class sedan on the other hand is another thing..

Personally the s coupe can't compete, especially if you start modifying the 6 with http://www.vorsteiner.com/bmw/m-series/e63-m6-coupe/ parts like that.
AVB-AMG commented:
February 23, 2014, 10:37 am

Thanks Bernie@Bimmerfest for the 'side-by-side' photo comparison of these two beautiful vehicles.

I am very impressed and excited with what I have seen in photos of the new M-B S Coupe. I find it very attractive both on the exterior and interior, being a major aesthetic improvement over the previous CL coupe. It is far more aggressive looking while also stepping up the luxury quotient. I agree with previous posters that the design of the rear of the S coupe is its weakest point, specifically the tail lights that appear very generic in today's automotive styling. I much prefer the design of the rear end of my 2014 M6 Coupe for design elegance and unique character, which in turn, I think looks better than the regular 6er with the sport package. I will be curious to see what subtle or not so sublet design modifications to the upcoming S Coupe will occur in its AMG configuration. I hope the rear end is improved, beyond just adding rectangular quad exhaust tips, similar to the S63 AMG version.

The advancement in vehicle electronics is significant in the S Class. A couple of years ago I sort of 'poo-pooed' options such as lane departure warning and the distronic automatic breaking system. Today, as I grow older and understand from many of the studies that have been conducted, these are safety features that can and do assist many drivers in preventing accidents, especially older drivers. I am far more willing to spend the extra money to have these systems on my next vehicle, having experienced some of them first hand on my new M6.

Last weekend I test drove the new S-Class sedan at a M-B Dealership in NJ as part of my section of the MBCA and had to admit that for such a large vehicle it handled better than expected. The twin LCD screens on the dash are amazing and a trend we will see more of by many auto mfgrs. While I really like the current version and intuitive use of BMW's iDrive, the upgraded M-B Command system in the S-Class sedan is very impressive, as well as easier to understand and navigate than the previous version. The S-Coupe further modifies the dash design in a way that I find even more appealing. I can imagine the S Coupe in AMG format with a beautiful carbon fiber trim, similar to the M6 Coupe, will be stunning. Interestingly, the current S-Class sedan does not have a head-up display, an option that will become available by the end of this year and is currently available on all BMW 6-series.

When the lease of my '14 M6 Coupe ends in June 2016, I will seriously consider the M-B S Coupe in the AMG configuration as my next car. Living in the northeast US, that fact that the S Coupe will have the M-B 4MATIC all-wheel drive will make the car a year-round vehicle, unlike my rear-wheel drive M6, even with winter wheels/tires which are currently on the car. With all of the snow we have had so far this winter, the M6 is parked in our driveway with its car cover on and 6 ins. of snow/ice covering it. I have been driving my '07 M-B ML63 AMG with all-wheel drive and winter tires through the snow, slush and salted roads, which has not let me down. Yet I really do miss driving my M6, but it is so low to the road that it would have serious issues with snow and ice on our local roads and will wait until the great thaw runs its course by mid-March.

I have owned a M-B for 40 years and enjoyed multiple Mercedes vehicles over the years. We have also owned BMW's for the past 14 years and enjoy them equally, appreciating the similarities and differences of each. Like ACCD, whatever vehicle I decide to get in 2016, either a New BMW or M-B, we will take advantage of the European Delivery program and tour around Europe in our new car.
AdamG13 commented:
February 24, 2014, 12:26 am

Anyone know if it'll have a sliding sun roof? Beautiful car. I'm sold...now I just need to make an extra 10k a year to place it in my budget :/
ACCD commented:
February 24, 2014, 8:57 pm

Like AVB-AMG I'm a MB veteran. I've had one for almost 20 years now and like someone once said, you'll have to pry this one from my dead cold hands.
AMG S Coupe will be a totally different car....AMG brings these cars up to their full potential. Even small touches like the seats, door panels and headliner makes the CL65 something jaw dropping.
I'm still going to wait for my final verdict. I was at the Dallas auto show and all they had was the S550. I not over the top on their stock interior, even the dual 7 inch screens seemed to give the dash a cold sterile look. But for around $200k, the AMG version of the S Coupe should be a show-stopper. I so want to love the new ones, I just became spoiled by the old style, built to last and like a tank engineering that MB once had and was SO very proud of. It was that pride of engineering that set them apart.

It's refreshing though to hear such rational and free-flowing discourse on this board! I've been on others where you just roll your eyes and close your browser....let's stay tuned and see what the real-deal looks like.
AVB-AMG commented:
February 25, 2014, 1:55 pm

While I am enthralled with the design of the new M-B S Coupe, I have already agreed with a number of others here about the less than imaginative treatment of the rear end of the vehicle, specifically the tail lights. Upon further scrutiny I also will miss the lower window sill / belt line on previous designs. The higher window sill / belt line that M-B introduced on their CLS model has now proliferated through much of their new vehicle line up. The same holds true for BMW. I remember with much fondness, the beauty of the BMW 3.0 CSi coupe and its wonderful clean design and large 'greenhouse' window configuration with low window sill / belt line. Oh well....
I am nit picking here, but I guess that is what these forums are for, in part.

I will be right behind Dunderhi and ACCD this fall, at our respective M-B Dealerships, lining up to get into and thoroughly inspect the first S Coupe available, as well as taking it for a test drive. If the past is any indication for the AMG version, I would expect photos of it to be released in the late winter of 2014 or spring of 2015 and available to purchase in Nov. 2015 as a 2016 model. I will look forward to parking my M6 Coupe next to it to do an in-depth side-by-side visual comparison.

I am old enough to appreciate how incredible the engineers at M-B and BMW are, as well as other automobile manufacturers, in being able to create more powerful engines over the past 15 years, fitted into very heavy automobiles, that are still able to accelerate from 0-62 mph in the mid 3 seconds..., while still being able to get respectable (I'll leave it at that...) gasoline mileage! Also, the dual clutch automatic transmission in my M6 is the smoothest, fastest and overall best automatic transmission I have ever driven.

AdamG13 asks an interesting question about whether a sunroof will be available on the S Coupe. The new S-Class Sedan has two sun roofs, front and back. the front will tilt up, opening a 2 inch crack on its rear side for ventilation, but will not slide open all the way, while the rear sunroof is fixed. Both have electric motor controlled sliding sun shades. The photos of the new S Coupe that I have seen online do show a silver colored car with a dark tinted sun roof, shown on the exterior, as well as from the interior. I would anticipate that the coupe will have one sun roof that will also just tilt open for ventilation and not open all the way. I would be very surprised if M-B offers a sophisticated, and IMHO, very attractive, carbon fiber roof, as on the BMW M6 Coupe. While I do miss the easy ventilation of a cracked open sun roof, I really like the aesthetics and weight savings on the M6's carbon fiber roof. You can see these photos at the link below to the forum: MBWorld.org

http://mbworld.org/forums/cl-class-w...oupe-pics.html

With the addition of all-wheel drive, I believe the new S-Class Coupe will be an ideal mode of transportation for an automobile enthusiasts like myself and my wife. Similar to ACCD, we do not have children, but do play golf and need room in the back for our clubs. It will be very interesting to see how BMW responds with their next generation of the 6-Series coupe. As many of you know, last year BMW hired away from AMG their chief chassis designer, which should result in a better mating between engine (power) and chassis on the next edition of the 6-series. A big question remains as to whether or not it will be available with all-wheel drive (xDrive), even though the head of the M-Division has said so far that it will not...... I think the markets in the US and China will dictate the real answer to that question since the vast majority of 6-Series are sold in these two countries. Stay tuned.....
Boss_John commented:
March 3, 2014, 6:36 pm

Nice benz. I hate the back though.

BMW will crush this in a few years just wait on it.
dunderhi commented:
March 19, 2014, 11:33 pm



More at Autospies.com: S63 AMG Coupe
southern6er22 commented:
March 19, 2014, 11:39 pm

Yeah, that's the one to get. I had to force myself to stop looking at the pics of that car that came out today.
AVB-AMG commented:
March 20, 2014, 10:22 am

dunderhi and southern6er22:

Yeah, I was mesmerized by these just released photos as well....
I even took it a step further and downloaded the high-resolution photos of the S63 AMG Coupe to my desktop computer at my office for use as a screen saver slide show.

All in all, I really like it, even though I think some of the detailing is a bit fussy, including:

1. the chrome strips that are part of the lower front end
2. The diamond tufting of the seat upholstery.
3. The rear tail lights still seem to appear too generic and not as attractive and individual as on our BMW 6-series.
4. I prefer the satin silver finish of a more attractive wheel, but that will certainly be an available choice.
5. Glad to read that the carbon brakes are standard equipment
6. Most importantly to me, the AMG version will also be available with the M-B 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which many of us will need in the northeast. Also, with the all-wheel drive configuration of the AMG, it's stated 0-60 time is 3.5 sec. vs. 4.3 sec. for the rear wheel drive version, not too shabby.....

The M-B S63 AMG Coupe will make its world debut at this year's New York International Automobile Show. I am planning on attending a preview of the show on April 17th and will try to take some photos of the car on display before too many people swarm around it, and will then post them here.
dunderhi commented:
March 20, 2014, 10:40 pm

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Originally Posted by AVB-AMG View Post
dunderhi and southern6er22:

Yeah, I was mesmerized by these just released photos as well....
I even took it a step further and downloaded the high-resolution photos of the S63 AMG Coupe to my desktop computer at my office for use as a screen saver slide show.

All in all, I really like it, even though I think some of the detailing is a bit fussy, including:

1. the chrome strips that are part of the lower front end
2. The diamond tufting of the seat upholstery.
3. The rear tail lights still seem to appear too generic and not as attractive and individual as on our BMW 6-series.
4. I prefer the satin silver finish of a more attractive wheel, but that will certainly be an available choice.
5. Glad to read that the carbon brakes are standard equipment
6. Most importantly to me, the AMG version will also be available with the M-B 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which many of us will need in the northeast. Also, with the all-wheel drive configuration of the AMG, it's stated 0-60 time is 3.5 sec. vs. 4.3 sec. for the rear wheel drive version, not too shabby.....

The M-B S63 AMG Coupe will make its world debut at this year's New York International Automobile Show. I am planning on attending a preview of the show on April 17th and will try to take some photos of the car on display before too many people swarm around it, and will then post them here.
I still have the Alpina B6x GC as my wall paper, but I'm not sure if I can go back to four doors. Although, BMW's discounts and ED do make a compelling argument.

I have couple of comments:
1. I think those chrome accents would force me to stay with a lighter color car - white or silver. Maybe they'll offer the Night Styling Package which should eliminate those chrome tidbits.
2. The diamond seats are most likely a Designo option. They are a $4,500 option on the SLS.
3. Other people look at my tail lights, I don't.
4. Agree. I think those wheels are optional.
5. Definitely agree. Ceramic brakes on a $180k car work for me, since a $15k ceramic brake option on a $165k car is a hard sell for the Mrs.
6. I'm a huge AWD fan on high horsepower cars and that's why the Jag F-Type R is falling out of favor a bit with me, but... there's a rumor of an AWD Jar F-Type RS floating around, so it might get back into the running.

I'm curious about the Magic Body Control. I've read some good reviews about the S Class sedan, but I wonder how it feels on a more sporting coupe.

I look forward to your pics and observations.
K-A commented:
March 21, 2014, 2:11 am

Benz press pics always overstate the cars immensely to me. Case in point, the W222 S Class. The car gives off no aesthetic specialness that the many highly dressed press pics suggested. Every time I see one, I think how dull it looks. They made the entire front basically a giant grille, and still, the front just doesn't "have it", IMO. I saw one in front of a W221 S today, and I feel like the W221 has a better presence in person, and more coherent side surfacing.

Even in AMG trim, that CL looks kind of a mess to me.
EmM HoLLa commented:
August 5, 2014, 9:21 pm

I have my eye on the S63 Coupe that car is magnificent! Attachment 456829



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August 5, 2014, 9:24 pm

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ACCD commented:
August 5, 2014, 11:03 pm

Interesting, in the pics above it doesn't look as lean, sleek as the concept pics....I need to see it in person...this image isn't doing it for me. It reminds me of the CLS or small C coupe with the big plastic bens grill. I hope it's not chunky with a high waistline. When will dealers have it?
AVB-AMG commented:
August 6, 2014, 10:16 am

As Dunderhi noted in his post here from this past March, photos of the S-Class Coupe in its AMG trim and format are able to be viewed on www.autospies.com.
Here are some additional photographs of the car from that site....
The higher window sill / belt line is one design detail that I still am not completely convinced looks as good as it could. Then I really like the classic BMW 3.0CSi coupe and its low window belt line.
At this point, I think my BMW M6 Coupe is as attractive, if not more so than this S-Class 63 AMG.
Still am considering the M-B as my next vehicle for mid-2016, but will also consider other vehicle options in Dec. 2015.

AVB-AMG
EmM HoLLa commented:
August 7, 2014, 8:47 am

In it's AMG trim the car is perfect!


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Squiddie commented:
August 7, 2014, 9:09 am

I really dunno.

The doors are too small optically.

The high waisteline doesn't look good and I'm sure I won't like it from the inside. Probably feels like a SLK in that respect.

The back looks like a 6-series.

I like the front but overall this is a disappointment.
ACCD commented:
August 7, 2014, 9:54 am

" The back looks like a 6-series. " WAY!!!

I keep "wanting to like it", but the pictures just reflect odd proportions.
Will the interior be a nice cozy cabin like the 6 or bleacher seats for two jumbo-trons up front??

As soon as Park Place in Dallas has one, I'm going down for a final verdict.
Squiddie commented:
August 7, 2014, 10:05 am

I think somebody here wanted to do something about the problem of super heavy coupe doors that also create a problem in tight parking spots due to their size.

So they put small doors but now it looks like a space capsule hatch.
ACCD commented:
August 7, 2014, 10:51 am

could be.

MB uses an eccentric hinge system so, to their credit, when you open the big coupe door, it somewhat swings forward and out..but agree it looks too small for the rest. How much of a pain will it be to get in the back.
Bönz commented:
August 7, 2014, 12:08 pm

I think the "short" door length is an illusion. Go back to page 1 of this thread and look at the full size side-by-sides. The end of the door reaches just past the "B" pillar on both cars. The MB's lack of a Hofmeister kink and perhaps a bit more fender from the door's end to the wheel arch, contribute to the illusion. I've seen this car in person and it was gorgeous. Sometimes cars do not photograph well.
K-A commented:
August 7, 2014, 1:08 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by AVB-AMG View Post
As Dunderhi noted in his post here from this past March, photos of the S-Class Coupe in its AMG trim and format are able to be viewed on www.autospies.com.
Here are some additional photographs of the car from that site....
The higher window sill / belt line is one design detail that I still am not completely convinced looks as good as it could. Then I really like the classic BMW 3.0CSi coupe and its low window belt line.
At this point, I think my BMW M6 Coupe is as attractive, if not more so than this S-Class 63 AMG.
Still am considering the M-B as my next vehicle for mid-2016, but will also consider other vehicle options in Dec. 2015.

AVB-AMG
I think the M6 blows it out of the water, design-wise I'm sure amongst other things). Not to mention, I have no doubts the mismatch/mashup styling of this Benz will age heavily. It's just a confusing design and the proportions are either off, or affected by the discordance between every angle.

I can honestly pinpoint about a half dozen cars it rips its design from. I've never seen M-B design with such lack of confidence, in terms of deriving from their own historical DNA, which says a lot considering M-B's constant design falters of the last several years. It's trying extremely hard. In some pics it has a large and substantial presence, yet in others, it looks like what I'd expect a C Coupe to look like, not to mention the carbon copy CLA (car that sells in the $20's and has FWD) front and lines.

To me, it's one of M-B's most identity crisis'd, confused designs.
ACCD commented:
August 7, 2014, 2:22 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bönz View Post
I think the "short" door length is an illusion. Go back to page 1 of this thread and look at the full size side-by-sides. The end of the door reaches just past the "B" pillar on both cars. The MB's lack of a Hofmeister kink and perhaps a bit more fender from the door's end to the wheel arch, contribute to the illusion. I've seen this car in person and it was gorgeous. Sometimes cars do not photograph well.
Bönz; Thanks for the info and update.

Did you see the production version or the concept in person?
I thought the concept was drop-dead gorgeous but seeing pics of the production model leave me cold. I've waited almost over a year to see it in person, so I guess a few more months wont hurt.

One thing about the old CL's, they were a "bitch" to get into the backseat, given that this is an "S" Class MB, I'm sort of hoping that there is additional room to get in and out of the backseat. Not that we use the back seat a lot, but I've hung on to my old 300CE b/c it accommodates passengers so well and the trunk is huge. (great airport car) Two thing my old CL did very poorly
swuede commented:
August 7, 2014, 2:51 pm

The silhouette looks similar to VW Passat CC particularly from the rear...overall a good looking car except for the under-sized doors. Is this going to be a 2+2?


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Leslierc commented:
August 7, 2014, 6:18 pm

Got to admit, impressive as hell!

http://youtu.be/xp0rocLOVv8
Bönz commented:
August 8, 2014, 6:54 am

It was pre-production. Still had concept side mirrors and some other bits, but the doors and body were certainly production. I think the proportions are beautiful.
GreyCoupe commented:
August 8, 2014, 11:00 am

+1

Haven't seen the numbers recently, but it seems like the 6 ers are all "Gran". Financial success for BMW, but it makes the 1234567 model nomenclature even more incomprehensible. The S Coupe will be huge in person and behind the wheel. As we learned in the 6 coupe, mass is not disguise-able.

Six inches wider than the M6 is going to give some people [even S Coupe owners] garage door trouble!! Mirror width trouble at a minimum.
Leslierc commented:
August 8, 2014, 12:22 pm

It strikes me that one of the reasons this car has my attention is the resemblance it has to 2 automobiles I admire much, the 6 Coupe and the A5.
GreyCoupe commented:
August 8, 2014, 12:45 pm

Beautiful car. Grand. Big. I came out of a '13 CL550, and loved it.
Bönz commented:
August 8, 2014, 1:01 pm

Hey. Maybe now's the time to get a good deal on a remaining CL, if there are any